After Iowa Republicans passed the most extreme abortion ban in the country in the dead of night, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement:
“Last night, we saw Republican leadership at its worst. Rather than tackling the toughest issues facing our state, the GOP decided to pass a knowingly-unconstitutional bill in the dead of night that will do nothing but put the health care of Iowa women at risk.
“This bill is about serving the extreme, conservative interests that fill their campaign accounts, not about protecting Iowa children or Iowa women. It’s about a fundamental disrespect for our Constitution and women and doctors in our country. With this vote, Republicans have made our state more extreme than Mississippi or Kentucky.
“The heartbreaking, human consequences of this ridiculous partisan game will stain the legacy of the Republicans’ short-lived leadership of the legislature.
“Iowans want leaders who will fight for them, not extreme special interests.
“Democrats will never back down from fighting for greater economic security, better jobs, better education, and better health care – especially reproductive health for women – and that is why Iowans will trust us with their votes in November.”