A local Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would outlaw abortion and allow prosecution of doctors in Iowa. State Rep. Tom Shaw says he's trying to protect human life, whether "you're a zygote, an infant, a teenager or an adult.'' The bill he introduced Wednesday would prohibit abortion from the moment of conception:
Doctors who perform abortions could be charged with murder. The bill's prospects in the House are unclear, and it likely would face problems in the Senate, where Democrats hold a majority.