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LRN Special Podcast: Abby Johnson to ProLifers: “Don’t Make Deals”

Our very own Rebekah Maxwell sits in for Steve Deace on his nationally syndicated talk show on Friday, June 12th and spends about 15 minutes talking with our friend, Abby Johnson, of And Then There Were None, about why exceptions should NEVER be part of our vernacular if we are pro-life! This is a must listen! Abby is on fire and challenges ALL of us in the “pro-life movement” to mean what we say! Do yourself another favor, after listening, go ahead and click below to check out the MUST READ column that the ladies are discussing. Please share this far and wide!

 

I Don’t Make Deals

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Life Right Now Podcast 11-08-14

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On this week’s show:

  • Brittany Maynard update…a roller coaster of emotions. Is saying that Mrs. Maynard is courageous saying those folks that didn’t take their life aren’t?
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      Brittany Maynard takes her life: One of the weekend’s saddest events was the self-inflicted death of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year old woman who decided that she would end her battle with terminal cancer via doctor-assisted suicide.

      Maynard originally told PEOPLE she’d chosen Nov. 1 to end her life, but on Thursday she released a new video saying she might not do it that day.

      “I still smile and laugh with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time now,” she said in the video recorded Oct. 13 and 14, “but it will come because I feel myself getting sicker; it’s happening each week.”

      Apparently, she changed her mind again. Here are her last words before she took her own life:

      You can read the rest of Rebekah’s piece on the closure of Brittany’s story (for now) here.

  • Adoption Month continues…
    • Ashley Paulson, from A Story In My Heart, joins us with an update of her story and shares her perspective of the beauty  and, sometimes, difficult process of adoption.

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Life Right Now Podcast 08-23-14

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Life Right Now Podcast 8-2-14

On this week’s show:

Let’s make adoption famous!

  • Join Personhood Iowa and some of their newly elected board members, including remarks from the president, Steve Deace, at Liberty on the Rocks at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, August 7th at 5:30 pm.
  • Ashley Paulsen; Brand new mom…that loves her daughter so much! Learn how she shows that and follow along with her story on her blog. Tissue alert!
  • Greg Baker & Pastor Jon Schreiner from Walnut Creek Community Church join us to talk about Mustaches That Matter and how they are supporting adoption at there church! Go to the website and vote for your favorite facial hair and pledge some money for this very important cause!

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Life Right Now Podcast 7/12/14

On this week’s show:

  • One more week until the Launch of Personhood Iowa! Listen to Steve Deace tell us Why Personhood!
  • Young Lives joins us with some very special guests that were instrumental to their ministry getting started in Central Iowa to discuss what they’ve been up to, what they have planned for the summer, and a national story that is eerily similar to their own.

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Personhood Iowa Announces 1st Pro Personhood Boot Camp

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It’s time to stop playing partisan games with the most important issue of this generation — the slaughter of thousands of innocent Americans per day.

That’s why we’re proud to announce the formation of Personhood Iowa, a principled effort to promote a culture of life and end the killing once and for all.

On July 19th, Personhood Iowa invites you to attend our first-ever “boot camp” for potential candidates and activists to be held at Grace West Church in West Des Moines, IA. This event is for those who have felt the call to run for office, want to learn how to inspire their pastor/church to stand for the sanctity of life, or want to be more confident in standing for life before your friends, family, and community. Join us for a day of practical training and encouragement on how to do all of that and more.

We’ll be joined by exciting local and national guests who have the knowledge and experience to equip you to join them in the fight for life. Speakers that know there are no “exceptions” to be killed, but that God only makes exceptional people. They will equip and encourage you with the grace AND truth needed to win the most important moral argument of the age. They’ll teach you ways to get involved and encourage others to do the same.

A culture that is willing to casually discard its most precious natural resource, its own future, is a culture in spiritual crisis. While politics has a role to play in terms of public policy, the issue of life is too important to be continually used as a partisan political football. It’s time to put the primary responsibility for winning a spiritual war where it belongs — with our churches and not our politicians. 

If protecting life is on your heart and you want to align with those of like-minded courage of conviction, you need to be here! Let us give you the tools and confidence to win the fight! Space is limited and we expect seats to go quickly. Admission is just $15 to cover the cost of putting on the event…click on the Personhood Iowa logo above to register now. For more information contact Tim at 515.868.7562 or Email.

 

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Life Right Now podcast 5-31-14

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State Primary on June 3rd…Don’t Forget to Vote!

It’s that time of year again…doesn’t it always seem that way anymore, especially in Iowa? But I digress. We are quickly approaching an important time here in Iowa to make our voices be heard. We have many contested races by folks looking to become our representatives in various offices around the state and in Washington. It does seems like there is a much higher level of anxiety this time around for a mid-term election as we have some seats that are opening up due to retirements for the first time in years (or decades!) and then those scrambling for those seats and then those scrambling for those seats, etc. Whew! It’s like a crazy game of musical chairs. And, if someone doesn’t grab a chair on June 3rd, then it moves on to the State convention to be decided by the delegates…at least on the Republican side of things. The Democrats seem to have their minds made up for the most part regarding who they are putting up in November.

Well, we here at Life Right Now want to help you out. As you know, we try not to delve too deep into politics on the show, unless necessary, because we believe that this issue is a human rights issue and really shouldn’t be political at all. But, sadly, we have allowed it to become so. So here is a tool that will help you to try and nail these people down on the issue of life. We are also including an example of how you can use it from an experienced political junkie.

This is a pledge that might look vaguely familiar. It is a slightly modified version of the Personhood Pledge presented for the 2012 GOP presidential candidates to sign (all but one of whom did, another did so with an addendum). This particular pledge was altered to apply to the position of US Senator and used by friend of the show, Steve Deace and his wife Amy. They sent the pledge to three of the candidates running for the right to represent the Republican Party in Iowa against Rep. Bruce Braley for the seat being vacated by retiring (finally! Sorry.) Sen. Tom Harkin, as part of the process they used to interview those seeking their votes. Below the pledge you will see excerpts (and links to the full story and responses) from the candidates replies.

This is just one example of how to use this very powerful pledge to vet the candidates. Please feel free to ask those running to be your employees how they line up with the principles laid out below. Regardless of the office they are running for, these are fair questions. Local elections are maybe even more critical to find out where these people stand for a couple of reasons. One, under the system as envisioned by our founders, the power and control was to be closest to the people; these folks will be the leaders nearest to you. And, two, the local offices are the training ground, the farm team if you will, for positions higher up in government. Meaning that they will be farther away from you and accountability; we must be able to trust them! The city council, school board, etc. is where the state and national representatives, senators, governors, and even presidents come from. So don’t let someone running for city council or school board tell you that these questions don’t pertain to them! Besides, do you really want someone that doesn’t believe in the sanctity of human life and it’s intrinsic value making decisions for your city or school system (or your kids)?!

I am not one of those that says everyone should vote. I don’t want the folks that are taking our country to some place that I don’t even want to imagine showing up on election day. But I know that, for the most part, if you are reading this you are informed and care about the helpless and innocent. So please ask the tough questions and get out and support the candidate(s) that best “Live out their ProLife!

Find out when and where to vote at the links here.

The Pledge

“I __________________ proclaim that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God, and is endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to life.

I stand with President Ronald Reagan in supporting ‘the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death,’ and with the Republican Party platform in affirming that I ‘support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children.’

I believe that in order to properly protect the right to life of the vulnerable among us, every human being at every stage of development must be recognized as a person possessing the right to life in federal and state laws without exception and without compromise. I recognize that in cases where a mother’s life is at risk, every effort should be made to save the baby’s life as well; leaving the death of an innocent child as an unintended tragedy rather than an intentional killing.

I oppose assisted suicide, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and procedures that intentionally destroy developing human beings.

I pledge to the American people that I will defend all innocent human life. Abortion and the intentional killing of an innocent human being are always wrong and should be prohibited.

If elected to the Senate, I will work to advance laws and amendments that recognize the unalienable right to life of all human beings as persons at every stage of development, and to the best of my knowledge, I will only appoint federal judges and relevant officials who will uphold and enforce state and federal laws recognizing that all human beings at every stage of development are persons with the unalienable right to life.

I also vow never to vote for a budget or continuing resolution or bill or amendment that gives a single penny to Planned Parenthood or any abortion providers either here or abroad.”

Read full story at http://stevedeace.com/news/in-search-of-another-wacko-bird

Sam Clovis~ “I will support all the positions outlined in your pledge. I have been open about my positions and have campaigned openly about personhood legislation at the federal level. I have also advocated for absolutely no federal dollars to any organization that offers abortion services. I am the only candidate to campaign on bringing Fourteenth Amendment protections to persons from conception to natural, dignified death. Please feel free to fill in my name to the pledge. I will attach a signature for you to use, as well.
Read more at http://stevedeace.com/news/clovis-responds/

Matt Whitaker~ “As the father of three children, I understand the miracle of life. I am 100% pro-life and will oppose all taxpayer funding for abortions—to Planned Parenthood or any other group that shares their values. In the Senate, I will work vigorously to protect the unborn and stop any legislation that threatens the right to life. I have gone on record supporting a personhood bill consistent with Section 5 of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, because it is not the government’s role to select who should be granted this unalienable right. I will always fight for life, from conception until natural death, which is why I oppose embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and assisted suicide. In the United States Senate I will have no higher or more pressing priority than that of preserving human life at every turn—and this includes at all stages.

The appointment of federal judges is one of the most impactful and long-term decisions a Senator makes. When considering those sent before me to serve on the bench I will hold them to a standard of respecting human life consistent with my views.

Read more at http://stevedeace.com/news/whitaker-responds/

Joni Ernst (submitted by a staffer)~ “To address your specific question on the issue of life, I have attached a document entitled “Senator Joni Ernst’s pro-life credentials.” As an individual and member of the state senate, Joni has lived an exemplary life as a defender of innocent life, which begins at conception and continues through every stage of development. She strongly cherishes every innocent life and will continue to unapologetically do so in Washington if Iowans choose her as their next U.S. Senator.” (See the link to see comment on attached document.)
Read more at http://stevedeace.com/news/iowa-politics/ernst-responds/

 

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