Democrat Legislator: A Colic, Crying Baby is a Good Reason for an Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 12, 2014   |   1:30PM   |   Des Moines, IA

The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill recently to ban telemed abortions — abortions done with the dangerous RU 486 drug where the abortion clinic prevents a woman from seeing the doctor in person.

During the debate on the pro-life measure, one Democratic legislator suggested that a colic, crying baby is a good reason for an abortion. Pro-choice? No, here’s the definition of abortion on demand.

From a local news source (video below):

iowaIn particular, longtime abortion proponent Beth Wessel-Kroeschell of Ames railed against House Republicans for advancing the legislation. She also read off a laundry list of inconveniences a baby would cause for women, including colic. Colic is an infant crying for more than three hours per day.

Wessel-Kroeschell has been dubbed a “champion” for abortion by Planned Parenthood. She was clearly advocating for abortion as a form of birth control while speaking on the House floor.



“I want to let you know that we as women know about babies. We love them. We adore them.  But we also know that they have the challenges they bring. 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. And what women do know is that we know where our limits are.  We absolutely know where our limits are –whether we’re ready, whether we’re physically ready, whether we’re emotionally ready, whether we’re finically ready to be parents– And we have the right to make those decisions.”