Pro-lifers urging lawmakers to reclaim their role

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Say no to abortionIowa voters are one step closer to correcting an overreach from the state’s judicial branch.

A resolution has been proposed to restore the state's Constitution back to where it was prior to an Iowa Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that declared a fundamental right to abortion.

"The judicial branch really usurped their authority in that they created law and took the job away from our duly-elected legislators," comments Maggie DeWitte of Iowans for Life. "We elect our legislators to create law. It's not the role of the judicial branch to do that, and they very much overstepped their role."

DeWitte

So pro-life groups, including Iowans for Life, have been campaigning for a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to resume its role, particularly on the abortion issue.

"This amendment says there is no right to abortion in our Constitution," DeWitte explains. "The taxpayers of Iowa should not be forced to pay for abortion, either." 

The House and Senate measures will have to settle some differences before voters can weigh in, and the measure will have to pass again in the next legislative session before it can be placed on a future election ballot.

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