By Tom Quiner, Iowans for LIFE Board President
King of the unborn
It is fitting that this Royal Child virtual Christmas Gala coincides with the Feast of ‘Christ the King.’
The Church also calls this sacred day the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe!
Not just King of Vatican City! Not just king of Beaverdale, Iowa, where I live!
King … of … everything, including the unborn!
The Royal Child is an apt metaphor for Iowans for LIFE’s pro-life outreach, and why I am so comfortable asking you for money tonight.
We view each child as ‘royalty’ from the instant of fertilization to their natural death.
After all, he or she is made in God’s image.
After all, “the People of God shares in the royal office of Christ,” as the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us.
So each child … is royal.
Creation is good
We don’t view this instant of ‘fertilization’ as a random act which produces a ‘clump of cells’ whose worth is determined by another person’s desire for it.
No, this instant is creative; it is good; and it begets the beauty and bounty of Royal office.
The Royal Child.
Iowans for LIFE began working on the Royal Child Christmas Gala in January.
You have no idea how much effort has gone into creating a festive event to thank our stakeholders for supporting the cause of life, while raising critical funds to maintain and expand our pro-life educational outreach.
Yes, we are disappointed we can’t meet with you in person tonight. On the other hand, thanks to technology, we are actually able to reach more people virtually than we ever could in person.
Can you support us?
How to support Iowans for LIFE
Simply go to IowansForLife.org and hit the donate button.
This is our largest fundraiser of the year. We need to raise $100,000 to continue our efforts to mold our Iowa culture into one that respects the dignity of the human person in the womb.
Because of the pandemic, other fundraising events have been cancelled.
We need your support right now, more than ever.
Let me tell you why.
I’ll start with good news. The abortion rate in Iowa has been plummeting for two decades. Why do you think that is?
The media and Planned Parenthood will tell you it’s because of contraception.
Don’t believe that lie.
Even the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s own research arm, admits that half the women who have abortions were contracepting when they conceived.
No, the abortion rate has plummeted like a rock because pro-life education works.
Do you want the rate to continue to drop like a rock? Then support Iowans for Life right now at IowansForLife.org.
More good news: Iowa has elected more pro-life legislators than ever, including picking up 6 pro-lifers in the Iowa House while maintaining a 32 to 18 advantage in the Iowa Senate.
The Respect Life Amendment is alive and well!
You’ll fine Iowans for LIFE at the Capital next session fighting for this Amendment and the rights of our unborn brothers and sisters.
But it takes money. That’s why I’m asking for your support.
Some bad news.
At the federal level, the Senate hangs in the balance.
Run-off elections in Georgia will determine whether pro-lifers control the Senate … or not.
If not, the party of abortion promises to end the filibuster and impose taxpayer-funded abortion for the full nine months of pregnancies, conscience-protections be damned.
Here’s our strategy: if no one wants an abortion, it doesn’t matter what the laws are.
That’s why we offer age appropriate pro-life curriculum.
That’s why we offer timely, weekly blogposts. By the way, be sure to subscribe.
That’s why we offer a pro-life apologetics tool kit, as well as compelling pro-life video content on social media.
That’s why we’re leading a local March for Life right here in Iowa’s capital on January 9th.
Iowans for LIFE stands in the gap for the unborn, for each Royal Child.
Iowans For LIFE needs your financial support right now. As board president, I can promise you that each dollar is invested wisely to promote a culture of life.
Together, as members of the royal family of Christ, let us stand up for the Royal Child.
[IFL Board President, Tom Quiner, gave this talk at THE ROYAL CHILD Christmas Gala on November 21st. You can watch it above, along with two beautiful Christmas songs. Support life. Donate now online.]