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April 21st, 2011

Branstad Proclaims April as Abortion Recovery Month

Iowa Right to Life friend and colleague, Steven N. Brody, Executive Director of Dubuque County Right to Life, Inc. has issued the following statement regarding Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s proclamation of April as Abortion Recovery Month:

“The pro-life community applauds Governor Branstad for recognizing the need to bring awareness to this emotional and traumatic subject that has affected so many men and women over the years.”

“Many Iowa organizations offer support and recovery services to those who have had abortions or who have been impacted by abortion. These organizations promote policies that reinforce a culture of life and hope.  Abortion recovery programs help individuals heal by providing counseling, support groups, encouragement and education. This recognition encourages and promotes healing opportunities and raises awareness of the aftermath of abortion experienced by individuals and families.”

Governor Branstad will sign the Proclamation on Thursday, April 21, at 2pm in the Iowa State Capitol.  He will be joined by representatives from pro-life organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, post-abortive healing ministries and women who have recovered from their abortions.  A press conference is planned afterwards with comments from various individuals, including abortion survivor, Melissa Ohden and Luana Stoltenberg, from the post-abortion recovery organization Operation Outcry.

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