"These laws put pregnant women in a double bind, forcing them to choose between risking their health and risking punishment," said Carrie Eisert of Amnesty International.
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The actions taken by Iowa Republicans are reminiscent of steps taken by Texas lawmakers in 2011, and the impact appears to have had a similar effect.
With rooms named for pro-choice advocates and an abortion care provider murdered by an anti-abortion activist, Whole Women's Health officials stand defiantly against policies designed to destroy abortion access in Texas.
"My reproductive rights are the same as the girl sitting next to me on the subway. If she can’t afford it then it’s all of our problems.”
“This policy does not protect life. It jeopardizes the lives of countless women by withholding critical information and access to the full range of reproductive health care," said Nancy Northup, CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
“Pregnancy discrimination is a huge problem that disproportionately affects low-wage workers, like those at Walmart," said Dina Bakst of A Better Balance.