The most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. has been ruled unconstitutional.
A judge in Iowa struck down the state's so-called "fetal heartbeat" law Tuesday.
According to the Des Moines Register, the judge cited a previous ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court that said: "A woman's right to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy is a fundamental right under the Iowa Constitution."
The law, which Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed last year, effectively bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.
But weeks later, a judge temporarily blocked the legislation until a legal challenge from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Iowa was resolved.
Abortion opponents say they plan to take the issue to Iowa's appellate courts.