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Iowans who care about abortion access, tomorrow is your caucus and I want to talk about why to me there's only one candidate to caucus for, and that candidate is @ewarren.

She is the only candidate with an actual plan to protect and expand access to abortion.
For those of you who don't know me, I'm a milk drinkin' corn shuckin' "pop" sayin' midwestern girl. I'm from the great state of Illinois, and that's where I had my abortion when I was 19. I also started #AskAboutAbortion in 2016 to get primary candidates to discuss their plans.
It's been hard to watch access crumble in the midwest. We need more from candidates than a promise to "protect Roe" because the reality is that Roe is hanging by a thread, and it has always largely been inaccessible to those who have Medicaid insurance. Platitudes won't work.
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THREAD: Let's talk about why what Tulsi Gabbard said last night is so deeply problematic and plays into right-wing tropes and disinformation about abortion. #AskAboutAbortion #DemocraticDebate
No one works harder than reproductive freedom & justice advocates to make sure people who want to prevent pregnancy have the information & resources to try to do so. We work for greater contraception access, better sex ed, and more while the right fights all of those efforts.
Still, life happens & for different reasons, unintended pregnancies occur. Always have & always will. There will always be a person who needs to end a pregnancy. Talking about making abortion "rare" casts judgment on someone else's life choices without walking in their shoes.
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Hiiii @CNN & @nytimes, it’s us again. Think abortion access and ending the Hyde Amendment doesn’t matter to voters? We are paying attention up and down the ballot. #AskAboutAbortion #BeBoldEndHyde
@CNN @nytimes "Polling on the amendment has shifted significantly in the last 2 years. According to a Hart Associates poll released last week by RJ advocacy group @AllAboveAll, 62% of voters favor Medicaid coverage of abortion services, a 7% increase in support from a similar poll in 2017."
"Almost 70 percent of voters from 44 battleground districts support Medicaid coverage of abortion care, according to the poll.” -@transscribe #BeBoldEndHyde #AskAboutAbortion
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This is quite a plan. This is why we #AskAboutAbortion!

I love that the plan is specific and names legislation, current and what’s possible, and specifically cites the women of color leading on reproductive justice.
One thing I wish @ewarren addressed is how she would handle the criminalization of self-managed abortion, both as it stands and should a case make it to the Supreme Court gutting Roe. Black and Brown folks are being criminalized, and self-managed abortion is being criminalized.
I would also like to know where investments will be made? Will resources be given to the CDC and NIH to properly study abortion? Will investments be made in telemedicine abortions? This is why I want debates to #AskAboutAbortion. Overall, I’m glad @ewarren released her plan.
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