Iowa top court rejects right to abortion, revives waiting period law

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By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – Iowa’s highest court on Friday ruled that the state’s constitution does not include a “fundamental right” to abortion, reviving a law requiring women to wait 24 hours after an initial appointment before getting an abortion. The ruling by the Supreme Court of Iowa reversed a lower court ruling blocking the law, which had been challenged by a Planned Parenthood affiliate. (Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York)

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