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November 8th, 2012

What Have You Done to Save a Life Lately? Here’s Your Chance

By Craig Robinson

After an election like Tuesday’s, conservatives might need a little distraction, or perhaps even inspiration.  I managed to get a bit of both yesterday when I had lunch with the staff at InnerVisions HealthCare in West Des Moines.

One of the things that this election taught me is that change in this country needs to come not from political battles, but by truly changing the hearts and minds of people on the issues we care about.

So, yesterday, I got to hear about how a free healthcare clinic in our community provides pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to women in need who are facing unplanned pregnancy.  They provide free STD testing to men and women.  They provide cervical cancer screenings, as well as breast cancer screenings via ultrasound.  Unlike at Planned Parenthood, these services are truly free to the women and are supported by donations only.

And in the year and a half they have been open, they’ve saved 69 babies from abortion.

Sixty-nine lives.

That’s about three kindergarten classes of children who will live and thrive and someday have babies of their own.

The women this clinic has served range from ages 12 to 37.  When these women are told about the dangers of promiscuity and the truth about STDs, most ask why no one ever bothered to teach them this before.  So much for Planned Parenthood and “comprehensive sex ed” in public schools.

Many of the clients have had it reinforced throughout their lives through the media, fatherless homes, or abuse, that they are only valuable to men for their bodies.  It is sad to think how many of our girls today have never had a healthy relationship with a good man, and how much damage that can do to a person.

And sadly, many of the women and girls seen at this clinic are just like your daughter, your granddaughter, or maybe even you – nice girls from good homes who made a bad choice and need help dealing with the consequences of that.

Thank God there is someone there to help them.  And I mean truly help them, and not damage them more by shoving birth control pills and condoms at them and sending them out the door to repeat the same damaging behavior that got them there in the first place.  Not by shoving medical abortion pills at them and then sending them home to cramp and bleed and give birth to a tiny dead baby all by themselves.  And not by shoving them into a surgical abortion where they’ll be put at risk of hemorrhaging and death as we’ve seen happen all too often lately.  So much for “safe and legal” abortions.

So many ignorant “pro-choicers” claim that pro-lifers don’t care about women and don’t care about the baby after it is born.  Places like this prove that myth wrong.  But it needs to be proven even more wrong.

Do you consider yourself to be pro-life?

What have you done in the last year and a half that you can point to and say you’ve saved a life?  How about 69 lives?

Are you upset about the election results this week?  Are you worried about the future of our nation?  I have a way for you to vent your frustrations.

Let’s join together as conservatives and people of faith in the wake of the re-election of the most pro-abortion president in history and donate to InnerVisions (or any other pro-life pregnancy help center).  Let’s do what we can to eliminate the demand for abortion in our community.

The next baby saved could be because of you.


To donate or to learn more about InnerVisions, click here.

Or contact them at: or (515) 440-2273 or me at so I can help you get in touch with the staff and get the information you need.

There is a current need for funding for more internet advertising as this is what brings most clients to InnerVisions.  Imagine if a web search for “Planned Parenthood” was surrounded with ads for InnerVisions.  Please help with this effort.



About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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