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May 11th, 2011

Attempt to Pass The Life At Conception Bill Fails in Republican House

Rep. Kim Pearson made a motion last night to suspend the rules in the Iowa House to allow a vote on a bill that would outlaw all abortions in Iowa. The measure failed by a vote of 72 to 25. The failed attempt is likely to elevate the spat within the pro-life community over proposed legislation that would either limit or ban abortions.

Those voting in favor Pearson’s motion:

Rep. Dwayne Alons
Rep. Richard Anderson
Rep. Mark Brandenburg
Rep. Roy E. Chambers
Rep. Betty R. DeBoef
Rep. Cecil Dolecheck
Rep. Joel Fry
Rep. Pat Grassley
Rep. Chris Hagenow
Rep. Bob Hager
Rep. Ron Jorgensen
Rep. Jared Klein
Rep. Kevin Koester
Rep. Brian Moore
Rep. Glen Massie
Rep. Dan Muhlbauer (D)
Rep. Kim Pearson
Rep. Dawn Pettengill
Rep. Walt Rogers
Rep. Jason Schultz
Rep. Tom Shaw
Rep. Jeff Smith
Rep. Chuck Soderberg
Rep. Annette Sweeney
Rep. Jeremy Taylor

The Republicans voting against the motion:

Rep. Rich Arnold
Rep. Chip Baltimore
Rep. Clel Baudler
Rep. Josh Byrnes
Rep. Peter Cownie
Rep. Dave Deyoe
Rep. Jack Drake
Rep. Greg Forristall
Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa
Rep. Dave Heaton
Rep. Lee Hein
Rep. Erik Helland
Rep. Lance Horbach
Rep. Stewart Iverson
Rep. Jeff Kaufmann
Rep. Mark Lofgren
Rep. Steven Lukan
Rep. Linda Miller
Rep. Steven Olson
Rep. Kraig Paulsen
Rep. Ross Paustian
Rep. Scott Raecker
Rep. Dan Rasmussen
Rep. Henry Rayhons
Rep. Thomas Sands
Rep. Dave Tjepkes
Rep. Linda Upmeyer
Rep. Jim Van Engelenhoven
Rep. Guy Vander Linden
Rep. Nick Wagner
Rep. Matt Windschitl
Rep. Gary Worthan

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