Tomorrow is Governor Culver’s big Condition of the State speech (or “State of the State” speach, which some have dubbed an “SOS”).Â We will be at the Statehouse watching the speech, providing commentary here at The Conservative Reader: Iowa, at The Des Moines Register’s web site and on The Conservative Reader Report (www.desmoineslocallive.com) in the afternoon at 3:00 PM.
On the show I will have Iowa House Member Erik Helland from Polk County, and Senator Shawn Hamerlinck from Senate District 42 (parts of Scott and Clinton Counties), along with Kim Lehman, President of Iowa Right to Life and Iowa’s Committee Woman to the Republican National Committee (RNC).
During the first hour we’ll be talking about the Condition of the State speech, along with thoughts about the session’s agenda with all three of our guests.Â During the second hour, we’ll be discussing the RNC Resolutions currently under consideration with Kim Lehman.
Your calls are welcome at 515-327-1007 or 888-327-1007.
Plus the current hot political news, and of course, the Smart and Dumb politicians of the week!Â All of this only on The Conservative Reader Report.
Today marks the start of the of the Iowa Right To Life Book Sale at Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines.Â The sale runs from September 9 through 14.Â
This is one of the most important non-profit organizations in Iowa providing counseling and assistance to pregnant women.Â Services available include financial assistance, pre- and post-natal health care, a safe place to stay, child care, and counseling, to name a few. Â There are resources out there and there are people who care.Â For more information, visit their web site at this link.
If you don’t already know, we are thoroughly Pro Life here at the The Conservative Reader.Â From the moment of conception, the rights of every American should extend to even those that are still in the womb, despite the inconvenience they may pose to their mother.
We are also opposed to the current effort in Congress to foist a complex, expensive, invasive and industry-busting piece of legislation in the name of saving lives and improving the health of Americans.Â We are not opposed to ensuring that all Americans have access to health-care, but this bill, in whatever form it has taken thus far, is not in the best interest America.Â More on that in the next few days.
Worse yet, is that such a bill, in the name of saving lives, may end up funneling more and more money to take lives… innocent lives at that.
The following is a piece provided by Jenifer Bowen (appeared in the Facebook group page for Iowa Right To Life):
There is a battle going on in the Congress over Health Care reform and they, meaning the U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators, are under heavy pressure to strike a deal and get it done before the summer recess in August. Our concern is a “deal” that would allow for funding and mandates in the bill.
There are millions of dollars at stake, and the abortion industry is working hard to get their hands on what they see as a gold mine of tax funding. Their goal includes mandating abortion as health care and having their mandates funded. The good news is that there are many leaders in congress with a conscience that want health care reform, but do not agree with mandating or funding abortion with taxpayer’s money.
However, the pressure from President Obama and the Democrat leadership is mounting, as they want abortion as part of Health Care Reform. This is bad news since it comes down to heavy political pressures on each representative.
This is when your voice really counts. This is a perfect example of the saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the oil,” and we need every “squeak”, every pro-life voice to sound the alarm and call congress. Literally thousands of little lives, and the lives of the elderly are depending on us to take action to stop this evil.
I am not overstating my case. This is real and its happening very quickly.
The fact is, the Health Care Reform bill says nothing about abortion, which IS the problem. Language must be added to the bill to exclude all abortion mandates and abortion funding.
It’s all in the language. Call the Congress now. If you have already called, please call again. The anti-life powers to be are working diligently to expand abortion and their profit margin on our dime. They are motivated and they are calling.
We need you to call and pass this on to your friends and family.
Note: It is critical that they do not split the difference on abortion mandates OR abortion subsidies in some compromise or “deal”. We want to make sure they exclude both abortion “mandates” and “funding.”
Please call both U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative. If you do not know who your U.S. Representative is, click here: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/FindLeg/
Here is a helpful hint on what to say:
“Hi, my name is……………….. I’m calling about the “Health Care Reform bill that they are working on, and I would like to ask ………………… to make sure that the bill EXCLUDES all abortion–both funding AND mandates. I do not think it is right that my taxes should be used to pay for abortion. Will you please give him my message? Thank you.”
Call Both U.S. Senators:
Charles Grassley (R)
Tom Harkin (D)
E-mail: [email protected]ov
U.S. House of Representatives-Iowa
Bruce Braley (D-01)
David Loebsack (D-02)
Leonard Boswell (D-03)
Tom Latham (R-04)
Telephone: 202.225.5476 or Toll Free at 866.428.5642
E-mail: [email protected]
Steve King (R-05)
For more information on Health Care Reform, click here: http://irlc.org/what-s-new/hot-topics/health-care-reform-bill-could-force-abortion-agenda/
NRLC Fact Sheet: http://www.nrlc.org/AHC/HR3200NRLCfactsheet.pdf
Iowa Right To Life is holding their annual book sale… Going on right now.Â This is a great cause to support, and they have lots of great books.Â Here’s the details:
There are great deals to be had on thousands of used books at the Iowa Right to Life Book Sale, which begins Wednesday, March 25 at the KJJY Event Center at 7-Flags in Clive.
Most books are priced between $0.25 to $5.00. There are also rare and collectible books, magazines and record albums, as well as CDs and DVDs.
New Pro-life Material: By request, we have purchased the latest and greatest DVDs and books to help you build your library, provide resources for youth groups and for your own personal research. We are selling the material at cost.
Wednesday, March 25 (Premier Night): 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Admission on Premier Night only: $5.00 (children 17 and under are FREE)
All Other Sale Days Free Admission
Thursday, March 26: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Friday, March 27: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Saturday, March 28: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday, March 29: (Closed)
Monday, March 30: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Download the Book Sale Flyer to Post and Give to Friends: http://irlc.org/events/book-sale/
Donate Your Books for Our Fall Sale:
Drop them at 1500 Illinois Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
For More Information:
515.244.1012 or [email protected]
E-mail [email protected]
Facebook event link