As expected, the Iowa Senate passed the Protect Life Amendment along party lines in a 32 to 18 vote. IFL Executive Director, was on hand and was interviewed on WOI television, which you can watch here.
The amendment, if passed in two consecutive legislative sessions, and approved by a vote of the people, would undo an Iowa Supreme Court ruling which discovered a “fundamental right to an abortion” hidden in the recesses of the Iowa Constitution.
The Protect Life Amendment doesn’t ban abortion, it simply makes the Iowa Constitution abortion-neutral and returns the power to the people to regulate human abortion.
Senator Jake Chapman said:
“Because the courts made this new fundamental right, heaven forbid Republicans are taking the right away. No, we’re restoring the right of the people to govern themselves. Not un-elected judges.”
For the second day in a row, the Des Moines Register published a misleading and biased online headline:
“Anti-abortion constitutional amendment advances in Iowa.”
As state before, the amendment simply makes the Iowa Constitution abortion-neutral.
The bill also passed the House Judiciary Committee. House Democrats have requested a public hearing before it is debated in the full House, which requires a five day notification.
Iowans for LIFE will let you know when that hearing is scheduled.