An Iowa constitutional amendment that would prevent unlimited, late-term and taxpayer-funded abortions from becoming legal passed the state House on Wednesday.
Iowa’s News Now reports the vote was 55-44 with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting against it. The pro-life measure now heads to the Iowa Senate for consideration.
House Joint Resolution 5 would add the following language to the Iowa Constitution: “To defend and protect unborn children, we the people of the State of Iowa declare that this Constitution does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.”
Pro-life leaders said the amendment is necessary after the Iowa Supreme Court found a so-called “right” to abort unborn babies in the state constitution in 2018.
Iowans for Life executive director Maggie DeWitte said without the amendment, Iowa will not have any protections for women and children from abortion – “even up to the point of birth.”
“This is an amendment that should have bipartisan support; regardless of your party affiliation, no legislator would be in favor of the judicial branch taking away what we elected you to do – create law,” she said. “It’s time to take back the rights of the legislature and the rights of ‘We the People,’ by passing this amendment.”
Originally Published on LifeNews by Micaiah Bilger. Read Full Article Here.