Informed Choices Medical Clinic is coming to the Des Moines area! This is huge for the pro-life cause for a number of reasons.
Iowa has been under siege in the fight for life lately. Planned Parenthood has been perfecting its telemed abortion scheme in Iowa whereby abortion drugs are administered remotely via a push-button mechanism. No doctor is present when the drawer opens and pills appear for the mother to take, or later when the drugs go into effect on the mother and she delivers her aborted child.
Despite this violating Iowa law requiring the presence of a physician, the law has not been enforced.
Iowa has been used by Planned Parenthood as rehearsal for telemed abortion to be taken nation-wide. It’s a cost-effective measure for the country’s biggest abortion supplier that sweeps the messiness of abortion out of its facilities while maintaining the profit from the procedure. Further, late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart has been planning to move his Nebraska establishment to Iowa since Nebraska enacted fetal pain legislation. Iowa’s surrounding states have passed similar laws making late-term abortion illegal based on irrefutable proof that unborn children can feel pain by 20-weeks gestational age.
Sadly, in-fighting in Iowa’s pro-life movement has stalled the legislation here, seeming to pave the way for abortionist Carhart to come in and debase Iowa by making the state his Midwest Mecca of mortality for the unborn.
While it is disturbing that these things are occurring in our state, the advent of Informed Choices Medical Clinic in the capital city is reason for hope.
Why? There is the success of its predecessor in Iowa City, Choices Medical Clinic. In the last 21 months Choices Medical Clinic has saved 60 children, served more than 200 men and women, and galvanized the prolife community in what is sorrowfully the city with off and on the highest per-capita abortion rate in the United States.
In addition to preserving lives born and unborn, Choices Medical Clinic reaches out with medical services, post-abortion ministry, adoption referral, counseling, and early prenatal care, as well as offering curriculum in schools educating young people to make good choices. With the Iowa City facility and governing board as a model and support for Des Moines, the Informed Choices clinic is poised to celebrate this same success here.
It’s also worth noting that Informed Choices is a medical clinic, and thus will be able to provide medical diagnosis and testing. Informed Choices will stand alongside crisis pregnancy centers and complement the indispensable aid they provide with an enhanced level of service through a family practitioner, radiologists, and by providing breast care as well.
Key in the medical services offered by Informed Choices is that of a four-dimensional ultrasound. Statistics show that more than 90% of mothers who see their unborn child via ultrasound choose life. The heart of a father is changed in a great majority of cases when he sees the image of his child as well.
Last but not at all least for importance in the upcoming opening of the Informed Choices Clinic is quite simply divine providence. To what else should we attribute the building for the clinic having been donated the very next morning after the kick-off meeting of the clinic’s steering committee? And the contributions flowing in for construction, flooring, cabinets and tile, furnace and A/C, lighting, window signage, appliances and furniture, medical equipment and matching funds for the ultrasound machine? Not to mention that in a down economy the clinic is halfway to its goal of raising opening costs and first-year expenses. And how about that all of this has logistically come together in three months?
Informed Choices Medical Clinic will serve women, men, and their children from the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities through its inaugural location in West Des Moines at the outset, with talk of a satellite location on the south side of Des Moines in the future. Natural family planning and fertility services are in the works along with other medical partnerships.
The clinic will open its doors in mid-May, with a grand opening scheduled for June. Volunteers and financial contributions are continually welcomed.
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Informed Choices is hope for Iowa and the lives of its residents. And really, along with hope, doesn’t every woman deserve an informed choice?