Letters to the Editor

Why is a male-dominated Legislature attacking abortion?

After reading the guest column on a return to an Iowa without legal abortion, after 50-plus years of Roe vs. Wade, (“We won’t go back to an Iowa without safe, legal abortion” Feb. 16) women of Iowa must now fear the intent of the 2021 Iowa Legislature. This group would like nothing better than a return to the dark alleys, chemicals and coat hangers of our past.

I was curious to find out the make up of this year’s edition of our Legislature. Thirty-eight men and 12 women make up the Senate, 70 men and 30 women make up the House. Now how on God’s green earth, should these lopsided numbers be deciding the health care options of 52 percent of our Iowa populace? This question was decided in 1972. I offer those 108 gentlemen in Des Moines this advice. If you are against legal abortion, do not get one!

Kevin Link

Solon

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