Advocating For The Dignity of Human Life From Fertilization To Natural Death

Abortion

Pro life films are hard to produce and market

pro life films

There’s a very good reason pro life films are so hard to make: they turn people against human abortion. In other words, they are effective. The power structure that controls the film industry and its marketing platforms are practically evangelical in their zeal for abortion rights. As a result, they push back. Hard. The new…

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Psalm 22 is a prayer for a woman in a crisis pregnancy

crisis pregnancy

By Tom Quiner It’s hard to believe Psalm 22 was written a millennium before Jesus was nailed to the cross. This messianic psalm, which describes the travails of David, surely prefigures Christ. It is reminiscent of Psalm 51 which opens our Lenten season with Ash Wednesday, just as Psalm 22 is sung on Palm Sunday,…

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“And then it was gone.”

Unplanned

By Tom Quiner “Unplanned” movie review If you ever had doubt that there’s hope for this unseemly world, go and see Unplanned the Movie. Iowans for LIFE and Innervisions HealthCare teamed up to host a private screening of this dramatic pro-life film. We packed 4 theaters at the Jordan Creed Mall last night for an…

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What does a 12 week fetus really look like?

12 week fetus

[Yesterday’s blogpost, “What Is It?“, generated intense pushback when it was first published at Quiner’s Diner three years ago. Reread the post. Here is the exchange]: J. GREENBERG:  Your story about the children who identify the model of the fetus is not valid evidence of fetuses being human beings. Children do not understand the stages…

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What is it?

12 week fetus

By Tom Quiner “What is this?” I held in my hand a model of a 12 week old preborn human being, also known as a fetus, or also known as a “blob” of cells if you work for Planned Parenthood. I was working a shift for Iowans for Life at the Iowa State Fair. People poured by. We…

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Help IFL block the disposability doctrine

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Abortion news hurtles at us at a frenetic pace. As the country becomes more pro life, left-leaning politicians have become shockingly more pro abortion, to the point of condoning infanticide and a frightening ‘disposability doctrine.’ We have reached the next phase in the natural progression of human abortion, a phase that accepts and promotes a…

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Presidential candidates reject Roe v Wade

infanticide

Don’t let the headline above fool you. Just about every potential presidential nominee, save one, is aggressively pro abortion. But the markers are moving quicker than you can say infanticide. Where Roe V Wade limited human abortion to the first trimester, most potential 2020 presidential candidates say it didn’t go far enough. They oppose any…

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Iowans for LIFE responds to Rekha Basu

By Maggie DeWitte “The personhood claim is rhetorical, not factual. We can live by our own belief systems, within reason. We are not free to impose them on others.” REKHA BASU, Des Moines Register, December 11, 2018 Rekha Basu distilled the debate on the dignity of human life into a concise, well-written paragraph which I…

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The elephant in the voting booth

elephant in the voting booth

Something happened halfway between Herbert Hoover’s presidency and Donald Trump’s that scarred our nation. To this day, it is the elephant in the voting booth. The wound manifests itself in a variety of ways, most recently on display in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Consider the 90 year sweep since the Hoover presidency. Ninety-seven percent…

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