Iowa Legislature To Convene Tuesday In Special Session

Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa General Assembly will convene Tuesday morning at 8:30 in special session with the sole purpose of enacting legislation that addresses abortion.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said, “Iowans have elected representatives willing to stand up for the rights of the unborn and, in doing so, they have voted strongly in support of pro-life principles and against the arbitrary destruction of innocent, defenseless lives.”

The Governor went on to say, “In 2018, I proposed, the legislature passed, and I proudly signed into law legislation that protected unborn babies from abortion once a heartbeat was detectable. After years of litigation, the Iowa Supreme Court was split 3-3 last month in its opinion regarding whether a lower court’s injunction of the Fetal Heartbeat Law should be dissolved. This lack of action disregards the will of Iowa voters and lawmakers who will not rest until the unborn are protected by law.” 

Reynolds says she believes the pro-life movement is the most important human rights cause of our time. She says not only will she continue to fight against the inhumanity of abortion, but will also remain committed to supporting women in planning for motherhood, promoting fatherhood and parenting, and continuing policies that encourage strong families. Reynolds says they are are the most essential building blocks of our society, and they are what will keep the foundation of our state and country strong for generations to come, according to Governor Reynolds.

The governor issued the Proclamation of Special Session in accordance with Article IV, Section 11, and Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Iowa.