(STATEHOUSE) -In addition to not allowing abortions after 20 weeks, the bill that passed through the legislature also outlaws abortions in cases of rape and incest.
There is one exception if a woman wants an abortion after 20 weeks. Senator Mark Chelgren, a republican from Ottumwa, said if a mother's life or the life of the baby is in danger an abortion can be performed.
The bill also says a woman must wait 72 hours to have an abortion after telling her doctors she wants the procedure in case she changes her mind.
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