The Diocese of Des Moines
Prayer for Life Day Feb. 8: Keynote speaker, lobbying and rally at the Capitol
January 27, 2011
Written By: Trish Radke

Catholic Charities Social Justice Consortium along with other local pro-life organizations are hosting the annual Prayer for Life Day, Tues., Feb. 8.



The day will begin at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Ave. in Des Moines and end with lobbying and a rally at the State Capitol.


Highlights of the day include:

  • Keynote speaker Abby Johnson - Johnson became a pro-life advocate after working in the abortion industry. She will share her personal story and testimony about her transformation.

  • Lobbying Training & guidance as you go and lobby our legislators!

  • Prayer Rally at the Capitol.


Only able to make part of the day? The entire schedule is below:

9:30 a.m. Registration

9:45 a.m. Abby Johnson Speaks

10:45 a.m. Q&A with Abby Johnson

11:15 a.m. Lobbying Training

11:35 a.m. Sponsoring Organizations Share

12:00 Lunch

1:00 p.m. Lobbying Legislators at the State Capitol

3:00 p.m. Prayer Rally



Reservations for the morning speakers are required by calling 515-244-1012 or by email at


Catholic Charities’ Social Justice Consortium promotes the social justice mission of the Catholic Church. Guided by Bishop Richard Pates, the group’s mission is to work toward a comprehensive and consistent ethic of life for the pursuit of the common good. Initiatives include Respect Life, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities’ USA Poverty Campaign, JustFaith ministries, Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Advocacy, Justice for Newcomers and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response.


For more information about the Respect Life initiative, contact Wendy Solawetz at 515-237-5082. Save to


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