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Says House abortion bill is "too extreme"

May 10, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Letter to the Editor:

A recent letter by Julie Roe makes a number of false and misleading statements.

In 2009, there were 6 abortions performed after 20 weeks in the state of Iowa. Six. Moreover, Dr. Carhart might not even come to Iowa. He announced his intentions almost 7 months ago. Where is he?

The “science” on fetal pain comes from shady sources, some of whom even have their agenda in their name. Don’t you think the Illinois Federation for Right to Life might be biased?

My point is, Senator Steve Sodders opposes this bill because it is too extreme—it has no exceptions for rape, incest or even the health of the mother. Right-wing extremists at the Capitol are pushing their agenda through dangerous legislation. Senator Sodders is right to try and stop it, and I support him.

Evelyn Swyter



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