Praise God! Court Rules in Favor of Life
As the nation awaits the overturn of Roe, Iowa took a pro-life stance, deciding that abortion is not protected by its state constitution.
From The Epoch Times. The Supreme Court of Iowa on June 17 overturned a four-year-old decision it made that had held the Iowa Constitution guarantees the right to abortion, and determined the state constitution doesn’t provide any such guarantee.
The move allows the Republican-controlled Iowa General Assembly to move forward with plans to restrict or possibly prohibit abortions in the state….
The ruling also came a month after both chambers of the Iowa General Assembly approved a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution stating that “this Constitution does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion,” as The Epoch Times reported. To take effect, the amendment must be agreed to by two successive General Assemblies and ratified by a majority of Iowa voters….
In a 2018 ruling, the Supreme Court of Iowa found that abortion was protected by the state constitution. The court ruled at the time that “autonomy and dominion over one’s body go to the very heart of what it means to be free.”
But in its new decision, the Iowa court held that its 2018 ruling “insufficiently recognizes that future human lives are at stake….”
The composition of the state’s high court has changed in the four years since Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, an outspoken pro-life advocate, took office….
Reynolds issued a statement praising the new ruling.
“Today’s ruling is a significant victory in our fight to protect the unborn,” she said.
“The Iowa Supreme Court reversed its earlier 2018 decision, which made Iowa the most abortion-friendly state in the country. Every life is sacred and should be protected, and as long as I’m governor that is exactly what I will do….”
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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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