2013 has not been a good year for pro-life legislation in the Iowa Legislature this year, and we face further battles on Medicaid funding and expansion.
By Eric Goranson & Norm Pawlewski The Iowa House Republicans were unable to convince Democrats in the Senate to support the Sweeney Amendment. This amendment would have ended taxpayer funded abortions in Iowa and prioritized family planning funds to ensure comprehensive health care providers were funded to the fullest extent possible. Iowa Right to Life […]
If you were to ask most Americans what the highest level of government is, they would probably tell you the Federal Government. What’s the next highest level of government? They’d more than likely mention State governments and so-on “down” the list of governing entities until they began listing their city council or school board. This […]
As the Iowa Director of the American Principles Project, I’m very proud that our organization is hosting the Palmetto Freedom Forum Debate on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. It will be broadcast on Townhall.com and CNN at 2:00 PM (CST)/3:00 PM (EST). Since announcing the lineup of candidates attending, however, supporters of Rick Santorum and […]
Few would dispute that power corrupts. The kind of power wielded by elected and appointed officials, activists, special interests, and bureaucrats often results in a special kind of corruption called “politics.” In America, the People are empowered by our founding documents in a way unique in history. Our power as citizens can corrupt us as […]
During Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s Education Summit, I was struck by the relatively balanced list of speakers, the diversity of ideas, and the civil tone of those in attendance as they listened to everyone’s points of view. I was also fascinated by the backchannel discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #iaedsummit. The two speakers who […]
I have had the privilege of working with a number of pro-life organizations over the last seven or more months. Iowa Right to Life, the Iowa Catholic Conference, Dubuque County Right to Life, Concerned Women for America (Iowa), Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, American Principles in Action, Iowans for Life, and others have worked tirelessly […]