Too hot to print for the Mason City Globe Gazette? When a Polk County District Judge ruled on August 19 in favor of the Iowa Board of Medicine’s right to ban Planned Parenthood’s dangerous webcam abortions, the Mason City Globe-Gazette published a completely over-the-top staff editorial on behalf of Planned Parenthood. Iowa Right to Life responded with a letter to correct some of the misconceptions spread by the Globe-Gazette, which was parroting Planned Parenthood’s marketing language. The Globe-Gazette refused to print our response. But that’s okay, because we will print it here so you can read what the Globe-Gazette didn’t want you to see. Keep reading on page 3 of our October Newsletter.
Elections have consequences. One of the candidates running for Polk County Hospital Trustee is Som Baccam. She is a former Planned Parenthood of Heartland Board Member from 2004-2006. There are six candidates and Polk County residents can vote for no more than two. Pro-Lifers, you should not vote for her. We definitely don’t want a former PPH board member serving as a County Hospital Trustee.
Below are several ways to stay involved during Respect Life month!
40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER VIGILS: Dozens of unborn children have already been saved in the first week of the international 40 Days for Life campaign! Eight Iowa locations! Please join the vigil nearest you:
Iowa City Sioux City
40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated Pro-Life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion.
Mortal Matters Conference, Sunday, October 19, 2:00-4:00pm: A free North Central Iowa Right to Life conference on End of Life Issues
Location: Heritage Room, First Citizens National Bank, 2601 4th Street SW, Mason City
Mary Merritt, End of Life Issues Director for Iowa Right to Life, will address several imperative topics:
Stealth Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, Patient Advocacy, Terminal Sedation, Advance Directives, Hospice, and Durable Power of Attorneys for Health Care.
Learn more or RSVP to North Central Iowa Right to Life
HOPE Adoption Conference: Saturday, November 22, 2014, will be a statewide Adoption Conference at Walnut Creek Church in Windsor Height. Doors will open at 12:30pm with informational booths and representatives from many adoption and Pro-Life organizations and ministries to offer information.
The afternoon sessions will include educational workshops presented by Bethany Christian Services of Des Moines and Orange City, along with ministry leaders from local churches and organizations. There will be an opening and closing sessions with special guests and testimonies from adoptive families and individuals. Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:30pm-5:30pm Walnut Creek Church 900-64th Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa. HOPE Adoption Conference celebrates adoption, educates individuals about adoption and motivates people to engage in caring for children who need families. Learn more or register to attend here.
Event Sponsors are Bethany Christian Services Des Moines and Orange City, Beauty Amidst the Ashes, Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Center, Gabriel’s Corner Pregnancy Center, Iowa Right to Life and the Cherish Center.
Don’t miss the third annual Midwest March for Life on Saturday, January 17, 2015, in Des Moines!
Watch and share the event trailer
October is Respect Life Month! In 2011, Governor Terry Branstad signed the Proclamation that in Iowa the first Sunday of each October is “Respect for Life Sunday.”
It reads: “The purpose of this proclamation is to educate all citizens of Iowa young and old that life is precious and should be respected. This education will take place through the following statements:
Whereas: Life is to be respected in all stages of development beginning with fertilization and continuing to natural death.
Whereas: We shall show respect in our daily lives as we protect the unborn from the abuses of abortion. We will raise them in the traditional values that come with a traditional family.
Whereas: Life will be respected in the latter years of life by having in place a continued support system which will offer them the dignity earned through years of service to family, church, community, friends and country.
Whereas: Life will be respected through the acceptance that Life is not ours to give nor is it ours to take. These are the functions of a higher being. That being is God.
Whereas: Respect for Life Sunday is a day of recognition that we were given the gift of choice not as a weapon against Life, but so that we can call upon our God and receive eternal life.”