Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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  • In election year, pro-life movement at 'fork in the road'

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (10 years ago)

    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

    by Michael Foust, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (10 years ago)

    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

    by Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (10 years ago)

    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

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (10 years ago)

    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

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (10 years ago)

    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

  • Does anyone really care?

    by R. Albert Mohler Jr., posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (10 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The development of In Vitro Fertilization technologies (IVF) has produced what one key observer has called "a rather unexpected aspect" of the technique -- the destruction of well over a million human embryos in Great Britain alone. Read More