February 12, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Democratic state representative suggested during a debate on the Iowa House floor that babies’ persistent cries, habit of interrupting their parents’ sleep, and learning disabilities might justify abortion.
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell said that “we as women know about babies – we love them, we adore them.”
“But we also know that they have the challenges they bring,” she continued.
“They have colic, the sleepless nights, the finances, the disciplinary challenges, the education challenges, the birth defects, the mental health issues, the learning disabled – the list goes on and on,” she said.
“What women do know is that we know where our limits are,” she said, “whether we’re physically ready, whether we’re emotionally ready, whether we’re financially ready to be parents.”
“And we have the right to make those decisions,” she added.