Since Republicans took control of the Iowa Legislature in 2016, the attacks on sexual and reproductive health and rights have been relentless.
Isa is a Planned Parenthood volunteer and Speakers Bureau member. They were a member of the Drake University GenAction chapter, working on LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights issues with their peers. Isa now works to inform candidates about sex education, abortion access, and the importance of funding for Planned Parenthood.
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The law, which would have mandated at least a 24-hour delay in accessing abortion services after an unnecessary additional visit to a health center, will be blocked while the court considers Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the State.
As Pride month comes to a close, we look back on the month of June as one that pushed us, challenged us, and called us to do more. We must never forget that Pride began as an act of protest by a Black trans woman. That protest continues.
The law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, many who must take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.
June Medical Services v. Russo not only threatens access to care, it also brings up the issue of “third-party standing” and whether it is applicable in abortion cases. If the Court rules that physicians and health centers no longer have “third-party standing,” it will make it much more difficult for unnecessary abortion restrictions to be challenged in the courts.
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In the dead of night and without any public input, these leaders spent the final hours of the 2020 legislative session pushing through a 24-hour waiting period for Iowans who are getting an abortion. They took this action even though legislators received thousands of phone calls and emails this session from constituents in support of sexual and reproductive freedom.