Here you can find information about prolife activities going on in the Des Moines area. We hope that by being informed we can more effectively share the prolife message - because women and unborn babies deserve better than abortion!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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."