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IOWA SENATE ADVANCES ANTI ABORTION AMENDMENT

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THE IOWA SENATE HAS ADVANCED A PROPOSED AMENDMENT THAT SAYS IOWA’S CONSTITUTION DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE RIGHT TO AN ABORTION OR PUBLIC FUNDING OF THE PROCEDURE.

SENATE PRESIDENT JAKE CHAPMAN OF ADEL, A REPUBLICAN, SAYS THE AMENDMENT WOULD UNDO A 2018 IOWA SUPREME COURT RULING THAT IOWA WOMEN HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO AN ABORTION UNDER THE STATE CONSTITUTION:

ABORT1 OC…….JUDICIAL OVERREACH. :12

SENATOR JACKIE SMITH, A DEMOCRAT FROM SIOUX CITY, SAYS THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT WEAKENS THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY.

ABORT2 OC…….AND RESPECT. :13

REPUBLICAN SENATOR JEFF TAYLOR OF SIOUX CENTER CALLS ABORTION A VERY TRAGIC COVER FOR UNADDRESSED SOCIAL PROBLEMS:

ABORT3 OC…….GENUINE RIGHTS. :11

THE EARLIEST THE AMENDMENT COULD COME TO A VOTE IS 2024 IF THE PROPOSAL CLEARS OTHER LEGISLATIVE HURDLES.