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Out of control Republicans attack funding for Planned Parenthood

Iowa's budget bill bans PPHeartland from participating in the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP), and Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services program (CAPP).

May 3, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa's unconstitutional 6-week abortion ban advances to Gov. Reynolds

In an apparent race to pass the most extreme abortion ban in the nation, Iowa lawmakers advanced the so-called fetal ‘heartbeat’ bill late Tuesday night.

May 2, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa House to debate ban on safe, legal abortion

The Iowa House is scheduled to debate SF 359, an unconstitutional bill that would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, on Tuesday, May 1.

April 30, 2018 • Iowa

PPVI PAC Announces Robust Lineup of Gubernatorial Speakers at Vote. Win.  Kickoff

Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa PAC (PPVI PAC) is pleased to announce seven gubernatorial candidates are confirmed to speak on their plans to improve reproductive and sexual health in Iowa at the Vote. Win. Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, April 10.

March 30, 2018 • Iowa

House Republicans scheme to advance unconstitutional ban on abortion

Despite what ranking Iowa Representatives reported yesterday, far-right members of the House Human Resources Committee have advanced a dangerous ban on abortion by adding the unpopular and unconstitutional policy as an amendment to SF 359, a bill that regulates the use of fetal tissue.

March 14, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa Senate passes bill to harm women’s lives by making abortion illegal, unsafe

The Iowa Senate has voted along party lines 30-20 to pass the bill that would make abortion functionally illegal after six weeks – an extreme move that defies all medical and legal standards of women’s reproductive health and constitutional rights.

Feb. 28, 2018 • Iowa

Lawmakers introduce yet another bill to regulate Iowa uteruses

The Iowa Senate and House have introduced a pair of bills that would outlaw nearly all abortion in the state by making it illegal to terminate a pregnancy the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected – before a woman might even know she is pregnant.

Feb. 5, 2018 • Iowa