Iowa ‘Personhood’ Bill (HF 138)
This law was last updated on Apr 22, 2016
HF 138 would have amended Iowa’s criminal code to include personhood language.
The bill would have redefined “person” as that term is used in the Iowa criminal code to describe victims of murder to mean “individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.”
The bill states that murder includes killing another person by any means, including the use of abortion-inducing drugs.
This bill died in the Judiciary Committee. A similar bill, HF 171, was introduced days after HF 138 was introduced. It also failed to pass out of the Judiciary Committee.