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Republican Speaker of the House Pat Grassley told Simon Conway on Monday that Iowa lawmakers will only get “one chance” to get it right on the life issue.

Grassley, who has refused to read in a Life at Conception bill that was filed a couple of weeks ago by State Rep. Jon Dunwell, said he has talked with Gov. Kim Reynolds as well as Senate leadership and the consensus is to wait and see what the Iowa Supreme Court decides about the Heartbeat bill.

“I do not want to do something that takes us backwards,” he said.

Dunwell said he filed the bill in early February, but the bill is yet to be assigned a number as Grassley has not read it into the record.

The Iowa Standard reached out to Grassley as well as his staff, but hasn’t received a response as to the reasons for the delay.


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