Women and men often regret the decision to abort their baby. That’s why Iowa lawmakers passed a bill which requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
As expected, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to block this law while seeking a temporary injunction to block it from going into effect on July 1st. Erin Davison-Rippey, Iowa Executive Director of Planned Parenthood North Central States, asserts:
“This legislation is billed as a 24-hour waiting period law, but make no mistake—in many cases, it will delay a person’s ability to get an abortion by weeks.”
And yet one of Iowa’s top post-abortive experts emphasized the necessity of this law. Laura Limmex is Executive Director of Restored By Grace Ministries. She explained:
“Ending a pregnancy is a life-changing decision that needs contemplation. In the state of Iowa we have three days in which to change our minds on major purchases, shouldn’t we allow women 24 hours to contemplate taking the life of their child?
Many women and men regret their abortion decisions. Many struggle emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually as a result of abortion. For some, the child they aborted is the only child they will ever conceive.”
What Planned Parenthood refuses to acknowledge is that a significant percentage of women were pressured to have an abortion, as Laura Limmex explains:
“The 24-hour law will save lives. I have heard more than one woman tell me they felt pressured to make a decision that day. Some were forced to swallow the first set of their chemical abortion pills in front of a clinician. They walked away regretting it, not knowing there was ever an option for reversal. 24 hours will give men and women and opportunity to review material, seek out second opinions as well as other options.” Let us pray for the judge who will rule on this lawsuit and for the women, men, and their babies who will be affected by the outcome.