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Iowa considers toughening abortion law to keep out Nebraska doctor

Late-term abortion provider LeRoy Carhart was forced to take his practice elsewhere after a controversial Nebraska law banned abortions after 20 weeks. Now Iowa, too, is saying "not in our state." The Bellevue doctor announced in early November that he was opening new clinics in Council Bluffs and Maryland because of Nebraska's new law based on the idea that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks. The law challenges the findings of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. The Council Bluffs City Council blocked Carhart's first attempt at a new clinic by placing a deed restriction on the property he was considering. And now state politicians are pledging to consider changing Iowa's law in the coming year. "I’m taking on the fight of Dr. LeRoy Carhart to keep him out of my state," Rep. Matt Windschitl told the Des Moines Register. Iowa's current law prohibits abortions later than 24 weeks.

posted at 05:01 pm
on Wednesday, December 08th, 2010

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