The Iowa House passed HJR 2009, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by a 54 to 42 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.
Iowa Pro-Life Leaders say that even though SF 253 did not survive, the funnel is self-imposed by the Legislature and not binding on their efforts.
The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8 to 5 in favor of sending SF 2, a bill reallocating taxpayer money from abortion providers, to the full 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.