The Independent candidate running for Iowa’s first district congressional seat is making a last-minute appeal to so-called “pro-choice” voters as the two major party candidates in the race are both pro-life. Denny Heath of Clinton — the Independent candidate in the first district — says “it’s all about the freedom to choose what to do with your own body. I don’t think any person, any organization, any religion, any government should have the right to tell you what you should do with your own body.” Heath says Bill Gluba, the democratic candidate, has vowed to help overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Heath says that’s not the democratic party’s platform position on the issue. The incumbent in the race — republican Congressman Jim Nussle — supports abortion in limited circumstances — in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life or health of the mother. The first congressional district runs along the Mississippi River from Davenport up to Dubuque that is a heavily Catholic area of the state in which pro-life candidates do well at the ballot box.
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