Saturday, June 3, 2017

Come Holy Spirit--Renew the Face of the Earth

Below are this month's pro-life updates.  If you have anything you would like included in this monthly pro-life blog, please email me at holubanita@gmail.com
Pentecost Peace,
Anita


Informed Choice of Iowa Walk For LIFE–June 17th 

Calling all lifesavers! Join us for a walk in the park. The Informed Choices Walk for Life will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 9:00 am. The walk will take place at Gray’s Lake (2101 Fleur Drive, Des Moines) – meet at the Terrace Building to start.

There will be a pancake breakfast served from 7:30-10:30 am. Starting at 8:30 am, you can check-in for the walk, and at 9:00 am there will be prayer and the walk will begin.

Informed Choices Medical Clinics are pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics and medical centers. They have clinics in Iowa City, Ames, Fort Dodge, Burlington, and a mobile clinic, which will work primarily in Des Moines.

You can register HERE

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National Right to Life Academy - June 29th

If you know of a young person who is passionately pro-life, there is an exciting summer opportunity they may be interested in. National Right to Life has “created an innovative, five-week program to equip young leaders with the skills and knowledge to carry the pro-life movement into the future.

The National Right to Life Academy will take place from June 29th – August 4th. It empowers young pro-life leaders through a five-week summer course held at National Right to Life headquarters in Washington DC. Topics covered include abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, healthcare, legislative strategy, history of the pro-life movement, medical ethics, unborn development and lobbying.” 

The program will also allow students to earn three college credits, which can be transferred to their university. Interested students should submit their applications for the program soon.

For more information, click HERE or email academy@nrlc.org

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Watch the pro-life short film that is changing hearts and minds.













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One Minute Radio Announcement by Jenifer Bowen                on Iowa budget victory!

Listen to the one minute Bott Radio announcement by Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life, about the Health & Human Services Appropriation bill signed by Governor Branstad that cuts more than $3 million dollars to Iowa’s abortion industry and redirects the money to real health care clinics across Iowa.

Listen Now



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YouTube sides with pro-choice extremists by removing investigative video that exposes Planned Parenthood.


Please take action now!  The Center for Medical Progress published another undercover investigative video exposing the horrors of the abortion industry in America. 

This video hit a nerve with the pro-abortion community because YouTube removed this video!

Please sign now and demand that YouTube stop blocking the truth about abortion and the profiteering abortion industry in America.  Every day, Planned Parenthood callously takes the lives of 300 unborn babies and they desperately don't want you to know the truth.The evidence convicts -- please demand that YouTube allow the truth about Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses to be heard!

Tell YouTube to stop censoring pro-life journalism!


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The Catholic bishops of Iowa have released a statement reviewing the 2017 Iowa legislative session.

ICC staff was pleased to be present when Gov. Branstad signed Senate File 471 on May 5. The bill prohibits abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization with exceptions to save the life of the mother or for a serious physical health emergency. The ICC has been working on similar legislation since 2011 and it is the first limitation on abortion passed in Iowa for many years. You can check out a photo of the bill-signing on our website. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood received a court order blocking the waiting period while a trial court will decide the matter. The 20-week ban itself is in place.  

During the past session, the ICC fought efforts to restore the death penalty in Iowa. We are continuing our long time collaboration with the Iowans Against the Death Penalty group.  

We also encourage you to read and sign the 


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As we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, we share this prophecy from Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the seers who lived much longer after the other two.  Sr Lucia once wrote a letter to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra in which she spoke about a final battle between God and Satan:  “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid, because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. However, Our Lady has already crushed its head.”

Those fighting for life, marriage, and the family must remember that on May 13, 2017 — the 100th anniversary of Our Lady appearing in Fatima — the ultimate fight is about saving souls from hell. This means saving those enslaved to sexual sins and those who profit from sexual sins: the abortionist, the pornographer, the pimp, the prostitute. Our Lady of Fatima invited the children to help save souls through prayer and sacrifice.
Our Lady’s message about the reality of hell and the children’s example of what to do to help people from going there is something anyone fighting for life and family must take seriously. The prayer taught to the children should be constantly on our lips: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have the most need of your mercy."


Friday, April 21, 2017

Passionately Pro-Life!

Hi pro-life friends! I hope that you are well!

I have some good news! A friend, Anita, has offered to help me with the blog, so hopefully we will be back to once a month updates in the near future. It has been an answered prayer, so look forward to positive changes soon! 

And check out all of the exciting pro-life events coming this summer that are mentioned below - pro-life walks, banquets, and adoption seminars. Please share the information with family and friends and get a group together to have fun while supporting a good cause!

Thank you for all that you do! Keep loving life!

 

Local Events




www.beautyamidsttheashes.com


International Adoption Workshop – April 23rd

Come learn more about international adoption on Sunday, April 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm! The FREE workshop is hosted by Beauty Amidst the Ashes and Bethany Christian Services. It will take place at Walnut Creek Church (900 64th Street, Windsor Heights, IA 50324).



 

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Ruth Harbor Annual Walk for Life – May 13th

Ruth Harbor is a local Christian organization which provides safe housing and assistance to women who have experienced an unplanned pregnancy. The Walk for Life is a “family friendly, non-athletic, social event” that is an opportunity to support these new moms and their babies. It will take place on Saturday, May 13th at 9:30 am.

The walk will again be at the Downtown Riverwalk. Meet on the west side of the Embassy Suites Downtown (in the Riverview Lobby if raining). The address is: 101 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309. The walk will be about one mile.

You can be a sponsored walker or create a team, and invite others to support you with just a few clicks! Ruth Harbor does all the work - including collecting any pledges or money from those who sponsor you. All sponsored walkers will receive a t-shirt. You can also show up and make a donation there (but wouldn’t receive a t-shirt).

You can register HERE, and "make a difference... two lives at a time!"



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“Let Life Shine” InnerVisions Healthcare Annual Gala - June 1st

The sixth annual gala for InnerVisions Healthcare, “an Unplanned Pregnancy and STD Medical Clinic,” will take place on Thursday, June 1st. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel (1800 50th Street, West Des Moines). Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the dinner and program are from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

The keynote speaker will be Lauren Roman, a pro-life advocate, musician, and TV & film star who will join us to share her powerful testimony of how a post-abortion healing workshop led her to healing and forgiveness. 

Cost is $50 per person. Please RSVP by May 15th. You can register for the gala HERE


 


www.InformedChoiceIA.org


Informed Choice of Iowa Walk For LIFE – June 17th 

Calling all lifesavers! Join us for a walk in the park. The Informed Choices Walk for Life will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 9:00 am. The walk will take place at Gray’s Lake (2101 Fleur Drive, Des Moines) – meet at the Terrace Building to start.

There will be a pancake breakfast served from 7:30-10:30 am. Starting at 8:30 am, you can check-in for the walk, and at 9:00 am there will be prayer and the walk will begin.

Informed Choices Medical Clinics are pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics and medical centers. They have clinics in Iowa City, Ames, Fort Dodge, Burlington, and a mobile clinic, which will work primarily in Des Moines.

You can register HERE





 www.nrlc.org/academy/


National Right to Life Academy - June 29th

If you know of a young person who is passionately pro-life, there is an exciting summer opportunity they may be interested in. National Right to Life has “created an innovative, five-week program to equip young leaders with the skills and knowledge to carry the pro-life movement into the future.

The National Right to Life Academy will take place from June 29th – August 4th. It empowers young pro-life leaders through a five-week summer course held at National Right to Life headquarters in Washington DC. Topics covered include abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, healthcare, legislative strategy, history of the pro-life movement, medical ethics, unborn development and lobbying.” 

The program will also allow students to earn three college credits, which can be transferred to their university. Interested students should submit their applications for the program soon.

For more information, click HERE or e-mail academy@nrlc.org.




www.InformedChoiceIA.org



Diocesan Respect Life Meeting – September 5th

The next Diocesan Pro-Life Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00 pm at the InnerVisions HealthCare Office (1355 50th Street, Suite 400, West Des Moines). Come learn more about pro-life initiatives in the Des Moines area and how you can get involved.

(Future meetings will return to their usual location at St. Pius X Catholic Church).



 

www.iowansforlife.org/


Iowans for LIFE Annual Banquet - October 12th

From Iowans for LIFE:  Please save the date for the 7th annual Iowans for LIFE Banquet on Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 pm. It will be held in the Meadows Bishop Ballroom (1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona). Cost of the evening is $50 per person or you can purchase a table of 8 for $500.

The keynote speaker will be Matt Birk, an “NFL star and pro-life warrior. This Catholic boy from St. Paul was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 draft.

He was named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field service, as well as his playing excellence. After a 15 year career in the NFL and a Super Bowl XLVII win with the Baltimore Ravens, the six-time Pro Bowl Center retired from playing football and accepted a position with the National Football League as their Director of Football Development.

When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2013, he declined to meet President Barack Obama with his teammates due to a comment the President made in a speech in which he said, "God Bless Planned Parenthood." Birk stated, ‘It was because of my Catholic faith and my pro-life convictions, but ultimately, it was because of my kids.’ Matt and wife Adrianna are raising seven children, all under the age of 14.”

You can register HERE




www.beautyamidsttheashes.com



Des Moines “Birth Mother Connect” Support Group


To provide birth mothers a place to find support, Beauty Amidst the Ashes is beginning a Birth Mother Support Group for mothers who have made an adoption plan for their child. Birth mothers will connect and be empowered to share their stories. They would like to ask your assistance to let women know about this group. The group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Smokey Row Coffee Shop Conference Room (1910 Cottage Grove Avenue, Des Moines).

In addition to these monthly group meetings, there will be a closed Facebook group to reach women that are not able to attend a local meeting. The online group will offer a place where women can view a monthly presentation by our facilitator, Brigett De Vos, and participate in discussions. Together these women can find strength, friendship and encouragement. For more information, contact Brigett at brigett@beautyamidsttheashes.com.




https://dcfs.utah.gov



Engaging Your Church in Adoption – Free Resource

Local nonprofit, Beauty Amidst the Ashes, is offering FREE copies of the booklet, “Engaging Your Church in Adoption.” The booklet gives information on how your church can get involved with and promote “adoption, foster care, and orphan care.”

If you would like to receive a FREE copy, click the link below and write “Request a Copy” in the subject line. Please include your name and address. 

Request a FREE copy HERE




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Legislative

Thank you for all of your help on action alerts lately! As legislative sessions come to an end, there has been a lot of progress made! States all over the country, including our own, are making pro-life breakthroughs.



 


Iowa Passes Law Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks!

From Iowa Right to Life: Recently, the 20-week abortion ban passed the Iowa Senate. Governor Branstad is expected to sign it into law very soon!

Legislation Details:

“This legislation bans abortions once a baby is at 20 weeks in the womb. It also establishes a three-day waiting period for women seeking an abortion. Thankfully, ‘exceptions’ for babies conceived in rape or incest or with fetal anomalies are not included in this legislation.

A three-day waiting period was included. This means that a woman seeking an abortion will need to return three days later to proceed with her irreversible decision. This will be among the strictest laws in the nation. Iowa would become the sixth state to require a three-day waiting period for women seeking abortions, joining Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah.

While the bill does not contain criminal penalties, it does allow a woman to pursue a civil case against providers who perform illegal abortions. Doctors can be disciplined by the Iowa Board of Medicine if they violate the law.”

According to Jenifer Bowen, “We are in the most Pro-Life legislative session in Iowa State Capitol history since long before Roe v. Wade in 1973!”



 

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Gorsuch Becomes New Supreme Court Justice!

According to Lifenews, “Judge Neil Gorsuch became Justice Neil Gorsuch (recently) as he was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice following a Senate confirmation vote.” After so much drama, it was a relief to hear. Thank you for all you did, writing your legislators and signing petitions to support now-Justice Gorsuch.

To read the full Lifenews article, click HERE.






www.breakingbelizenews.com



President Trump Overturns Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood

President Trump has done some valuable, pro-life work so far in his presidency. Recently, President Trump signed a bill that overturned a late-term rule created by President Obama that forced states to fund Planned Parenthood.

According to Marjorie Dannenfelser, SBA List President, the new bill “ensures that states are not forced to fund an abortion business with taxpayer dollars. Rather, states have the option to spend Title X money on comprehensive health care clinics that better serve women and girls.”

To see the full Lifenews article, click HERE.




 www.lifesitenews.com


Pro-Life Flash Mob Video  : )

As a special treat, take a minute and watch the short video of a pro-life flash mob, where young pro-lifers sang and danced as part of the “Marcha por la Vida” in Lima, Peru, this Spring. My kids and I loved it!

See the video HERE.



http://quotesgram.com/pro-life-pope-francis-quotes/



Pro-Life Pope Francis
“If we want to celebrate Christmas authentically, we need to contemplate this sign: the fragile simplicity of a small newborn, the meekness of where he lies, the tender affection of the swaddling clothes. God is there.

- Pope Francis, Christmas Homily, December 2016



Thank you for loving life!


God bless,

Rachel  : )

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sumptious Spring

Spring is coming! It’s been nice to get an early taste of Spring this week, and I’m so looking forward to all of the beauty and hope that comes along with this new season!

And there is reason to hope already, because important pro-life legislation and the all-important Supreme Court nominee vote are coming quickly! Please see below for ways that you can promote pro-life legislation in under a minute through petitions and easy, already-prepared e-mail messages sent directly to your legislators. Also, on February 27th, please come to the Iowa Capitol to support the Life at Conception Act (see details below)!

Right now the Iowa and national legislature are more pro-life than usual, it is time to keep praying and trying extra hard to make sure something is actually done during this time of opportunity. Thanks for helping for the sake of the unborn and all those wounded by abortion!




Local Events





www.nationalrighttolifenews.org

Adoption 101 Seminar – February 26th

Are you interested in adoption? There will be an Adoption 101 Seminar on Sunday, February 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. It will be held at the Walnut Creek Church (900 64th St, Windsor Heights). This is a great place to start if you’ve ever thought about adopting and would like to hear about the basics. I believe the seminar is free, and it is put on by Beauty Amidst the Ashes, a local group that educates about adoption.


 

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Pro-Life Rally at Capitol – February 27th

Please come to the Iowa Capitol Building on Monday, February 27th at 11:00 am and try to stay until 1:00 pm.

According to the Family Leader:

“The Iowa Legislature is about to consider SF 253, a bill that would establish life begins at conception in the Iowa code. But if the Senate Judiciary Committee does not pass this bill in the next week … it will die this session, and we may never have an opportunity like this again.

Come make history with us on Monday, Feb. 27th! Wear black. Come to encourage our pro-life lawmakers at 11:00 a.m., and plan on staying until at least 1 p.m.

We will gather, space permitting, on the second floor of the south wing of the Capitol building, behind the Iowa Senate Chambers. Hope to see you there!”



 


https://40daysforlife.com



40 Days for Life – March 1st

The latest 40 Days for Life campaign is starting soon! It will begin on March 1st (Ash Wednesday), and will continue until April 9th.  40 Days for Life is a time of prayer, fasting, and peaceful pro-life witness, which often includes quiet prayer outside clinics which perform abortions.

This year Geneveve Loraditch has stepped up to be the official local coordinator. Please consider helping cover the vigil hours outside the Planned Parenthood surgical abortion clinic (1000 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines). The hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Have your church take a day to fill, or go once a week or even just once during Lent. Try to go in groups of at least two, and you can sign up online HERE. When you go, you can park at Hobby Lobby. Please pray about it and make the commitment to stand for life!

Also, Geneveve has organized a weekly adoration hour for 40 Days for Life on every Monday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. All are invited.




 

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Diocesan Respect Life Meeting – March 7th

The next Diocesan Pro-Life Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00 pm at St. Pius X Parish (3663 66th St, Urbandale). The meeting will be held in the Parish Center. It is the building next to the school. Come learn more about pro-life initiatives in the Des Moines area and how you can get involved.



 

https://40daysforlife.com


Des Moines 40 Days for Life Rally – 
March 19th

There will be a mid-point rally for 40 Days for Life on Sunday, March 19th at 5:00 pm. Please join with other pro-life people in peaceful witness  in from the Planned Parenthood surgical abortion clinic (1000 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines). If you prefer to pray with others, this is a good time to come.



 


Adoption Group Annual Banquet – March 25th

Beauty Amidst the Ashes, a local group which promotes adoption, will have their annual banquet and dessert auction on Saturday, March 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Bethel Baptist Church (313 W. Hwy 7, Newell, 50568). The dinner will be a pasta bar, and afterwards tables can bid on their favorite desserts. There will also be a silent auction. During the dinner there will be a short talk about Beauty Amidst the Ashes and their work.

Please RSVP to attend. You can host a table of 8 for no cost. There was no specific cost indicated for the evening, but I’m sure there will be an opportunity to give during the evening as well as for auction choices. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail info@beautyamidsttheashes.com (with “Banquet Dinner” in the subject line).



 

www.beautyamidsttheashes.com



Des Moines “Birth Mother Connect” Support Group

To provide birth mothers a place to find support, Beauty Amidst the Ashes is beginning a Birth Mother Support Group for mothers who have given up a child for adoption. Birth mothers will connect and be empowered to share their stories. They would like to ask your assistance to let women know about this group. The group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Smokey Row Coffee Shop Conference Room (1910 Cottage Grove Avenue, Des Moines).

In addition to these monthly group meetings, there will be a closed Facebook group to reach women that are not able to attend a local meeting. The online group will offer a place where women can view a monthly presentation by our facilitator, Brigett De Vos, and participate in discussions. Together these women can find strength, friendship and encouragement. For more information, contact Brigett at brigett@beautyamidsttheashes.com.




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Ruth Harbor Annual Walk for Life – May 13th

Ruth Harbor is a local Christian organization which provides safe housing and assistance to pregnant young women. Please save the date for the annual Walk for Life, which supports their work. 

The walk will be held on Saturday, May 13th. You can fundraise through their website, bring a donation the day of the walk, or just come to learn more about Ruth Harbor and opportunities to share in their work. More details will be coming soon.





Legislative

Here are ways to help promote pro-life legislation in under a minute! Thanks for taking the time to make a difference! After you have written your legislators or signed the petitions, feel free to pass them on to family and friends by e-mail or social media.


 

www.slate.com



Ask Your US Senators to Support Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch is a pro-life Supreme Court Justice nominee who will be voted on soon. Please e-mail your US Senators with an easy, prepared message & sign this LifeNews petition “urging the Senate to vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch as our next Supreme Court Justice.”

Send a quick, prepared message to your Senators through Focus on the Family’s action alert HERE.




Please sign the LifeNews petition immediately urging the Senate to vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch as our next Supreme Court Justice.

Sign the LifeNews petition HERE. 




 

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Petition to US Congress to Defund Planned Parenthood

According to CitizenGo: “To keep funding, Planned Parenthood claims that they do far more than just abortion—they are supposedly committed to providing women the full range of reproductive health services, including prenatal care.

Live Action, a pro-life organization, decided to investigate this claim that Planned Parenthood provides parental services and called 97 clinics across the country asking for prenatal care. Only 5 provided any prenatal services! Watch this three-minute video HERE to hear the responses Live Action received.”

Please help keep the pressure on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, which obviously focuses on abortions.  We should “redirect those funds to community health centers that actually provide women with holistic care, including desperately needed prenatal care.”

Sign the petition HERE.




 

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Iowa Pro-Life Bill Passes Senate and Goes On to House – Action Needed!

Senate File 2 is a bill which, according to Iowa Right to Life, would take away funding from clinics who do abortions and send those funds to qualified medical clinics.  Senate File 2 recently passed the Iowa Senate in a vote of 30-20! Now it is moving on to the Iowa House.

To help, please do three things:

1.       E-mail Key Iowa Representatives Encouraging Them to Defend Life

According to The Family Leader, Iowa legislators who support pro-life legislation are being attacked verbally and even threatened. Please easily send an encouraging e-mail to the Iowa House Human Resources Committee, which is handling the SF 2 bill which would take away funding from clinics who do abortions. Please take less than a minute to e-mail the whole committee through The Family Leader’s one-step, easy form HERE!




2.       E-mail your Iowa Representative and ask them to support SF 2 HERE. This is important for after the bill passes through committee and moves on to discussion in the Iowa House.




3.       Sign Petition to Thank Iowa Senate for Passing SF 2 HERE. This is important to encourage our pro-life Iowa Senators. My family and I went to the Capitol recently and talked with a couple pro-life legislators. They are being harrassed and threatened over this issue. They need to know that they are not alone! 




http://www.lifenews.com



Urge President Trump to Support Religious Liberty

According to Human Life Action:  

Please use this quick, prepared message to e-mail President Trump and Vice President Pence to encourage President Trump to “issue an Executive Order that establishes a government-wide initiative to respect religious freedom. The Executive Order should make clear that religious freedom entails more than the freedom to worship but also includes the ability to act on one's beliefs.”

Click HERE to e-mail them.






http://pointofview.net


Urge Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2017

According to Human Life Action:

“The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644) has been introduced in the House of Representatives… This much-needed, common-sense legislation will clarify federal law and ensure that those who provide health care and health coverage can continue to do so without being forced by government to help destroy innocent unborn children. Please take a moment to let your representatives in Congress know that we expect them to protect our most cherished liberties.”

This legislation is supported by Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori, who wrote Congress a letter supporting the conscience protection legislation.

Contact your US Representatives with a quick, prepared message HERE. It is the first USCCB Action Alert listed.




 
http://cultureoflifestudies.com/



Free Pro-Life Movie Guides & Lesson Ideas

American Life League offers help for educating young people of all ages on pro-life topics. One free resource they have is free movie discussion guides on pro-life topics for a variety of movies. This is a great resource for families, churches, or schools.

See their library of FREE movie discussion guides HERE.



http://cultureoflifestudies.com/


Free Pro-Life K-12 Lesson Ideas

Another free resource from American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program is a FREE lesson packet with ideas of how to “begin building a culture of life in your home and classroom.”

Download your free Pro-Life Education Starter Pack HERE.




Lastly, American Life League also offers a FREE curriculum plan, with ideas of how to work pro-life lessons into different subjects at various grade levels. You can get the curriculum plan HERE.






www.iowansforlife.org/



New Iowa Pro-Life Coalition

From Iowans for LIFE: 

“Iowans for LIFE was a part of a historical moment on January 11, 2017 when Director, Maggie DeWitte and other pro-life leaders from Iowa Right to Life, Lutherans for Life, Personhood Iowa, and 4 other pro-life organizations signed a pledge to unite together.”

They are hoping to work effectively together to promote pro-life goals, especially pro-life legislation.



 


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Good Idea to Show Reality of Unborn Babies

According to an article at churchpop.com, pro-life women in Chile “broadcast the heart-beat of their unborn child live during the event. They accomplished this by strapping fetal monitors to their pregnant bellies and amplifying the real-time heartbeat of their children through loudspeakers.” It’s a cool idea that would leave no doubts as the early heartbeat of young babies.

To read the full article, click HERE.




 

www.personhoodusa.com



Pro-Life Pope Francis

“It’s terrible, it hurts the soul what I heard one time years ago in another diocese. A woman, a good woman, very, very beautiful and who bragged about her beauty, commented as if it were natural: ‘Yeah, I had to have an abortion because my figure is so important’… 

Rather than promoting life, [idols] drive us toward death. When values such as physical beauty, health become idols to which everything must be sacrificed, they create confusion in our spirit and in our hearts.”

- Pope Francis, at a Wednesday audience this January


You can see more details in a LifeNews article HERE.





Thanks for all you do to love life!


God bless,

Rachel  : )