For Immediate Release
Date February 27th, 2017
Life At Conception Bill


"She's a Baby" campaign to include radio, video, and grassroots activism

Des Moines, IOWA – The Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders, or CoPLL – a united group of ten, pro-life organizations active in Iowa – announces a press conference to be held at the Iowa Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10:00a.m., in Room 116.

The press conference will reassert the Coalition's commitment to seeing Iowa law protect all human life from the moment of conception and will reveal details of the new, "She's a Baby" campaign, which engages video, radio, and grassroots activism to inspire fellow Iowans in the defense of life.

"Iowans have the opportunity right now to finally do something that will protect the lives of our most innocent," said Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right to Life, a CoPLL member. "With pro-life majorities in the House, Senate, and the governor's mansion, and SF253, the Life at Conception Act, on the table, it's time for Iowans to stand united and declare that together, we will defend Iowa's babies from death by abortion."

"That's the heart of the new She's a Baby campaign," said Maggie DeWitte of Iowans for LIFE, a CoPLL member. "Because by now we've all heard the arguments about abortion. And people have understandable concerns. But there's one truth no argument can argue away: That little girl in her mother's womb? She's a baby."

"The She's a Baby campaign reminds us all we're talking about babies here. She IS a baby!" echoed Bob Vander Plaats of The FAMiLY LEADER, a CoPLL member. "Now is the time for Iowa to lead by doing what is right in passing SF 253. If not now ... when? If not us ... who?"

The press conference is open to all members of the press and will include a presentation, followed by a limited time for questions.

For questions about the press conference, please contact Drew Zahn at, 515-835-9645 (cell).

For details about #ShesABaby, including audio of the radio ad and the #ShesABaby video, visit

For other questions, please contact a CoPLL spokesperson through the website.

For more information about the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders, visit our website at

Contact: Drew Zahn; 515-263-3495, ext. 109 (office), 515-835-9645 (cell)


About The Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders

The Coalition includes 10 member organizations – Iowa Right to Life, The FAMiLY LEADER, Iowans for LIFE, Iowa PAC for LIFE, Life Right Action, Restored by Grace, Personhood Iowa, Lutheran Family Service, Thomas More Society, and Operation Outcry – and is supported by three others, the Catholic Conference, Lutherans for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses. Additional information is available at

Life at Conception Bill Moves Forward
SF 253

The Life at Conception Bill would affect hundreds of thousands of lives in a positive way as it would give equal rights and equal protection to those in the womb. Something that Hannah Northway understands more than most. Her and her four adopted sisters stood outside room 116 waiting to know if this important bill would make it past sub-committee. Tears streamed down Hannah's face as she heard the news that SF 253 will move to Committee. As Hannah explained her passion for the pro-life movement I learned Hannah's own mother was thinking of abortion but made the beautiful decision to give her life. This young woman and her sister's are the proof we need to continue to move forward. Each and every young woman deserves the right to live a life she chooses to the fullest. We stand beside Hannah as we stand beside all children in the womb because #She'sababy and she deserves our protection!
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