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Iowans for Health Liberty: “Speaker Mike Johnson Jeopardizes the Lives of Iowans”

Iowans for Health Liberty is deeply disappointed that every member of the Iowa delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives voted to elect Rep. Mike Johnson (R- LA) to the position of Speaker of the House. Rep. Johnson is an extremist who supports a nationwide ban on abortion.  As Speaker of the House, Rep. Johnson will jeopardize the lives of Iowa women and the wellbeing of their families.

Exceptions In Abortion Ban Don’t Protect Mothers

Dr. Amy Bingaman knows there may come a time in the near future when she might have to choose between her Iowa medical license or the life of a pregnant person she is treating.

“I could never imagine letting a woman die on my watch when I could intervene,” Bingaman said. “The problem is to do the right thing for a patient and then have to worry about someone taking my medical license. It’s not the way anyone wants to practice medicine.”

We’re Physicians. We Want to Care for Women, and Abortion Bans Hurt Them

Dr. Andrea Greiner wrote an Op-Ed that was published in the Des Moines Register on July 14, 2023, in opposition to the proposed abortion restrictions in Iowa. She wrote from the point of view of OBGYN physicians who value “advocacy for women before, during and after pregnancy by promoting their reproductive choices.” Abortion restrictions jeopardize the health of women. She pointed to maternal outcomes in Texas and Ireland where abortion restrictions resulted in worse outcomes for complicated pregnancies, including maternal death.