ACLU of Iowa and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America have filed a lawsuit to stop Iowa’s new fetal heartbeat abortion law from taking effect, The FAMiLY Leader has launched a petition that will be added to an amicus brief so supporters can urge the courts to uphold the law.
The FAMiLY Leader, an influential social conservative organization in Iowa, announced its endorsement of Skyler Wheeler in Iowa House District 4.
Bob Vander Plaats, Chuck Hurley and Robert Cramer of The FAMiLY Leader personally endorse U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States.
Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal will address National Religious Liberties Conference attendees on Nov. 6 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
Dr. Ben Carson, a presumptive 2016 Republican presidential candidate, gave an introductory speech at The FAMiLY Leader Celebrate the Family Fall fundraiser.
Leading the way from the national front is former pastor, governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee. In his endorsement, Gov. Huckabee said, “We need Christian businessmen like Robert Cramer in Congress. His no-nonsense approach and traditional values will make him an effective leader for Iowa families.” Locally, Robert Cramer has received strong support from Christian […]
Iowa State Representative Kim Pearson (R-Pleasant Hill) said on her Facebook wall that State Representative Annette Sweeney’s (R-Alden) amendment to the Health and Human Services budget bill (HF 2435), entitled the “Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priorities Act” (H-8213) will not end taxpayer-funded abortion. She wrote: We have been misinformed. The Sweeney amendment, H-8213 will NOT […]
Pleasant Hill, IOWA. – The FAMiLY LEADER, along with co-sponsors CatholicVote.org and National Organization for Marriage, are hosting a “Let Us Vote” Marriage Rally on Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00 AM in the rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol. The purpose of the rally is to demonstrate to State Senators that marriage is important to […]
I’m happy to have The FAMiLY Leader join me in opposing Governor Terry Branstad’s education bill even though Branstad’s chief of staff won’t take them seriously. I felt as though I have been a “lone voice in the wilderness” in the Iowa media scene anyway. I’ve been speaking out against his education agenda ever since […]
When Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley announced their personal endorsement of Rick Santorum I didn’t anticipate the controversy to follow. I didn’t think much of the board declining an endorsement, but allowing Vander Plaats and Hurley to go ahead an endorse. I can understand diverging opinions, as it is one reason we at Caffeinated […]
Pleasant Hill, IOWA. – The FAMiLY LEADER offers the following statement in order to clarify misrepresentations that have been circulating since the announcement of Bob Vander Plaats’ and Chuck Hurley’s personal endorsement of Senator Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, December 20th. The perception that the FAMiLY LEADER Board of Directors was […]
The FAMiLY Leader as an organization will not endorse, but the board released Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley to make their own personal endorsements. Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley both personally endorse Rick Santorum. Vander Plaats calls him a stalwart soldier for faith and marriage. Vander Plaats also said that he won’t disparage another […]
I find it interesting that The FAMiLY Leader has not endorsed a Presidential candidate yet. Bob Vander Plaats positioned the organization to be a player in the Iowa Caucus as they reorganized. They have had more opportunities than any other organization (that I’m aware of) to vet candidates through their Presidential Lecture series. Each prospective […]
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 […]
I received an email yesterday from The FAMiLY Leader written by Chuck Hurley. He wrote about the late-term abortion battle. It read: Last week, The FAMiLY LEADER assisted Senate Republicans with efforts to amend the Human Services budget bill to say that abortions done outside of the provisions of the bill are considered “homicide” under […]
Late yesterday afternoon, the Iowa House passed House File 657 (formerly HF 5), the late term abortion ban which in effect bans all abortions after 20 weeks. This bill was specifically designed to keep Dr. LeRoy Carhart from setting up shop in Council Bluffs, IA. Carhart was considering moving his practice to Iowa when Nebraska […]