Iowa’s abortion debate stays hot. The political stage is being set to see whether the issue is decided by state lawmakers or voters.

And reverberations continue to be felt after the recent FBI search of former president Donald Trump’s home.

We talk about that with former Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack and former Iowa State Representative David Millage.

“This was actually taken to a judge and the judge determined that there was some kind of probable cause of either a crime or a potential crime having been committed,” Loebsack said.

“There’s a lot of questions that we all have about what happened…. (the FBI) knew the boxes were there in June. Why didn’t they take them in June?” Millage said.

You can hear what else they have to say in the video.

And we want to hear from you, too. That brings us to our question of the4 week. What do you think about letting voters in each state decide whether abortion should be legal? Let us know at

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