33 Pastors and Christian Leaders Unafraid to Speak Up for Life

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Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, speaks at the Pastors' Conference 2014, ahead of the Southern Baptist Convention's Annual Meeting, on Monday, June 9, 2014, in Baltimore, Md. |

In the current flashpoint for the pro-life movement — sparked by an ongoing undercover video investigation of Planned Parenthood — eyes are being opened on the moral issue of abortion. This past weekend an estimated 70,000+ people showed up at 352 protest rallies across America, most held in front of Planned Parenthood clinics.

The nation's largest #ProtestPP rally, attended by more than four thousand in St. Paul, Minnesota, was promoted heavily by evangelical pastor John Piper who spoke at the gathering. Such moral leadership raises a key question.

While the Catholic Church has been unequivocal in its pro-life stance and public advocacy, what of Evangelical Christians — who encompass a vast diversity of denominations, generations and backgrounds?

Signs point toward Evangelical churches beginning to find their voice, speaking up for vulnerable pre-born lives. The following 33 leading evangelical Christian voices, by no means a comprehensive list, illustrate how believers are bringing a light of conscience to our culture.

Rick Warren | Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and Author | Lake Forest, CA

Todd Wagner
 | Senior Pastor, Watermark Church | Dallas, TX

Christine Caine | Speaker and Founder of The A21 Campaign | Baulkham Hills, Australia

David Platt | President of the International Missions Board, Author and Former Pastor | Birmingham, AL

Harry Jackson | Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church, Speaker and Author | Beltsville, MD

John Piper | Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, Author and Former Pastor | Minneapolis, MN

Chelsen Vicari | Director of Evangelical Action, the Institute for Religion & Democracy | Washington, DC

Jim Garlow | Senior Pastor of Skyline Church and Radio Host for Alliance Defending Freedom | San Diego, CA

Randy Blankenship | Lead Pastor, New Life Church | Kokomo, IN

Ed Stetzer | Church Planter and Lead Pastor of Grace Church | Hendersonville, TN

John Hagee | Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church and Founder of Christians United for Israel | San Antonio, TX

Passionate about the issue of life, Julie Klose is a freelance writer and blogger at The Velvet Brick, BarbWire, and Bound4LIFE International, a grassroots movement to pray for the ending of abortion and for revival worldwide. She and her husband raise their children in Virginia.

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