Revised Anti-Abortion Amendment Passes Iowa Senate, Measure Heads Back to House

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A proposed state constitutional amendment that would restrict abortions is headed back to the Iowa House.

Senate Republicans approved a revised version of the amendment Tuesday by a 30 to 17 vote.  

The amendment seeks to overturn an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that found the state constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. The Senate version reads in part, “to defend the dignity of all human life, and to protect mothers and unborn children from efforts to expand abortion even to the day of birth.” 

The House would have to approve the same language.

Both chambers of the Iowa Legislature would have to approve the amendment again next year before it would be placed on the ballot for the public to vote on.

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