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Planned Parenthood plans to file lawsuit now that abortion bill is law

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Courtesy: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Courtesy: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Courtesy: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Courtesy: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Courtesy: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Courtesy: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
DES MOINES, IA (KTIV) -

Friday, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland held a rally outside the Capitol in Des Moines. 

The President/CEO Suzanna de Baca of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said they will file a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds since she signed the abortion ban into law.

“It’s shameful that when Planned Parenthood heard lawmakers were introducing legislation to ban abortion, we were outraged - but we weren’t surprised. But I think many of us still never expected that Governor Reynolds would so swiftly jump to sign a bill that is so clearly unconstitutional. But sources indicate that sometime in the next 24 hours, that is exactly what she will do. And so, I am here to tell her, Gov. Reynolds, if you sign this bill, Planned Parenthood will see you in court. We will challenge this law with absolutely everything we have on behalf of our patients because Iowa will not go back,” de Baca said.

The President of Planned Parenthood said the Health and Human Services budget bills that include provisions to defund PPHeartland are still in negotiation.

She said they encourage Iowans to contact their representatives and urge them to strike the disastrous attack on sex education from the budget before it advances to the Governor. 

PPHeartland has not yet filed suit and is not releasing details of the pending litigation at this time. 

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