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.
This month, learn more about the courts’ role in the fight for reproductive rights, spread the word about the threats that lie ahead, and bring friends into this fight so we can stand together and defeat the vocal minority trying to control our bodies.
On September 1, Texas’s extreme abortion ban went into effect as reproductive and sexual rights advocates from across the country watched in horror. Iowans responded with advocacy and resistance, many choosing to put pen to paper to fight for safe and legal abortion.
Abortion is legal, so why does it always feel like this is not the case? The reality for many Americans is that while abortion is indeed legal, it remains largely inaccessible. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) addresses this at the federal level.