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signed seven bills on Thursday, one of which was SF 360 which expands and enhances Iowa’s newborn “safe haven” law originally enacted in 2002.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