Anti-choice lawmakers are at it again, this time led by Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun. Zaun is that special kind of guy who apparently believes that women can’t be trusted to make decisions about our bodies. Especially if we are unmarried. That’s what mom and dad are for!
State Sen. Zaun is a sponsor of some particularly gross bills in Iowa that would grant the parents of an unmarried woman the right to prevent a woman from choosing to have an abortion, no matter her age. And it gives similar rights to the man who impregnated her.
Oh, and one of these bills would put abortion providers behind bars for providing abortion care after 20 weeks, and doesn’t even include an exception for rape or incest survivors. So there’s that
All this coming from a guy who, according to Iowa police reports, harassed his ex-girlfriend by traveling to her home in the middle of the night to pound on her windows, and call her a slut.
This isn’t State Sen. Zaun’s first try to radically restrict access to abortion care. He has sponsored bills that would ban insurance plans from providing coverage for abortion care and sponsored an extreme bill that would have made abortion and common forms of birth control illegal.
If anyone deserved the Dirty, Rotten, Sexist Scoundrel award, it’s you, Brad. Congrats!