For Immediate Release: September 26, 2017
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Sens. Ernst and Grassley Pushed Unpopular Plan Despite Devastating Consequences for Iowa Families

Today, the GOP’s latest effort to take away healthcare from millions of Americans failed to garner enough support to move forward in the U.S. Senate. In response to the failure of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, Cari Sagar, NARAL Iowa State Director, released the following statement:

“The latest GOP attempt to take away healthcare from families across Iowa has failed, no thanks to Senators Grassley and Ernst. Senators Grassley and Ernst have made it clear that their top priority is to take away our healthcare for their own political gain, no matter the devastating cost to Iowa’s women and families. Today we celebrate the fact that Grassley and Ernst have failed in their most recent scheme to take away our healthcare. NARAL members across Iowa made their voices heard to defeat this unpopular bill and will continue to hold these out-of-touch politicians accountable for their fringe agenda.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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