Abortion: A Controversial Topic – Gaines Column

Church vs State I have not chosen to be vocal about the right to abortion since I was first elected in 2011. Why? Primarily because I am a Catholic and the Catholic Church does not support abortion. In fact, when I was in the Catholic schools I attended in elementary school, high school and college, […]

Planned Parenthood Launches We Won’t Go Back Campaign

In response to the current push to add an amendment to Iowa’s constitution explicitly stating that the constitution doesn’t support or grant a right to abortion, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa recently launched the “we won’t go back” campaign. The campaign is meant to fight back against what Planned Parenthood says would “pave the way […]