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Heartbeat Novena Day Four Prayer

Heartbeat Novena day four

The Heartbeat Bill goes to court on December 7th As a reminder, the Heartbeat Bill goes to court on December 7th as referenced in an earlier blogpost. We are praying a Novena for a successful outcome. Our Novena comes from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops who encourage us to invoke three powerful pro-life…

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Heartbeat Novena Day Three Prayer

Heartbeat Novena day three

DAY THREE PRAYER Saint Elizabeth Seton, you knew the beauty of all human life when you carried a child in your womb and when, as a young widow, a teacher, and founder of the Sisters of Charity, you sought to live the Gospel of Life. Inspire us, intercede for us, and be with us. We…

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Heartbeat Novena Day Two Prayer

Heartbeat Novena Day Two

DAY TWO PRAYER Saint Elizabeth Seton, you knew the beauty of all human life when you carried a child in your womb and when, as a young widow, a teacher, and founder of the Sisters of Charity, you sought to live the Gospel of Life. Inspire us, intercede for us, and be with us. We…

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Join us in the Heartbeat Novena beginning today

Heartbeat Novena

The pro-life movement is powerless without prayer. In fact, the movement is driven by people of faith who pray unrelentingly on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn. Iowans for LIFE asks you to join us in praying a Novena on behalf of a crucial court hearing coming up in 9…

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The Heartbeat Bill faces a make or break moment on December 7th

Heartbeat Bill update

By Maggie DeWitte [Here is an excerpt from IFL Executive Director Maggie DeWitte’s remarks at the recent Iowans for LIFE fundraising banquet]: IFL spent a considerable amount of time at the Capitol this last session, along with our friends from the Coalition of Pro-life Leaders.  We had an amazing session.  We were successful in passing…

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No, we don’t wish they ‘all could be California girls’

California girls

One state represents 17% of all abortions in the US:  California (Guttmacher Institute). Some 157,350 took place in 2014 alone in the Golden State. In 2014, California had 1671 abortion clinics compared to Iowa’s 13 (a number which has dropped in recent years here in Iowa). Anything goes for California girls When it comes to…

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Iowa’s Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders responds to today’s court proceedings

Iowa's Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders

Iowa’s Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders sat in on critical court proceedings today regarding the Heartbeat Bill. The Heartbeat Bill faces two legal issues. First, it is currently under a temporary injunction because of a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Today, Judge Michael Huppert heard arguments on a second issue as to whether…

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The Heartbeat Bill goes to court tomorrow

Heartbeat Bill goes to court

The Heartbeat Bill goes to court tomorrow. As you recall, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the most pro-life bill in the US into law on May 4th. Governor Reynold’s Statement Governor explained her support for this groundbreaking legislation in this statement: “I believe that all innocent life is precious and sacred, and as governor, I pledged…

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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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