Amendments a 'war on women,' Democrats say
Democrats and Republicans clashed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday in one of the most stinging rounds of political debate so far this session.
One Republican proposal would have required welfare recipients to undergo random drug tests. Another would have applied that same requirement of a parent who accepts child support if an ex-partner demanded and paid for the tests.
A third would have yanked all state money for women’s health services at any organization that performs abortions, which is most directly targeted at Planned Parenthood.
Each was either rejected by Democrats or withdrawn by Republicans after heated debate and a clear sense that the amendment had little chance of passage.