Letters to the Editor

Let lawmakers know thoughts on fetal heartbeat vote

I am thankful the fetal heartbeat bill passed and want to thank the representatives, governor and all who made this law possible.

As Iowa Sen. Amy Sinclair said, the logically understood right to life acts as a prerequisite for every other law we enact.

Six Republicans voted against the bill. I consider this a disloyal action since we voted for them to represent our values and the Iowa Republican Party platform.

The first principle within the platform reads, in part: “… We acknowledge our rights derive from God, our creator, and are therefore unalienable and include Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. … Further, the Right to Life shall be understood to include all people from conception to natural death. …”

The first plank within the life section of the platform says, in part: “We move the Iowa Republican Party aggressively support a Life Begins at Conception Bill without exceptions. We believe that all human beings, from conception to natural death, have a God-given and constitutionally protected right to life, which cannot be infringed. …”

Write a note of thanks to your representative(s) who courageously voted yes. Write to your representative(s) who voted no and let your disappointment in them be known — Lee Hein, Andy McKean, David Maxwell, Jane Bloomingdale, Chip Baltimore, Louis Zumbach, and Robert Bacon.

Joy Klaassen

Anamosa

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