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 entitled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was filed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. The bill is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was passed with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
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.
Gov. Scott Walker announced the first 65 members of his presidential campaign’s Iowa leadership team which include 1/3 of the Iowa Senate Republicans.
State Representative Mark Costello (R-Imogene) wins the Iowa Senate District 12 special election filling the seat vacated by U.S. Senator-Elect Joni Ernst.
(Des Moines, IA) The webcam abortion ban bill, HF 2073, introduced by State Representative Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) was passed out of the Iowa House Human Resources Committee on a 12 to 9 party line vote on Thursday night. The House action comes after the Iowa Board of Medicine voted to end the practice only to […]
Most in the Iowa Pro-Life Community probably don’t realize there has been not one, but two personhood bills filed in the Iowa House.