Legislation introduced to the Iowa House of Representatives on Wednesday would completely outlaw abortion and mandate up to life in prison for those who purposefully terminate a pregnancy.
The bill, House File 2298, was introduced by state Rep. Kim Pearson (R). It would outlaw all abortions, even cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of a mother.
In response, Iowa Democrats blasted Republicans for pushing a divisive social agenda rather than focusing on improving the economy.
“Republicans have failed to focus on ways to make Iowa stronger,” Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said in a statement. “House Republicans and their colleagues in the Senate would rather put the lives of women in danger than have a real discussion about how we create jobs and move Iowa forward.”
So go for it, Iowa Republicans. Continue to prove why you should be in charge like this. Hell, why stop there, just bring back Jim Crow laws and indentured servitude while you're at it. At least this way is faster.