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“Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion Law Called Unconstitutional by Iowa Judge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state judge has struck down Iowa’s restrictive “fetal heartbeat” abortion law. Judge Michael Huppert yesterday(Tue) found the law unconstitutional. He concluded that the Iowa Supreme Court’s earlier decisions that affirm a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion would preclude the new law passed last year. The law would ban…read more »

Murder Trial for Williamsburg Man to Start Today

The trial for a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s child will start today(Tues) in Linn County. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Cody Stevenson of Williamsburg killed a two-year-old girl back in 2017. A criminal complaint said Stevenson punched the child “at least 3 or 4 times” in the stomach. Courts previously delayed Stevenson’s trial. Defense attorneys…read more »

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