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March 9th, 2011

Defund Planned Parenthood Tour Makes Iowa Stops

By Craig Robinson

Monday morning, a number of leaders from pro-life groups in Iowa and across the country gathered outside of Congressman Leonard Boswell’s office to demand that he vote to end the practice of giving taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.  The organization received $360 million from the federal government last year.

The event is part of the “Women Speak Out: Defund Planned Parenthood” tour, which will make eleven stops in seven states over the next few days.   Former Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave and Live Action President Lila Rose are the featured speakers at each stop.

Musgrave, who served three terms in the United States Congress, is now the Project Director for the Susan B. Anthony List Votes Have Consequences initiative.  Rose is a 22-year-old recent college graduate who has exposed the sinister behavior of Planned Parenthood through investigative videos and interviews with Planned Parenthood employees.  Some conservative pundits have said Rose is “doing the work that 60 Minutes used to do.”

Musgrave and Rose were impressive at the stop, but so, too, were the local pro-life leaders who took to the microphone.  Iowa Right to Life’s Jenifer Bowen and Maggie DeWitte from Iowans for L.I.F.E. added a local perspective on the fight against Planned Parenthood.  Tamara Scott of Concerned Women of America’s Iowa affiliate, did an excellent job of articulating the reason why Planned Parenthood should not be funded with taxpayer dollars.

Below are the videos of each speaker.  All did a phenomenal job.  Please take the time to watch their remarks and call Congressman Leonard Boswell and Congressman Bruce Braley and ask them to stop funding Planned Parenthood.

Congressman Boswell: (515) 282-1909
Congressman Braley: (319) 287-3233

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About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson serves as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Prior to founding Iowa's largest conservative news site, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. In that capacity, Robinson planned and organized the largest political event in 2007, the Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, Iowa. Robinson also organized the 2008 Republican caucuses in Iowa, and was later dispatched to Nevada to help with the caucuses there. Robinson cut his teeth in Iowa politics during the 2000 caucus campaign of businessman Steve Forbes and has been involved with most major campaigns in the state since then. His extensive political background and rolodex give him a unique perspective from which to monitor the political pulse of Iowa.

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