Dear Iowa legislator,
As you go into this special session, this is the primary thing you should be thinking about:
As per the imperative Article Six requirement of the United States Constitution, you took a solemn, sacred, oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Every single clause of the stated purposes of that Constitution is destroyed by abortion, most particularly the ultimate stated purpose, which is "to secure the Blessings of Liberty to our Posterity."
Posterity, of course, by definition, includes those who are not yet born, and, those who are not even as yet conceived. The framers of our Constitution put the rights of succeeding generations - which includes us - on an equal plane with their own rights.
Abortion destroys an innocent child, which is bad enough. But, more than that, it erases entire blood lines. Instead of securing Posterity, it eradicates Posterity.
And, that same Constitution you swore to uphold, in multiple amendments, explicitly, absolutely, requires equal protection under the law for every single innocent person, in every State in the Union. This is not optional.
"No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law." – The Fifth Amendment
"No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." – The Fourteenth Amendment
Likewise, the Iowa Constitution you swore to support and defend starts out by recognizing the equal, inalienable right to life of every innocent person.
So, any bill you pass which fails the equal protection test is immoral and unconstitutional. It is a wicked violation of the most important aspect of your oaths.
"Six week" bills, like all regulatory abortion bills, in effect, grant explicit legislative permission to murder all of the babies, as long as those babies are murdered by your arbitrary schedule.
Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, that's totally wrong, and it's time you admitted as much to yourself, and to your fellow citizens.
There is only one just, constitutional bill you can pass. It's one that, as Tom Shaw's equal protection bill (attached) would have done a decade ago, goes straight to the murder code and rightly defines the unborn child as a human being, as a human person, from their creation onwards, and declares that they are protected by our laws, the same as any other person, at any other stage of human life or development. Then, scrub out any language in the existing Iowa code that is permissive in any way of murdering babies.
All you really have to do to accomplish this is to dust off Tom Shaw's bill (attached), with the additional step of stripping all the language that has been added by pro-lifers over the last decade or so that says it's okay to kill innocent babies, as long as they are killed by the rules.
Dobbs vs. Jackson, like Roe vs. Wade, utterly failed to recognize the self-evident humanity of the child in the womb, and the consequent duty to provide all persons in our country, born or unborn, equal protection under the law. But, at a minimum, it stripped away any fallacious excuse you might still have as a state legislator for continuing to fail to physically protect the most innocent, helpless, and defenseless among us.
Please, just do the right thing, finally. Bring this bloody holocaust to an end in our state.
Restore equal justice.
President, Equal Protection for Posterity