Iowa Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott Responds to Iowa Supreme Court Hearing on 6-Week Abortion Ban

Des Moines – Iowa state Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s Iowa Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of a Republican-passed state law banning abortion after 6 weeks. 

Trone Garriott, D-West Des Moines, is the ranking member on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Democratic Whip: 

“Despite years of legal precedent and wide public support across political affiliations for reproductive freedom in Iowa, an extreme faction of anti-choice Republicans won’t stop until they have a total ban on abortion. 

“The tactics change, but the goals remain the same: a small group of politicians are obsessed with denying essential healthcare and stripping away fundamental freedoms for Iowans. 

“Senate Democrats trust Iowans to make their own choices about their own bodies and their own futures. Politicians have no business in the doctor’s office interfering with private medical decisions.”

Following today’s oral arguments, the Court has until June 30th to issue a majority decision in the case, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc., et al., v. Reynolds. The hearing can be viewed online at the Iowa Court’s YouTube page.  

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