Coalition of Pro-life Leaders in Iowa
Coalition of Iowa's Pro-Life Leaders Sign Unity Agreement
On January 11th, 2017 at the State Capital, nine Pro-Life Leaders signed an agreement that will unify the pro-life movement here in Iowa and strengthen our efforts to protect the sanctity of all human life.
Listen to interview with Simon Conway and the Pro-Life Leaders Coalition
Below listen as some of the Pro-Life Leaders who signed the coalition speak on how this unification will strengthen our cause to end the injustice of abortion.
Pulse Life Advocates is a member of the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders. The various pro-life organizations across the state began meeting just prior to the election in 2016. This was an effort to learn about each other, collaborate, and find ways our groups could work together. All of the groups, Pulse included, had similar goals and missions, but had different strategies to accomplish them. The idea of this coalition was to put those differences aside and look at the many ways we can support each other and get more accomplished. There is strength in numbers and we know that in unity we can accomplish so much for the cause of life.
State of Iowa
Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders Agreement
As we are all representatives of Iowa organizations with the intent to eliminate abortion and any of its related industries for both moral and legal reasons in our state;
As we all agree that the legislature of our state needs guidance from citizens and religious leaders to maintain its moral compass;
As we all agree that every life, from the time of conception, must have a voice and be protected by the laws of any moral state;
We hereby bind together under the name of God, without malice or ill intent, with unity of purpose and all deference and humility toward the cause, our organizations under this coalition with the following principles:
WE SHALL Represent the pro-life point of view before all public officials, accepting that some diversity of strategy may exist, but we all value saving lives of the unborn;
WE SHALL Train leaders and volunteers for effective social and political action, and dissemination of factual information, documentation and publications supporting the cause;
WE SHALL Inform pro-life voters about timely issues and legislation, and arm them with facts to aid our public officials in the completion of good and just works furthering the cause of protecting the unborn;
WE SHALL Challenge pro-abortion deception in the public arena;
WE SHALL Convert pro-choice or undecided citizens to the cause for LIFE with factual information, understanding and compassion.
Today, the pro-life community needs to play an active role in government like never before. If we are going to change policy and influence decisions, it is imperative that people of faith and moral fiber should commit to doing the hard work, with the forbearance and tenacity to achieve our goals without recognition to ourselves, but to give that glory to God.
We are driven by the belief that people have the right and responsibility to be involved in the world around them, and our coalition is committed to representing the pro-life cause and educating Iowans on the critical issues facing our society. We hereby pledge, with our signature to this document, to achieve these common goals presented here.
Signed this day of the 11th of January, 2017
Bob Vander Plaats, The FAMiLY LEADER
Maggie DeWitte, Iowans for LIFE
Jim Burke, Iowa PAC for Life
Jenifer Bowen, Life Right Action
Scott Valencia, Iowa Right to life (former director)
Laura Limmex, Restored by Grace
Steve Deace, Personhood Iowa
Kimberly Laube, Lutheran Family Service
Martin Cannon, Thomas More Society
Lutherans for Life