Iowa Judge Michael Hupper
Judge Michael Hupper is inducted into the Hall of Shame for his decision to strike down Iowa’s abortion law banning a woman from obtaining an abortion once a fetus’ heartbeat is detected, saying it violated the state’s constitution. Abortion at any stage is evil and is a murder of the baby. But, even for the man-on-the-street to abort a baby with a beating heart should be a no-brainer. Of course, the abortion industry does not care about the baby and judges like Hupper give then the false justification to continue their blood-thirsty trade. Fox News reports: Judge Michael Huppert wrote that the measure was counter to both the due process and equal protection provisions of the Iowa Constitution as not being narrowly tailored to serve the compelling state interest of promoting potential life. Huppert also cited several cases in federal court, including decisions in 2015 and 2016 in the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, indicating that such laws were unconstitutional. Fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, making the Iowa law the most restrictive anti-abortion measure in the U.S. I am incredibly disappointed in today’s court ruling, because I believe that if death is determined when a heart stops beating, then a beating heart indicates life, said Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed the bill into law in May. Iowa Republican Rep. Sandy Salmon, the main sponsor of the bill in the House, was disappointed the judge ended the case before it could be tried before a jury. He didn’t even let it go to trial so that an unborn baby could be defended in court, she said.