Gabrielle Parkhurst

Be The Solution

By iowansforlife | May 6, 2021

By GABRIELLE PARKHURST What does being pro life mean to me? It means bringing a solution to the endless amount of black women getting abortions everyday. When I think of being pro life, I can’t stop at just making sure a woman considering an abortion has the baby and then…

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Whitney Smith McIntosh

Black and Brown Pro-lifers: Stand Up and Raise Your Voices!

By iowansforlife | February 27, 2021

By WHITNEY SMITH McINTOSH YOU ARE NOT ALONE The intention of this series, Black Voices on Black Lives, was to give voice to black pro-life peoples’ stories.  The majority of pro-life individuals are white, and they are fighting for the lives of black, brown, and white children.  We all know…

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Empathy for those who have had an abortion

Empathy for those who have had an abortion

By iowansforlife | February 22, 2021

By ERICA DAY I was 29. My son was 1. I was single and sharing a house with my best friend. I realized I hadn’t seen a period for a while. So I got a pregnancy test, and there it was:  a positive result. I had been having a “friends…

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abortion morality

Why abortion should not be political at all

By iowansforlife | February 16, 2021

By ALEXIS BAKER Abortion morality As a black woman who stands on pro-life values here in America, I tend to be widely disagreed with by certain demographics. I appear to be accepted by conservatives for my unpopular stance on supporting life in the womb and frowned upon by liberals for…

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modern day pregnancy scandal

My child has been redeemed

By iowansforlife | February 15, 2021

By ANGELINA DAVIS J.C. Watts once famously said, “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” And he wasn’t all words and no action: when faced with his own pregnancy scandal with a white woman in the 1970s, he chose life for his daughter. Modern day pregnancy scandal Like…

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Lois Brookhart

The Womb, God’s Envisioned Safe Haven for the Most Precious Unborn

By iowansforlife | February 12, 2021

By LOIS BROOKHART Although I am not sure of the source of this prayer, I have prayed it daily for over a year: Prayer for the Unborn Eternal Father, we pray that we may hear the cries of the unborn in our hearts. That we may see in the eyes…

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race suicide

Claiming the Promise of Life in America 

By iowansforlife | February 12, 2021

By CATHERINE DAVIS In 1945, Julian Lewis, the first Black professor at the University of Chicago wrote about taking  birth control as a measure of equality with Caucasians. His essay showcased what he  considered a treasure of the Black community – their “precocious fertility” that resulted in a  what he…

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What Abortion Doesn't Offer

What Abortion Doesn’t Offer

By iowansforlife | February 10, 2021

By AMINA STOCK I was the 18 year old daughter of a progressive mother who briefly taught me that abortion was a woman’s choice. I also had a father who never mentioned a word about this topic to me in our home. It wasn’t until after my own abortion that…

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No one is a “mistake”

No one is a “mistake”

By iowansforlife | February 8, 2021

By TAMIKO THOMAS Greetings everyone! My name is Tamiko Thomas. I’m an African American woman who grew up in the midwest, in an evangelical Christian home. I am married. My husband Corey Thomas and I have been married for 31 years. We have three adult children ages 30, 25 and…

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RITA DAVENPORT

I’m a Believer

By iowansforlife | February 3, 2021

By RITA DAVENPORT A fellow conservative asked me to provide my perspective as a Pro-Life Black American.  As I considered the request, I wondered what my contribution to the discourse could be?  All human life is sacred When I think about how I self-identify, it is first as a Christian. …

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