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Women need to be heard

August 30, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

Iowa has never elected a woman to the U.S. House of Representatives or to the U.S. Senate. Iowa has never elected a woman to be the governor of our state. Yet, women represent 51 percent of the population in the U.S.

For the past 20 years, only men have moderated the presidential debates. That will finally change this year when a female anchor from CNN will be the moderator for one of the debates.

At the federal level, two women have been selected by men to run as a vice presidential candidate. Neither ticket went on to win.

During the current presidential campaigns, we hear one of the candidates repeatedly call for the elimination of Planned Parenthood. It is an attempt to keep women from having the health care they need to receive preventive care such as contraception, mammograms and pap smears. It appears to be a war on women.

Women need to be heard and represented. After all, there would be no men if a woman hadn't delivered him.

Joanne Pohlman

Webster City

 
 

 

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