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Thousands gather to ‘March for Life’

By Mary LaFrancis | Jan 31, 2013

To the editor:

On Saturday, Jan. 19, some 1,000 took part in the inaugural Midwest March for Life in Des Moines.

We marched and sang around the beautiful State Capital building, some with signs, affirming life and the pain and devastation of abortion.

Speakers spoke and pastors from different denominations led in prayer for our country in memorial of the 40th year since Roe v. Wade legalized the killing to the time of birth of unborn babies, not just “blobs of tissue” and “clumps of cells” as frightened and desperate mothers are led to believe by the abortion industry. Abortion is no solution but only leads to greater and more serious problems and a life of regret!

There is love, help and hope at the many crisis centers such as the Heartland Pregnancy Center in Ottumwa and elsewhere where free services and ultrasounds are to be had. There is also hope and healing after abortion with programs such as Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More Awareness.

There are some 55 million innocent unborn children as well as countless more, the unreported, and those by the abortive effects of contraceptives, that have been sacrificed in the holocaust of abortion in this country. This is not to say of their children who are not among us today.

Leading medical experts speaking at a major International Symposium on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare concluded that abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of a mother. Ground breaking research, new clinical practices and therapies and shared clinical experiences from many fields of medicine have further concluded these facts beyond a doubt, thus giving clarity and confirmation to doctors and legislators and does not affect in any way to the availability of optimal, the best care to pregnant women.

The current public debate confuses abortion with legitimate medical treatment with misinformation that abounds. Clear evidence shows that the best medical practice and care for mothers does not include abortion. especially with new therapies such as in cancer, in-utero fetal surgery, etc., thus putting an end to the false argument that abortion is needed to treat and save the lives of women. Abortion has no place in treating women and their unborn children.

Last Friday, Jan. 25, some 600,000 gathered in our nations capital for the annual March for Life and some 45,000 in San Francisco for the West Coast March for Life. The truth sets us free from the bondage of mistakes and error and brings true happiness, success and safety in life! Life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death!

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