Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

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.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Filed in the Iowa Senate

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.

A Wave of Pro-Life Bills Filed in the Iowa 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.

Scott Walker Announces His Campaign’s Iowa Team

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.

Mark Costello Wins Iowa Senate District 12 Special Election

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.

Webcam Abortion Ban Advances in Iowa House

(Des Moines, IA) The webcam abortion ban bill, HF 2073, introduced by…

Which Personhood Bill Should the Iowa Pro-Life Community Support?

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.