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Kim Reynolds on Abortion

 

 


State constitution does not grant right to abortion

As we begin 2020, I'm focused on the overall wellness of all Iowans, in every part of the State, in all stages of life. And when I say all stages of life, I mean to include the unborn. We must protect life by making clear, through an amendment, that our constitution does not grant a right to abortion. It's time, and unfortunately it's necessary.
Source: 2020 Iowa State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

De-fund Planned Parenthood

Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Hubbell: Legal. Will work to reverse IA's abortion ban, one of the strictest in the country.

Reynolds: Ban. Signed "Heartbeat Bill," banning abortion if fetal heartbeat detected. In 2010 said abortion should legally "be equivalent to murder," though would need to research potential penalties for doctors or women.

Healthcare: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health services?

Hubbell: Yes. Also former chair of Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa.

Reynolds: No. Support defunding Planned Parenthood.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Iowa Governor race , Nov 1, 2018

Ban abortion after heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, surrounded by toddler-toting supporters.

As Reynolds inked the bill, backers' cheers nearly drowned out the echoing chorus of "My body, my choice" shouted by protesters just outside the door.

"I believe that all innocent life is precious and sacred," Reynolds said from her formal office before signing a bill that will outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. "And as governor, I have pledged to do everything in my power to protect it. And that's what I'm doing today."

Senate File 359 will take effect July 1, though Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa said they plan to quickly challenge the law. Under the legislation, physicians will be barred from performing most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Experts said that heartbeat can be heard about six weeks into a pregnancy--often before a woman realizes she's pregnant.

Source: Des Moines Register on Iowa voting record SF 359 , May 4, 2018

Abortion is equivalent to murder, but different penalty

If Kim Reynolds' stance on abortion prevails, and it is criminalized again, what should the penalty be for a physician who performs an abortion or a woman who has one?

"Well, I think it would be equivalent to murder," Reynolds said. "I would want to research that before I would lay specifically out what the penalties would be."

If someone is stabbed to death in front of Pizza Ranch now is the culprit guilty of the same crime as a doctor who performs an abortion?

"No," she said.

Source: Daily Times Herald (Carroll) on 2018 Iowa gubernatorial race , Nov 1, 2010

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IA Gubernatorial:
Andy McGuire
Cathy Glasson
Chet Culver
Fred Hubbell
Jack Hatch
Jake Porter
Marco Battaglia
Nate Boulton
Rich Leopold
Terry Branstad
Tom Hoefling
IA Senatorial:
Bob Krause
Chet Culver
Chuck Grassley
Eddie Mauro
Joni Ernst
Kimberly Graham
Patty Judge
Rob Hogg
Theresa Greenfield
Tom Fiegen

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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