Iowa's new policy that the governor must sign off on reimbursement approval for Medicaid-funded abortions remains untested one month in. Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Governor Terry Branstad, says no reimbursement claims for abortions have been submitted since the rule took effect July 1st. Branstad signed the law, which is thought to be unique to Iowa, in June. Iowa's Medicaid program covers a small number of abortions each year due to rape, incest, fetal deformity or to protect a mother's life. Albrecht did not answer questions about the criteria Branstad will use.