DES MOINES, Iowa — A Floyd County judge is under fire for banning a woman from getting pregnant.
Twenty-four-year-old Stephanie Fatland was charged with child endangerment last year. In court, she opted for a plea deal from Judge James Drew.
Judge Drew justified the condition saying it was “directly related to Fatland’s criminal conduct and rehabilitative needs.”
The Iowa Court of Appeals disagreed. In a ruling released Wednesday the court said the ban “impinges on her privacy right of procreation.” The ruling also said it didn’t serve a rehabilitative purpose.