Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds calls special session for "the sole purpose" of passing pro-life laws
· Jul 6, 2023 ·

Iowa's GOP governor Kim Reynolds isn't going to let the summer pass without addressing the most important issue in the United States: Protecting life in the womb.

The Republican governor is reconvening the legislature for a special session to once and for all address the issue of abortion in Iowa.

From CNN:

The governor's call for lawmakers to return comes weeks after Iowa's Supreme Court declined to lift a block on the state's 6-week abortion ban, deadlocking in a 3-3 vote whether to overturn a lower court decision that deemed the 2018 law unconstitutional.

There is absolutely no reason for this block by Iowa's courts, especially after the overturn of Roe. It's just hackery from a politically motivated leftist court that has no respect for the Constitution.

Reynolds hopes to rectify this issue by passing a whole new law to enshrine the abortion ban for good.

Iowa Justice Thomas Waterman, who voted to leave the block in place, explained in the court's decision that lifting the block would be akin to bypassing the state legislature, which is now composed of different lawmakers.

"When the statute was enacted in 2018, it had no chance of taking effect," Waterman wrote, noting that its supporters anticipated a legal challenge at a time when federal protections for abortion rights remained in effect.

"To put it politely, the legislature was enacting a hypothetical law," adding that "uncertainty exists about whether a fetal heartbeat bill would be passed today."

If that's the game you wanna play, Kim Reynolds is willing to play.

She's wanting to pass the same law all over again, just to prove once and for all that Iowa is an anti-abortion state.

Republicans hold a majority in the state's general assembly so it's likely a heartbeat bill or similar early-week restriction will be passed.

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