A Pro-Life appeal to Democrats 1


Do you tend to vote Democrat? Are you a little uncomfortable with your party leadership that is rigid on their call for abortion-on-demand for the entire nine months of a mother’s pregnancy? But, are you reluctant to call yourself a pro-life Democrat?

By the same token, are you uncomfortable with Republicans on some, even most issues?

I respectfully would like to engage you in a conversation… More…

History is being forged before your very eyes. 2


Iowa is once again leading the New Wave Movement of the 21st century with a social justice creed that emphasis LIFE with the passage of the Heartbeat Bill.

Last night, we witnessed high drama at the State House as the Heartbeat Bill was debated. The bill protects life of the pre-born when a heartbeat is detected. This occurs around the 6th week after fertilization.

To say that passions ran high is an understatement. One side insisted that human life is sacred and deserves protection when a heartbeat is detected.

The other side insisted that human life is conditional, and deserves no legal protections if she is unwanted. More…

Iowa abortions contribute to the Iowa worker shortage 8


By Iowans for Life

http://www.iowansforlife.org/2018/04/worker-shortage/Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal ran with the headline: “Iowa’s Labor Plight: Too Many Jobs.” They ran with the wrong lede. The correct headline should have been: “Iowa’s Labor Plight: Worker Shortage.”

The article points out that Iowa’s unemployment has dropped to an astounding 2.9%. Manufacturers in particular cannot find enough people to fill available jobs.

It is getting so dire that job training programs are irrelevant, because there aren’t enough people to train. The problem is acute throughout the Midwest. If every unemployed person in the Midwest were to find a job, there would still be 180,000 unfilled positions.

Why are we having this problem?

The WSJ cites Iowa challenges, such as an outflow of residents to warmer climates, and an inability to attract more immigrants.

But they’re missing another variable: abortion and Iowa’s low replacement birth rate, which are related.

Since 2009, Iowa’s birthrate has remained below replacement levels. What little population growth Iowa has enjoyed has come primarily through immigration.

Since 2004, Iowa’s abortion rate has ranged from 10% to 14% of all pregnancies. The rate appears to be dropping, but no one really knows by how much since data only accounts for surgical abortions, not chemical abortions which are skyrocketing in number.

Although pro life advocates bristle at looking at our aborted brothers and sisters as mere cogs in our economic system, we can’t escape the reality that Iowa has a labor shortage in part due to human abortion.

worker shortage

As you can see on the chart above, in the 13 years from 2002 through 2014, Iowans lost around 73,000 potential future workers through abortion. This doesn’t include those aborted via chemical abortions.

In the previous 13 years, Iowa data isn’t available, but we know that the numbers would have been even higher if Iowa’s abortion rate followed national trends.

Abortion is the first place to start

So when we discuss why Iowa is faced with a worker shortage, the first place to start is abortion. We have reduced the size of the Iowa workforce through human abortion.

The simplest way to solve the problem in the future is to reduce the abortion rate in Iowa. The Heartbeat Bill is the first place to start.

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