For Immediate Release: April 18, 2012
Iowa GOP Chairman Applauds Iowa House on Passing
Amendment Banning Taxpayer Funded Abortions
DES MOINES â€“ Today Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker released the following statement in response to the passage of HR-8489, which prohibits state money from being used to finance abortions.
â€œMany Iowans, including myself, are morally opposed to abortion. It is simply wrong to force an individual to finance something that is against his or her conscience,â€ said Chairman Spiker.
â€œ As Thomas Jefferson once said, â€˜to compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.â€™
â€œI applaud the Iowa House for standing up not only for life but for all Iowans who are morally opposed to their tax dollars being used for abortions.â€
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