Iowa Bill Restricting Use of Public Funds for Abortion (HF 235)
This law was last updated on May 5, 2017
HF 235 would prohibit public funds from being expended for the purpose of providing abortions.
The bill would prohibit health-care services furnished by or in a health-care facility owned or operated by the state or local government or by an individual employed by the state or a local government entity from including the provision of abortions.
Additionally, the bill provides that any amount paid by an individual or an entity during a taxable year for an abortion or as premiums for health-care coverage that includes coverage for abortion would not be tax deductible.
This bill would not apply to an abortion when the pregnant patient suffers from a physical illness that would place the patient in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.