Iowa Starting Line reports:
Iowa House Republicans would make it a felony to “manufacture, distribute, prescribe, dispense, sell or transfer” abortion drugs in Iowa. Despite abortion being legal in Iowa until the 20th week of pregnancy, the bill would make it a crime for someone to provide the most common method of abortion in the country.
The penalty would mean “confinement for no more than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,370 but not more than $13,660.”
Analyses have shown this method of abortion to be safe, with complications occurring in less than 0.3% of patients and it is approved by major medical organizations both nationally and internationally.
Read the full article. Sponsoring Rep. Jeff Shipley (photo) previously appeared on JMG for objection to COVID mitigation protocols.
New from @n_hytrek: A group of 11 Republican legislators just introduced a bill this morning to ban the sale, prescription or distribution of abortion bills in Iowa, making it a felony.https://t.co/y0C4DZ7WDp
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) January 30, 2023