Restricting Abortion By Constitutional Amendment – Iowa GOP’s Next Plan

Early this year, Iowa’s ban on abortions after a “heartbeat” is detected was struck down. This brought the state’s second attempt to ban abortion in two years to an end, but Republican lawmakers in the state Senate haven’t given up. In January this year, 29 Republican senators introduced a resolution that would add a section to the Iowa Constitution that says, “The Constitution of the State of Iowa does not secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” In March, the bill was reported out of committee. Jamie Burch Elliot, the public affairs manager for […]