The Iowa House Human Resources Committee passed the fetal heartbeat abortion ban by a 12 to 9 vote just before the second funnel deadline of the 2018 legislative session.
Kelvey Vander Hart: Approaching the funnel deadline on Friday, the fetal heartbeat abortion ban received new life with new language and a new strategy to pass it through the Iowa House.
The fetal heartbeat abortion ban bill has been assigned to the Iowa House Human Resources Committee and has yet to be assigned a subcommittee. Similarly, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is still waiting for a floor vote in the Iowa Senate and needs to pass a House committee before March 16th.
Shane Vander Hart: I’m not certain that the Iowa House Republicans have 59 members who are pro-life. There are some who aren’t, but there are also pro-life legislators who are concerned about potential judicial review on the bill setting us back. They should make a public argument. Let’s get an on-the-record vote.