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We Won't Go Back: Crossing State Lines for an Abortion

"We had done everything we could to prevent another pregnancy while we were still settling into our newly expanded family. Some people want you to feel like this is a horrible decision. It was the right thing for our family. And it was a relief."

Jan. 22, 2021

House Committee Passes Unpopular Constitutional Amendment, Paving Way to Ban Abortion

In a hastily scheduled meeting, lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee today passed a proposed amendment to the Iowa constitution that would strip Iowans of their right to safe and legal abortion, setting the measure up for a vote in the full House.

Jan. 20, 2021

Tell the House Judiciary Committee: We Won't Go Back

We won't go back to an Iowa without safe, legal abortion. Email the members of the House Judiciary committee now and tell them DO NOT pass this legislation out of committee.

Jan. 19, 2021

Subcommittee Passes Unpopular Constitutional Amendment, Paving Way to Ban Abortion

This morning, the Iowa House Judiciary Subcommittee passed legislation to take away Iowans’ constitutional right to safe and legal abortion. If enacted, the amendment would clear the way for the state to restrict or ban safe, legal abortions.

Jan. 19, 2021

We Won’t Go Back: Abortion Access in Iowa

"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."

Jan. 13, 2021

We’re Ready: 2021 Iowa Legislative Session

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.

Jan. 11, 2021

Statement: Politicians attack abortion in first 35 minutes of legislative session

“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.

Jan. 11, 2021

Biden and Harris Claim Victory, Putting Reproductive Rights Champions Back in the Oval Office

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.

Nov. 7, 2020

Iowa Election Results Could Impact Iowans’ Reproductive Freedom

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.  

Nov. 4, 2020