Quite simply, the debate over constitutional and God-given rights is never going to end. The most vocal folks on both sides of the argument have their feet completely dug into the ground, and that’s not a recipe for a meaningful debate over the facts. However, there remains plenty of room for debate when it comes to what’s legal and what’s not.
For conservatives, we firmly believe that the words stated in both our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution mean exactly what they mean and that their words stand the test of time. If a new proposed law defies either one of these documents, then it’s time to throw it out.
And then you have Liberals, who believe that these two precious documents are always open to new interpretation. So in their minds, anything goes and any bill that would naturally destroy either the Declaration or Constitution is no big deal. To them, changing laws to go with the current times is necessary.
Thankfully, one Midwest state was able to put a kibosh on Democrats who were trying to deny our most basic right by a vote of 30-20.
Conservative Tribune has the details.
The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill banning abortions if an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected upon ultrasound, moving Iowa one step closer to becoming the first state to ban abortions.
Iowa lawmakers voted 30 to 20 Wednesday for Senate Bill 3143, which outlaws abortion upon the presence of a fetal heartbeat. A heartbeat typically becomes detectable between six and nine weeks gestation. The pending legislation entails any doctor being charged with a Class D felony — subject to five years in prison and a $750-to-$7,500 fine — if they perform or attempt an abortion on a woman after an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected.
Needless to say, critics have blasted the bill and will do whatever they can to continue to fight their heinous fight.
There were Senate members who voted against the bill, of course. “This bill is dangerous. This bill is unconstitutional. This bill devalues Iowa women,” Democratic Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen said, according to The Courier.
The bill is “unpopular, unconstitutional, and unconscionable,” Parenthood of the Heartland public affairs Director Erin Davison-Rippey said. “Seven in 10 Americans agree that abortion should remain safe and legal,” Davison-Rippey added.
However, public sentiment indicates that changes are needed, and the bill amounts to a huge step in the right direction.
Seventy-six percent of Americans, however, want significant abortion restrictions, including making abortion illegal after three months into pregnancy. Ninety-two percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Democrats and 78 percent of Independents want significant abortion restrictions.
So will Iowa eventually be able to push all the way through and ban abortions altogether?
We’ll have to wait and see how that ultimately plays out, but we can be rest assured there will be a nasty and contentious fight all along the way.
Hopefully, the overwhelming truth of the principles found in our Declaration to the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ultimately rule the day.