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.
On Sunday Iowa’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patty Judge told KCCI TV 8 news that she supports repealing the Hyde Amendment.
Senate Democrats threaten to block S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, because the legislation contains the Hyde Amendment.
The Government Accountability Office issued a report that concludes that the Obamacare rules for abortion funding were ignored by the Obama administration.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is on a trajectory for a historic sixth term. He easily won his primary. He is outraising his Democratic opponent State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines). He has a significant war chest built up reporting at the end of the last period $4.6 million cash on hand. Hatch reported just shy […]
It still isn’t too late for the Iowa Legislature to end the taxpayer funding of abortion as it is being negotiated in a conference committee.
The 2012 Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte, NC today and we’re learning more about their agenda as written in this year’s party platform and as hard as it is to believe they are even more extreme on abortion. It shouldn’t be surprising though since First Lady Michelle Obama spoke tonight saying that her […]
Last week Iowa Department of Human Services Chief, Chuck Palmer, denied a petition from 41 Iowa Legislators protesting taxpayer funding of abortions that were defunded in 2011. Today Marlys Popma, the Chairman of the Board and President of Iowa Right to Life applied pressure on Governor Branstad to reverse Palmer’s decision: Iowa Right to Life […]
I wonder if Iowa Governor Terry Branstad had time to talk with his DHS Chief before he ruled on what abortions the Iowa Department of Human Services. Today Chuck Palmer decided he’ll ignore the intent of the Iowa Legislature and go ahead and keep paying for those abortions for fetal anomalies that the Legislature defunded […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said he’s confident that his Department of Human Services chief, Chuck Palmer, will “do the right thing” in deciding how to handle a petition from 41 Republican House members for an emergency rulemaking to halt government-funded abortions. From The Cedar Rapids Gazette: “I haven’t had a chance to talk to him […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest annual report for the year 2009 to 2010 which revealed: For the first time, PPFA topped $1 billion in total net assets. 46% of PPFA’s annual revenue ($487,400,000) comes from U.S. taxpayers in the form of government grants, contracts & Medicaid reimbursements. […]
2nd Update: From an email sent by Norm Pawlewski of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition and Iowa Right to Life which brings a little more clarity (at least for me). In the original bill, the House eliminated all taxpayer funding for abortions that do not endanger the life of the mother. The Senate would […]
In order to appease Iowa Senate Democrats, the Iowa House leadership roll out a budget deal which more than meets Senate Democrats half way. KCCI reports: House Speaker Kraig Paulsen announced at a Thursday news conference that Republicans are willing to go along with a 2 percent increase in basic education funding supported by Democrats, […]
The House Republicans are rolling out the “Pledge to America” today which is basically is trying to mimic the Contract With America rolled out by former Speaker Newt Gingrich. How does this Contract With America 2.0 measure up? What emphasis is given to social issues? In this 21-page-document, abortion is mentioned in three different spots. […]