Democrat Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell is one of the most ardent supporters of abortion in the Iowa House. She routinely speaks out against any piece of pro-life legislation that attempts to protect and defend innocent unborn babies.
And on Wednesday, she decided to speak in opposition to an amendment that prohibits K-12 schools from requiring face coverings. It was an interesting argument she made.
“We are a community in this chamber,” Wessel-Kroeschell said. “And as a community, we need to respect the needs of everybody in our community, not just those that were born and continue to be healthy all the way through their lives.”
Wessel-Kroeschell talked about individuals who are immunocompromised.
“We need to come together and protect those people as well as those of us who are healthy,” Wessel-Kroeschell said.
The abortion supporter went back to days she spent in Sunday school where she said she learned to love your neighbor as yourself.
“If we are so selfish that we can’t even put a mask on to protect somebody who might die because she will get the virus…we’re here to represent not only the popular interests of our constituents, but we are here to do the right thing by our communities,” she said. “Not all of us could save ourselves by our youth, not all of us could save ourselves by our health, by taking Vitamin D, by losing weight. When I came in here and I saw so many people unwilling to do that, it just made me sad.”
Wessel-Kroeschell said everyone needs to be part of the community to solve a problem.
“And not the selfishness of saying, ‘I’m not going to wear a mask,’” she said. “When I wear a mask, I want to protect you. And I hope there’s a part of you that might want to protect your neighbor.”
The obvious question for Wessel-Kroeschell – are unborn babies part of this same community? Are unborn babies her neighbor?