• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Iowa Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Near Total Abortion Ban

June 28, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Iowa Supreme Court ruled to uphold the state’s extreme, near total abortion ban, vastly restricting access for millions of women in Iowa who could previously receive abortion care up to 22 weeks while the case was being considered in the courts. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the ruling:
“Last night, Donald Trump said that he wanted to leave abortion to the states. This is what that reality looks like. Trump and extreme Republicans will use whatever means necessary to fully ban abortion and eradicate our rights. Women’s rights shouldn’t be at the mercy of the courts and politicians. The only way to fully restore these rights is to secure pro-choice majorities at every level of the ballot. We can do that by electing  Democratic, pro-choice women like Iowa state Rep. Christina Bohannan (IA-01) who will fight back against these horrifying bans and cement protections for abortion access into law.”
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