Dear Iowa Legislature…
I probably shouldn’t blog tonight. I’m too angry. This has been a long time coming, and I am fed up with our legislature.
I feel betrayed, and I’m not alone. 68% of Iowans do not want to defund Planned Parenthood, but our Republican-saturated state legislature thinks we do. Not only that, but they are attempting to impose a “fetal heartbeat” bill that bans abortions after 6 weeks when the baby has a heartbeat.
Most Iowans do not give a single shit about abortion. They want to be paid well for decent jobs. They want smooth roads and clean water. They want fast internet and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Republicans were voted into office because Republicans talk about growing the economy, cutting taxes, and reducing the size of government. For Iowa, they were hired to fix the sluggish economy and promote growth. They also talk a load of moral bullshit to appeal to the white Christians who vote Republican. There aren’t as many left in this state as they think.
They use this moral bullshit to pass legislation that no one wants. Now, they think they need to tell women what to do with our bodies.
THAT IS NOT YOUR FUCKING JOB. FIX THE POTHOLES, FIX THE FUCKING ECONOMY, AND LEAVE MY UTERUS ALONE.
If you want me to move out of this backwards fucking state (that I’ve been touting as better than California since the marriage equality ruling in 2009), this is how you do it. How are you going to fix the economy then? Women of a certain age won’t live here, unless they’re fine, upstanding religious bigots like yourselves. (Again, there aren’t as many as you think. Take away a young woman’s choice and she will choose not to live here.)
Like I said, I’m angry. I’m blogging out of anger. I have fucking had it with this state and this bullshit.