Iowans unite for work to dethrone abortion

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

baby feetThere will be extra clout in Iowa this legislative session as pro-life groups continue their fight for life.

Leaders from more than a dozen pro-life and traditional values groups in Iowa have formed Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders to give the movement more power this year. One of the groups comprising the coalition is Iowans for Life. Maggie DeWitte is executive director of that pro-life group.

"All of us are doing great work individually," she says, "but we know there is strength in numbers. And so we felt that the time was ripe for us to really try and come together as unified and with one purpose and one message, and I think that's what we're really about. We're trying to save lives."

Their goal, she explains, is also to minister to women who suffer from the scars of abortion. The groups will work in unity on some important legislation. DeWitte cites a couple of examples.

Pro-life"We want reallocation of our tax dollars for family planning services," she explains, "to look at the great work that some of the community health centers across the state are doing and reallocate funds to those community centers. And also, we're going to be looking at a life-at-conception act."

The Coalition has contingency plans as well. In the event legislation is introduced to expand abortion, the organizations will come together with a unified front to oppose the bills. The groups have met for the last six months and have developed a strong strategy to work together.

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