Thank the Governor! Abortion banned after 20 weeks in Iowa!
Last week, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation into law that prohibits abortions in the state of Iowa after 20 weeks. This is a critically important step towards further protecting the lives of the unborn in Iowa.
Please join with me in thanking the Governor for his support of life! Through this new legislation, more babies will be protected during pregnancy.
“After a years-long battle to gain a pro-life Senate, Iowa finally succeeded in passing life-saving legislation that bans painful late-term abortions,” said Jenifer Bowen, president of Life Right Action. “Our state was previously one of the most permissive on abortion, allowing abortion on-demand well beyond five months, more than halfway through pregnancy.”
The scientific community agrees that after 20 weeks (and maybes even sooner!), unborn babies can feel pain. As a result of this scientific evidence, 19 other states have passed similar legislation to prevent abortion after a baby can certainly feel excruciating pain.
By 20 weeks, the most common form of abortion is called “Dilation and Evacuation” or D&E. “D&E” is a nice vague term for what is likely the most barbaric practice in America—doctors literally rip unborn babies apart, limb-from-limb, and then pull their body parts out of the womb.
Pro-abortion advocates—usually people who claim to support science—do everything they can to hide the scientific facts of dismemberment abortions from the mothers who fall victim to their plot. Even Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy—a favorite of many liberals for his gay marriage decisions—has recognized the undeniable fact of what happens during “D&E” procedures. “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb.” Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914, 958–59 (2000) (Kennedy, J., dissenting) (emphasis added).
By the second trimester, babies in the womb are listening to their mother’s voice, doing summersaults, and sucking their thumb.
Thankfully, as a result of Governor Branstad’s leadership, abortions after 20 weeks are now illegal! This is such good news for our state!
We must remember that every abortion ends a human life that is made in the image of God. There is sanctity in each and every human life, and we must fight on all fronts to protect unborn children.
Please join me in thanking the Governor for being a force for life and dignity in Iowa. We need to applaud his courage and encourage other lawmakers to follow his lead.
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