Today the Iowa Supreme Court declared unconstitutional an Iowa law that would have 1) required women to make a second, medically unnecessary clinic appointment and 2) then wait at least 72 hours after that appointment to finally receive abortion services.
The organization is investing in state leadership teams within a new regional affiliate serving Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Today women’s rights advocates filed a lawsuit in Polk County District Court, requesting that the court block Iowa’s newest abortion law. That law would ban most abortions at around six weeks—before many women even know they’re pregnant. It would be the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will file a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds, should she sign the 6-week abortion ban into law.
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).
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.
The Iowa House is scheduled to debate SF 359, a bill that would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, on Tuesday, May 1.
Governor Ricketts’ proposed budget, which is intended to prevent Title X patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood, advanced through final reading in the Legislature.
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