Hearing about an amendment to the state’s constitution on abortion

DES MOINES, Iowa–It was standing room only for Wednesday’s subcommittee hearing about an abortion amendment to the state’s constitution.

For an hour, those passionate on both sides of the issue went back and forth. They expressed why they believe abortion should or should not be protected in Iowa.

Republican lawmakers are frustrated their recent abortion laws are not holding up in court.Just last month, a Polk county judge struck down the so-called fetal heartbeat law. Last year, the Iowa supreme court struck down a three-day waiting period.

And those pro-life supporters believe this amendment would give their laws a better chance. The resolution passed out of subcommittee two-to-one, And opponents of it admit it’s an uphill fight.

DJ Stewart

DJ Stewart

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