Polling shows 90+% of all Iowans are against late-term abortions near birth (where baby is developed and viable outside of the womb with fully formed organs, beating heart, feeling pain).
Rep. Jacobsen stands strongly against late-term abortions, when the baby is viable for survival outside of the womb. He condemns Democrat votes against the care and treatment of infants born after a failed abortion—that is infanticide. Jon is against the violence of inflicting cruel torture against children in-utero who feel excruciating pain during abortion. Jacobsen knows that abortion ends a beating heart.
Jacobsen opposes funding any abortion organizations who would traffic in human body parts and/or fail to comprehensively perform required reporting against statutory rapists.
Rep. Jacobsen opposes forcing taxpayers (under pain of stiff fines and imprisonment) to fund abortion against their deeply held conscientious religious beliefs, beliefs protected by the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment.
Jacobsen, with other members, introduced “An act relating to the financial exploitation of designated eligible adults, and making an appropriation.” This act defined “eligible adults” as “a person sixty- five years of age or older.” (HSB 574)
With the passage of HSB 574, the state of Iowa would be taking a step to further protect a growing, vital population—older adults.
This bill would allow for:
1) those who interact with older adults and suspect that these elders may be victims of financial exploitation to report this alleged abuse
2) requirements that relevant individuals in financial institutions be trained to recognize and report financial exploitation of older adults
3) relevant individuals to feel secure in making these reports in good faith without fear of retaliation and
4) these individuals to potentially stop exploitation in its process by allowing them to pause transactions in order to investigate, report and notify other parties as necessary about alleged abuse.
Even if this bill cannot prevent all instances of EFE, by allocating money each year to investigate cases of financial exploitation, HSB 574 makes a valiant effort to protect older adults in Iowa from financial destitution and its adverse effects.