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BREAKING: Iowa Right To Life's reaction to Judge's decision on webcam abortion in Iowa

Posted by gabrielscorner on November 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Des Moines, Iowa-November 5, 2013-This morning, Judge Karen Romano announced that, at the request of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, she would place a motion for stay pending judicial review on the recent decision by the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBOM) to end dangerous webcam abortions in our state.

You will remember that just this past August, the IBOM voted 8-2 to end webcam abortion in Iowa. They stated, "All Iowans are entitled to the same high level of health care, regardless of whether they live in rural or urban areas," which includes the right to be examined by a doctor prior to an abortion and a right to follow up care.

In this reckless webcam abortion scheme, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland does not provide even this basic care for women.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has women talk to a doctor only by webcam and then sends them home for excruciating pain and bleeding-sometimes for up to two weeks or more-and in the end, having to see and deal with the body of their dead baby. (At 9 weeks the baby's heart has been beating since 18 days after conception, is about two inches long and simply needs time to grow. This matters because the woman will be left to deal with her dead baby alone.)

Further, if the abortion is incomplete, women may need a surgical abortion. We know this because Planned Parenthood's website says women must agree to a follow-up surgical abortion if the abortion pill doesn't work.

There is ample medical evidence that these abortions are unsafe. The FDA has documented 2,207 adverse events in the U.S. of women who have had medical abortions, including 14 deaths, 612 hospitalizations, 339 cases where blood loss was so great the woman needed a transfusion, 256 infections and 58 ectopic pregnancies.

Women who died from medical abortions died from a bacterial infection like toxic shock, hemorrhaging to death, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive heart attack.

Obviously, as the largest Pro-Life organization in Iowa, it would be correct to say that we believe in the sanctity of life of the unborn, but we are equally concerned for the safety of born women. It is devastating that Judge Romano and the abortion industry in Iowa are ignoring the health and well-being of women to push their own agenda and continue to make this about abortion access, and about politics.

These abortions, where a woman NEVER physically sees a doctor, who goes home to hemorrhage for days and ultimately deliver her dead baby, is not empowering women.

Today's decision by Judge Romano is simply one more difficult, heart-wrenching step in the battle we are ultimately going to win.

Jenifer Bowen

Executive Director

Iowa Right to Life

A message from the 40 Days for Life Campaign Director

Posted by gabrielscorner on September 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Friends,

The next 40 Days for Life campaign starts tomorrow in 306 locations ... with more than 20 brand-new cities on board for the first time:

Six years ago, when 40 Days for Life was first launched as a coordinated effort, our national director David Bereit and I were hoping 20 cities would take part. But God moved people in 89 cities to join that campaign.

Over the past six years YOUR faith in God has spread this humble effort to an overall total of 501 cities ...

... from 1,000 volunteers in Texas to 575,000 worldwide ...

... from a few churches to 16,000 ...

... and from one country to 19 around the globe.

You'll be getting messages from me each of the 40 days ... September 25 - November 3 ... with a quick campaign update and a daily devotional.

A prayerful foundation is the key for bringing a "what would Jesus do" attitude to the vigil. This is the attitude that has helped mothers choose life for theirbabies -- and helped clinic employees change their hearts and leave the abortion business.


This is my personal invitation for you to get involved. Here's the link to all 306 locations -- please find the one nearest you and learn how you can help:


Today's devotional was prepared by Carmen Pate of Faith in Action Ministries.


Pre-kickoff Intention

For God's blessing upon all participating in the coming 40 Days for Life campaign.


"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land."

-- 2 Chronicles 7:14


Not unlike God's chosen people of Israel, we must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, if we expect God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The need for repentance has not been greater since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973.

The number one cause of death in America is the needless sacrifice of our children at the altar of convenience called abortion. Conservative estimates put the number of deaths at nearly 52 million.

And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent identify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least one abortion by the age of 45 -- both non-Christian and Christian alike. Where was the voice of Truth -- the church?

Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums up the issue best as she writes, "We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives devastated by abortion. We didn't want them to abort. We didn't mean for them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our fear, we have

continued to stand by and do nothing. We, God's hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional, unknowledgeable accomplice, but an accomplice nonetheless."

May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God's people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.


Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to usurp Your role as God over life and the number of our days. But we come to you in brokenness and repentance over our sin.

We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land.

Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of Christ we pray, Amen.

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For Life,


Campaign Director

40 Days for Life


40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally

Posted by gabrielscorner on September 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us on Tuesday 24 Sept, 2013 at Gabriel's Corner, 131 S. 16th Street, Council Bluffs IA 51501. Drop by anytime between 5:30-7:30pm. It's an open-house event with informational briefings to launch us on a great start. Light refreshment will be served. Spread the word and bring a friend.

40 Days for Life - Council Bluffs team

[email protected]


40 Days For Life in Council Bluffs

Posted by gabrielscorner on August 12, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The dates for the next coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign will be September 25 to November 3.



We will be asking for individuals or groups to sign up using our web site to peacefully pray in front of the planned parenthood across the street from us. Stay tuned for more information on this live-saving mission!



Movie Night July 31st

Posted by gabrielscorner on July 31, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Movie Night For July

When: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time: 6:30pm

Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Hall, 223 Harmony St. CB, IA

What: The Feature Movie is "A Man for All Seasons"

Cost: Free will donations to Knights of Columbus Disaster Fund for Tornado victims in Midwest

Sponsored by: Diocese of Des Moines, local Parishes, Catholic Daughters

and the Knights of Columbus.

Save the Date

Posted by gabrielscorner on February 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)




Vehicle Needed

Posted by gabrielscorner on February 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Pro-Life Supporters,

Gabriel's Corner/Mary Weslin Home is looking for a vehicle to be hopefully donated for a mother in need.

Contact Jean Plourde at 402-690-2905 for further info.

It would be a tax deductible donation.

Thank you,

Jean & Kathy

40 Days for Life Mid-point Rally Tonight

Posted by gabrielscorner on October 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

40 Days For Life

Council Bluffs Mid-point Rally

Candlelight Vigil

Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Gabriel's Corner

131 South 16th Street Council Bluffs, IA 51501

We are almost half way there on our 40 Days For Life Journey.

Please come and join us in united faith for a strong finish.

40 Days for Life - Council Bluffs team

[email protected]


Sign the Citizen Petition to Reverse Roe v. Wade

Posted by gabrielscorner on September 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Pro-life American,


Tragically, over 4,000 babies are aborted every day in our nation.


That's over 1.6 million every year!


But by passing a Life at Conception Act you and I can end abortion in America!


The Supreme Court itself admitted in Roe that once Congress establishes the personhood of unborn children, they must be protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which explicitly says: “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property.”


Since the Supreme Court is waiting for someone to tell them who the law counts as persons, let’s not wait another minute!


Your petition will let your Senators and Congressman know that their constituents support full protection for the unborn and that they must stand for life in Washington.


After signing the petition, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10, $25 or more to NPLA. No matter the amount you give, your donation will be matched by a generous supporter!

Click here to sign the petitin now!




Rand Paul,

United States Senator (R-KY)

Life at Conception Act Petition to:

Your U.S. Senators and Representative

Whereas: Because of Roe v. Wade, more than 56 million unborn children have died through abortion; and

Whereas: In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court declared it could not resolve "the difficult question of when life begins" – and on the basis of this unresolved question, declared a new "right to abortion" based on a "right of privacy"; and

Whereas: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states: "nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law"; and

Whereas: In Roe, the Supreme Court admitted: "If . . . personhood [for the unborn] is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [Fourteenth] Amendment..." (Roe v. Wade [410 US 113 at 156-7]); and

Whereas: Science is clear that human life begins at conception when a new human being is formed; and

Whereas: The American people oppose abortion-on-demand and want innocent human life to be protected especially when it is most defenseless; and

Whereas: It belongs to Congress to resolve the question the Supreme Court said IT cannot resolve; and

Whereas: A Life at Conception Act, by declaring that unborn children are persons legally entitled to constitutional protection, will rescue millions of unborn children from dying by abortion-on-demand;

Therefore: I urge you to cosponsor and cast every vote for a Life at Conception Act, and to do everything necessary to win ultimate passage in the United States Congress.

40 Days for Life

Posted by gabrielscorner on September 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Pro-Life Friend,

As many of you know already there is a '40 Days for Life' movement going on in Council Bluffs starting next Wednesday the Sept 26th with a Kick-off event on the eve (Tuesday the 25th) at 5:30pm until 7:30pm at Gabriel's Corner. Please come and help our event get a great start with you presence and prayer.


The web site for this event with all information needed as well as web sign-up is:


We are asking for your participation in this event as we protect Life as God intended. God calls us to protect the innocent and speak out for them for they have no voice.


Gabriel's Corner is the sponsoring group and organizer in coordination with the national 40 Days for Life organization. Between 300 and 400 hundred cities across the country will join us simultaneously in this effort to bring awareness to the plight of the innocent babies yet in their mothers womb and to bring an end to abortion.

God Bless,

Dennis Shea,

40 Days for Life Council Bluffs, Dir. for Communications

Questions call (402) 452-­-7837 the 40 Days for Life CB hotline



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Mother Teresa