Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Planned Parenthood, ACLU Sue Iowa Governor Over Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood supporters rally outside the Iowa Capitol Building Friday Planned Parenthood supporters rally outside the Iowa Capitol Building Friday
Patty Aguilar | 16 May, 2018, 06:25

The ACLU of Iowa and Planned Parenthood on behalf of Dr. Jill Medows and the Emily Goldman Clinic of Iowa City filed that lawsuit Tuesday. It was signed by Mississippi's Republican governor and quickly put on hold after a court challenge.

"The disqualification is based on the Attorney General's determination that he could not zealously assert the state's position because of his core belief that the statute, if upheld, would undermine rights and protections for women", the letter says.

Until the 2016 election, Iowa had little to no role in the broad GOP effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy until a fetus is viable.

Pro-choice advocates filed a lawsuit Monday to stop Iowa's new law banning abortions after roughly six weeks. GOP lawmakers in MS earlier this year passed a 15-week abortion ban.

Rita Bettis, ACLU of Iowa Legal Director, told reporters Tuesday that "this abortion ban is beyond extreme".

Iowa's "heartbeat" bill was passed by the Iowa House, 51-46, and the state Senate passed the bill 29-17 in early May, sending it to Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), who has said abortion is "equivalent to murder".

Uber ends arbitration requirement for sex misconduct claims
Uber says it has met with more than 80 women's groups and recruited several prominent advocates as advisers on these issues. However, it has since confirmed that it will not only publish a report , but work together with Uber on that report.

Ozil, Neuer, Sane Make Germany's Provisional World Cup Squad; Gotze, Mustafi Out
Manchester City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane are among the Premier League star to be selected, while Liverpool's Emre Can misses out.

Police arrest four for stealing allegedly electoral materials — APC Imo Crisis
He said this just as the panel saddled with the responsibility of conducting the congresses in Delta State submitted its report to the party.

In 2015, the state's high court unanimously struck down rules enacted by the Iowa Board of Medicine that effectively banned the remote distribution of an abortion-inducing pill using a video conferencing system known as "telemedicine".

"We feel very confident moving forward with it", Reynolds said.

Chuck Hurley is chief counsel for the Family Leader, a faith-based group in Iowa that opposes abortion. "With it, Iowa politicians have tried to ban virtually all abortions for women in our state".

Other plaintiffs include Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the affiliate's medical director and the Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City. The law provides exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest, but those must be reported to law enforcement within 45 days.

But Tuesday's lawsuit was filed in state court, not federal court. Doctors who violate this exception would lose their licenses. A heartbeat typically manifests at about six weeks into a pregnancy.

"The timing essentially makes it an almost-complete ban on abortions in our state". They are also asking the Polk County District Court to block the law from taking effect while the lawsuit plays out. "The requirement of reporting rape within 45 days, for example, is completely out of touch with the reality that survivors of those horrendous crimes live with".

Recommended

Tony Cascarino's Premier League season review 2017-18 Tony Cascarino's Premier League season review 2017-18 Gabriel Jesus' victor on Sunday was City's 106 goal of the campaign, meaning they have scored an astonishing 2.79 goals per game. In fact, the former Atletico forward would have even made a massive push for the Golden Boot if he had played the entire season.

70 cops escort son of slain officer to school 70 cops escort son of slain officer to school When he arrived at his school in Sullivan he was greeted by 70 Terre Haute police officers and Vigo County sheriff's deputies. All five-year-old Dakota Pitts asked for was to be taken to school by one of his dad's co-workers and friends.

Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Cancer Former Senator Harry Reid Diagnosed With Cancer Reid's family said he is in "good spirits" after the surgery and feels grateful to his team of doctors. Politicians took to Twitter to voice their support for Reid, including former U.S.

Iran urges Muslims to unite against U.S. relocation of embassy in Israel Iran urges Muslims to unite against U.S.  relocation of embassy in Israel What began as Palestinian protests against economic sanctions in Gaza months ago now also includes a response to the embassy move. He was represented at the embassy ceremony by his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, US envoy to the Middle East .

TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 75 TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 75 New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. We keep the chance of showers and storm Thursday and Friday as low pressure dominates the region.

OPPO Realme 1 Launched from Rs 8990 - Features, Unboxing & Giveaway OPPO Realme 1 Launched from Rs 8990 - Features, Unboxing & Giveaway The phone is priced at Rs. 13,990 for the 6GB RAM/128GB variant and at Rs. 8,990 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant. Additionally, SBI customers will be able to purchase the Realme 1 on a no-cost EMI option and a 5 percent cashback.

Eli fake memorabilia lawsuit settled Eli fake memorabilia lawsuit settled The plaintiffs said they were duped by Manning into paying for "game-used" items that weren't actually used in games. The case could still take a while to adjudicate, but Manning has vociferously declared his innocence in the case.

School board approves union contracts including those for teachers School board approves union contracts including those for teachers Meanwhile, in NY , school districts will be holding their annual budget votes and school board elections on the same day. The district has to go to a contingency budget if voters reject a proposed budget a second time.

Could Priyanka Chopra be the next superhero Ms Marvel? Could Priyanka Chopra be the next superhero Ms Marvel? The project will reportedly be considered after the release of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and untitled Avengers 4 in 2019. According to Avengers Infinity War Producer, Kevin Feige one of those characters is Kamala Khan also known as 'Ms Marvel '.

Tyronn Lue 'Weighing' Starting Tristan Thompson in Game 2 Tyronn Lue 'Weighing' Starting Tristan Thompson in Game 2 Cleveland's 26-point halftime deficit was the largest in James' 229-game postseason career. We weren't able to get there. "The more effective we are, the more it opens up for him".

BJP surges in Karnataka, Congress stunned BJP surges in Karnataka, Congress stunned What happens next depends entirely on the governor of the state, Vajubhai Vala, who was appointed by the centre four years ago. Dewe Gowda, which has been expected to play the role of a kingmaker in the event of a hung Assembly, was leading in 43 seats.

NFL's Panthers to be sold to Tepper NFL's Panthers to be sold to Tepper ESPN also confirms Tepper, who is worth $11 billion according to Forbes magazine, is committed to keeping the team in Carolina. David Tepper is expected to sign the deal Tuesday to buy the Panthers and keep them in Carolina, according to a source.

HP ENVY Curved AiO 34 to be first Alexa-enabled PC HP ENVY Curved AiO 34 to be first Alexa-enabled PC Besides, the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 has a full-HD (1080p) webcam and comes with 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. HP Audio Stream has been baked in, too, allowing you to use the ENVY AiO's speakers as the Bluetooth output for your phone.

PM Modi to visit Russian Federation next week for informal summit with Putin PM Modi to visit Russian Federation  next week for informal summit with Putin Modi is also said to meet Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit held in Qingdao in the month of June. President Putin is expected to come to India in the second half of the year for the annual India-Russia summit.

Gemini Exchange to Add Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum Classic Gemini Exchange to Add Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum Classic Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to buy Zcash using one of the exchanges listed above. However, the full integrations of these other cryptocurrencies onto the exchange have not been announced as of yet.