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Vote to keep abortion and birth control legal in Iowa.

Iowa is at risk in the wake of the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. States now have the power to ban abortions even in the case of rape or incest. Our rights and access to reproductive health care depend on elected leaders at all levels of government.

Vote for Heather Matson and other Planned Parenthood champions up and down the ballot.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Champions on Your Ballot

Deidre DeJear for Governor

Deidre DeJear is the only candidate in the governor's race that is fiercely committed to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom. In addition to her promise to codify the right to abortion in Iowa, DeJear has pledged to restore public funds for family planning services, ensure access to age-appropriate, medically accurate, research-informed sex education, increase access to birth control, expand reproductive and sexual health services in rural areas, and establish paid parental leave provisions in the state. 

DeJear for Iowa website

Heather Matson for House District 42

Heather is a proven champion for reproductive and sexual health care at the Capitol. During her previous term in the Iowa House, Matson wrote the bill to restore critical funding to trusted health care providers across the state.1 She was a leader in speaking out against attacks on sex education and abortion access. Heather Matson will protect abortion access and expand reproductive freedom for all Iowans because she believes "fundamentally, reproductive health care is intensely personal, and all Iowans have the right to make these decisions for ourselves in consultation with our doctors, not politicians.”2

1.  Iowa Legislature Bill Book 2. Heather Matson for Iowa House Website

Todd Brady for Senate District 21

Todd Brady began his run for office to put public service over politics. This philosophy guides his approach to reproductive freedom as well. As your next state senator, Brady will be a fierce advocate for sexual and reproductive health at the Capitol. He pledges to fight for all Iowans to ensure they keep their right to abortion. His commitment to reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy is clear: "I am, and will always be, a fierce advocate for reproductive rights, and I will continue that fight in the State Senate."

Todd Brady for Iowa State Senate 8.12.2022

Garrett Gobble, A Threat to Reproductive Freedom

Garrett Gobble voted for the unpopular constitutional amendment that would pave the path for extreme politicians to further restrict abortion in our state.1 He supports a total abortion ban in Iowa with exceptions for rape and incest.2 Under this type of ban, people would literally have to be violated before they are granted autonomy over their bodies and futures.

1. Iowa Legislative Bill Book 5.18.2022 2. Iowa Right to Life Voter Guide Gobble Photo: Edited to grey scale from Gobble for IA House Facebook page.

The Stakes

Control of Iowans’ bodies is on the ballot this November. Politicians will have more say over our sexual and reproductive health care than we do, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, obliterating federal protections to abortion. State legislators will decide whether to ban abortion.

Abortion is still legal in Iowa, but we are going to have to fight like hell to keep it that way. We must elect leaders up and down the ballot that will fight for sexual and reproductive health care—including abortion—for all Iowans. 

Vote for Reproductive and Sexual Health Champions by Nov. 8

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