By Maggie Dewitte, Executive Director, Iowans for LIFE
Last evening at the Des Moines, IA premiere of the new pro-life documentary Gift of Life with Governor Mike Huckabee, flyers were placed on cars outside the event. The flyers had disparaging remarks about presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. The flyers also claimed to be “Authorized and Paid for by the Iowans for Life.”
Iowans for LIFE had no involvement in producing or having these flyers distributed. If the party or parties responsible for putting this information together intended association with Iowans for LIFE in conveying their message, they have done so fraudulently in an apparent reckless effort to cut down a presidential candidate.
Iowans for LIFE is not responsible for producing this material or placing it on vehicles at the event at Hoyt Sherman Theater in Des Moines.
Iowans for LIFE is the oldest pro-life organization in the state, beginning in 1972. IFL has a long history of providing education on the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Our education is fact-based and we do not attack the character of anyone. While we feel that all the candidates that attended this event are solidly pro-life, Iowans for LIFE is not endorsing any presidential candidate.
Iowans for LIFE condemns any actions taken in our name without permission and for the purpose of disparagement of any individual as reprehensible and intolerable.
We have been in touch with the Gingrich campaign, and they have received our assurance that Iowans for LIFE is in no way responsible for the distribution of flyers at the Dec. 14 Gift of Life event in Des Moines.
[Thanks to Maggie Dewitte for setting the record straight. The headline for this post was written by Quiner's Diner, the text came from Ms. Dewitte's press release.]