A 2020 Democratic congressional candidate was recently revealed to be on the payroll of two Chinese Communist Party-linked companies while running in the state of Iowa. The financial disclosures of Rita Hart, who lost the race in Iowa’s 2nd District by just six votes to Mariannette Miller-Meeks, reveal she received $3,180 from Confucius International Education Group (CIEG) and $2,135 from Pangaea International Academy. CIEG created a school in Iowa that took in Chinese foreign-exchange students after their one-year programs ended, so they could remain in the U.S. The financial ties also come on the heels of Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell
Rita Hart, a Democratic House candidate, called for a recount in her district where she alleges “several recording errors critically changed the direction of the race.” Hart, who lost the Iowa district to her Republican counterpart with a razor-thin margin of 6 votes, did not extend her call, for recounts and audits, however, to the presidential race. In a video posted to Twitter, she outlines how she decided “to challenge the latest vote totals before the U.S. House of Representatives.” “After looking into the options available to make sure all the votes are counted, it’s clear that the state of
Iowa Republican primary candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ declared she was “pro-choice” in 2018, the latest evidence to corroborate her weak record on abortion. It’s further proof that Miller-Meeks’ alleged pro-life stance is mere politicking for votes, clarifying why voters in Iowa can’t trust the three-time congressional race loser to protect the unborn. “I am pro-choice, but it’s a very sensitive issue,” she revealed at a 2018 Ottumwa League of Women Voters candidate forum. The forum centered on if Miller-Meeks or her primary challenger would repeal a bill banning abortions in light of fetal heartbeat detection. “Ultimately as a doctor and a
2018 was certainly a year of victory for the pro-life movement. As the year draws to a close and we look back on what took place, pro-lifers across the country have cause for celebration. Here are 2018’s top five pro-life victories: 1.) Pro-abortion senators lose their seats in the midterms. A markedly positive outcome from the roller coaster of the 2018 midterms was the number of pro-abortion U.S. senators that lost their races. Politicians such as Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will not be returning to Congress in January, which is good news for the unborn. 2.)
Iowa’s recently enacted Heartbeat Bill is one of the most forceful pro-life pieces of legislation in the United States, prohibiting almost all abortions once a heartbeat can be detected. However, the future of the new law is fuzzy after a judge granted a temporary injunction halting it from being enforced. The injunction comes in response to a lawsuit questioning the law’s constitutionality. At a hearing on Friday, District Court Judge Michael Huppert stated that the temporary injunction he was granting would be in place while the suit continued. “That resolves the uncertainty so that women in Iowa don’t have to
The state of Iowa just made headlines with the passage and signing of the “Heartbeat Bill,” a piece of legislation that will ban the majority of abortions within the state. “I understand that not everyone will agree with this decision,” stated Governor Kim Reynolds. “But if death is determined when a heart stops beating, then doesn’t a beating heart indicate life? For me, it is immoral to stop an innocent beating heart.” The new law will prohibit all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, giving it the distinction of being the most restrictive abortion ban in the U.S.
The state of Iowa is currently on the brink of a massive pro-life victory as the Iowa House of Representatives takes up the recently passed Senate File 2281, also referred to as The Heartbeat Bill, for consideration. SF2281 is an act “relating to the prerequisites for and prohibition against an abortion related to the testing for, and following the detection of, a fetal heartbeat, providing for a repeal, and providing penalties.” This bill was passed by the Iowa Senate on February 28th, with 30 voting for and 20 voting against. It was immediately sent to the state House for consideration.
Nicole Russell, writing for the Washington Examiner, reports on a stunning ruling in favor of religious liberty from an Iowa federal court which ordered the University of Iowa to cease discriminating against religious student groups. There are over 500 student groups on the University of Iowa’s campus, among them a club called Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) which requires its leadership to believe in Christian values. It was this rule that got them kicked off of the university’s campus last year. The original offense was taken because a gay student tried to obtain a leadership position in BLinC and was rejected.