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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 Senator Sarah Trone Garroitt 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

Sarah Trone Garriott for Senate District 14

Senator Sarah Trone Garriott is a proven champion for reproductive and sexual health care. She is a leader at the Capitol and will continue to protect abortion access and expand reproductive freedom for all Iowans for generations to come. She believes "it is a fundamental right to make decisions about one’s own reproductive health care. A small group of state legislators should never be able to take away that right." Her commitment to reproductive freedom and leadership in the legislature is critical to keep abortion safe and legal in Iowa.  

State Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott 1.22.2022 

Sonya Heitshusen for House District 28

Sonya Heitshusen is an advocate for sexual and reproductive health care. She will fight to keep private medical decisions between a patient and their doctor. She has committed to fight any legislation that would further restrict access to abortion in our state. 

Sonya for Iowa website

Jake Chapman, A Threat to Reproductive Freedom

Jake Chapman is as extreme as it gets. While Iowans fretted over the future to abortion access, Jake Chapman celebrated the overturn of Roe v. Wade.He is a leader among the Iowa politicians determined to ban abortion in Iowa. He has introduced legislation that would criminalize abortion and classify this essential health care as a hate crime.2 He supports banning abortion without exceptions for rape or incest.

In addition to his extreme views on abortion, Chapman has voted against legislation that would make birth control more accessible3 and opposed legislation to establish workplace accommodations for pregnant people. 4

1. Jake Chapman Facebook 6.24.2022 2. Iowa Legislature Bill Book SD 2284 3. State of Iowa Senate Journal 2.29.2016 4. Iowa Legislature Bill Book SD 2252 Chapman Photo: Edited to grey scale from Jake for Iowa 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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