Iowa Doctor Drives ATV to Deliver Baby Amid Snowstorm

By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life Sub-zero temps and snowstorms brought Shenandoah, Iowa, to a standstill, but Dr. Chase Brown had an important appointment to make. Krystal Gardner was due to have her baby and Dr. Brown had only one way to get to the hospital. On January 12, Dr. Brown drove his four-wheeler …

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds pledges to continue fight for Heartbeat bill in court in her “Condition of the State” address

In her January 9th speech Gov. Reynolds also called for more assistance for new mothers. “As we continue to fight for the law in the courts, I want to thank you for putting Iowa firmly on the side of life.   “By passing the heartbeat bill, we affirmed an essential truth: every Iowan counts.   “To continue building …

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Iowa pregnancy help center opens mother’s home

By Gayle Irwin A dream came true recently for staff operating an Iowa pregnancy help center as doors to a mother’s home opened and welcomed its first resident. “We are officially open,” said Peggy Knudson, founder and director of Cradle of Hope. “This is just a supernatural thing.” The dream to provide housing for pregnant, homeless …

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Less than One Month Until Official Start of 2024 Presidential Election

By National Right to Life Political Department Can you believe it? The first votes in the 2024 presidential election are less than a month away from being cast! On January 15th, voters in Iowa will be the first to make their voices heard. Iowa Republicans will gather for the Iowa Caucuses and select who they …

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Another brief filed asking the Iowa Supreme Court to uphold the state’s Heartbeat law

By Dave Andrusko A week after Iowa’s Attorney General Brenna Bird asked the state Supreme Court to uphold Iowa’s Heartbeat law, the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a supportive brief built around the premise that “States have the strongest possible interest in protecting the most fundamental of our human rights—the right to life.” The Heartbeat law prevents abortions after …

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AG asks Iowa Supreme Court to set aside injunction and allow Heartbeat Law to take effect

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday, in a 64-page brief, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird asked the state Supreme Court to uphold Iowa’s Heartbeat law which has been under an injunction since July, three days after pro-life Gov. Kim Reynolds signed it into law. “The people of Iowa and their elected representatives have spoken clearly and by a wider margin …

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Gov. Reynolds, AG Bird lay out the case for why Iowa’s Heartbeat Law is constitutional and why a lower court ruling putting the law on hold should be overturned

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. After this story was composed but before we posted it online, there was a further development. “Gov. Kim Reynolds can proceed with an appeal on a temporary block on the state’s new, restrictive abortion law, the Iowa Supreme Court said Tuesday,” according to the Associated Press. “Reynolds announced her intentions …

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Iowa’s pro-life Governor asks Iowa Supreme Court to lift block on Heartbeat Law

By Dave Andrusko As she promised, pro-life Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday asked the Iowa Supreme Court to lift the temporary injunction blocking the state from enforcing the 2023 Heartbeat Law. After being in effect for a just little over two days, Polk County District Judge Joseph Seidlin agreed with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the Emma Goldman Clinic, and the ACLU …

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Pro-life amendment to state Constitution passes Iowa Senate Government Committee

House awaiting Senate action By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate Government Committee approved Senate Joint Resolution 2, a companion measure to HJR5 which the full House approved on January 27.  If passed by both houses in consecutive legislative sessions and approved by the voters in 2024, the measure would amend the state constitution …

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Answer to prayer: Former Planned Parenthood building is now pro-life pregnancy center

By Doug Mainwaring BETTENDORF, Iowa) – In a remarkable turn of events, a building that was once a Planned Parenthood facility is now home to a pro-life family clinic which provides support for pregnant women, new parents, and their families. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which committed abortions in the Bettendorf, Iowa building for nearly …

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Iowa Supreme Court finds right to abortion in state Constitution

Overturns 72 hour waiting period By Dave Andrusko In a 5-2 decision the Iowa Supreme Court has rejected the state’s requirement that women wait 72 hours before having an abortion, be given the opportunity to view an ultrasound scan, and be provided with information about alternatives. The decision handed down Friday and written by Chief …

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