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National Right to Life Praises Pro-Life Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

Jul 6, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

Governor Reynolds Calls for Special Legislative Session

WASHINGTON – Pro-life Governor Kim Reynolds is calling a special legislative session on July 11 to enact new legislation protecting unborn children.

The governor’s action is in response to the June 15 Iowa Supreme Court’s 3-3 decision regarding a lower court injunction against Iowa’s 2018 Fetal Heartbeat Law. The 2018 law was designed to protect unborn babies from abortion after the heartbeat has been detected. The split decision by the Iowa Supreme Court allows a lower court injunction against the law to stand.

“Governor Kim Reynolds is a champion for the right to life,” said Carol Tobias. “We praise her and thank her for her dedication and commitment to the right to life and to the goal of seeing unborn children protected in our laws.”

In her remarks regarding the special session, Governor Reynolds said,

I believe the pro-life movement is the most important human rights cause of our time. Not only will I continue to fight against the inhumanity of abortion, but I will also remain committed to supporting women in planning for motherhood, promoting fatherhood and parenting, and continuing policies that encourage strong families. These 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.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.