Iowa Supreme Court blocks six-week abortion ban

The decision now goes back to the lower court.

Published: June 16, 2023 10:39am

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday voted 3-3 on a proposed six-week abortion ban, which means abortion will remain legal for up to 20 weeks. 

The ruling failed to reach a majority regarding whether to overturn a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds' attempt to reinstate a six-week abortion ban passed in 2018.

The decision now goes back to the lower court.

States that have a six-week abortion ban include Florida, Idaho and Kentucky. 

This is a developing story. 

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