Hecht to Resign from Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht announced his resignation to battle cancer giving Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds a second appointment to the Court.

Can You Believe This?

Jenifer Bowen: Iowa went from one of the most extremely lenient states, allowing abortions through all nine months, to an “abortion desert” in a matter of months!

Is The Pro-Life Movement “Dying” In Iowa?

Is the pro-life movement in Iowa “dying” as an anonymous blogger in Iowa suggested? Jenifer Bowen of Life Right Action answers with a resounding “no.”

Iowa Supreme Court Lifts Injunction for Shorter Early Voting Period

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order lifting the injunction that blocked the state from shortening the early voting window from 40 days to 29 but affirmed the rest of Judge Karen Romano’s injunctions on aspects of HF 516.

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.

Kim Reynolds Appoints Susan Christensen to the Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds made her first appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court selecting Judge Susan Christensen to replace retiring Justice Bruce Zager.

Reynolds Given List of Three Women to Choose Next Iowa Supreme Court Justice

The state nominating commission provided Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds a choice of three finalists, all women, for the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court.

The Iowa Supreme Court Carries Abortion Industry’s Water on Waiting Periods

Shane Vander Hart: One would think that Planned Parenthood’s lawyers wrote the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision striking down the 72-hour waiting period for abortions.

Iowa Senate Acts to Reform Judicial Branch

The Iowa Senate voted 26-24 on SF 2282, a bill that would require a concurrence of at least five justices on the Iowa Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional.

What’s Wrong with Wrongful Birth?

Sandy Salmon: Recognizing wrongful birth claims drives up the cost of prenatal care and encourages abortion as doctors seek to avoid liability.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 7-1-17 (Guest: Chris Jacobs)

On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio, Shane Vander Hart discussed the Senate reform bill with Chris Jacobs, and then discussed a big decision in the Supreme Court.

The Iowa Supreme Court’s Overreach on Courthouse Gun Bans

The Iowa Supreme Court’s ban on guns in Iowa’s courthouses is in conflict with HF 517 and positions counties to not be in compliance with the new state law.

The Forgotten Rules, Regulations, and Costs of Fees on Iowa Taxpayers

John Hendirckson: Iowa taxpayers should be protected by a constitutional amendment that requires tax and fee increases to pass the Legislature with a supermajority.

Is Collective Bargaining a Constitutional Right?

John Hendrickson: Based on the opinion of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals collective bargaining is not a right.

Life At Conception Bill Filed in the Iowa House

State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Chariton) introduced HF 279, a life at conception bill, into the Iowa House of Representatives, that is co-sponored by 22 lawmakers.

Vote Against Retention of Remaining Varnum Decision Justices

Tom Richards: Perhaps after a 2nd round of “no” votes on judicial retention, the legislature will be emboldened to undo the ill effects of the Varnum decision.