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Jim Carlin on Abortion

 

 


Life begins at conception; oppose taxpayer funded abortions

God is the author of life. Life begins at conception. I have and will continue doing all in my power to protect it. I led the effort in the Iowa State Senate to pass the heartbeat bill, oppose taxpayer funded abortions, pledge to put an end to the brutal practice of partial birth abortion, and will remain in the U.S. Senate the reliable voice I have been for the unborn in the Iowa State Senate.
Source: 2021 Iowa Senate campaign website CarlinForUSSenate.com , Mar 7, 2021

Vote for abortion ban at 6 weeks when heartbeat is heard

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. Under the legislation, physicians will be barred from performing most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into a pregnancy--often before a woman realizes she's pregnant.

Legislative Outcome:˙Passed House, 51-46-3 (H.J. 901, May 1); passed Senate, 29-17-4, (S.J. 1013, May 1); Sen. Carlin voted YES; Signed by Governor (S.J. 1059, May 4, 2018)

Source: Des Moines Register on Iowa voting record SF 359 , May 1, 2018

Voted YES on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks

SF471: A bill for an act relating to feticide, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.

Des Moines Register analysis, 3/22/17:˙SF471 says any person who intentionally terminates a pregnancy that has reached 20 weeks post-fertilization commits a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The bill allows exceptions to preserve the life of the mother or the fetus, or to avert a "serious risk" to the pregnant woman of "substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a bodily function." It also allows exceptions for fetal abnormalities where a child could not survive outside the womb. "Putting these criminal penalties on here puts a woman's life at risk immediately, because trying to save a woman's life now potentially makes a doctor a criminal," said Rep. Beth Woessel-Kroeschell, D-Ames.

Legislative Outcome:˙Passed House 55-43-3 on 4/5/17; State Rep. Carlin voted YES; Passed Senate 30-20-0 on 4/20; Signed by Gov. Branstad on 5/5.

Source: Des Moines Register analysis of Iowa voting record SF471 , Apr 5, 2017

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