The wife of convenience store chain Kum and Go CEO Tanner Krause is using her wealth to promote the killing of other women’s unborn children in abortions.
Live Action News reports Hannah Krause initially said she wanted to move out of Iowa after learning about the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. But when she began to think more about the issue, Krause said she decided to use “the resources available to her” to “stay and try to make a difference.”
Krause’s husband runs the billion-dollar convenience store chain Kum and Go, which has nearly 400 stores across the mid-west. Hannah Krause also runs her own company, Eden, which sells high-end self care products in Des Moines.
Right now, Iowa leaders are fighting in court to enforce a pro-life heartbeat law, which would ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. If enforced, the law could save more than 1,900 unborn babies’ lives every year, according to SBA Pro-Life America.
But Hannah Krause, a young mother of two, does not want that to happen. She is using her money and influence to fight to keep abortion on demand legal in Iowa.
“What will it be like to raise a young woman, coming-of-age, in a state where she won’t have control over her body?” she told Axios, referring to her 4-year-old daughter. “If people like me just say we don’t like the politics of this state and that I’m out, then we’ll never win.”
Krause recently organized an “abortion rights panel” in Des Moines to “educate and empower the next generation” of abortion activists in Iowa, according to the report. The event is scheduled for Nov. 7. Abortion activists on the panel include Suzanna de Baca, a former Planned Parenthood of the Heartland CEO and current CEO for Business Publication Corporation, according to Live Action.
Krause acknowledged that she and most of her family do not see eye to eye on abortion.
“I don’t have shared political views with my family and I come at this independently,” she said.
According to Axios and Live Action, her in-laws, former Kum and Go CEO Kyle Krause and his wife, Sharon, have donated to pro-life Republican candidates, including Gov. Kim Reynolds, while Hannah and her husband, Tanner, recently donated several thousand dollars to a pro-abortion candidate running against Reynolds.
Iowa is one of more than 20 states that is expected to protect unborn babies by banning abortions as a result of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling. Currently, 13 states have pro-life laws in effect, and at least eight more are fighting in court to enforce their laws.
A new report in the New York Times estimates a 6-percent drop in abortions since the June decision, resulting in more than 10,000 unborn babies saved.