Pro-Life Leaders Ponder Iowa Post-Roe v. Wade

Pro-life leaders discuss what the battle over abortion will look like in Iowa should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

Reynolds Signs Bill Enhancing Iowa’s Newborn Safe Haven Law

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed seven bills on Thursday, one of which was SF 360 which expands and enhances Iowa’s newborn “safe haven” law originally enacted in 2002.

Education Savings Accounts Receive New Life in the Iowa Senate

Education savings accounts were reintroduced in the Iowa Senate’s version of the Iowa Student Opportunities Act (SSB 3206) by State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as an appropriations bill and passed through an appropriations subcommittee.

Iowa House Republicans Must Advance the Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

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.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.

Fetal Heartbeat Bill Advances in Iowa Senate

A bill, SSB 3143, that would ban abortions of pre-born babies when a heartbeat is detected passed through its subcommittee in the Iowa Senate on a 2 to 1 vote.

Iowa Senate Considers Tweaking School Year Start Time

The Iowa Senate Education Committee will consider a bill that will allow public school districts and accredited non-public schools to start their school year on the Monday following the end of the Iowa State Fair if it falls earlier than August 23.

Iowa Senate Passes 20 Week Abortion Ban

The Iowa Senate passed Senate File 471, a 20-week abortion ban, on a 32 to 17 vote that included all Senate Republicans, an Independent and three Democrats.

A Wave of Pro-Life Bills Filed in the Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate with its new GOP majority have six pro-life bills filed including bills defunding abortion providers and banning abortions at 20-weeks.

Iowa Legislature Votes to Protect Women Who Conceive During Rape

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate passed HF 2386 which allows the court to terminate the parental rights of a person who perpetuated sexual abuse.

Iowa Board of Regents Oppose Ban on Trafficking Aborted Infant Remains

The Iowa Board of Regents last week came out in opposition of a bill before the Iowa House that would ban the trafficking of aborted infant remains.

Pro-Life Activists Rally in Des Moines

(Des Moines, IA) Iowa pro-life activists gathered in Des Moines yesterday for…

Iowa Board of Medicine Effectively Bans Webcam Abortions

The Iowa Board of Medicine votes 8-2 on a rule that would effectively ban webcam abortions that will take effect on November 6.

Prolife Rally at Iowa Statehouse Touts Progress Made

Prolife groups in Iowa held a prolife rally at the Iowa Statehouse where a crowded rotunda listened to several speakers including Daniel McConchie of Americans United for Life.

Catholic Church Agencies File Lawsuits Challenging HHS Contraceptives Mandate

By Tom Chapman The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops…