Jay Waagmeester

Jay Waagmeester

Jay Waagmeester is an intern with the Iowa Capital Dispatch and is currently a senior majoring in journalism and marketing at Iowa State University.

Iowa Capitol special session.

Iowa lawmakers pass legislation to outlaw most abortions after 6 weeks

By: and - July 12, 2023

The Republican-controlled Iowa legislature, in a daylong special legislative session, passed legislation late Tuesday to outlaw most abortions in Iowa after six weeks of gestation. The House adjourned just after 9 p.m. Tuesday after sending House File 732 to the Senate with a vote of 56-34. Rep. Zach Dieken, R-Granville, and Rep. Mark Cisneros, R-Muscatine, […]