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If Iowa GOP determines to make all abortions illegal, women will die from obtaining abortions in unsafe, unsanitary conditions.

I’ve come a long way in my thoughts on this subject (blame a strict religious upbringing). After tons of research and speaking with hundreds of Iowans on the subject, with all its nuances and complications, I feel strongly that a woman’s right to choose is just that….a woman’s basic right.

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• 8 in 10 Americans believe abortion should be legal.
o 77% of Americans support Roe v. Wade.
• 6 in 10 women who seek abortion are already mothers trying to take care of the families they have.
• 1 in 4 U.S. women will have an abortion by the age of 45.5
• Polling has found that reproductive freedom is widely supported by people of all faiths.
o A majority of voters of many faiths in battleground states support reproductive freedom and access to abortion, including:
73% of Protestants
70% of Roman Catholics
83% of voters who practice another form of Christianity
89% of Jewish voters
60% of Muslims
87% who practice another religion.

Additional information about the dangers to women’s health if abortions are illegal:

https://www.colorado.edu/…/study-banning-abortion-would

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/illegal-abortions…/

https://www.bu.edu/…/what-will-happen-to-womens-health…/

Author: Art Staed

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