WASHINGTON — At the "very core" of Donald Trump is "a faith," Republican Vice Presidential Nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told hundreds of values voters Saturday morning, as he recalled a time when he and his wife prayed with the billionaire real estate mogul.
At the Family Research Council's annual Values Voters Summit, Pence assured the largely social conservative and evangelical gathering that if he is elected as the next vice president that he would "be your champion."
As some evangelicals still believe that they have to violate their conscience in order to vote for a man like Trump, Pence assured that a Trump-Pence administration will not only restore the political speech of churches, protect religious freedom, enact a 20-week abortion ban and defund Planned Parenthood, but it would also put pro-family policies at the heart of America's restoration. more >>
A group of Christian activists in Ohio unaffiliated with any of the major pro-life groups are attempting to amend the state constitution to say abortion will be prosecuted as "aggravated murder," attracting a sentence of up to life in prison.
Ballot language in a proposed constitutional amendment submitted to the office of state Attorney General Mike DeWine last Friday wants to "prohibit abortion of all human beings, without exception, and classifying it as aggravated murder in the State of Ohio."
Chile's Senate Health Commission voted in favor of legalizing abortion on Tuesday, moving one step closer to lifting the total ban on the practice, despite opposition from a majority of citizens including 100,000 Christians who marched in a pro-life rally ahead of the vote.
Latin American network teleSUR reported that three out of five senators voted to approve a bill that decriminalizes abortion in the cases of rape, when the mother's life is at risk during a medical emergency, or if the baby is said to have "serious defects."
The bill, which seeks to lift the ban on abortion implemented by the regime of Augusto Pinochet in 1989, has been backed by President Michelle Bachelet and the Christian Democratic Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, despite protests from Christians. more >>
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is facing attacks from a major pro-choice group over his stance opposing abortion for women who have been infected with the Zika virus.
Politico reported that NARAL Pro-Choice America has launched a $175,000 TV ad in Orlando and West Palm Beach targeting the incumbent Senator this week, accusing him of "putting his agenda ahead of the health and safety of women and families." more >>
Nearly six out of 10 Mainline Protestant pastors say they have never discussed pro-life issues in their sermons and nearly eight out of 10 Mainline Protestant pastors say they haven't discussed pro-life causes from the pulpit over the last year, a new Barna Group survey finds.
As 700,000 abortions are performed each year in the United States, a LifeWay Research poll from last year found that over 70 percent of the women who get abortions self-identify as Christian and about 40 percent of women who get abortions were frequent churchgoers when they ended their pregnancies.
With such startling numbers of self-proclaimed Christian women going against traditional biblical teachings on abortion, Students for Life of America's Institute for Pro-Life Advancement commissioned the Barna Group to research the pro-life activism of Catholic, Protestant and non-Mainline Protestant churches and pastors to see if there was a noticeable lack of pro-life ministry that could play a role in why Christian women seek abortion as the answer to unwanted pregnancies. more >>
Several conservative groups have been praising the life and work of activist and author Phyllis Schlafly, who died in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday at the age of 92, though opponents have criticized her stances on LGBT and other issues.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrote that Schlafly fought the political establishment of her time, and was a leading force in the creation of the modern pro-life and pro-family movement.
"I have little doubt that the political and cultural landscape of America today would have long ago been devoid of true conservatism if not for her leadership. She never surrendered her principles and she never gave in to intimidation," Perkins wrote. more >>