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Iowa Religious Freedom Bill (HF 2273)

This law was last updated on Nov 15, 2020

This law is Anti–Choice




HF 2273




Feb 7, 2020


Religious Freedom, Religious Imposition

Full Bill Text

This proposed law would allow persons to use religion as a basis to refuse to perform an abortion on the grounds that it violates a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.

The “sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions” covered by HF 2273 include that marriage should be between a man and woman, life begins at the moment of conception, and that gender and sex are both decided at birth.

A person may assert an actual or threatened violation under this proposed law as a claim or defense in any judicial or  administrative proceeding and obtain compensatory damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or any other appropriate relief. 

The bill includes a severability provision, which provides that if any portion of this bill is invalidate, that invalidation will not affect the remaining provisions.

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Primary Sponsor

Rep. Sandy Salmon

Rep. Dean Fisher

Rep. Tedd Gassman

Rep. Jeff Shipley

Rep. Skyler Wheeler

Rep. David Kerr

Rep. Thomas Gerhold

Rep. Jon Jacobsen