WHY THE LIFE AMENDMENT?
In 2018, five activist judges of the Iowa Supreme Court created an unlimited “right” to abortion by striking down an Iowa law providing for a three-day reflection period before an abortion is performed.
- • The Court’s decision is even more radical than Roe v. Wade, opening the door to abortion in Iowa at any time, for any reason, right up to birth. Just like New York.
- • The decision means every pro-life law ever passed or that could be passed in Iowa could be declared “unconstitutional.”
- • Dissenting judges worry the decision is “a steppingstone” to making taxpayers fund abortion.
The Iowa Legislature passed HJR5 on May 20, 2021, formerly known as the Protect Life Amendment. The now titled Life Amendment must pass the next General Assembly of the Iowa Legislature (in 2023 or 2024) and then be ratified by a vote of the people of Iowa for approval, in order to be added to the Iowa Constitution.
This is a critical first step to return the Iowa Constitution to its original abortion-neutral status and restore the proper voice of the people of Iowa from overreaching, unelected judges.
***Planned Parenthood is already launching an aggressive campaign
against this Amendment.***