Protesters calling themselves “Catholics for Life from Womb to Tomb” interrupted the “Prayer for Life” rally at the statehouse Monday. Antiwar protester and former Catholic priest Frank Cordaro tried to interrupt Congressman Steve King, one of the speakers at the rally.
“Building a culture of life,” King said, as Cordaro yelled: “He’s for the war. He’s for the death penalty.”
King, who is Catholic, was interrupted three times. The large crowd gathered for the rally applauded loudly as the ex-priest and two other protesters were escorted from the area. The rally was cosponsored by the Iowa Catholic Conference and the Iowa Christian Alliance as well as Iowa Right to Life and Iowans for LIFE.
An Iowa native who lives in California and counsels women who have had abortions also spoke at the rally. Sonja Bates heads the “Post Abortion Healing Program” at the San Bernadino Pregnancy Counseling Center.