Measure to defend pre-born children after a heartbeat is detected goes to Governor Reynolds' desk.
St. Louis, MO: In the wee hours of Wednesday, the Iowa Senate passed the heartbeat bill by a vote of 27-19. The House passed the measure just hours before on a similar party-line vote of 51-46. This is excellent news, and it leaves the final decision in the hands of Iowa's Governor Kim Reynolds.
"We are thrilled that the Iowa Legislature recognized our fundamental human right to life," said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "We are grateful for Tammy Kobza, the leader of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles of Iowa, who has worked tirelessly to pass this bill. We are hopeful and expectant that Gov. Reynolds will sign this into law.
"Phyllis Schlafly knew that the heartbeat initiative was one of the most influential and possible legislative goals for the pro-life movement. She supported it wholeheartedly and she would be proud that Iowa has become the fourth state to pass it. Iowa's own Rep. Steve King has helped to lead this fight, both in his home state and in the U.S. Congress. His work has been invaluable and we hope this momentum helps to deliver results in the U.S. House and Senate as well!"