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Iowa Committee to Vote on Bill for Pre-Abortion Ultrasound

by Steven Ertelt | Des Moines, IA | LifeNews.com | 2/21/12 5:55 PM

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Following attacks from Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion activists on a pro-life bill in the Virginia legislature that would help protect unborn children by allowing women to see an ultrasound before an abortion, Iowa is the next to consider the bill.

Iowa Right to Life is urging pro-life advocates to contact members of a legislative committee that is considering the bill.

“Please email members of the Iowa House Human Resources Committee today and tomorrow,” IRTL says in the email alert. “Ask them to support Rep. Walt Rogers bill, House File 2033.”

“This pro-life bill requires that a physician perform an ultrasound prior to an abortion. The physician would also be required to offer the woman an opportunity to view the ultrasound, among other provisions,” Iowa Right to Life executive director Jenifer Bowen says.

Bowen said the abortion industry has been attacking the pro-life bill in Iowa as it has in other states.

“This is an important bill because Planned Parenthood of Heartland (PPH) is working very hard to defeat it. According to a recent email from PPH this bill is “demeaning, badgering and manipulative,” she said. “If defeating this bill means so much to PPH-it matters even more to us to support this bill. We know that women often change their mind and choose life after viewing their child on an ultrasound image.”

Meanwhile, a new Iowa poll on another pro-life bill in the state that would change the law to ban most abortions after five months of gestation, instead of after six months as the law currently allows finds 54 percent of Iowa voters favor the law while 38 percent oppose it.

“Support for further restrictions on abortion increased in the Iowa Poll conducted this month compared with the poll taken last year, even as the issue has been de-emphasized so far in the Legislature. In the February 2011 poll, 52 percent supported banning abortions after five months, compared with 54 percent this year. In both polls, 8 percent said they were unsure,” according to a report on the poll. “The Republican-led House passed a bill barring abortions at 20 or more weeks of pregnancy last March, but the Senate, controlled by Democrats, declined to take it up. The bill has not resurfaced since the 2012 session began last month. But new bills have been introduced in the House barring abortion outright, and requiring doctors to take ultrasounds and offer to share ultrasound images with a woman before performing an abortion.”

The Planned Parenthood abortion business has crated a firestorm of criticism for itself by making the wild-eyed claim that allowing women in Virginia a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before the abortion is akin to rape.

However, new information has surfaced showing the abortion business already does pre-abortion ultrasounds on women to determine the age of the unborn child prior to the abortion — making it so the abortion business, in its own words, “rapes” women already. The question then becomes whether or not women will be allowed to see the ultrasound image or heart the audio of the heartbeat of their baby.