Following national press reports of a letter signed by Iowa State Attorney General Brenna Bird threatening to bring legal action against pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens that mail prescribed medication, specifically mifepristone, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rita Hart released the following statement:

“Kim Reynolds’ ultimate goal is to ban abortion in our state. When Brenna Bird quietly signed on to this letter full of thoroughly debunked inaccuracies, she set a dangerous precedent and signaled that she doesn’t understand that her job is not to be a lackey for Kim Reynolds.”

“The majority of Iowans believe that abortion should be legal, and our leaders should respect and protect our reproductive freedoms.”

“We need to ensure that Iowans have access to the full spectrum of reproductive care, from birth control to abortion to pregnancy and postpartum care – not inject shame, stigma, or sanctions into personal health care decisions.”