A Senate subcommittee in Iowa advanced a measure that would grant $2 million in taxpayer money to so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), fake health centers that prey on pregnant people to manipulate and prevent them from accessing abortion care.
Self-care is what keeps activists going when the going gets tough. It is the all-encompassing term for anything and everything that revitalizes us for the fight that lays ahead. It is the active practice of showing yourself the love and grace you so easily provide others. With so much at stake, this isn’t easy. We must make space for ourselves to re-invigorate our activism.
Des Moines, IA—An Iowa House subcommittee Wednesday advanced a measure that would place additional medically unnecessary restrictions on medication abortions in Iowa.
As they have done for years, politicians in Iowa are expected to further advance a narrow ideology that does not reflect the will of Iowans by attacking sexual and reproductive health and equity.
Alongside our partners, we are prepared to fight for health, safety, equity, and reproductive freedom in Iowa. Let's break down some of the attacks we may see in the 2022 Legislative Session.
Ending the stigma and sparking change: How to talk to your friends and family about comprehensive sex education
How do we make comprehensive sex education a reality for everyone? We start by talking about it with our friends and family. By starting conversations about sex ed, we can make others aware of the current gaps in sex ed standards in our state, talk about its benefits, and empower others to take action. Talking about sex education also helps end the stigma and shame surrounding it.
This month, you can take action by supporting the case for Planned Parenthood, making space for talking about sex education, and demanding legislators draw fair voting maps.
Pro-Reproductive Rights Groups Join Together to Emphasize Far-Reaching Support for Reproductive Freedoms
As Iowans have watched Texas implement the most extreme abortion ban in the country’s history, advocates and supporters are uniting to protect safe and legal abortion in Iowa, a fundamental right currently recognized by the state constitution.
How many of us even remember learning the incredibly important role of the courts beyond the phrases checks and balances or separation of powers? The courts—and particularly the Supreme Court of the United States—feel very distant from the lives of average Americans but they hold the power to determine the fate of American reality.