Reynolds Joins Brief Urging Supreme Court To Overturn Roe v Wade

Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds is among a dozen GOP governors who’re urging the U-S Supreme Court to overturn previous rulings on abortion and give states the authority to regulate the procedure.

Reynolds signed onto a legal brief that argues the court’s 1973 Roe v Wade decision is an unwarranted intrusion on states’ rights. Reynolds also released a written statement, saying the ruling has stymied state efforts to enact abortion restrictions.

An Iowa based spokesperson for Planned Parenthood says it’s clear the governor’s goal is to ban abortions in Iowa. Reynolds is among about 250 Republican office-holders from around the country who’ve expressed support for Mississippi’s law that bans most abortions after the 15th week of a pregnancy. The Supreme Court has scheduled legal arguments over Mississippi’s law during the court’s next term, which begins in October, with an opinion expected by next June.

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