Des Moines, Iowa—Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden claimed victory Saturday over incumbent President Donald Trump, paving the way for the country to begin rebuilding reproductive health care and freedoms at the federal level.
The Presidential election became even more critical for Iowa Tuesday after voters in the state re-elected an anti-reproductive health care majority to the Iowa House and Senate. That comes on the heels of Conservative Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority on the court and jeopardizing Roe v. Wade.
President-elect Biden has a long career of fighting for health care and reproductive rights. He led the effort to create the Affordable Care Act, spearheaded the Violence Against Women Act, and strongly supports safe, legal abortion. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as the first woman of color to hold the office, is a champion for women’s health, health care equity and LGBTQ+ rights.
“Voters across the country have spoken and confirmed what we already knew—they are tired of reckless policies that endanger their health and infringe on their freedoms, all to achieve narrow political agendas,” said Erin Davison-Rippey, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa Political Action Committee. “Today’s results restore hope for millions of Americans, including Iowans. With a champion of reproductive rights and health care in the White House, we can begin to repair what was destroyed over the past four years to build a better future for generations to come.”