Bishops ask President for clemency for Dustin Honken

The following is a letter sent by the Iowa Catholic bishops asking for clemency for Dustin Honken. He is scheduled to be the first Iowan executed since the 1960's.   July 1, 2020 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Trump: Dustin Lee Honken was convicted [...]

Death penalty bills fail

Bills to bring back the death penalty in Iowa have failed to advance.  Keep an eye on our Action Center at www.votervoice.net/icc/home for any action alerts if proposals "come back to life". Click here to download a quick fact sheet on the issue. The Catholic bishops of Iowa have issued a statement in opposition to the [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Death Penalty, Human Life and Dignity, Issues, News, News and Legislative Updates|Comments Off on Death penalty bills fail

Iowa bishops oppose death penalty – Feb. 6, 2018

2018 statement on death penalty final We speak in opposition to the use of the death penalty in any form and to its possible reinstatement in Iowa. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church last fall, Pope Francis said the death penalty is, in itself, “contrary to the Gospel, because a [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Death Penalty, Human Life and Dignity, Issues, News, News and Legislative Updates, Policy Briefs|Comments Off on Iowa bishops oppose death penalty – Feb. 6, 2018

Bills introduced to bring back the death penalty

While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring it out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty [...]

By |January 20th, 2018|Death Penalty, Human Life and Dignity, Issues, News, News and Legislative Updates|Comments Off on Bills introduced to bring back the death penalty