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The Iowa Celebration October & Will Graham

“The FAMiLY Leader is proud to be a sponsor of the Iowa Celebration October 1-3 with Will Graham here in Des Moines!  The Celebration is a free and family-friendly outreach with great Christian bands and the hope-filled gospel message presented by Will Graham.

FEATURED CONTENT:
60 LEGISLATORS URGE IOWA SUPREMES TO OVERTURN 'RIGHT' TO ABORTION

Sixty Iowa legislators have signed on to an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief, calling on the Iowa Supreme Court to reverse its shocking 2018 Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds ruling, which declared abortion to be a “fundamental right” under the Iowa Constitution.

“[Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds] is demonstrably wrong, so this Court has a duty to overrule it,” the brief argues. “Nothing in Iowa’s Constitution’s text, structure, history, or tradition suggests abortion is a fundamental right.”

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TFL'S WORK WINS IOWA 'OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR' AWARD

The FAMiLY Leader has been nationally recognized for positively impacting pro-family legislative policy in Iowa in 2021 through a distinction that sounds more typically NFL than TFL: “Offensive Player of the Year.”

The title was awarded to Iowa as a whole by Family Policy Alliance, a public policy partner of Focus on the Family that works with national and state-based organizations like The FAMiLY Leader to advance pro-family legislation, elect pro-family leaders, mobilize churches on critical issues, and be a voice for biblical citizens within their states.

FEATURED VIDEO:
WATCH THE 2021 FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

The ballroom of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines was packed for the 10th annual FAMiLY Leadership Summit on Friday, July 16.

An estimated crowd of over 1200 people, including local and national TV crews and reporters, were on hand for an event billed as “The Midwest’s largest gathering of Christians seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more.”

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IOWA SUPPORT FOR PROTECT LIFE AMENDMENT 'NECK-AND-NECK'

A poll of likely voters reveals support and opposition to the proposed Protect Life Amendment to the Iowa Constitution in a virtual tie – 45 to 47 percent, respectively, within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.38 percent.

When asked whether Iowans “should be given the opportunity to vote on the amendment,” however, an overwhelming 84 percent of voters said yes.

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THE LEGACY OF AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

Bob and Donna Red Wing were often quoted in the news media on opposite sides of contentious issues. Bob leads a Christian organization that advocates for public policy consistent with biblical values. Donna was a longtime LGBTQ activist and, in her own words, “a sometimes agitator.” They were natural “enemies” who became the most unlikely of friends.