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Des Moines Stand Up Rally Attended by Over 200

Posted by Jenifer Bowen (June 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm)

The Des Moines rally was attended by 200+ who enthusiastically responded to the line up of speakers.

Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director of Iowa Right To Life, kicked off the rally by reading a support statement from both Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds (attached), who could not attend the rally in person that day.

Msgr. Frank Bognanno from Christ the King Church in Des Moines, read a statement from Bishop Richard Pates of the Des Moines Diocese, who invited everyone to the Fortnight of Freedom event taking place on Sunday, July 1st about this same issue.

Monsignor Bognanno stated, “Some people say this is an issue that should be between a woman and her doctor. That’s not true. It’s between the woman and the doctor and the one who has to pay. If this mandate goes through, I think it will eventually include abortions. We need to make a stand right now.” [Continue reading …]

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Freedom of Conscience Rally Today

Posted by Tony May (June 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm)

65 people attended yesterday’s first Cedar Rapids rally for Religious Freedom of Conscience Protection.

From 12 to 1 PM people from the surrounding area gathered at Collins Road and Council Street near Noelridge Park for support to defend the religious freedom of conscience we carry.

The reason we gathered is the attack from the government regarding the Health and Human Services mandate, where Catholics and anyone of faith would be asked to supply contraceptive, tubal ligations and abortion drugs like the morning after pill in their health plans. This poses a big problem for Catholic and other Christian employers who are required to supply medical insurance for their employees.

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