What a week! Thanks to everyone who attended our fundraising banquet last Thursday.
EWTN’s Gloria Purvis gave an amazing speech infused with hope and inspiration. She revealed the shockingly different attitude pregnant Black women experience verses White women when they visit the doctor.
Newly ordained Bishop William Joensen spoke and told us Ms. Purvis’ speech was one of the most compelling pro-life witnesses he has ever heard.
If you couldn’t attend, you can still support IFL online. It helps fund our pro-life outreach, including tomorrow’s Prayer Rally at the Capital.
Here are the details:
Pro-Life Rally and Prayer Vigil, 10 am – 12:30 pm Iowa State Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor, followed by prayer at the Iowa State Supreme Court (at noon).
Our Lady of Guadalupe will be on display.
This is a BIG deal! Here’s why:
In March of 2012, the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was brought to Iowa due to the alarming growth of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. Since her visit, 18 of 26 Planned Parenthoods in Iowa closed!
Iowans for LIFE is bringing the Image back as we join with our brothers and sisters in Christ in prayer. The pro-life movement faces monumental challenges. But with the prayer support of Our Lady of Guadalupe, nothing can stop us!
We need YOUR prayers tomorrow at the Capital beginning at 10AM.
Monsignor Frank Bognanno and Bishop Joensen, among others, will be on hand to lead us in prayer, including:
Maggie DeWitte, Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE
Bishop William Joensen, Diocese of Des Moines
Martin Cannon, Thomas More Society
Msgr. Frank Bognanno, Retired Priest, Diocese of Des Moines
Danny Carroll, The Family Leader
Pastor David Brown, Eagle Vision Church
Laura Limmex, Restored by Grace Ministries
Deacon Mike Manno, St. Augustin Catholic Church
Pastor James Stogdill, Messiah Lutheran Church
Supreme Court overreach
In June of 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down an Iowa law providing for a three day reflection period before an abortion can take place. The Court claimed that elective abortion is a fundamental right in Iowa’s Constitution, even though the word “abortion” does not appear there. Because of this ruling, Iowa’s first in the nation “Heartbeat Law” was overturned by Judge Huppert in January of 2019.
The pro-life community needs to gather to educate others and pray! This is an unjust ruling that can only be overturned by an amendment to the Iowa Constitution, stating that “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires government funding of abortion.”
We welcome the thoughts and prayers of our legislators and pro-life community at this important event.
Thank-you for your prayers, your encouragement, and your financial support as Iowans for LIFE stands up for life in the public square.