The law, which would have mandated at least a 24-hour delay in accessing abortion services after an unnecessary additional visit to a health center, will be blocked while the court considers Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the State.
Law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, requiring many to take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Law Requiring Hospital Admitting Privileges, Upholds Access to Abortion
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges, a medically unnecessary mandate that would drastically diminish access to safe, legal abortion.
Planned Parenthood and ACLU File Lawsuit To Block Law
Requiring a 24-hour Mandatory Delay and Additional Appointment
For Iowans Seeking Abortions
The law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, many who must take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.
In the dead of night and without any public input, these leaders spent the final hours of the 2020 legislative session pushing through a 24-hour waiting period for Iowans who are getting an abortion. They took this action even though legislators received thousands of phone calls and emails this session from constituents in support of sexual and reproductive freedom.
Statement from Erin Davisson-Ripey, Planned Parenthood North Central States Iowa Executive Director, on New STI data
The Iowa Department of Health recently released data showing that the incidence of dangerous sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Iowa continues to increase since lawmakers excluded Planned Parenthood from the state’s family planning program.
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