24 Hour Bill injunction

As expected, Mitchell E. Turner, District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in Iowa, granted an injunction to the 24 Hour Bill which was scheduled to go into force today. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a lawsuit to block the bill before Governor Reynolds even had a chance to sign it into law.…

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24 hour waiting period

Women and men often regret the decision to abort their baby. That’s why Iowa lawmakers passed a bill which requires  a 24 hour waiting period before getting an abortion. As expected, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to block the legislation and seeks a temporary injunction to delay it from going into effect on July 1st.…

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Protect Life Amendment failed

Dear Pro-Life Supporters:  I won’t pull any punches. This last weekend of the legislative was intense. Let me get the bad news out of the way. The Protect Life Amendment failed. Iowans for LIFE and the Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders worked overtime this weekend in an attempt to budge a few recalcitrant legislators to…

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protect life amendment

The clock approaches midnight and House Republicans still don’t have the votes to pass the Protect Life Amendment. Keep in mind that Republicans have a 53 to 47 advantage. Keep in mind that that the Republican platform proclaims: “The Right to Life shall be understood to include all people from conception to natural death.” Keep…

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Constitutional neutrality on abortion

Is it possible Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz and Lina-Maria Murillo haven’t read the wording of the Protect Life Amendment? I pose the question after reading their uninformed piece, “An abortion ban? Now? Are you serious, Iowa GOP?” Constitutional neutrality on abortion The proposed amendment simply returns the Iowa Constitution to the abortion-neutral status it held prior to…

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abortion is violence

The essence of abortion is violence. The essence of abortion politics is intimidation. Brute force and lies rule. Whether it’s a helpless baby that has miraculously survived an attempt on its life, also known as an abortion, or a Supreme Court Justice deciding an abortion case, violence, intimidation, and force will be deployed by the…

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Laura Limmex pro-life testimony

Laura Limmex is Executive Director of Restored by Grace Ministries. Here is her pro-life testimony from Tuesday night’s public hearing for the Protect Life Amendment: Good evening. My name is Laura Limmex. I’m the Executive Director and Founder of Restored by Grace.  An organization formed to offer hope and healing to women, men and families…

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Protect Life Amendment update

The Des Moines Register’s online headline states: “Iowa lawmakers advance anti-abortion constitutional amendment.” Translation: “Iowa lawmakers advance abortion-neutral constitutional amendment.” The Register story goes on to say: Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are speeding forward with a proposed constitutional amendment stating that the Iowa Constitution does not protect abortion rights. The word “speeding” suggests a…

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