Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds spoke at Monday’s (March 2) Pro-Life Prayer Rally. Reynolds talked about
“For me, just like so many of you, this isn’t about politics, it’s not about political party or an election, it’s about the kind of society that we want to be,” Reynolds said. “One that recognizes the beauty and the humanity of every single child, or one that disregards it. For me and for you, we choose life.”
Reynolds said she cannot imagine not fighting for the unborn.
“As a mom, as a grandma and as a governor, fighting for the unborn is who I am,” she said.
Reynolds credited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their efforts on the life issue.
She discussed the Protect Life Amendment and talked about why it is necessary.
“We’ve had legislative success after legislative success with the people’s elected representatives and senators passing common-sense laws to protect mothers and babies, both born and unborn, but there’s another chapter to the story that we all know too well,” Reynolds said. “With one ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court moved us from being one of the most pro-life states in the nation to being one of the most abortion friendly.”
Though abortion is not mentioned once in the Iowa Constitution, and a clear right to life being defined in Article 1, section 1, the court found a right to an abortion.
“That one ruling was more aggressive than the United States Supreme Court was in Roe v. Wade,” Reynolds said.
The Governor said she is confident the Iowa House will pass the Protect Life Amendment.
“Your timing could not be better to share your stories and your passion for life with your elected representatives,” she said. “As the last couple of years have shown us, the fight for life is one of ups and downs, with victories and setbacks. But all of it just underscores how vitally important it is for us to stay engaged, to have faith and to never give up.”