Florida Implements Extreme Abortion Ban, Iowa Could Be Next

Today, another extreme abortion ban goes into effect in Florida thanks to Donald Trump, who said that states’ abortion bans are “working very brilliantly.”

This six-week ban comes as Iowans wait to learn the fate of our own abortion ban that Republicans have passed, but is currently tied up in the Iowa Supreme Court. 

“Donald Trump and Iowa Republicans have shown Iowans time and again they don’t trust Iowa women to make their own health care decisions. Between Iowa Republican lawmakers’ determination to push through a six-week abortion ban, and Trump’s latest statement saying he will allow states to monitor women’s pregnancies and prosecute those who violate abortion bans – it’s easy to see how desperately Republicans want to control women and their bodies,” said Iowa Democratic Chair Rita Hart. “Iowa Democrats have stood against these attempts to take away reproductive rights and believe that health care decisions should be left to women and their doctors.” 

While Trump and MAGA Republicans are working to ban abortion access nationwide…

  • Just this week, Trump endorsed allowing states to punish and prosecute women who have an abortion.
  • Trump has said it over and over again: He’ll back a national abortion ban if elected.
  • He “proudly” killed Roe v. Wade and thinks that cruel abortion bans across the country are “working very brilliantly.
  • Trump continues to take credit for overturning Roe and boasts about it any chance he gets.

President Biden and Vice President Harris are fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose by:

  • Calling on Congress to codify the protections of Roe into law, restoring rights women relied on for nearly 50 years
  • Strengthening patient privacy and access to contraception.
  • Supporting a woman’s right to travel for medical care.
  • Promising to veto a national abortion ban and affirming that, if given a Democratic Congress, they will restore the protections of Roe in federal law once and for all.