Case: Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds

No. EQCE 83074 | Iowa state trial court

Filed Date: May 15, 2018

Closed Date: July 24, 2023

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary while we research the case.) After Dobbs, the governor filed a motion in a closed case from 2019 asking a trial court to dissolve a permanent block of the state’s six-week ban. Plaintiffs responded that Iowa's procedural rules did not allow for such a request and that it is precluded by Iowa Supreme Court precedent. The trial court declined to dissolve the injunction. The state plans to appeal the decision to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Summary Authors

Kavitha Babu (4/12/2024)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

No. EQCE 83074

Ruling on Motion to Dissolve Permanent Injunction Issued January 22, 2019

Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

Order/Opinion
22–2036

22-2036

Supreme Court Order

Iowa state supreme court

June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023

Order/Opinion

New Document

None

None

None

None

Docket

Last updated Aug. 30, 2023, 1:37 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Reproductive Issues

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 15, 2018

Closing Date: July 24, 2023

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Non-profit organizations (Planned Parenthood and Emma Goldman Clinic) offering women’s health care in Iowa, as well as medical practitioners

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Iowa, State

Iowa Board of Medicine, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Facility Type(s):

Non-government non-profit

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Available Documents:

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Order Duration: 2019 - None

Issues

Reproductive rights:

Abortion

Cardiac activity legislation

Reproductive health care (including birth control, abortion, and others)

Undue Burden