Fred asks…“Ready to get to work to put people first?”
The truth is…Fred wholly supports the unregulated abortion industry in Iowa, putting Iowa women at great risk and certainly not “putting people first.”
How Regulated is the Iowa Abortion Industry?
In early 2013, our nation witnessed the trial and ultimate conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a former Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, abortionist. Gosnell, known for performing very grisly late-term abortions, was convicted on three counts of first degree murder of newborn infants, as well as over 200 other counts against him.
Most Iowans are unaware that there is absolutely no oversight used to inspect Iowa abortion clinics.
What is preventing the abortion industry in Iowa from allowing our own Gosnell-like abortions?
Abortion clinics need regulation, as they are doing invasive surgery and there are many things that can go wrong. Even in the first trimester (first 12 weeks of pregnancy), infection of the uterus, excessive bleeding, torn cervix, punctured uterus, incomplete abortion which may necessitate a surgical abortion and much more are known to occur.
By Iowa law, an unregulated abortion can be performed through the first twenty weeks of pregnancy. At a bare minimum, it should be required that the abortion industry meet the same sanitation and safety regulations as other clinics that perform outpatient surgeries.
We simply cannot rely on the abortion industry to regulate themselves.
Wrong Way, Fred!