Iowa ‘Personhood’ Amendment (SJR 10)
This law was last updated on Apr 22, 2016
SJR 10 proposed an amendment to the Iowa constitution to recognize and protect “the inalienable right to life of every person at any stage of development.”
If passed, the amendment would have banned abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would have eliminated certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments, in vitro fertilization, and might have led to investigation and prosecution of women who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death.
Died in the Rules & Administration Committee.