"It would mean that the four million people nationwide who depend on access to reproductive health care through Title X would lose access to information, counseling, and referral for abortion", continued Planned Parenthood. "In the 45 years since (Roe v. Wade), no federal or state court has upheld such a risky law".
Rita Bettis, ACLU of Iowa legal director referred to the law as "dangerous".
The 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade created a right to abortion - though none ever existed in the Constitution.
Noting that the consistency between California's anti-SLAPP measure and federal rules of civil procedure has been "hotly disputed", the panel concluded that U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California "did not err in declining to evaluate the factual sufficiency" of Planned Parenthood's complaint at the pleading stage.
The abortion-rights groups declined to make the legal documents public until the court clerk filed and stamped official copies.
The law would prevent a woman from getting an abortion once a heartbeat is detected.
"I understand and anticipate that this will likely be challenged in court, and that courts may even put a hold on the law until it reaches the Supreme Court", she said.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, center, claps after signing a six-week abortion ban bill into law during a ceremony in her formal office, May 4, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. "However, this is bigger than just a law". It will now go back to the state senate to reconcile some amendments to the bill from the original version, before being sent to Edwards. "It's long overdue that America looked at the evidence and recognized that the little child in her mother's womb ... she's a baby".
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will not defend the state against lawsuits over the state's abortion ban. Reynolds will be represented by the Thomas More Society at no cost to Iowa taxpayers.
Martin Cannon, the special counsel for the Thomas More Society, said in a statement released to ABC News that Miller's decision was based on "his personal beliefs".
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller (D) has disqualified himself from defending the state against inevitable legal challenges to the state's recently passed law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, The Hill reported.