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Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) was one of the state legislators who spoke Monday at the Iowa Prayer Rally for Life. Holt, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, talked about who the real extremists are in the abortion debate.

“Last Tuesday, when reporting on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, CNN reporter Caroline Kelly described a baby who survived an abortion as a “fetus that was born.” Not a baby – a fetus that was born,” Holt said. “In Washington, House Democrats rejected Republican legislation that would have mandated medical care for infants who survive abortion.”

Holt told the crowd, which was well over 100 people, that Iowa Democrats Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer and Dave Loebsack all joined their Democrat colleagues in blocking medical care for an infant who survives an abortion.

“Yet, those of us gathered here are called ‘extreme’ by the far-Lef, who have gone from saying abortion should be safe and rare, to celebrating abortion, dehumanizing infant children and being completely OK with letting a baby die on a cold metal table after a botched abortion. Infanticide.

“This is the evil we are fighting.”

He recommended that people read the book, “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.”

“Who will fight for the unborn,” Holt asked. “Who will fight for those who cannot speak, the most vulnerable among us, our precious preborn children, whose heartbeats and voices are forever silenced by abortion. It must be us. It must be us, and we must hold accountable those who belong to the party whose platform proclaims that life begins at conception and should be protected from conception until natural death.”

Holt said that as a Republican, he proclaims loudly, every day, that he is pro-life.

“Because I am a Republican I must and will fight every day for our precious unborn children, not only in the halls of our government but also in the public square,” he said. “I proudly belong to the party of life, the Republican Party, and we must not just talk the talk – we must walk the walk.”

Holt talked about the need for the Protect Life Amendment, which is yet to pass through the Iowa House. He discussed the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision that created a constitutional right to an abortion in Iowa.

“Unborn lives matter,” Holt said. “This is the human rights struggle of our lifetime. Enlist your family. Enlist your neighbors. Let your voice be heard loud and clear in the halls of government and in the public square.”

Author: Jacob Hall