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Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Choice Law

The Iowa Supreme Court struck down the state's telemedicine abortion ban, which made it harder for women in rural areas to access abortion care.

Grade

Iowa's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

85 percent of Iowa counties have no abortion clinic

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

Insurance Coverage for Contraception

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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