Personhood IOWA ~ Why?

Personhood IOWA ~ Why?

PERSONHOODiowa_logoFINALWe here at Personhood IOWA have been working and praying and meeting and praying some more on what we want to accomplish, how we want to accomplish it, why we believe what we believe…and how to best communicate that to the masses. Fortunately we have some really smart and well spoken people of God on our board working behind the scenes. (We will have a board intro page up soon to better introduce them to you.) So finally, here are our Mission & Vision statements and a REALLY good exercise in logic! If you like what you read here and want to find out how YOU can help us change the paradigm, please click on the above logo and give us your information. Someone will contact you soon to answer your questions and help you find the way you fit in to helping us “…make the killing of the preborn person unthinkable.

What is Personhood IOWA?

Personhood IOWA believes all human life is created equal and sacred, without exception. Therefore every person deserves to be protected by law, from conception until natural death.


We exist to foster a culture of life across Iowa in three ways:

  1. To promote public policy that defines a “person” as a “person” from the moment of conception until natural death.
  2. By first activating local churches and Believers across the state to live out their pro-life convictions in truthful love and to educate and impact the community with that truth.
  3. By advancing a comprehensive network of life honoring services to practically empower Iowans to choose life and care for the living.

We will defend every human life and, through education, legislation, and service, make the killing of the preborn person unthinkable.

Why Personhood? An Exercise in Logic

1) If abortion is NOT the killing of a PERSON, then there is no legitimate reason to regulate or prohibit it.


2) If abortion IS the killing of a PERSON, then there is no legitimate reason to regulate such barbaric behavior.


3) Abortion is clearly the killing of a PERSON. Softening this clarion declaration of moral and legal truth empowers those who wish it to continue and weakens those who know it must be prohibited.


4) This absolute reality provides the gravity by which we remain in faithful orbit as a supporter of the national PERSONHOOD movement. Killing a PERSON must be prohibited; innocent life must be protected.


5) Such acts of prohibition of killing an innocent PERSON and protection of life are essential to the justification for the existence of any proper government.


6) This is the premise of our moral and legal arguments and explains why we believe now is the time to pursue an end-game strategy for ultimate victory in the cause of life. Decades of noble efforts have severely crippled the abortion movement in America, but haven’t ended it. We believe the end-game for victory is acknowledging the child in the womb as a PERSON from the moment of conception in accordance with the Organic Law of these United States as expressed in the Declaration of Independence


7) Putting the emphasis on when a PERSON is a PERSON puts those in favor of killing on the defensive where they belong and firmly anchors the pro-life movement upon the moral and legal high ground in the most pressing ethical debate of our age.


8) As a long journey cannot possibly be successful without a destination and as an archer cannot measure his success without a target, so must a legitimate pro-life organization possess an identifiable and defensible premise. We salute all pro-life organizations that share the final destination, remain aimed at the identifiable target, and promote this premise. We are honored to join all Iowa citizens who understand that the goal has always been and must ever remain – the prohibition of killing an innocent PERSON.


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