Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has approved what's being called "the most restrictive abortion ban in the country," the Christian Headlines website reports today (May 8, 2018).
Reynolds signed the bill on May 4 as supporters cheered her on. Meanwhile, outside protesters shouted, "My body, my choice."
"I believe that all innocent life is precious and sacred," Reynolds said before signing the bill. The law will go into effect July 1, 2018.
Under the law, physicians will not be allowed to perform most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. A heartbeat can usually be heard about six weeks into pregnancy.