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.
After Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s official closing of their Bettendorf clinic, the abortion giant is down to just nine clinics in the state of Iowa.
Tim Overlin: Iowa has not “defunded Planned Parenthood.” Nor have we defunded the abortion industry as a whole, which was the stated goal last session.
Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker and Jessica Dunker of the Iowa Resturant Association join Shane Vander Hart and Jenifer Bowen on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced today that due to the loss of most of their state funding they would be closing four clinics in Iowa.
Jenifer Bowen: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the ACLU missed the memo sent last November when pro-abortion Iowa Senators lost their majority.
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.
Senate File 253, a life at conception bill in the Iowa Senate, passes 2 to 1 in subcommittee and will advance to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Pro-life activists protested outside of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Rosenfield Clinic in Des Moines, IA as part of a nationwide rally.
The Iowa Senate passed SF 2, a bill that reallocates state taxpayer money away from abortion providers, by a party-line 30 to 20 vote.
SF 2, a measure that defunds Iowa’s abortion providers of taxpayer money and reallocate to clinics that don’t provide abortion, advances in 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.
U.S. District Judge John Jarvey ruled that most of the counts in Sue Thayer’s False Claims Act lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will move forward.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. This is the group that plans to provide taxpayer-funded sex ed in SW Iowa schools.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland was awarded a $5 million federal grant from The President’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative for work in SW Iowa.