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Shaw writes, "Women in North Dakota are probably feeling safe because the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, the only abortion clinic in the state, will move to neighboring Moorhead. That’s because abortion will remain legal in next door Minnesota. Sorry to say, things can change."
Whalen writes, "They denounce violence but deflect when it’s their party committing the violence."
Hennen writes, "Nearly half of Americans believe Trump is not responsible for some dopes who busted their way into the Capitol. We are winning in the court of common sense."
InForum cartoonist Trygve Olson designs the packaging for this year's Independence Day fireworks.
In today's cartoon, Steve Stark addresses the Supreme Court's repeal of Roe v. Wade.
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The Supreme Court has not said that abortion is illegal. The court has said that Americans can set abortion policy for themselves through elections and legislative acts. The Supreme Court has not said that the EPA can never regulate carbon emissions, only that Congress didn't give that federal agency the authority to do what it was doing.
"Overturning federal protections that provide access to health care, the right to marry, the right to live out one’s sexual orientation, the right to define one’s own gender may make us feel better because of our interpretation of scripture. But in reality, what it does is put lives in jeopardy, impoverish the already impoverished, reduce human dignity, further marginalize the marginalized, alienate those already upset with the church’s hypocrisy and continues to splinter the body of Christ."
Omdahl writes, "Congress has been appropriating less and less money for the IRS until all the agency has is a skeleton force and makes me wait at least two months for my refund. In reality, it is cheating the system because billions of tax dollars escape every year, leaving those of us in the middle class paying more than our share."
"Across Agweek Country, hundreds of farmers, ranchers and other agriculturalists are deciding whether this will be their last full-time year in ag. They still enjoy what they do, but they also realize it might be time to step back."
Jorgensen writes, "If God created a person with a particular sexual orientation, how can another person assume that this was not an act of God?"
Gates and his trust will own the land, and the family who sold it to him will farm it, and that's all legal under the law.

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Wannemacher writes, "In a nation consumed for the past two years with the delusions of a side show hustler and his election scam, a major political party that agrees the unfettered right to possess guns is more important than the lives of its own citizen and a Supreme Court capable to stripping the rights of an entire gender of American to the bone, independence hardly seems an appropriate sentiment to celebrate."
When the courts improperly read into the U.S. Constitution a right to an abortion that was never really there, they allowed our activists and politicians to entertain stark and unnuanced views on abortion because, thanks to the Roe precedent, they never expected to have to implement those views as law. But now that we have to, we're obliged to ensure that these laws are implemented fairly and without unintended consequences.
Kaye writes, "It is also bewildering that Oakland, whose expertise is in energy efficiency, would embrace a scheme that would reduce the efficiency of coal plants from their current 30% to 18%, making coal, by far, the least efficient form of energy production. Every other government is trying to make their energy production more efficient, and we are striving to make ours less efficient."

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