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  • Senators, Trump address pro-life supporters

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 19, 2018 (2 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Two United States senators urged those attending Evangelicals for Life Thursday (Jan. 18) to practice honest, loving persuasion in the effort to defend human dignity.

    Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ben Sasse of Nebraska delivered keynote speeches on the first day of the third annual conference in the country's capital. The three-day conference -- hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family -- coincides with the annual March for Life Friday (Jan. 20). Read More

  • Moore: Salvation, not just winning, pro-life goal

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 19, 2018 (2 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The goal of evangelical pro-life efforts is greater than winning, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said in the opening address of Evangelicals for Life Thursday (Jan. 18).

    "We want abortion doctors to stop doing abortions, but that's not enough. We want abortion doctors to find life in Jesus Christ," the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) told attendees at the third annual conference in the country's capital.

    "We want white supremacists to stop oppressing minorities with hatred and bigotry, but that's not all. We want to see Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ," he continued. "We want to see jihadists around the world and repressive regimes stop killing people, but that's not enough. We want to see jihadists and oppressors come to faith in Jesus Christ." Read More

  • Survey: Evangelical label, beliefs often at odds

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- About one in four Americans say they are evangelical Christians. Most of them are white, live in the South and identify as Republican. Many go to church every week.

    But they're not always sure what they believe.

    Fewer than half of those who identify as evangelicals (45 percent) strongly agree with core evangelical beliefs, according to a survey by LifeWay Research released Dec. 5. Read More

  • 'Life is winning,' VP Pence says at March for Life

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Vice President Mike Pence declared "life is winning again in America" in his historic appearance Jan. 27 before a massive March for Life crowd that included a contingent of Southern Baptists attending the Evangelicals for Life conference.

    Sworn in as vice president only a week before, Pence became the first person holding that office to speak in person at the March for Life in its 44-year history. No president has ever appeared at the annual event. Read More

  • Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C.

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Churches and pastors are to stand for vulnerable people because of the image and glory of God, speakers told participants Thursday (Jan. 26) on the first day of the Evangelicals for Life conference.

    The conference -- the second annual event co-hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family -- continued Friday with a schedule built around the afternoon March for Life, which also took place in the country's capital. Evangelicals for Life (EFL) attendees were to join tens of thousands of others on the National Mall for a rally and the march to Capitol Hill. Read More

  • Pro-lifers raise funds for ultrasound machines

    by Sharon Mager, posted Monday, January 25, 2016 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Ultrasound machines are saving babies from abortion as women who see their babies for the first time decide to give birth to them, said Kelly Rosati during the Evangelicals for Life dinner Jan. 21. Read More

  • Pro-life leaders honored

    by Sharon Mager, posted Monday, January 25, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Sharon Mager
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), along with Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, presented awards to three pro-life leaders: David Platt, Charmaine Yoest, and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), for their tireless advocacy in support of the dignity of life.

    The awards were presented during the first Evangelicals for Life dinner at the Hyatt Regency Washington, Capitol Hill, on Jan. 21. The dinner was a component of the inaugural Evangelicals for Life Conference sponsored by the ERLC and Focus on the Family. Read More

  • 'Snowmageddon' doesn't thwart pro-lifers at March for Life

    by Sharon Mager, posted Monday, January 25, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pro-life supporters from across the country braved the elements in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 to legalize abortion, to make the annual March for Life from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Supreme Court building.

    Couples, women with babies snug against their chests, students, grandparents, Catholics, Protestants, representatives from the Jewish community, and those with no faith, braved the biting cold, waving signs, cheering and clapping for speakers while covering their faces, rubbing hands together and stamping their feet to stay warm at the starting rally near the Washington Monument. Legislators, pro-life and religious leaders urged marchers to continue their commitment to the pro-life cause. Read More

  • Evangelicals for Life conf. bolsters 'burden' for unborn

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter/Southern Baptist TEXAN , posted Friday, January 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Chad Bartlett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) -- The first Evangelicals for Life conference, co-sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family, set out to boost increased participation by evangelicals as they joined thousands for the annual March for Life today (Jan. 22) on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

    "Our burden was to see the reborn stand up for the unborn and for all of those who were created in the image of God," noted ERLC President Russell Moore in opening remarks at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The predominantly young audience arrived days ahead of the march to select from presentations by nearly 40 evangelical pro-life leaders who taught how to extend their influence with a broader, more diverse base of support Jan. 21-22. Read More

  • Producer defends ethics of Planned Parenthood videos

    by Sharayah Colter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, January 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The process used by the Center for Medical Progress to obtain undercover videos outing Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby parts was not morally wrong, CMP founder David Daleiden said at the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington.

    Daleiden shared his convictions during the opening day of the Jan. 21-22 conference in an interview with Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. Co-sponsored by the ERLC and Focus on the Family, Evangelicals for Life is being held as a pre-event to Saturday's annual March for Life in Washington. Read More