End Abortion in Iowa

End Abortion in Iowa

A letter from The Hon. Kent Sorenson
State Senator -- District 37

November 22, 2011

Virtually no one would hem and haw and make excuses while they watched a child drown in the
middle of a lake.

But when it comes to fighting to end the travesty of abortion in this country -- or even here in Iowa
-- it seems all you and I get from many politicians is a list of excuses.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I believe it’s high time for the excuses to come to an end.

That’s why I’m counting on you to sign the petitions to your State Representative and State Senator in support of the Iowa Life at Conception Act that I'll link you to in a moment.

If passed, the Iowa Life at Conception Act would end abortion in Iowa.

You see, in the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, the Court noted that if life was ever declared to begin at
conception, then unborn babies MUST be protected by State Constitutions.

Well, whether the pro-abortion crowd wants to admit it or not, from the moment of conception, unborn
babies are genetically human, scientifically alive and have DNA distinct from their mothers.

From that moment forward, their hair and eye color -- and all the way down to the shape of their little
toes -- has already been determined.

So science proves what you and I have always known to be true -- unborn babies are living humans
with the same right to life as you and me.

So passage of the Iowa Life at Conception Act would simply legally recognize that FACT -- saving
ens of thousands of innocent lives in the process.

What could be more important than that? In my book, nothing.

If you agree then please sign the petition in support of the Iowa Life-at-Conception Act today!

You see, my love for my kids didn’t start at the hospital, after my wife gave birth.

I saw those ultrasounds. I heard the heartbeats. I remember the anticipation and the joy I felt before
my wife Shawnee and I welcomed our firstborn, Makala, into the world.

So I can hardly imagine how anyone could hurt a child -- born or unborn.

But the abortion industry doesn’t care about unborn life.

They don’t care about women and the emotional scars that stay with them for life either.

They care only about the blood money flowing into their bank accounts.

According to the latest statistics available, this one BILLION dollar national “industry” put to death nearly
4,000 unborn babies here in Iowa last year.

Over 8% of all Iowa pregnancies ended in abortion.

These aren’t statistics. These are LOST LIVES.

One of the major reasons I decided to run for office in the first place was to put an end to abortion
in Iowa.

But as much as I would like to, I simply cannot do it by myself.

I'm counting on you to sign your petition in support of the Iowa Life-at-Conception Act today!

Too many of my colleagues just want to mouth pro-life rhetoric to get elected, and then turn around
and “concentrate on other, more pressing issues” once elected.

It’s a game to them. It’s nothing more than a cheap political game.

Well, I believe it’s time we stopped playing games and started saving lives.

That’s why I’ve agreed to help Iowa Pro-Life Action in their critical program to force votes in BOTH
houses of the General Assembly on the Iowa Life-at-Conception Act.

Once my colleagues are forced to vote, we’ll find out exactly who is just mouthing pro-life rhetoric --
and who will truly FIGHT to end abortion-on-demand.

And those politicians who would rather cozy up to the abortion industry than protect innocent life
will pay the price in 2012.

I’m counting on pro-lifers like you to make sure of it.

But if Iowa Pro-Life Action is going to succeed in forcing my colleagues on record with a full,
up-or-down floor vote in both houses of the General Assembly, they’re going to need to ignite a
grassroots firestorm.

And that depends on good folks like you.

The petition I’ve enclosed for you is an important part.

As soon as my colleagues start getting flooded with petitions, postcards and letters from their constituents,
they’ll start to listen and they’ll start to take action.

They’ll realize those political games they’ve been playing just won’t cut it anymore.

But if this program is going to work, it needs to be massive.

That’s why, over the next few months, before the General Assembly goes back into session,
Iowa Pro-Life Action’s goal is to generate 100,000 petitions just like the one I hope you'll sign today.

Then, once votes are scheduled, their plan is to turn up the heat on the General Assembly even more
with another round of hard-hitting mail and, if possible, television, radio and newspaper ads.

Such a massive program won’t be cheap. But if you and I are serious about saving lives, I need
grassroots folks like you to send a message to your elected officials.

Just “talking the talk” isn’t enough. It’s time to act.

If you agree, please sign the petitions they've prepared for you TODAY.

Please remember lives are at stake.

I understand that. I’m willing to do whatever it takes in the Iowa General Assembly to finally put
an end to abortion.

But I can’t do it alone. I’m counting on you.

Together, we can save lives.


The Hon. Kent Sorenson
State Senator -- District 37

P.S. It’s time to find out who in the Iowa General Assembly is really pro-life -- and who is
just mouthing pro-life rhetoric to get elected every two years.

You and I can do that by forcing a vote in both houses of the General Assembly on the
Iowa Life-at-Conception Act, which is designed to finally put an END to abortion here in Iowa.

Please sign the petitions to your State Representative and State Senator.

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