Iowa lawmakers moved forward with a state constitutional amendment on Tuesday to make it clear that there is no right to abort unborn babies. A state Senate subcommittee passed the Life Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 9, which is expected to clear the state Senate on a part-line vote.

The resolution would add the following language to the Iowa Constitution: “The constitution does not secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

The language, similar to a constitutional amendment approved by West Virginia voters in 2018, would prevent the abortion industry and activist judges from trying to force state taxpayers to fund abortions through the court system.

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