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The Iowa Board of Regents has now registered as formally against the heartbeat Bill which would protect most babies in Iowa from the moment a heartbeat could be detected.

Why?

"This will jeopardize its accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Iowa Obstetrics and Gynecology Department is accredited by ACGME," Lehman said in an email according to the Des Moines Register. "In order to receive ACGME accreditation, UI’s obstetrics and gynecology program is required to provide family planning training, including all forms of contraception and training in the provision of abortion, if the student so chooses. If this law was passed, limitations on abortions in Iowa would eliminate the ability to meet training requirements."

Got it? The Regents are against the heartbeat Bill because too many babies would live.

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