Pro-life activists in Iowa are working hard to overcome a state-level court decision that destroyed years of pro-life progress.
In June of 2018 the Iowa Supreme Court ruled there is a constitutional right to abortion, a claim that pro-life activists say they can’t find anywhere even with the help of a microscope.
Maggie DeWitte of Iowans for Life tells OneNewsNow that two state laws, a 20-weeks bill and a 72-hour waiting period, led to the court fight.
“We had also passed a heartbeat bill,” she says, “and unfortunately that ruling our Iowa Supreme Court made nullified that bill.”
So an attempt amend the Iowa Constitution has begun, which means a lengthy process for the issue to reach a ballot if it is ever approved by the legislature.
Meanwhile, pro-life lawmakers are moving to pass more laws: an abortion reversal pill, which would inform women about changing their mind, and a second bill address licensing process for abortion clinics, which are now unregulated due to the court ruling.