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Iowa

Grade

Iowa's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

91 percent of Iowa counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Terry Branstad (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Iowa House is anti-choice.
  • The Iowa Senate is pro-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Iowa has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Iowa allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Iowa restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Iowa law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Iowa prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Iowa law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Iowa provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Iowa restricts post-viability abortion.
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