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Iowa House panels advance gun, abortion constitutional amendments


Cedar Rapids Gazette: Proposals to let Iowans vote to create a state-level Second Amendment and reject a Supreme Court finding of a right to an abortion advanced at the Iowa Statehouse on Tuesday. The proposed amendment relating to the right of Iowans to keep and bear arms — House Study Bill 9 — was approved by both chambers of the Legislature in the previous General Assembly. If approved this year, it could go to voters in 2022. HSB 41, which calls for amending the Iowa Constitution to say it does not recognize, grant or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion, was approved by the Senate last year, but failed in the House. If approved this year and again by the 2023-25 General Assembly, it would go to the voters.

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