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May 10th, 2011

Wrong for Gronstal, Senate Democrats to Kill Late-Term Abortion Ban

Gronstal needs to keep his word and not stand in the way of an up or down vote on a late-term abortion ban

Senate Republican Leader Paul McKinley (R-Chariton) released the following statement after news broke that Senate Democrats are planning to kill the late-term abortion ban and instead offer their own tax bill that could fail to keep Iowa from becoming a nationwide haven for late-term abortions:

“I am deeply disappointed that Senator Gronstal is continuing to play political games with the vitally important late-term abortion ban by killing the bi-partisan legislation and instead allegedly offering a tax bill in its place that could fail to keep our state from becoming a nationwide haven for late-term abortions.

This debate is not just about keeping one abortionist out of Council Bluffs – it is about protecting the innocent lives of unborn Iowans in every community. We believe it is wrong for Senator Gronstal to continue to obstruct a vote and stand in the way of meaningful Senate debate on this issue and Senate Republicans will continue to demand an up or down vote on a late-term abortion ban this session. We are confident that if Senator Gronstal opts to listen to the citizens of his district and allows a vote on a late-term abortion ban, it will pass the Senate with strong bi-partisan support.”

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