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By most experts' estimations, a bill in the Iowa House of Representatives that would ban all abortions from conception onward will never pass. But it's still pretty messed-up. Between this and South Dakota's "justifiable homicide clause" which would allow for the murder of abortion doctors, ladies everywhere have been clinging to their ovaries for dear life (or should I say, choice?) this week.
According to the Des Moines Register, the bill "states that each life, from the moment of conception, is accorded full rights of any person under the constitution." It's intended as a direct challenge to Roe V. Wade, much like Ohio's similar "heartbeat bill." And while the bill is aimed at banning abortion, it's unclear as to who should be prosecuted under the act. Um, how about "no one?"
The bill's founder Republican Rep. Kim Pearson (a woman, no less!) hopes the bill goes all the way to the Supreme Court.