Expect the abortion banners to wage a hard campaign in District 31 in 2014. The Republican Representatives from Lawrence County, Fred Romkema and Tim Johns, once again demonstrated their good sense by voting against House Bill 1237, Rep. Jon Hansen's mean dig against the rights and sensibilities of women older than he to make their own health care decisions.

The anti-abortion grandstanders screamed deceitful "pro-abortion!" propaganda to defeat District 31's former Senator Tom Nelson last year. Romkema and Johns both seem smart and confident enough to ignore such hysteria.

But until we get some Democrats to run in Lawrence County, ladies and friends of ladies, it wouldn't hurt to give Rep. Romkema and Rep. Johns a call and thank them for their support.