Letters to the Editor

Heartbeat bill has unresolved impacts

Our governor allowed her personal feelings and beliefs to influence the signing of the “fetal heartbeat” bill.

Two thoughts come to mind:

1. Can Iowa taxpayers expect a follow-up bill to be drafted and passed into law allowing for an additional dependent exemption on their state income tax returns once a heartbeat is detected?

2. Would the governor prefer all unwanted and/or unloved newborns to be dropped on the doorstep of the governor’s mansion going forward?

Dann Myers

Waterloo

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