Governor Vilsack has vetoed a bill that would have required a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion. Jill June is president of Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa. June says the Governor trusts women and doctors to make healthcare decisions. It was the second year in a row lawmakers passed the measure and the governor vetoed it. Vilsack says Iowa’s “parental notification” law takes care of many of the concerns raised by anti-abortion groups. June says there are laws in place in case there is abuse or other circumstances in a minor girl’s home that prevent her from getting the parental permission required for an abortion. An Iowa “Right to Life” spokeswoman was not available for comment. The group had pushed for the legislation, and had dubbed it the “Women’s Right to Know” law.
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