January 31, 2023

SFLAction’s Pro-Life Champion Introduces Expanded Measure to Block Deadly Chemical Abortion Pills from Hitting Iowa Communities

“With a new session in the State House and new pro-abortion policies to tackle, we’re thrilled to once again work with Rep. Shipley to introduce cutting-edge legislation that prevents Chemical Abortion Pills from harming vulnerable women and preborn babies in Iowa,” said Dustin Curtis, SFLAction Vice President of Political Affairs & Operations. “SFLAction will be mobilized and back on the ground in Iowa to support this bill and other pieces of pro-life legislation that safeguard women and the preborn from abortion.” 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-31-2023) – Once again, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is honored to work with State Representative Jeff Shipley (HD-87) in Iowa to combat the deadly distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills. With the re-introduction of the SFLAction-inspired Chemical Abortion Ban, HF 146, Iowa is one step closer to limiting access to drugs that lead to injury, infertility, death, and misuse from abusers.

“My deep concern with the likeliness of these pills empowering human traffickers and abusers is why I’m re-introducing this legislation,” Rep. Shipley told SFLAction. “These pills represent anything but women’s empowerment, but instead are used as a tool for the vilest form of abuse and modern-day slavery.”

In addition, Chemical Abortion Pills are known to cause four times more complications than surgical abortion and are rapidly rising as the most frequent method of direct abortion despite all of the risks. Those who stand to profit off these drugs in the abortion lobby oftentimes do not inform women about the risks and pain that mifepristone and misoprostol used in Chemical Abortions brings—as well as the impact it has on public waterways.

SFLAction regards Rep. Shipley as a proven pro-life fighter for his efforts in getting a vote on this bill last session. We’re thrilled to see many co-sponsors sign on this year to back Rep. Shipley’s efforts on HF 146.

During last year’s primaries, SFLAction leaders were able to knock 366 doors, make 50,430 phone calls, and send 10,783 text messages highlighting Rep. Shipley’s pro-life accomplishments in the community. Similar legislation has been introduced in West Virginia and Wyoming.

CLICK HERE to read more about SFLA-SFLAction’s “What’s in the Water?” project, calling on the FDA to return health and safety standards known as REMS designed to save mothers’ lives when exposed to Chemical Abortion Pills.

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.