The state's Senate passed a bill late Tuesday in a 32 to 17 vote and the state House voted 56-34 largely along party lines to advance the measure. In the House, every Democrat voted against the pro-life bill while every Republican in favor except Reps. Mark Cisneros, R-Muscatine, and Zach Dieken, R-Granville. Ten representatives were absent. On the Senate side, one Republican, Sen. Mike Klimesh, voted against the bill, as did all Democrats. All other Republicans voted in favor of the bill. One senator was absent.
"The voices of the unborn and their elected representatives will not be silenced any longer! Congrats to the Iowa House and Senate!" Reynolds tweeted early Wednesday upon the bill's passage.
Like all pro-life legislation, the bill allows for the removal of a dead child who has miscarried and gives provisions for rare complications where the life of the mother is threatened or genetic abnormalities where the child is not expected to survive.
It also includes exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rapes reported within 45 days and incest reported within 140 days.
The Iowa Board of Medicine will determine how abortionists who break the law will be disciplined.
The new law follows a similar 2018 bill that was passed but shot down by the courts. Now that Roe has been overturned and the state supreme court is more conservatives, Gov. Reynolds and pro-life legislators hope the new law will stick.
As usual, the very objective media was extremely angry about this overwhelmingly popular viewpoint of abortion limits that is law in every civilized nation except communist China, North Korea, and Vietnam... along with Canada and the U.S.
"Sharply limit" ... "sweeping new restrictions"
What ever would we do without The New York Times??