"Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are mounting a coordinated attack on abortion access and reproductive rights," said Booker, Wednesday in a statement about his proposed policy. "A coordinated attack requires a coordinated response. That's why on day one of my presidency, I will immediately and decisively take executive action to respond to these relentless efforts to erode Americans' rights to control their bodies."
If elected, the Democrat said he would work to "codify Roe v. Wade's protections into federal law."
"Dave has previously met with people in the
Loebsack, who will not seek reelection in 2020, has not made a presidential endorsement yet this cycle.
"He has endorsed in previous election cycles and if he does this cycle, it will more than likely come later this year," Hand said.
Booker's visits to southeast
Booker's reproductive rights agenda was unveiled in the wake of a recent
During the 2018 session of the
As part of Booker's visit Saturday, he will learn about the local impact of
"I appreciate that Booker wants to facilitate a conversation like this," said
Rucinski was a vocal advocate for reproductive rights during the 2018 Iowa governor's race, appearing in a commercial with then-candidate
Though she supports Sen.
"This issue is always going to be important and it goes beyond who is running for president," she said. "I'll always talk to representatives about reproductive rights because I believe it's a vital issue."
As part of Booker's "day one" executive order, he pledged to create a
"My goal with these actions isn't just to undo the damage the Trump administration and Republican state legislatures and governors have caused, but to affirmatively advance reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive care for all," Booker said.
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