The president of Planned Parenthood of America came to Des Moines last night for a fundraiser for Iowa’s “Freedom fund” and its political action committee. Gloria Feldt says the group supports the re-election of Iowa senator Tom Harkin. She says Harkin is an important person with influence who has shown support for “a woman’s right to choose.” Feldt says when Harkin called for a “sense of the Senate” vote, 51 senators voted that they would uphold legal abortion. Jill June with Planned Parenthood of Iowa says a measure passed this week by the Iowa house would expose doctors to criminal prosecution if they don’t tell women the things that are mandated as “information.”She says women who suffer rape or incest must be told by a doctor that the child they bear could be supported by the father, and the woman is not allowed in the bill to refuse the information. June says the bill intrudes in the doctor-patient relationship.
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