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Regulating women's bodies is discriminatory

It seems that the Iowa Legislature has turned its malevolent eye toward regulating women’s bodies with Senate Study Bill 3143, a bill that would prevent a woman from terminating an unwanted pregnancy.

Obviously, this is discriminatory. Why not regulate men’s bodies as well? A woman does not become pregnant by herself.

They should pass a law requiring men to pass a virility test once a year. Those men who cannot procreate could be conscripted and immediately sent off to fight in our endless wars. Or checking to see if a man has a problem with impotence? Once again, conscription. Why should men think that their bodies belong to them?

It should not be just women who are required to overpopulate the earth when the men may not be holding up their end. Think about that, Republicans!

Marilyn Schroeder



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