Senate File 471 S-3142 Amend Senate File 471 as follows: 1 1. By striking everything after the enacting clause 2 and inserting: 3 < Section 1. NEW SECTION . 1.19 Rights and 4 protections beginning at conception —— construction. 5 1. The sovereign state of Iowa recognizes that life 6 is valued and protected from the moment of conception, 7 and each life, from that moment, is accorded the same 8 rights and protections guaranteed to all persons by the 9 Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of 10 the State of Iowa, and the laws of this state. 11 2. This section shall not be construed to create 12 or recognize a right to an abortion, to impose civil 13 or criminal liability on a woman upon whom an abortion 14 is performed, or to prohibit the use of any means of 15 contraception. 16 3. For the purposes of this section: 17 a. “Abortifacient” means a method of inhibiting the 18 development of a human pregnancy at any stage following 19 conception. 20 b. “Abortion” means as defined in section 146.1. 21 c. “Conception” means the process of combining the 22 male gamete, or sperm, with the female gamete, or ovum, 23 resulting in a fertilized ovum or zygote. 24 d. “Contraception” means a method of inhibiting the 25 development of a human pregnancy at any stage prior 26 to conception. “Contraception” does not include an 27 abortifacient. 28 Sec. 2. APPELLATE JURISDICTION. The Iowa supreme 29 court shall not have appellate jurisdiction over the 30 provisions of this Act. 31 Sec. 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any provision 32 of this Act or its application to any person or 33 circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not 34 affect other provisions or application of this Act 35 -1- SF471.1254 (2) 87 pf/nh 1/ 2 #1.
which can be given effect without the invalid provision 1 or application, and to this end the provisions of this 2 Act are severable. 3 Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being 4 deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon 5 enactment. > 6 2. Title page, by striking line 1 and inserting 7 < An Act relating to the protection of life beginning 8 at conception, and > 9 ______________________________ JAKE CHAPMAN -2- SF471.1254 (2) 87 pf/nh 2/ 2 #2.