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.
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.
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.
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.
(Des Moines, IA) Iowa pro-life activists gathered in Des Moines yesterday for training and lobbying at the Iowa State Capitol. Rally for Life 2014 was co-hosted by Iowa Right-to-Life, Iowans For L.I.F.E., Mercy Medical Center, Iowa Catholic Conference, Teen Pact, Council of Catholic Women, Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, Saint […]
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 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.
Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference previews the 2013 Iowa Legislature highlighting issues of concern for Iowa’s Catholics.
By Tom Chapman The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a statement earlier today as 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies across the nation filed 12 lawsuits challenging the federal Health and Human Services mandate on contraceptive services. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York applauded the filings, saying the […]
Several prolife groups held a joint press conference yesterday at the Iowa Statehouse in response to the logjam that has occurred in the Iowa House over prolife legislation. Groups represented include: Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, Iowans for Life, Iowa Catholic Conference, Council Bluffs Interfaith Coalition to Keep Carhart Out, Concerned Women for America – […]
I was curious about what lobbyists were registered against HJR 6, the Iowa Marriage Amendment that passed out of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. What I found was interesting. One Iowa – they have two lobbyists, and their registering was not surprising in the least since their sole mission is to protect same-sex marriage in […]
What is better? To ban some abortions or ban none because just banning some is incrementalism and not prolife enough? That is a debate that is happening at the Iowa Statehouse and on the air waves. Eric wrote on Tuesday about the battle for life at the Iowa Statehouse especially surrounding the first prolife bill […]
As a multi-client lobbyist, I’ve focused primarily on religious liberty, parental rights, school choice, and education reform issues since I started lobbying in 2007. Most of my clients have had some interest in education and I have gotten to know the stakeholders involved from every side of the issue. I love working on the issue. […]