Passage and signature mark national victory for pro-life movement. Momentum moves to Congress for HR 490.
St. Louis, MO: A pro-life measure known as the "Heartbeat Bill" passed the Iowa legislature earlier this week and has now been signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds. This commonsense and scientifically sound measure is a huge step in defending the rights of all Americans.
"This is a proud moment for the people of Iowa," said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "So often Iowa leads the nation in electing a President, and now they can lead the nation in defending the most innocent American citizens of all. Congress would do well to now follow Iowa's example. If a heartbeat is a standard by which the end of life is judged, why should it not be so for the beginning of life?
"We are so very proud and we know that Phyllis would be proud too of Representative Steve King who is heading up this battle in Congress and who worked so hard to see it passed in his home state. Our Iowa leader Tammy Kobza and her faithful Eagles have worked tirelessly as well to see this victory. And, of course, we are proud of Kim Reynolds – a Governor who recognizes and respects the will of the people's representatives.
"Today is a victory for future generations of Iowans and Americans. Any day the voiceless are heard is a great day for America. We urge Congress to take up this issue and defend this most basic right."