Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the state Heartbeat Bill into law today, legally protecting unborn babies in Iowa whose beating hearts can be detected.
"We thank Gov. Reynolds and the leaders in the Iowa State Senate and House who worked tirelessly to keep hearts beating," said Janet Porter, President of Faith2Action, who authored the nation's first Heartbeat Bills at the state and federal level.
"We call on Speaker Paul Ryan to follow Iowa's lead and call an immediate floor vote on the federal Heartbeat Bill (H.R. 490), now with 171 co-sponsors--more than any pro-life bill in Congress," declared Porter.
Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay testified for the Iowa Heartbeat Bill in committee and has been leading the team fighting for passage of the federal Heartbeat Bill in Washington, sponsored by Congressman Steve King, from Iowa. "Leaving Congress without ending abortion is my biggest regret--a regret Speaker Ryan doesn't have to have," said DeLay.
"Speaker Ryan can call for a floor vote to end abortion for every baby whose heartbeat can be heard right now--there's nothing stopping him," stated DeLay.
DeLay also offered advice to the Speaker and the Republicans in Congress: "Nothing will bring out the Republican base in the midterm elections more than keeping your pro-life promises by passing the federal Heartbeat Bill." Leader Delay was fully exonerated from every trumped-up charge against him.
In the last two weeks, more than 300,000 faxes were sent to Speaker Ryan, leadership, and members of Congress calling for a vote of the federal Heartbeat Bill. Porter stated, "There are more states who will soon introduce and pass Heartbeat Bills. It's common sense--to ignore a fetal heartbeat is to deny science."
Here is the FAX message which has already been delivered more than 300,000 times: