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Iowa house passes amendment to state constitution banning all abortions

Iowa lawmakers have recently taken a very progressive step in defining the legality of abortions, taking a stance that says the constitution does not grant individuals the right to abort their fetus.

On Tuesday night, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment, in a vote of 53-47, that revises the Iowa constitution, making abortion a service that is not gaurenteed by law. Additionally, on Wednesday night, in a vote of 30-18, the Iowa Senate passed the constitutional amendment. However, the law would have to be approved again in 2024 in order for the amendment to be officially implemented.

The vote was largely drawn by partisan lines, in both the House and Senate. However, while in the House of Representatives, every Democratic lawmaker opposed the proposal, 3 Republican lawmakers voted with them. Meanwhile, in the Senate, every Democrat and Republican voted along party lines.

ARTICLE: CARSON WOLF

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: SOUTHERNMIN.COM

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