Planned Parenthood and ACLU of Iowa Statement on Iowa Women Once Again Being Able to Access Essential Abortion Services
Joint Statement from Sarah Stoesz, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States, Rita Bettis Austen, Legal Director for ACLU of Iowa and the Emma Goldman Clinic on today’s order from Johnson County court:
“Today, the Court entered an order by agreement of the parties that allows physicians to treat abortion the same as other procedures and allows them to make a case-by-case determination for each patient. Therefore, Planned Parenthood and the Emma Goldman Clinic will resume seeing patients for in-clinic procedures, in compliance with Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proclamation.”
We are all hoping for the quick end to this pandemic crisis and, in the meantime, we want to reassure patients that if they need to seek abortion or other reproductive health care services, they should contact Planned Parenthood to consult with a health care provider. We, like all health care providers, must be focused on our patients right now and today’s agreement allows us to do so.”
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