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Iowa governor asks court to allow blocked 2018 abortion ban

Aug. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds asked the state courts on Thursday to allow her to implement a law banning most abortions that a judge permanently blocked in 2019. Reynolds previously said she would turn to the courts instead of calling a special session to hold a...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Iowa Democratic governor candidate pushes for 3 debates

Aug. 09, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Democratic candidate for governor pressed Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday to commit to debates ahead of the November election. Democrat Deidre DeJear said she has asked Reynolds for three debates but has received no response to multiple...

Iowa abortion provider drops challenge to 24-hour wait law

Aug. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials in Iowa said Friday they have decided to dismiss their challenge to an Iowa law that requires abortion patients to wait 24 hours after their initial appointment to return to the doctor to get an abortion. The case was the center...

Trump-aligned challengers ousting GOP legislative incumbents

Aug. 04, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin's longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he's facing a primary challenger who claims he's not conservative...

Gov. Reynolds names judge to Iowa Supreme Court

Jul. 27, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds named David May to the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday, making her fifth appointment to the seven-member court. Reynolds chose May from among three finalists for a position that became vacant with the retirement of Justice Brent Appel. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 19, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. July 13, 2022. Editorial: With domestic violence rising, police must make sure victims are safe from firearms threat A domestic violence victim is five times more likely to be killed when their abusive partner can get his or her hands on a gun. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jul. 18, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 17, 2022. Editorial: Leave judge selection alone — that means you, too, Iowa Democrats Here’s an ideal worth preserving: Judges should be chosen without partisan politics in mind and then do their work in the same fashion. ...

Editorial Roundup Iowa

Jul. 04, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. July 2, 2022. Editorial: Midwest must welcome, assist refugees “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these,...

In flurry of court activity, rulings on abortion bans mixed

Jun. 28, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

A federal court Tuesday allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while in Texas — which is already enforcing a similar ban based on an embryo's cardiac activity — a judge temporarily blocked an even stricter decades-old law from taking effect. The...