By Dave Andrusko Even before Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad had a chance to sign the measure, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood filed a suit in Polk County District Court challenging Senate File 471. Judge Jeffrey Farrell will hear their emergency request for a temporary injunction today, according to the Des …Continue reading "ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko You have to give the pro-abortion-to-the-core Des Moines Register credit: they don’t even pretend to be non-partisan. (More about that momentarily.) Yesterday, on a party-line vote, the Iowa Senate followed up House approval Wednesday by okaying the $1.77 billion Health and Human Services budget bill–Senate File 515. “The bill calls for Iowa’s …Continue reading "Bill headed to Iowa Governor that defunds abortion providers"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-life Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign Senate File 471 a measure that both bans most abortions at and after 20 weeks. The bill allows exceptions if the abortionist determines it is necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother. The bill requires a three-day waiting period for …Continue reading "Bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks on way to Iowa Gov. Branstad"
By Dave Andrusko Iowa’s House Wednesday joined the Senate in having passed a bill that ban abortions after 20 weeks. The vote on Senate File 471 was 55-41. There are differences with the Senate version, passed March 14, which will need to ironed out before the bill goes to Gov. Terry Branstad. The bill also …Continue reading "Iowa House passes bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko After nearly two hours of debate, the Iowa House Human Resources Committee Wednesday adopted an amended measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The vote was 11-8 with all Republicans but one voting in favor, and all Democrats in opposition. A proposal to ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected was …Continue reading "Iowa House Committee passes measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko A bill to reallocate state taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to federally qualified health centers and family planning organizations who do not provide abortion services passed a House subcommittee in Iowa on Monday. Senate File 2 now moves to the House Human Resources Committee where it is …Continue reading "Bill to reallocate state funding away from abortion providers in Iowa moving quickly"
By Dave Andrusko The Iowa Senate, voting strictly along party lines, Thursday voted in favor of SF 2. The bill would reallocate state taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to federally qualified health centers and family planning organizations who do not provide abortion services. As state Senator Amy Sinclair, the bill’s …Continue reading "Iowa Senate votes to reallocate state funding away from abortion providers"
By Dave Andrusko One of the under-told stories of last Tuesday’s Election Day is the enormous gains pro-lifers made at the state level. We have already reported on some states with more to come. Today, in this post, we talk about Iowa. Nationally, of course, the big news was Donald Trump’s 10 point victory in …Continue reading "Iowa pro-lifers enjoyed huge electoral successes at federal and state levels"
Patty Judge wants you to pay for abortions. By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director In Iowa, pro-life Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is being challenged by radical pro-abortion Lt. Governor Patty Judge (D). Patty Judge, a candidate supported by the extreme pro-abortion group EMILY’s List, supports a policy of abortion on demand. Patty …Continue reading "Iowa Senate: Vote for Chuck Grassley"
By Dave Andrusko A tip of the hat to World Magazine for a provocative story regarding a decision reached last Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court. The story of the now three-year-old daughter of Paul Gray (of the band Slipknot) and his wife Brenna is extremely complicated, but the end results is a reminder of …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court allows suit to go forward for “parental consortium injury” for daughter whose father died when she was an unborn child"
Pro-abortionists Clinton and Sanders end in dead-heat By Dave Andrusko It was worth every minute of a long, long day and night. As you all know by now, the turnout for the Iowa caucuses last night was extremely high (171,000+) with the requisite surprises (there are always surprises in the first in the nation caucus). …Continue reading "Pro-lifers Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio finish 1-2-3 in Iowa"
By Dave Andrusko We used to live in Minnesota so even if I hadn’t already been a political junkie, I would have paid close attention to the Iowa caucuses, living just across the border. That interest has not waned in the 30+ years we have lived in Virginia. What can we say about tonight’s caucuses …Continue reading "First in the nation caucuses only hours away"