The Kansas debacle

protect them both amendment

Kansas and Iowa faced similar pro-life dilemmas: their respective state supreme courts discovered a fundamental right to abortion in their respective state constitutions, curtailing their legislatures’ ability to regulate abortion. Kansas put forth the “Value Them Both Amendment” to return the power to the legislature. Kansas voters rejected the amendment in a lopsided loss for…

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Fr. Martin accuses pro-lifers of grumbling

James Martin S.J.

Writing in last week’s Wall Street Journal (Houses of Worship:  Abortion and the Grumbling Crowd), Fr. James Martin said Jesus broke bread with sinners, which makes the case against denying communion to pro-abortion politicians, by his way of thinking. He also drew a moral equivalence between abortion and the death penalty, quoting San Diego Robert…

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The Age of Contempt

age of contempt

We live in an age of contempt, fueled by abortion’s ugly legacy. Did you catch the testimony of a Senate witness, Professor Khiara Bridges?  Professor Bridges was asked a simple question by Senator John Cornyn: “Do you think that a baby that is not yet born has value?” She answered: “I believe that a person…

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“Who is my neighbor?”

who is my neighbor?

This Sunday’s readings are about abortion. Many disagree. They assert that the Bible doesn’t directly talk about abortion anywhere. In fact, some abortion rights advocates claim that 5 Bible verses actually support abortion rights. This Sunday’s gospel reading suggests the issue hangs on a single question: “Who is my neighbor?” The Parable of the Good…

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Q & A with Maggie DeWitte on the Dobbs decision

Maggie DeWitte

As the dust settles after last week’s epic Supreme Court Dobbs decision, Pulse thought a quick Q & A with executive director, Maggie DeWitte was called for to answer questions we’re hearing: What just happened? The Supreme Court overturned both Roe v Wade AND Planned Parenthood v Casey. The case that overturned Roe was called…

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Iowa’s Attorney General declines to participate in Governor’s legal actions on abortion

Iowa AG Miller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Contact: Lynn Hicks | chief of staff | 515-281-6699 | lynn.hicks@ag.iowa.gov | AG Miller declines to participate in governor’s legal actions on abortion ‘I doubt that I can zealously assert the state’s position’ DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood v. Kim…

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Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announce legal action to protect life 

heartbeat bill

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR  Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ­­­­Tuesday, June 28, 2022 CONTACT: Alex Murphy, (515) 802-0986, Alex.Murphy@Governor.Iowa.Gov   Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announce legal action to protect life  DES MOINES — Today, Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announced two legal actions following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs:  Gov. Reynolds…

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The Abortion Party rejects diversity and inclusion

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made it clear that pro-life Democrats are not welcome in her party: “Also, if you live in a blue area, when people say ‘go vote,’ that should include primary elections too. Because, the thing that a lot of people don’t like to talk about, is the fact that not every Democrat is…

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Roe dies on the Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Solemnity of Sacred Heart of Jesus

Irony abounds. The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v Wade on June 24th, 2022, the Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pope Benedict XVI wrote in 2006: “By encouraging devotion to the Heart of Jesus, [we exhort] believers to open themselves to the mystery of God and of his love and…

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