Tag Archives: abortion rights in Iowa

Republicans Are Bad At Law Making

Last Friday the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the 2017 law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. Here’s the money quote from Chief Justice Mark Cady, writing for the majority: “The state’s capacity to legislate … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Ernst: Our country has many points of divisiveness. One of the most polarized is the issue of abortion. It is unlikely that opinion will ever move decisively in either direction. None of this “information” presented through the carefully edited … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Hide Extremism

Labor Day is the official kickoff of the fall election campaign, but there seems to be a lot of campaign stuff going on now. The biggest news was the video of Rep. Bruce Braley commenting about the kind of chair … Continue reading

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Crazy Talk from Ames #FLS2013

Conservatives met in Ames this weekend at the Family Leader Summit 2013, making the case for detractors of Iowa’s first in the nation caucuses with their extreme views and media circus. While views expressed at the event are in the … Continue reading

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Governor Branstad Given Power To Approve Abortions

Buried in Iowa’s Medicaid expansion legislation is an amendment that empowers Governor Branstad – who is not an MD – to determine if an abortion procedure was “medically necessary” for purposes of Medicaid reimbursements to abortion providers. U.S. law permits … Continue reading

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