505, 2017

20-week abortion prohibition signed by Governor

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 20-week abortion prohibition signed by Governor

Iowa Catholic Conference staff was pleased to be present when Gov. Terry Branstad signed Senate File 471 on May 5. The bill prohibits abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization with exceptions to save the life of the mother or for a serious physical health emergency. The bill also contains a three-day […]

2703, 2017

Three pro-life bills continue to make their way in the 2017 session

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Three pro-life bills continue to make their way in the 2017 session

The current legislative session presents an opportunity to take action on pro-life issues and ICC and our allies are lobbying to advance three bills that have survived the first funnel date. Each bill addresses an important element of ending the assault on life and dignity that abortion represents, and together […]

1101, 2016

Midwest March for Life 2016

January 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Midwest March for Life 2016

Stand with us! March with us!

In January, as hundreds of Iowans once again join hundreds of thousands on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, there will also be a day-long opportunity for pro-life advocacy and education in downtown Des Moines. The Midwest March for […]

2508, 2015

The abuse and destruction of God’s greatest gifts

August 25th, 2015|Comments Off on The abuse and destruction of God’s greatest gifts

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“… a widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has today enslaved the hearts and minds of so many.” Pope Francis, on the subject of abortion

The recent revelations of Planned Parenthood’s practice of marketing fetal parts and bodies generated by […]

1906, 2015

Statement on decision by Iowa Supreme Court on telemed abortion

June 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Statement on decision by Iowa Supreme Court on telemed abortion

June 19, 2015

We are disappointed by the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a rule prohibiting abortions by telemedicine.

In 2013 the Iowa Board of Medicine approved a rule that required a physician to be physically present when abortion drugs are being provided, rather than pushing a button following a […]

1906, 2015

Iowa Supreme Court strikes down rule prohibiting telemed abortions

June 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Iowa Supreme Court strikes down rule prohibiting telemed abortions

The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down the Iowa Board of Medicine’s rule that essentially prohibited telemedicine (“webcam”) abortions. In 2013 the board had approved a rule that required a physician to be physically present when abortion drugs are being provided, rather than pushing a button following a remote video […]

402, 2015

Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes House Passage of ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

February 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes House Passage of ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

USCCBThe U.S. House of Representatives approved the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion” Act, which would codify a permanent, government-wide policy against taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage. It also requires health plans offered under the Affordable Care Act to disclose the […]

1908, 2014

Good news – judge rules in favor of webcam abortion ban

August 19th, 2014|Comments Off on Good news – judge rules in favor of webcam abortion ban

A Polk County District Court judge ruled in favor of the Iowa Board of Medicine Aug. 19 and upheld its right to ban webcam abortions in Iowa. The decision is set to take effect in 30 days. Planned Parenthood has appealed the decision.

Ample evidence was presented during the months-long process leading up to the […]

1407, 2014

NCHLA issues action alert on bill to limit religious liberty

July 14th, 2014|Comments Off on NCHLA issues action alert on bill to limit religious liberty

The U.S. bishops’ partner organization, the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, has issued an alert in opposition to S. 2578. The U.S. Senate may vote on this bill as early as this week. The “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act” (S. 2578) would not only reverse the recent Supreme […]