Iowa

Senate Candidates: At a Glance

Teresa Greenfield’s views on abortion are extreme.  Most Iowans, whether pro-life or pro-choice, believe there should be reasonable restrictions on abortion to protect the health and safety of women and their unborn children, but Teresa Greenfield doesn’t think there should be any limits at all.

Greenfield’s candidacy has been endorsed by a radical pro-abortion group which supports abortion on demand up to the moment of birth paid for by taxpayers.

Joni Ernst

Current pro-life Republican senator
  • Senator Joni Ernst voted to protect unborn babies from late-term abortions after 20 weeks (more than halfway through pregnancy)

  • Senator Joni Ernst voted to ensure equal medical care for infants born alive during a failed abortion attempt

  • Senator Joni Ernst has voted to ensure taxpayers are never forced to pay for abortions

  • Senator Joni Ernst voted to confirm judges like Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh who respect the Constitution and interpret the law, not write the law

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On her website, Senator Joni Ernst affirmed her pro-life position:

“As a mother and a grandmother, I am committed to defending life, because protecting our most vulnerable is an important measure of any society. In fulfillment of that commitment, I have supported a number of measures to protect the sanctity of life at every stage of development, safeguard women’s health, and shine a light on the realities of abortion. Such measures include the introduction of legislation to redirect taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood – the single largest provider of abortions in our country – to other eligible providers of women’s health care like community health centers and hospitals. According to the most recent data, in Iowa, community health center sites continue to outnumber Planned Parenthood centers. Notably, community health centers provide greater preventative and primary health care services — including voluntary family planning services, except abortion — than Planned Parenthood, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. I am proud that in 2017, President Trump signed my effort into law, restoring the right for states to decide the best eligible Title X providers. I have also supported legislation to prohibit abortion after about 5 months of pregnancy – the stage of development at which evidence shows unborn babies can feel pain and survive outside of the womb.1

Footnotes

Theresa Greenfield

Democratic pro-abortion extremist
  • Greenfield’s backers oppose common sense limitations on abortion at 20 weeks (more than halfway through pregnancy) and beyond1

  • Greenfield's backers oppose protections for babies born alive after failed abortions1

  • Greenfield’s backers support forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions2

  • Greenfield’s backers believe abortion should be legal all the way through birth, even as a baby is being delivered3

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Footnotes

  1. Brittany Shulman, “Special session to Supreme Court: How a Texas abortion law made it to the highest U.S. court,” KVUE ABC, 6/27/16
  2. “Legislative Restrictions on Access to Abortion,” NARAL, accessed 4/24/20
  3. “Federal Abortion Ban,” NARAL, 1/1/17

Meet the Presidential Candidates

President Donald J. Trump

Most pro-life president. Ever.
  • Appointed 193 judges including two Supreme Court justices

  • Cut Planned Parenthood’s Tax Funding by up to $60 Million

  • Stopped sending your tax dollars to overseas abortion organizations

  • Reversed an Obama-era rule that prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood

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Joe Biden

Presumptive Democratic Nominee
  • Flip-flopped on forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions

  • Calls abortion a “constitutional right,” and promises to reverse all of President Trump’s pro-life policies

  • Would only nominate Supreme Court justices who support Roe v. Wade

  • Refused to Condemn China's One-Child Policy

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