Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Signs Pro-Life Bill That Saves Babies From Abortion

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Signs Pro-Life Bill That Saves Babies From Abortion

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a pro-life law Monday to give women time to reflect and consider information about their unborn babies before going through with an abortion. We Are Iowa reports Reynolds praised state lawmakers for passing House File 594, which requires women to wait 24 hours before going through with an abortion.

Counseling and Waiting Periods for Abortion

Every state requires that a patient consent before undergoing medical treatment and that the consent be “informed.” Three interrelated elements underlie the long-standing tradition of informed consent: Patients must possess the capacity to make decisions about their care; their participation in these decisions must be voluntary; and they must be provided adequate and appropriate information.

Counseling and Waiting Periods for Abortion

Every state requires that a patient consent before undergoing medical treatment and that the consent be “informed.” Three interrelated elements underlie the long-standing tradition of informed consent: Patients must possess the capacity to make decisions about their care; their participation in these decisions must be voluntary; and they must be provided adequate and appropriate information.