On Thursday, Feb. 21, nearly 200 pro-life Iowans crowded into the Iowa Capitol for the 2019 Prayer Rally for Life, hosted by the Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders.
The day included a Bible study on the sanctity of life, a legislator breakfast with a leading pro-life attorney, training for everyday Iowans on how to lobby their own legislators, a rally in the Capitol Rotunda, informational tables from pro-life ministries that work both at the Capitol and in the lives of mothers and babies, and multiple subcommittee meetings on pro-life legislation advancing through Iowa’s government.
One of the highlights of the rally was a speech by Iowa State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville), who alluded to states like New York and Vermont, which have recently passed laws permitting unfettered abortion up to the very moment of birth.
Salmon’s message was very different, culminating in the declaration, “We will be Iowa, and we will protect life!”
Watch Rep. Salmon’s speech below:
The keynote speaker at the rally was Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed Iowa’s Heartbeat Bill into law and explained the heart-breaking decision not to appeal it to a biased state Supreme Court.
Nonetheless, the governor contended, “”Iowa has led the nation in passing the fetal heartbeat bill and igniting a movement beyond our borders!”
Watch Gov. Reynolds’ comments below: