(HorizonPost.com) – In 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court decided a case on one of the biggest hot button issues in politics and society, saying it interpreted the state constitution as giving an implicit right “to decide whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy.” As of Wednesday, May 19, the state Senate affirmed a state constitutional amendment proposal passed Tuesday by the House, taking the first steps in the process. While conservative legislators still need to agree on language before placing the referendum on a future ballot, they agree it should explicitly not secure the right to an abortion. Ultimately, Iowa voters will decide the question.
I want to thank the Iowa Legislature for its tireless advocacy on behalf of the unborn. I’m proud that the Protect Life Amendment is one step closer to being on the ballot. This is an important step forward in defending the unborn and upholding the dignity of all human life.
— Gov. Kim Reynolds (@IAGovernor) May 19, 2021
During debate on the matter, State Senator Liz Mathis (D) opposed the idea, saying it makes her feel “that my decisions about pregnancy and my own body isn’t valid…” Senator Jake Chapman (R) responded by saying that her freedom over her own body does not give her the right “to terminate, to end the life of another human being.”
Abortion has been a decades-long debate between Conservatives and Liberals, with the Supreme Court trying to make a Solomon-like decision to divide the “baby” in the case of Roe v. Wade. In the Bible, a disputed child was saved and went with its mother. Modern law has led to tragically different results with almost a half-century of confusion, division and arguing.
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