Senator Ken Rozenboom (R-Oskaloosa) organized a showing of the hit movie Unplanned on Wednesday at the Iowa Capitol. All legislators were invited and made aware as Rozenboom announced it on the Senate floor on Tuesday and Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R-Peosta) extended the invite on the House floor.
“All of my colleagues, whether they want to acknowledge it or not, they’re aware of this movie,” Rozenboom said. “I think showing it at the Capitol, even though many didn’t show up, they know it’s here and they know there’s a message here. That was my intent — to use the tools that are available to me to use to speak on behalf of the unborn.”
Rozenboom saw the movie two and a half weeks ago in Ottumwa.
“It’s a powerful movie,” he said. “We deal with a lot of matters up here. This has probably always been No. 1 on my list of things we deal with.”
He never expected every legislator to show up, though many came and went throughout the film.
“I knew they wouldn’t show up, but I still think they know it’s here and maybe it’ll work,” he said. “There are some young people here — some pages and so forth. Maybe it’ll just help strengthen the pro-life message.
“I think mission accomplished is what I would say.”
Rep. Art Staed (D-Cedar Rapids) criticized the viewing.