Tag Archives: abortion

Mixing Religion And Government

Abortion laws on Texas that were given a nod of approval by SCOTUS in a shadow-docket decision may engulf the US quickly:   Quotes from Barry Goldwater on mixing religion and politics:   Mark my word, if and when these preachers … Continue reading

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Abortions Up In Iowa

From iowastartingline.com:    There were 4,058 abortions performed in Iowa in 2020, a trend that’s increased over the last three years. In 2018, there were 2,849 abortions, followed by 3,566 abortions in 2019, according to state data. The data came … Continue reading

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Abortion In The SCOTUS Target

With the stolen 6 to 3 majority on the US Supreme Court, it looks like the authoritarian wing of our political spectrum is ready and willing to do all they can to take Women’s freedom of choice away from them. … Continue reading

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Gawd-Awful Legislature Leaves Des Moines Finally

Considering that the Iowa legislature has a long-standing reputation of doing little of the work that Iowa needs done, this legislature far exceeded that reputation this year. I have tried to keep track, but it is nearly impossible. I think … Continue reading

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Redo on Samantha Bee’s History of “Pro-Life”

Last week we had the insane passage of copycat laws around the country with the express purpose of the de facto stoppage of legal abortions. Iowa, which was once a national leader in things like education and non-partisan selection of … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Bad At Law Making

Last Friday the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the 2017 law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. Here’s the money quote from Chief Justice Mark Cady, writing for the majority: “The state’s capacity to legislate … Continue reading

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Shame On The Republicans In The Iowa Legislature

Fetal heartbeat bill may signal the return of the reality of back alley abortion days. I don’t think I can do this subject justice. As a child, as a teenager and as a young man there were always stories of … Continue reading

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Grassley, Sam Bee and Abortion

One of the bad things about email is that it has become a huge money solicitation vehicle. However, every now and then in those solicitations are little nuggets of information that can pique an interest that can lead a person … Continue reading

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