***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on grassroots financial supporters to exist. If you appreciate what we do, please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter (even just $5/month would go a long way in sustaining us!) We also offer advertising options for advocacy groups, events and businesses! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News Media” — this is YOUR chance to do something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250 Thank you so much for your support and please invite your friends and family to like us on Facebook, sign up for our email newsletter and visit our website!***

Jean Swenson told lawmakers during Monday’s Iowa Senate subcommittee on the Life Amendment that there have been abortions “since the beginning of time.” 

And that no legislation will stop abortion.

Similar comments to that of Frieda. But can I just ask what legislation has stopped any behavior that is illegal?

Murder is outlawed — still happens. Stealing is outlawed — still happens. Drug use is outlawed — still happens.

The list goes on.

Just because something will continue to happen if it is illegal doesn’t mean it should remain legal.

That makes no logical sense.

Anyway, Swenson called maintaining legal abortion a “justice issue.” She then said it is one more example of privileged people controlling the lives of others.


It is a justice issue. And it is an example of “privileged people” controlling the lives of others. It’s an example of “privileged people” choosing to end the lives of others.

Swenson said it is “the most egregious attack on our rights.”

Author: Jacob Hall