Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Terry Branstad (R) is anti-choice.
- The Iowa House is anti-choice.
- The Iowa Senate is pro-choice.
Iowa has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Iowa allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Iowa restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Iowa law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Iowa prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
Iowa law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Iowa provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Iowa restricts post-viability abortion.