Letter to the Editor
Sunday, March 11, 2018
The Daily Reporter published an editorial from the Quad-City Times that said this about SF 2281 — (the heartbeat bill which outlaws abortion of a baby if a heartbeat is detected) "It's an unconstitutional attempt to criminalize most abortions in Iowa."
But it also goes on "Detractors, supporters and analysts alike admit the heartbeat bill violates the U.S. Constitution." That is a bald-faced lie! I just reread the Constitution and the 27 amendments and nowhere is abortion a right or abolition of abortion prohibited!
You wacko right-wing ignoramus! Never heard of the supreme court decision Roe v. Wade? I want all you pro-abortion believers who think it is the law allowing murder of unborn children to review (for many of you to simply read) the constitution and amendments explaining the role of the three branches of government.
The Supreme Court has one responsibility — decide on the constitutionality of any law passed by congress. There was never a law passed by congress on abortion in any size shape or form, but, enough of the judges were convinced an unborn baby is property of the mother alone! Voila!
Ironically, Roe v. Wade allowed abortions only in the first trimester (12 weeks) and outlawed abortion in the third trimester! The court ruled the individual states could eliminate abortion or severely limit it in the second trimester. Unlimited abortion in many states defies the very law (Roe v. Wade) used to justify it which means it could reasonably be argued that SF 2281 is not a violation even if Roe was the law!
Unless more states pursue limiting unlimited abortion, we, as a nation, will continue down the path of allowing older and older babies to be murdered and younger and younger elders to be victims of "assisted" suicide!
Jerry Crew, Webb