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  • What should churches do to protect human life?

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, January 20, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Churches must be intentional in protecting the lives of the unborn and caring for the most vulnerable among us, leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention said as the SBC prepares to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan. 22.

    John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention and SBC recording secretary, expressed hope for the reversal of elective abortion rights when he called churches to action in a blogpost on the MBC website. Read More

  • Adoption picture of salvation, parents say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, January 15, 2016 (3 years ago)

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    GREENBRIER, Tenn. (BP) -- Nathan and Jennifer Washburn rank parenting among their greatest joys, but a desire to have children was not their main motivation in adopting.

    Instead, the couple who married in 2004 point to spiritual value as their main motivation for their 2010 adoption from Kazakhstan of Kara Victoria Washburn, now 5, and, in 2014 from China, Owen RenLi Washburn, 3.

    "It was primarily a theological motivation to adopt," Nathan Washburn, pastor of First Baptist ... Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Promote, protect, support life

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (4 years ago)

    As Southern Baptists mark Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Roger S. "Sing" Oldham calls us to pray for the many among us who promote, protect and support the lives of children. Read More

  • Live each day, says terminally ill woman

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 years ago)

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    CEDARVILLE, Ohio (BP) -- Melinda Pinkerton was on the cross-country track team when her coach noticed the 14-year-old's ankles turned inward when she ran. She recalls the date, Nov. 18, 2002 when her parents received the results of her MRI.

    "They told me about the results; the big NF2 [Neurofibromatosis Type 2] word scared me. My first thought was that I was going to die," Pinkerton wrote. "A month later, Dec. 18th, I had surgery to remove a grape-sized tumor that was squeezing my spinal cord flat." Read More

  • Bush urges pro-lifers to 'be strong'

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 (11 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush encouraged pro-life Americans to "take heart" and "be strong" on the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion. Read More

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

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (11 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 (11 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

  • Southern Baptists not celebrating Roe anniversary

    by Mickey Noah, posted Friday, January 18, 2008 (11 years ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--Jan. 22 will mark the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic and horrific Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand in America. Southern Baptists won't be celebrating, though.

          Instead, they can celebrate the fact that due to hundreds of crisis pregnancy centers across the United States supported by SBC churches, an estimated 3,500 babies were spared from abortion during 2007. Additionally, some 5,000 women accepted Christ because pregnancy center staff members shared the Gospel with them.

          Through October 2007 -- the period through which exact statistics were available -- almost 94,000 clients had received counseling and free services from the centers; center staff had shared the Gospel with 28,000 girls and women; and almost 2,700 Southern Baptist volunteers were trained to present the Gospel to center clients.

          One life-saving example is in Florida, where more than 700 infants are alive today because of the work in 2007 at First Life Center for Pregnancy, an outreach of First Baptist Church in Orlando, Fla. Read More

  • Story shows that sonograms stop abortions

    by Dwayne Hastings, posted Friday, January 18, 2008 (11 years ago)

    DENVER (BP)--A Colorado ministry to women in crisis pregnancies recently received a big boost toward its efforts to save human lives -- a new sonogram machine.

          The SBC's Psalm 139 Project -- an effort of the convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission to educate Southern Baptists on the value of ultrasound technology in crisis pregnancy situations -- selected Riverside Pregnancy Center to receive the equipment. Read More