The Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders conducted a poll of 500 likely Iowan voters on the Protect Life Amendment to the Iowa Constitution, resulting in a near tie on the issue.

This poll comes after the Iowa Supreme court’s 2018 decision in Planned Parenthood V. Reynolds that held that Reynold’s act, which would create new prerequisites for physicians when performing an abortion, violated both the equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution because said restrictions “are not narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest of the state”, according to

Opposition and support for the Protect Life Amendment to the Iowa Constitution revealed a 45 to 47 percent with a margin of error of 4.38 percent. 

Poll respondents had the chance to hear arguments in favor of the Iowa amendment, resulting in 50-40 percent of voters favoring said legislation.

The poll also reflected that a large majority of Iowans want to vote on the Protect Life Amendment, where 81% of Iowans indicated they believe there should be legal limits on abortion.  

“This poll affirms what we have known for months,” said Maggie DeWitte, executive director of Iowans for Life and chair of the Coalition.

“When Iowans have the opportunity to understand what’s at stake and what the amendment is actually about – protecting babies’ lives from efforts to legalize abortion to the day of birth and forcing Iowans to pay for it – they support the Protect Life Amendment. Everyday Iowans do not want unelected, activist judges turning our state into an extremist abortion destination.”