Rally for Life

This morning, activists from all across Iowa came to rally together to defend life and lobby legislators to defund abortion providers.  The keynote speaker was Dan Becker, the founder of Personhood USA.

We had a terrific time of worship, along with comments by Bob Vander Plaats, Chuck Hurley, Danny Carroll, Tamara Scott, and Greg Baker.

Also, a 14-year old named Josiah addressed the crowd in the rotunda.  Josiah has come faithfully to the capitol for several weeks and had pulled legislators out by himself and had good conversations with them about why these issues are important to him.   And legislators listen!  He challenged everyone present that if he can do it at 14, the rest of us don’t have much of an excuse.

Here’s some photos of the rally:

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Watch the video below of the rally.  You can jump to specific speakers at the times below:

MC ~ Greg Baker, Political Director, The FAMiLY LEADER

0:40 ~ Bob Vander Plaats, President & CEO, The FAMiLY LEADER

8:47 ~ Tamara Scott, State Director of Concerned Women for America – Iowa

16:15 ~ Josiah Oleson, Youth Activist

19:00 ~ Danny Carroll, Family Policy Advocate

24:39 ~ Chuck Hurley, Vice-President, The FAMiLY LEADER

28:44 ~ Dan Becker, National Field Director, Personhood U.S.A.


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Annual Life, Marriage & Family Rally

LMF-rally_adUnlike the marriage issue, the Senate can’t ignore life!  The Senate is REQUIRED to pass a Health and Human Services (HHS) budget before they adjourn for the summer and get to go home.  If they don’t, the government shuts down on July 1.  Within the HHS budget, is taxpayer money that is given directly to abortion providers.  If 51 pro-life legislators in the House, or 26 in the Senate are strong enough, they can force the removal of funding for abortion providers.  In 2011 and 2012, the pro-lifers in the House caved, and Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers continued to get taxpayer’s hard-earned money.  However, in 2013, we have a fresh batch of strong, pro-life legislators that will lead the charge and protect innocent lives by defunding abortion providers.  This year is our chance, and the innocent children need your help!


Dan Becker, Personhood USA


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10:30 -11:30 am
Rally in Capitol Rotunda on 1st floor (go up one level from basement entries)

11:30 am-1 pm
Lobby legislators to sign a resolution that they will NOT use tax dollars to fund abortion providers.

Why you should attend:

Help us encourage legislators to sign a resolution to defund abortion providers!


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