For Immediate Release: July 12, 2023
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Des Moines, IA – Following the passage of the Fetal Heartbeat Act, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s Western Regional Director Adam Schwend praised Iowa lawmakers:
“Iowans recognize the humanity of unborn children with beating hearts and won’t rest until they are protected. We thank the legislature for acting swiftly on the will of the people. We’re especially grateful to Gov. Reynolds for calling this special session and her tireless leadership in the fight for life over the years. These protections will save lives.
“We thank all our allies, including Sens. Amy Sinclair and Jack Whitver, Speaker Pat Grassley, and Reps. Shannon Lundgren and Matt Windschitl, who persisted to get this vital bill across the finish line and we eagerly await Gov. Reynolds signing it into law.”
Schwend testified in support for the Act, as did Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained fetal development expert who serves as vice president and director of life sciences at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, explaining that the presence of a heartbeat at 6-8 weeks’ gestation indicates as much as a 98% chance that a baby will survive to birth.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.