Citing her faith, presumably Christianity, State Governor Kim Reynolds said the bill was "about life" and it was "immoral to stop an innocent beating heart".
In order to obtain an abortion under the new law, one would have to undergo an abdominal ultrasound to detect a heartbeat. If a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the physician must deny the woman her constitutional right to an abortion.
Rebecca Wang, a reproductive justice fellow for If/When/How, a national nonprofit network of lawyers and law students and a University of Iowa College of Law graduate, said in a press release that she was particularly saddened by the signing of the bill and that it does not reflect the soul of the Iowa she knows.
Iowa became the most pro-life state in the nation Friday afternoon, potentially setting up a battle that could change America's abortion laws. Most pregnancies exhibit a heartbeat for the baby as early as six weeks.
Wang said the bill will undoubtedly be challenged in court and would very likely be struck down.
According to the Register, proponents of the bill hope it will spark a legal debate that ultimately overturns Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. "This should be deeply concerning to anyone who believes women should be allowed to make decisions about their bodies and control their destinies, and we now look to the courts to defend our essential human rights".
"We have stomped on women's rights to make their own healthcare decision, and in my opinion, it is being used as a bargaining chip to shut the place down", Representative Jo Oldson (D-Iowa) says.
"Today's actions to ban abortion are an embarrassment to Iowa and they will remain a blemish on our state for the foreseeable future", advocacy group Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa said in a statement.
Way back in second place was the remake of the 1987 Garry Marshall comedy Overboard with $14.75 million from 1,623 screens. For further context, Infinity War is only the fifth film to rake in $ 100 million during its second weekend .
It's also better to plant oak trees in the fall, not the spring, so the gift may very well be back on the lawn in a few months. A pale patch of grass was left in its place. "It will soon be replanted in the White House gardens", the source said.
According to Forrester Research, India might become a $200 billion market in a decade, making it the most sought after ground now. Walmart is merging Asda with the British retailer J Sainsbury Plc and will retain a 42 percent stake in the combined company.
Critics - including many leading backers of Brexit - say it is unworkable, and would not amount to a clean break with the EU. May's Conservative party is deeply divided on whether there should be a future customs union with the EU.
It is also involved in insurance intermediary, property investment, and administration and management activities. The stock of Auto Trader Group plc (LON:AUTO) has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, May 4 by Credit Suisse.
President Trump seems to believe that the recent revelations show that Iran did not enter into the 2015 agreement in good faith. Trump said that the Iran nuclear deal expires in seven years and after that, Iran is free to develop a nuclear weapon.
Students at many public schools in Arizona will miss a fifth day of classes Wednesday as a statewide teacher walkout continues . The letter said the movement "created the largest increase in school funding since the recession, but it's still not enough".
The police investigation is not finished, said Lombardo, the elected head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. They are seen knocking at the door to make Paddock aware of their presence, before shouting 'Breach Breach Breach!'.
Buffett takes another bite of big Apple
Berkshire's initial investment in Apple was small, suggesting it was made by one of Buffett's investment deputies. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO says he thinks China and the US have done remarkably well with the trade.
European Leagues oppose new FIFA competitions
Europe's professional football leagues said Thursday they opposed FIFA plans to expand tournaments at club and global level. A 12-year deal with a Japanese-led, Saudi Arabian-backed consortium for the competitions would start in 2021.
Teacher raises passed after strike shuts schools
Arizona Educators United organizer Noah Karvelis said it was up to teachers and their districts whether they want to stay closed. And she lashed out at teachers who were in the gallery - teachers presumably on strike - who were watching the debate.