There is no way to sugarcoat it, the Iowa Democrats elected in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate are among the most pro-abortion legislators in the country.
Earlier this year, legislators in the Iowa House failed to pass a constitutional amendment that states “nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”
Short, simple and to the point.
The proposed amendment needed to pass two general assemblies and then the people of Iowa. If it went into effect, it wouldn’t stop one single abortion from happening.
It stalled in the Iowa House where Republicans Dave Maxwell, Louis Zumbach and Lee Hein refused to support it.
While it’s embarrassing there were Republicans unwilling to support it, it is also shameful that not one single Democrat in the Iowa House or Iowa Senate expressed support for the amendment.
The same amendment passed in Louisiana with bipartisan support.
It received six yes votes from Democrats in the Louisiana Senate. It also received 16 yes votes from Democrats in the Louisiana House. Louisiana’s Democrat Governor, John Bel Edwards, supported the amendment.
Katrina Jackson, a Democrat state senator, actually sponsored the measure.
“This amendment makes sure there is no right to abortion or taxpayer funding of abortion in our state constitution,” Jackson said. “By passing this we can rest assured that, together with our state law, we will never become like New York, which recently legalized abortion up to the very moment before birth.”
Oh, and of the 87 Republicans in the Louisiana Senate and House, not a single one voted against the amendment (looking at you Maxwell, Zumbach and Hein).
It is astounding that 22 Democrat legislators were able to support the amendment in Louisiana, along with the governor.
Meanwhile, here in Iowa, not one single Democrat supported the same language.
When your relatives, friends and fellow churchgoers tell you they’re a “pro-life” Democrat — remind them before voting that here in Iowa, there is no such thing as a “pro-life” Democrat.
Democrat State Rep. Karin Derry called the proposed amendment part of the Iowa GOP’s “extreme” agenda.
Extremism isn’t defined by geography.
In Louisiana, 26 Democrats either did not vote or voted in support of the amendment. Twenty-seven voted against it.
Is Derry really suggesting that half of the Democrats in the Louisiana Senate and House are “extreme?”
Or, could it be, the real extremists are the Iowa Democrats who treat abortion like their sacred cow?