No surprise: Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Iowa over two pieces of pro-life legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period and mandating doctor consultations for women considering the procedure.
The law mandating waiting periods was signed into law earlier this year, but was halted in May after the Iowa Supreme Court issued an emergency ruling preventing the legislation from taking effect. Planned Parenthood is suing to remove the inactive legislation entirely from the books….
The defense for the state argued that the waiting period is necessary for women to be sure that they understand fully what the abortion process entails and be confident that they want to go through with the procedure.
Twenty-seven states have mandatory waiting periods of 24 to 72 hours before women can get abortions.