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In election year, pro-life movement at 'fork in the road'
WASHINGTON (BP)--The pro-life movement continues to make progress, but it faces a crucial juncture 35 years into America's devastating abortion regime.
That is the opinion of two public policy leaders in the campaign to end legalized abortion as another anniversary for Roe v. Wade arrives. Jan. 22 is the 35th observance of a pair of Supreme Court opinions, headlined by Roe, that wiped out all state abortion bans and legalized the procedure nationwide, throughout pregnancy, for virtually any reason.
On the anniversary each year, pro-lifers gather by the tens of thousands in the country's capital to mourn the killing of what is now about 50 million babies and the harm done to millions of women, while praying for and marching for an end to the violence. Meanwhile, abortion rights advocates celebrate the 1973 rulings in comparatively small numbers.
Both sides do so this year knowing a new president will be elected in November, an event that will likely exert a great impact on the Supreme Court. Read More
Poll: Evangelicals say abortion top problem
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Abortion is the overwhelming choice of evangelicals as the nation's top moral problem, according to a new survey by The Barna Group. Read More
Curse word airs on ABC morning show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Disappointed viewers are filing indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission after actress Diane Keaton uttered the f-word on "Good Morning America" Jan. 15 and ABC failed to edit it out before it reached millions of homes where children could have been listening. Read More
King's legacy shared with La. Baptists
PINEVILLE, La. (BP)--In a first-ever event, the Louisiana Baptist Convention hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon to begin the state's annual evangelism conference. About 100 people -– blacks and whites in roughly equal numbers -- participated. Read More
Darkness, dysfunction rule Oscars
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)--Throughout last year, the mavens of moviedom gave us a glut of crude comedies, comic-book action threequels and special effects that overrode story and plausibility. Read More