Crossroads | Will access to abortion be eliminated in Iowa?

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Will access to abortion be eliminated in Iowa?
Presenter: Mazie Stilwell (she/her)

Director of Public Affairs - Iowa
Planned Parenthood North Central States
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa

AUGUST 19, 2022  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
** in-person event **

Iowans recently felt the very real pain inflicted by federal and state courts that have moved significantly to the right. Late in June, protections provided by Roe for nearly 50 decades fell via the Dobbs case, sending decision-making regarding access to abortion care back to the states. Just prior to the release of the Dobbs case, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld Iowa’s 24 hour waiting period, which was passed in 2020 by Republican lawmakers.

What does this all mean for Iowans, access to abortion care, and the future of reproductive healthcare more generally in our state? Join us at Crossroads on Friday, August 19, as we host Mazie Stillwell, Director of Public Affairs with Planned Parenthood North Central States.

About our presenter: Mazie Stilwell (she/her) is a lifelong Iowan dedicated to advancing causes and callings that improve people’s lives. She is immensely proud to serve as Director of Public Affairs in Iowa for Planned Parenthood North Central States and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa. Before assuming this role, she earned her Master of Arts in Communication: Public Affairs and Advocacy from Drake University.

Over the past decade, Mazie has held a variety of advocacy and communications roles throughout Iowa’s progressive community, including work on health care, labor, education, and disability advocacy. She also cut her teeth organizing for Planned Parenthood from 2014-2015, so her current role is a full-circle homecoming. Mazie earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, along with a certificate in critical cultural competency.

When her work hat comes off, Mazie relishes spending time with her husband, Matt, and their exuberant son, George.

You may make your reservation to attend in-person by clicking on the "Register Now" button. Three brown bag lunch options are available: turkey sandwich, roast beef sandwich, and vegetarian sandwich; brown bag lunches are $12 each and come with a bag of crisp apple slices, chips, condiments on the side, and a brownie. Please note: You must pre-order and pay for your lunch by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, AUGUST 17. Late orders or walk-in requests for lunch will NOT be available.

You also have the option to attend without purchasing a lunch (and at no cost); RSVP at the same link.

If you have any issues registering, please email or call 515.279.8715. 

Crossroads is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Des Moines. It's an opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the crossroads of religion and politics.

August 19, 2022 from 11:45 AM to  1:00 PM
Phone: 515.279.8715
TURKEY SANDWICH brown bag lunch $12.00
VEGETARIAN SANDWICH brown bag lunch $12.00
ROAST BEEF SANDWICH brown bag lunch $12.00