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Iowa Legislators, Vying for “Most Mean-Spirited”, Seek to Strip Funds for Abortion Care for Rape, Incest, Fetal Anomalies

It was announced last week that Iowa House members are pushing emergency rulemaking for the state Department of Human Services to halt medical coverage for abortion care in cases of rape or incest, or severe physical or mental fetal deformities. It just doesn’t get more mean-spirited, out of touch and just plain awful than that. 

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Iowa High School Disaster: My Letter to the Administration

This so-called positive assembly’s messages were anti-abortion, anti-woman, pro-slavery, anti-gay and anti-tolerance, if the message was delivered in the name of G-d and with a smile, does that make it ‘positive’?

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Hate-Group Frontman Bradlee Dean Stirs outrage at Dunkerton, Iowa School

Bradlee Dean and his Junkyard Prophets are back selling their anti-gay, anti-choice right wing Christian revisionist snake oil.  This time to Iowa schools.  

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State-Sanctioned Rape: Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Laws in Virginia, Texas, and Iowa

Depiction of a trans-vaginal ultrasound

Let’s start calling these bills what they are: state-sanctioned rape. There is no other way around it.

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Iowa Legislators Claim No Abortion Bills Will Be Voted on This Session

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With control of the Iowa House and Senate split between Democrats and Republicans, state politicians claim they’ll stay away from abortion legislation.

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Why Does Abortion Matter To The Economy?

Employers can’t find workers because we aborted them?  Why is unemployment so high, then?

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Iowa Tries to Ban Abortion Before Women Have Anomaly Scans

Its “fetal pain” ban would actually start at 18 weeks conception, not 20 like most other states.

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Iowa Committee Sneaks 20 Week Abortion Ban Through, Claims Fetuses Are Now Viable At That Point

Since they couldn’t pass the 20-week ban on its own in the Senate, a House committee voted to amend the current feticide laws instead.

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Is Iowa’s New “Ban Carhart” Bill Doomed?

A new bill to block Dr. Carhart from opening a clinic in Council Bluffs may be stuck, with one Republican legislator refusing to let it onto the floor.

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Iowa “Ban Carhart” Bill Solidifying

The pro-choice members of the Iowa legislature continue to craft a measure that would stop Carhart from opening a later term abortion clinic without banning them outright.

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