The Midwest March for Life is here in Iowa! For decades there has been the annual March for Life on the East Coast in Washington D.C. commemorating the dreadful Roe v. Wade decision, which paved the way for abortion on demand. In recent years, the West Coast began a Walk for Life in January of each year. Now it’s OUR turn!
The Midwest March for Life will take place on Saturday, January 19, at 11:00 am. This will commence on the WEST steps of the capitol building. Led by Governor Terry Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Bishop Richard Pates, Pro-lifers will march around the State Capitol to the Iowa Supreme Court Building.
Following the Midwest March for Life, at 12:00pm, the “Roe v. Wade Effect” Luncheon Program will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center(formerly Veterans Auditorium), 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. To reserve seats for lunch, please call 877.595.9406 or emailoutreach@iowaRTL.org. To defray the cost of the day’s events, a free-will offering will be taken.
Special Speakers at the Midwest March for Life and the “Roe v. Wade Effect” Program will include:
- Governor Terry Branstad
- Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
- Bishop Richard Pates
- Iowa State Senator David Johnson
- Sue Thayer, Former Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Clinic Manager
- Rev. Keith Ratliff, Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church
- Pastor Al Perez, Miracle Life Family Church
- Tamara Scott, Concerned Women for America, Iowa Republican National Committeewoman
- Troy Newman, Pro-Life Nation
- Jenny Condon, Executive Director, InnerVisions HealthCare
- Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life
“January 22, 2013, marks 40 years since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down on America”, stated Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director of Iowa Right to Life. “In that time, more than 55 MILLION unborn lives violently ended before they drew their first breath. Who were they created to be? Tragically, we will never know. Little girls and boys who never got to take their first breath–to live their lives–to dream about who they wanted to grow up to be.
We are the voice for those with no voice–the unborn, the infirm and the elderly. We will not rest until every life, born and unborn, is safe from the pervasive culture of death,” Bowen concluded.
Photo by Sarah Brooks