Statehouse Republicans Advance Resolution for Constitutional Amendment on Abortion

Jan 16, 2020

Courtesy the National Weather Service, Sioux Falls, SD

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 A resolution that declares there is no right to an abortion was introduced today by Iowa Republican legislative leaders. It’s a move in the first week of the session guaranteed to prompt heated debate.

The proposed constitutional amendment is a response to a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling striking down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion. In that ruling, the court said the state constitution guarantees women the freedom to make their own health decisions, including whether to have an abortion.

The resolution has passed out a subcommittee, and it is now moving full committee for consideration. 

Snow and ice are on the way for Siouxland. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says a major band of snow will make its way to Siouxland during the early morning hours tomorrow.

There will be gusty winds and Sioux City will likely see snow before 4 a.m. then freezing rain by 5 a.m. and a combination of the two by 8 a.m.”

Sioux City could see as much as 3 to 4 inches of new snow from this system. Northern parts of Siouxland, like Spencer and Lake Okoboji, will likely receive 4 to 6 inches of the white stuff.

The City of South Sioux City will be declaring a snow emergency, beginning on Friday.