The reality of human abortion

“What is this?”

I held in my hand a model of a 12 week old preborn human being, also known as a fetus, or also known as a “blob” of cells if you work for Planned Parenthood.

I was working a shift for Iowans for Life at the Iowa State Fair.

People poured by.

We engaged a generally friendly crowd on life issues. The focal point of our booth were the life sized models of the preborn at different stages of development, from 12 to 26 weeks.

Little kids loved the models. I made it a point to take the 12 week fetus and show it to kids who were four or five years old.

“What is this?” I would ask them.

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The Abortion Industry is Losing their Base

Good news: human abortion rates are declining.

The Des Moines Register editorial on October 21st gives all the credit for this seeming decline to contraception use, and none to pro life organizations like Iowans for Life who have been in the trenches educating Iowa kids on the dignity of life for four decades. ( “Contraceptives, not extremists reduce abortion rates.)

Is the Register correct?

Not according to the people who work in the field of human abortion…

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Human carnage takes a hit

People are being butchered in Iraq.

People are being butchered in Syria.

A young black man was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.

These stories of human carnage dominate the news cycle. The reports on cable news outlets are non-stop.

Did you hear about the carnage here in Iowa? You didn’t? Perhaps you should. Roughly 50,000 Iowans have died violent or chemically-induced deaths in the past decade. That’s a chunk of humanity in a state with a stagnant birth rate.

These Iowans were victims of…

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A conversation at the Iowans for Life booth at the Iowa State Fair

“Look, a baby!”

One kid after another squealed that phrase in delight yesterday. You should have seen them.

I was working a shift at the booth for Iowans for Life at the Iowa State Fair. We had accurate models of the human person at 12 weeks in the womb, 16 weeks, 22 weeks, and 26 weeks.

Kids would pick up the models and cradle them in their arms. The weight for each model was pretty accurate, as I understand it. They were made out of some rubbery material which made them extremely huggable. Kids treated them lovingly, with great care…

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The Planned Parenthood "goo" lie

Karen and I took our 2 year old grandson to the CelebrAsian Festival this afternoon.
We soaked up some wonderful Asian culture and cuisine. As we strolled past the various booths, we came upon the Iowans for Life tent. Evidently, we just missed a representative from Planned Parenthood who had popped in to challenge them. She gloated that she had a PHD and knew what was best for women …

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Prayers continue to be answered this Advent

The secular world is oblivious to the lavish quantity of prayers devoted to Life.
In the Catholic Church alone, thousands of the faithful say Rosaries every day, every week, every month, year-after-year on behalf of this single cause alone.
So many of our Protestant brothers and sisters join us in praying on behalf of the dignity of human life …

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The viability myth

I have never met a single, viable person in my life. Another word for viable is survivable. It’s a word worth dwelling on. Some advocates of human abortion maintain that the preborn are not entitled to human rights until they are viable, which they reach at about their 23rd week of human life in their mother’s womb.

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