State Government Committee – Week 3, 2020


SJR 21 – Constitutional amendment against reproductive choice

SJR 21 is a joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the State of Iowa by specifying that the Constitution does “not recognize, grant or secure a right to abortion” or to require funding for abortion. The joint resolution, if adopted, would be referred to the next General Assembly for adoption a second time before being submitted to the electorate for ratification. If ratified, the Iowa Constitution would no longer protect a woman’s fundamental right to make decisions for herself.
[1/23: 10-5 (party-line)]