Some regional bodies within the United Methodist Church are petitioning the denomination to approve the end of its relationship with a pro-choice advocacy group at General Conference.
The UMC Annual Conferences of Western Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Alabama-West Florida, Mississippi, and Indiana are among those that have petitioned the Mainline Protestant denomination to sever its longstanding ties with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
John Lomperis, the United Methodist action director at the theologically conservative Institute on Religion & Democracy, as well as an elected delegate for the 2016 UMC General Conference, is among those calling for the denomination to sever its ties with the abortion advocacy group that previously told this publication it's opposed to any restrictions on abortion, including during the third trimester. more >>
A national pro-choice organization is demanding that two California pregnancy centers adhere to a controversial state law mandating that they promote abortion.
The California chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America has called on officials to compel Sacramento Life Center and Alternatives Pregnancy Center to feature signs promoting abortion services.
Following President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, national pro-life leaders are stressing that Garland would likely vote in accordance with the liberal wing of the court on abortion if he replaces the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., is considered by many to be a political moderate, however, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser and other prominent pro-lifers do not believe that anyone appointed by Obama would protect the sanctity of life.
"We do not know this nominee but we do know Barack Obama," Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement Wednesday. "Anyone he nominates will join the voting bloc on the Court that consistently upholds abortion on-demand. The President should not be permitted one last opportunity to stack the Court with pro-abortion Justices." more >>
An Oklahoma bill seeking to charge abortionists with first degree murder in the state was shut down last week after Republican leaders sided with the nation's largest abortion business in saying that the bill would go too far.
The controversial legislation SB 1118 that would make anyone who performs an abortion in the state guilty of first degree murder, was authored by Republican state Sen. Joseph Silk.
The sanctity of life is a biblical teaching that we rally around as Christians, usually believing that we have all the transgressions to this stance clearly pegged.
Often, the strongest word that comes to the surface when discussing pro-life issues is abortion. And what is the word-picture that comes to mind with the topic of abortion?
Whether fairly or unfairly, we most likely think of a young pregnant woman walking into a clinic taking care of what she sees as an inconvenient problem. Sadly, abortion is a lot bigger issue than our generalizations have allotted for us and may be actually hitting closer to home for the Christian family than we even realize. more >>
In my decision to vote for a candidate in an election, the right to life is the most important issue I consider. Perhaps it is because my own life was saved and redeemed from abortion. I am alive today because my Chinese mother broke the law and gave birth to me.
Raising my sisters and me in communist China, where a violent family planning regime forces parents into aborting additional children, my mother risked her life and safety to keep us from being taken by armed government agents.