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

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History is being forged before your very eyes.

new wave movement of the 21st century

By Maggie DeWitte Iowa is once again leading the New Wave Movement of the 21st century with a social justice creed that emphasis LIFE with the passage of the Heartbeat Bill. Last night, we witnessed high drama at the State House as the Heartbeat Bill was debated. The bill protects life of the pre-born when…

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One of the great moral issues in Iowa history

great moral issues

If you found a certain type of egg in your backyard and destroyed it, you would be in violation of federal law if the egg was that of a bald eagle. There are no legal consequences, though, for destroying a human fetus up to 20 weeks in the womb. This is one of the great…

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Maggie DeWitte’s speech at the public hearing for the Heartbeat Bill

an issue of civil and human rights

My name is Maggie DeWitte and I am the Executive Director for Iowans for LIFE and a founding member of the pro-life coalition. Thank-you for this opportunity to speak. I am here today to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak; to state what you all sitting here know to be true.  When there…

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Your support is needed immediately for a key piece of adult stem cell legislation

adult stem cell legislation

Iowans for Life supports the work being done by the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City. Unlike other researchers, they use only adult stem cells, not those harvested from destroyed embryos. A bill pending before the Iowa House can greatly advance their efforts. Iowa House File 2228 creates an Iowa Regenerative Medicine…

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Be a hero

be a hero. Vote YES to the Heartbeat bill.

Calling men of faith We’re at a watershed moment in history. A single piece of legislation, the Heartbeat Bill, has an opportunity to be a game-changer in our fight to save the lives of the pre-born. Iowa has now moved into the spotlight with a proposed piece of legislation, affectionately called ‘The Heartbeat Bill,’ that…

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The Heartbeat Bill needs your help today

You can help stop human abortion at the point when the baby in the womb has a heartbeat. The Heartbeat Bill passed the Iowa Senate two weeks in a rare show of unanimity among Iowa Republicans in support of this pro life legislation. Democrats, too, were united in their opposition to protecting the fetus at…

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The Iowa fetus is becoming an endangered species

Iowa fetus

The Iowa Fetus is becoming endangered. The replacement birthrate in the Hawkeye State has been below replacement level since 2009. The replacement birthrate in developed nations is 2.1 births per woman, but here in Iowa, the rate had dropped to 1.99 by 2016. Our population growth is stagnant. Small towns are drying up, and what…

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The Heartbeat Bill will save 1515 Iowa lives per year thanks to the adoption option

adoption option

[Here is a transcript of Kim Laube’s testimony before the Iowa Senate’s subcommittee on the Heartbeat Bill, SSB 3143, on February 8th.] I am Kimberly Laube, Director of Life Ministries for Lutheran Family Service.  I direct the adoption agency and pregnancy counseling program that began in 1901 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. I would like to…

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If a heartbeat exists, it is a life

If a heartbeat exists, it is a life

[Here is a transcript of Scott Valencia’s remarks before an Iowa Senate subcommittee in support of the proposed Heartbeat Bill legislation. Mr. Valencia is Executive Director of the NATURAL JOURNEY ALLIANCE and Chairperson of THE COALITION OF PRO LIFE LEADERS:] Good morning Senator Sinclair, Schultz, and Petersen.  I am Scott Valencia, Chair Person for the Coalition of…

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IFL Executive Director, Maggie Dewitte, testifies before Senate subcommittee

adoption option

[Here is a transcript of Maggie Dewitte’s remarks before an Iowa Senate subcommittee in support of the proposed “Heartbeat Bill” legislation:] When death is determined In Iowa, death is determined when an individual has sustained irreversible cessation of circulatory or respiratory functions.  In other words, the heart stops beating.  It is not hard then, to…

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