General Assembly: 89 (2021 Regular GA) - Chapter 187 - Proposed constitutional amendment — abortion rights and public funding


Published: 2021

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CHAPTER 187 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT — ABORTION RIGHTS AND PUBLIC

FUNDING

H.J.R. 5

First Time Passed

A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa that the Constitution of the State of Iowa does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.

Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is proposed: Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa is amended by adding the following new

section: Sec. 26. Life. To defend the dignity of all human life and protect unborn children from

efforts to expand abortion even to the point of birth, we the people of the State of Iowa declare that this Constitution does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.

Sec. 2. REFERRALANDPUBLICATION. The foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred to the general assembly to be chosen at the next general election for members of the general assembly, and shall be published as provided by law for three consecutive months previous to the date of that election.

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