VIDEO: Watch Rally for Life 2017

VIDEO: Watch Rally for Life 2017


At the Rally for Life at the Iowa Capitol on March 30, the display of thousands of pairs of empty baby shoes served as a solemn reminder of the thousands of babies killed in abortion every year in Iowa.

The hundreds of Iowans in attendance heard from the governor, lieutenant governor, and congressional leaders about the ongoing fight to defend those lost lives.

Two measures are currently advancing through the Legislature this year: an effort to redirect some taxpayer funds away from facilities that perform abortions and a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Several elected leaders, however, openly pledged that Iowa’s lawmakers “are not done,” a promise Iowan voters should keep in mind.

Rep. Steven Holt went even further, saying if lawmakers will not pledge to support life-at-conception legislation, voters should “get a new candidate.”

The FAMiLY LEADER’s Bob Vander Plaats called the Legislature’s efforts this year good “baby steps,” but insisted Republican leaders and executives need to exhibit more leadership in the days to come.

The Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders, who hosted the event, pledged that it would continue to fight until no tax dollars support abortion facilities and every unborn life is protected by law from the moment of conception.

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Watch every speech from the rally in the two videos, Part 1 and Part 2, below:

Part 1:

To hear a specific speaker in Part 1, navigate to the following times:

0:00 Simon Conway – Welcome
0:29 Rev. Ron Woods – Opening prayer
3:52 Simon Conway – Opening remarks
5:40 Bob Vander Plaats – The FAMiLY LEADER
16:11 Father Chris Reising
19:06 Simon Conway – additional comments
24:45 Sen. Bill Dix
27:17 Gov. Terry Branstad
38:44 Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds
46:54 Sen. Brad Zaun
49:34 Sen. Jake Chapman
54:46 Sen. Amy Sinclair

Part 2:

To hear a specific speaker in Part 1, navigate to the following times:

0:00 Rep. Steven Holt
9:46 Sen. Sandy Salmon
15:46 Simon Conway – additional comments
18:33 Rep. Linda Upmeyer
25:59 Sen. Walt Rogers
28:51 Rep. Skyler Wheeler
32:45 Jenifer Bowen – Iowa Right to Life
47:34 Martin Cannon, Attorney – Thomas More Society
54:22 Pastor Ryan Jorgenson – Closing Prayer
58:16 Knights of Columbus – Endbad