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.
Amna Dermish describes a partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living late-term babies she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) took to the floor of the United States Senate to call for support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has referred women to doctors who perform abortions and his campaign says he doesn’t focus on legislation.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, by a vote of 242 to 184 which bans abortions after 5 months.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke with Caffeinated Thoughts about his 2016 ambitions, issues surrounding the race, & how voters are looking for action.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker responds to criticism after a Fox News Sunday interview where he indicated there not anything he could do to fight abortion.
Iowa State Representative Tom Shaw frames most of the pro-life community as those who want to regulate abortion. They don’t. They want to save lives.
Good morning, here’s some items of interest for me (and hopefully you) for the weekend. 1. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s emails were released to the press. Video of the blessed event here (HT: Lisa Graas). The approximately 30,000 emails were from the time she was inaugurated until the time she was tapped as Senator […]
By State Senator Kent Sorenson Representative John Dingell, one of the most powerful Democrat Representatives in the United States Congress, once said, “I’ll let you write the substance…you let me write the procedure, and I’ll screw you every time,” when talking about legislation. Liberal Democrat Senator Mike Gronstal lives by these words. And there’s one […]
The Iowa Senate Democrats passed SF 534 on a 26-23 vote. This was their answer to keep Dr. Leroy Carhart out of Iowa without having to pass a late term abortion ban that had the same language used by neighbor states in bills they recently passed. State Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) said he felt […]
By Martin A. Cannon I have thoroughly reviewed the bill introduced by Senator Bolkcom. I have also reviewed the existing statutes he is proposing to amend by it. There are two very plain legal defects, and three plain practical defects in the bill. Senator Bolkcom’s new language provides that with respect to a specialized outpatient […]
I’m not ready to throw these Iowa House Republicans under the bus – yet. The first statement of the first plank of the Republican Party of Iowa platform says: “We believe human life should be protected from conception to non-intervened natural death, excluding acts of capital punishment.” The fourth statement in the first plank says, […]
The Iowa Senate Majority Leader Dictator Mike Gronstalling (D-Council Bluffs) will not allow a vote on the late term abortion ban, HF 657, which was released from the Iowa Senate Government Oversight committee through a discharge petition with 26 signatures. Iowa Senate Democrats are proposing their own bill instead spearheaded by State Senator Joe Bolkcom […]
By State Senator Paul McKinley To use a baseball analogy, the 2011 legislative session (or stalemate!) has entered into “extra innings” and depending on your perspective, either the batters keep striking out or the pitchers are just too crafty. As Monday begins week 18, the end, unfortunately, still looks to be out of reach. Why? […]
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) said in a statement today regarding the discharge petition to get HF 657, the late term abortion ban, out of committee that “second trimester abortions are almost always a decision by a woman that desperately wants to be pregnant but something has gone tragically wrong with her […]