There are many areas for which Iowa would like to be declared a destination state.
Education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, family environment, recreational opportunities, tourism. All good, welcome choices.
If Dr. LeRoy Carhart has his way, we will be able to add another item to the potential list, "Iowa: Home of the Late-term Abortion Emporium."
I hate to say it, but Nebraska is a bit ahead of Iowa when it comes to protecting its young. The state recently passed a law banning abortions after 20 weeks or pregnancy. While still off the mark, banning the practice of abortion period would have been my preference, I have to give the state's legislators kudos for taking a step in the right direction.
Well the good "doctor," and I use that term loosely, Carhart has decided since the Cornhusker state has put a stop to his annihilation of babies beyond their 20th week of development, he better find some other spots which will allow him to continue his horrific practices.
On his list, Washington D.C. Go figure.
And lucky for us, Iowa. Council Bluffs to be specific - just across the border from Nebraska, so he can still collect children's souls from both states as well as nearby Missouri and anyone else willing to travel the miles to have him perform his execution services.
Don't call late-term abortion a medical procedure. There is no healing for the dead child. Don't call the perpetrator of this heinous act a doctor. There is no attempt to aid the child.
Call both the act and the actor what they are - legalized horror.
Scissors injected in the base of a partially delivered baby's skull. Vacuums used to suck out body parts. Infant limbs and body parts left in trash cans.
Gruesome? Yes indeed. I apologize, my goal was not to disturb your morning coffee ... oh wait, yes it was. See I need you to be equally outraged. Because this is what is legally going on in our state, and because of it, we have a new ghoul looking to move his "practice" here and set up shop.
We need to bolster the Iowa economy, but baby slaughterhouses are not economic development opportunities.
It's time for our new state legislature to step up and make sure Iowa doesn't become known for Dr. Carhart's Little House of Horrors.