The Iowa Supreme Court placed a stay on Judge Farrell’s decision allowing the Iowa Board of Medicine ban on webcam abortions while the lawsuit proceeds.
Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled in favor of the Iowa Board of Medicine’s decision in August of 2013 to ban webcam abortions.
(Urbandale, IA) This week Iowa Right to Life learned that webcam abortions are no longer being offered at the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland clinic in Urbandale! According to their recently updated website, “This health center doesn’t provide abortion services – but we can help you. Call us for a referral list of health care […]
County elected officials from around the state joined together this week to bring your local voice to the statehouse. Having previously served on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, I recognize that the connection between state and local government is vital in addressing the needs of the people of Iowa. Serving as ranking member of […]
(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa House passed HF 2175, the webcam abortion ban, last evening on a 55-42 vote. It was a mostly party-line vote, however, three Democrats broke ranks to vote with House Republicans in favor of the bill. State Representatives Nancy Dunkel (D-Dyersville), Daniel Muhlbauer (D-Manilla) and Phyllis Thede (D-Bettendorf). State Representative Matt […]
Shane Vander Hart reviews Iowa political and cultural news from 2013.
(Des Moines, IA) Breaking… Polk County District Court Judge Karen Romano ordered a stay of the Iowa Board of Medicine’s recent ruling banning webcam abortions. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Board of Medicine in order to have the ruling overturned. The new rule was set to go into effect […]
The Iowa Board of Medicine votes 8-2 on a rule that would effectively ban webcam abortions that will take effect on November 6.
A group of medical professionals concerned about the safety of webcam abortions, submitted a petition for rule-making to the State Board of Medicine.
2013 has not been a good year for pro-life legislation in the Iowa Legislature this year, and we face further battles on Medicaid funding and expansion.
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.
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.
Prolife groups in Iowa held a prolife rally at the Iowa Statehouse where a crowded rotunda listened to several speakers including Daniel McConchie of Americans United for Life.
Iowa Right to Life has learned that the Planned Parenthood satellite location in Ankeny, IA no longer offers telemed abortions.
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement today after introducing the “Telemedicine Safety Act.” The bill cuts off public funding to abortion clinics, like Planned Parenthood, across the country for telemedicine abortions. Telemed abortions involve dispensing powerful and dangerous abortion drugs, like RU-486, without a doctor present. The drug is administered after […]
Jill June, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland CEO, is on the warpath – in an imaginary war created by the organization that butters her bread, Planned Parenthood. According to June’s war rhetoric in her January 20, 2012, Des Moines Register letter to the editor (“Here’s another reason women leave the GOP”), Republicans “vilify,” “rampage,” “attack,” […]