"Reproductive rights have been under attack since Roe passed and it’s only gotten worse. I don’t think people realize what is going to happen if we go back. And that it will happen fast if Roe is overturned. I’ve lived in Iowa without access to safe, legal abortion, and I never, ever want anyone to have to go through that again."
The 2021 Iowa Legislative Session started today and within 35 minutes of gaveling into session, leadership attacked safe, legal abortion. With a pandemic ravaging our communities and a violent insurrection threatening our democracy, anti-choice legislators chose to attack reproductive health care. Again.
“It’s unacceptable that instead of focusing on Iowans’ urgent needs during this global pandemic, anti-abortion politicians are attacking Iowans' health care on the first day they are back at the capitol,” said Jamie Burch Elliott, Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Advocates of 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.
Iowa Republicans who oppose reproductive freedom will maintain their control at the statehouse and gain seats in Congress, putting reproductive rights and health care in the state at risk.
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Statement from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
The future of health care and LGBTQ, abortion and equality rights—everything Ruth Bader Ginsberg spent her entire career advancing and protecting—are at stake with this nomination. Our elected officials should respect her last wishes to wait and install a replacement after inauguration, instead of putting divisive politics ahead of human decency and doing the right thing.
In the wake of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, people are coming together to protect her legacy, progress, and to defend her last wish—that her seat on the Supreme Court is not filled until after Inauguration Day.