MAGA Hot Mic: Iowa GOP Governor Kim Reynolds

Today’s MAGA Hot Mic moment falls on none other than Iowa GOP Governor Kim Reynolds.

Kim Reynolds is leading Iowa Republicans in the fight to further restrict reproductive freedom. In her latest move, Reynolds requested Iowa state courts allow her to implement her abortion ban.

Des Moines Register: “Lawyers for Gov. Kim Reynolds say a blocked six-week abortion ban should be allowed to go into effect, as recent court decisions have drastically changed the bedrock of Iowa law.”

Associated Press: “Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds asked the state courts on Thursday to allow her to implement a law banning most abortions that a judge permanently blocked in 2019… The 2018 law bans abortions once cardiac activity can be detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.” 

Despite the fact that a majority of Iowans agree that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, Reynolds and Iowa Republicans continue to push extreme abortion bans.

Des Moines Register: “A majority of Iowans — 60% — say abortion should be legal in most or all cases, at a time when the state’s Republican lawmakers have new freedom to restrict the procedure.”

Associated Press: “Reynolds, who has made clear her intentions to end most abortion in Iowa, decided to turn to the courts to impose stricter abortion limits instead of calling a special session of the legislature to pass a new law. The strategy was likely to avoid a noisy political debate weeks before the November election where she and GOP legislative leaders are seeking reelection…”

Regardless of what political tactic they use, Republican lawmakers in Iowa, and across the country, are keeping their promise that overturning Roe v. Wade was just the beginning and they are pushing to further restrict reproductive health. Americans know better than to support this extreme, dangerous MAGA agenda.