The Iowa Heartbeat Law Is Taking On A New Urgency After Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Announcement

“We know that with Justice Kennedy’s retirement, the alarm has been sounded on the future of civil rights in this country,” Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, said in a press call Thursday. “Justice Kennedy’s vote has been so crucial, being the firewall at times for what we know is coming our way. And we also know that whoever President Trump nominates will not take that approach, in fact that is exactly his promise.”