Democrat Rep. John Forbes, whose daughter is 20 weeks pregnant, asked whether she should be forced to carry a fetus to term even if there wasn’t a heartbeat.
“Is that good medicine?” Forbes asked. Lundgren responded by saying that the bill isn’t meant to protect women.
“This bill wasn’t written for the intent to protect or govern on the side of the woman,” she said. “It was written to save babies’ lives, giving the choice and being the voice of those babies… that don’t have one. I understand what you’re saying—this fetus, this baby, is not alive. I would concur that in that instance, if your daughter’s life is not in danger, that yes, she would have to carry that baby.”
Some women develop infections or dangerously high blood pressure while pregnant with a live fetus. Not choosing to terminate could result in them dying. Visible fetal abnormalities, especially ones that show a fetus won’t survive outside of the womb, are also reasons for a late-term abortion.
Not one person said ‘wait a minute’ after Lundgren spoke. In fact, it wasn’t until the video of her saying it surfaced online did the Iowa GOP make a statement clarifying their definition of abortion:
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