Posted by: ajrawson | October 1, 2015

October Pro-Life Events

Local Events



Iowans for Life Banquet – October 1st

The annual Iowans for LIFE Banquet is tonight, Thursday, October 1st, at the Holiday Inn on Fleur Drive, Des Moines. There will be social time at 6 pm and seating will begin at 6:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ray Guarendi speaking on his pro-life convictions. Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10 and a Catholic clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and nationally syndicated radio and television host. Hope you can make it tonight!



Life Chain – October 4th

Life Chain is an annual event, where hundreds of people gather to witness and pray along Merle Hay Road in Des Moines. It will be on this Sunday, October 4th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. There will be groups at different places on Merle Hay, but the one that I know of meets at St. Theresa’s Church (1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines). Signs are provided (and we’ll have cookies at the St. Theresa’s location). The event will happen rain or shine. See you there!


Ladies Lovin’ Life – October 13th

InnerVisions HealthCare invites you to join them on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a Christian Women’s Social Networking Group. “Enjoy having dinner one evening a month with other Christian ladies who love life. This is open to all pro-life women.

They will meet on Tuesday, October 13th, at 6:30 pm at Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant (120 S. Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines).

Meeting agenda: Get a short update about InnerVisions HealthCare, learn about upcoming community enrichment opportunities for pro-life women of faith, enjoy dinner, and get to know new friends. Order off the menu… the only cost is the price of your meal and beverage.”

Please RSVP to Lori at



Pro-Life Apologetics Conference – October 17th

Iowa Right to Life is helping coordinate a Pro-life Apologetics Conference on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. The conference will be held at New Hope Assembly of God Church (4425 70th Street, Urbandale, Iowa).

The keynote speaker will be Scott Klusendorf. According to Iowa Right to Life, “Scott is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), which was established in 2004 to challenge and equip Pro-Life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square.

Scott travels throughout the United States, Canada and Europe training groups of people to engage the conversation about abortion. He contends that the Pro-Life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and articulated.”

Cost: $15 per person to attend OR $25 per person, which includes a box lunch.

To RSVP: Call Iowa Right to Life at 515-244-1012 or toll free at 877-595-9406  or email


40 Days for Life – Now until November 1st

40 Days for Life is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place outside abortion clinics across the United States and countries around the world. The Fall campaign is from September 23rd through November 1st.

For more local details, click HERE to see the Des Moines 40 Days for Life webpage.



National Adoption Month – November

Bethany Christian Services has free resources that you can use to share the joy of adoption with your church or just to educate yourself. You can access the resources HERE.

Midwest March for Life – January 16th

The 4th Annual Midwest March for Life on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Save the date to be a voice for the voiceless. More details will be coming soon.

Click HERE to see the trailer for the 2016 march.



Legislative Recap

In September, the U.S. House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and voted to Defund Planned Parenthood while Congress investigates the organization.

The Senate voted 54-42 in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this week, but it wasn’t enough to get the 60 votes needed to advance.

Although the pro-life legislation did not advance, please thank our Iowa Senators, who both voted pro-life. Send them a quick, prepared message HERE through the Susan B. Anthony List.


Easy Ways to Support InnerVisions HealthCare

If your employer hosts a United Way Campaign drive or matches your contributions, please consider selecting “InnerVisions HealthCare” (Corporate Name: The Human Choice of Iowa) and using your donations to save babies.

If you shop on, if you choose InnerVisions HealthCare, Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase cost to the clinic.

If you have questions, contact Heather at
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Pro-Life Pope Francis

During his visit to United States, Pope Francis addressed the U.S. Congress. Here are a few of his pro-life comments:

“The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development,” he said. “I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity.”

The Pope also told Congress “to protect, by means of the law, the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.”

Pope Francis also made an unscheduled stop to visit the Little Sisters of the Poor. He showed his support for them in their religious liberty battle.


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