Iowa Constitutional Amendment Explained
By Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa | Feb. 12, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Iowans’ right to abortion is on the line. The long fight to keep our right to abortion starts now.
A bill that would amend Iowa’s Constitution to take away the right to abortion passed its first hurdle this year. For the first time in our state’s history, an amendment to the Iowa Constitution removes basic rights instead of protecting them. By proposing this amendment, Iowa politicians are laying the groundwork to ban abortion if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned.
We have a long fight ahead of us to keep abortion rights in Iowa, and your voice is needed every step of the way.
Keep contacting your senator. We need to make it clear that Iowans will not stand for politicians interfering in our right to make private medical decisions.
How the Constitutional Amendment Works
The constitutional amendment process spans several years, meaning this fight will be a long one.
Iowans Need Health Care
Politicians have no business interfering with Iowans’ health care. Deciding when to have a family is a private decision and should be made between an individual, their doctor, their family and their faith. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us every rip in the cloth of our health care system, and Iowa is no exception. Now more than ever, we need solutions that improve the health of Iowans and protect their right to make the reproductive health care decisions that are the best for their unique situation.
We need to keep fighting to move forward. We won’t go back to an Iowa without safe, legal abortion. We need to expand access to sexual and reproductive health care. That’s why we’ll be fighting this constitutional amendment every step of the way.
We need your help. Sign up to volunteer to join a special group of volunteers who are in it for this years-long fight.