Earlier today, The Iowa Standard wrote an article questioning if Gov. Kim Reynolds banned surgical abortions with her expanded order yesterday that put a stop to non-essential, elective medical procedures in Iowa. The order is intended to preserve personal protective equipment for medical professionals.
The Iowa Standard asked members of the Governor’s staff, but hadn’t received an official response.
Simon Conway reported on his Friday afternoon show that Reynolds “put it in writing” that surgical abortions in Iowa are banned until at least April 16.
Other states, like Texas, have issued similar orders and are already facing a lawsuit about it.
The Iowa Standard contacted Planned Parenthood on Thursday asking if abortions were impacted by the Governor’s order, and Planned Parenthood said no. Planned Parenthood said it will continue to provide abortions in Iowa.
So, now the obvious question is, how will this order be enforced and who is going to enforce it?