Lynn Hicks, chief of staff to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, told CNN Wednesday the office filed a notice to appeal the decision on Tuesday.
CNN reached out to Reynolds’ office for comment Wednesday.
Jamie Burch Elliott, Iowa public affairs director for Planned Parenthood North Central States, said Turner’s decision confirms the law is a “medically unnecessary and harmful abortion restriction that infringes on Iowans’ fundamental rights.”
This year, the Iowa legislature voted on a constitutional amendment stating that the state’s constitution does not guarantee the right to an abortion. The House and Senate will have to vote on the measure again in the next legislative session before it is voted on by Iowans.
Turner’s ruling isn’t the first time an abortion law was struck down in the state.
CNN’s Caroline Kelly contributed to this report.
Source: CNNPolitics – Breaking News