Let There Be Life

October 23, 2019 ...

“It’s a boy!” The 2 a.m. phone call came to me because I was their pastor. The new dad called me first. I was the 25 year old pastor of a congregation averaging under 200 on Sundays in a Colorado town of 23,000. The numbers didn’t matter. It was about the life of a newborn …

Cultivating a Pro-Life Congregation Without Being Polarizing

October 21, 2019 ...

Teach Scripture We start by teaching Scripture, which contains all the power and wisdom of God. Our words may not change minds but God’s Word does. Abortion may not ever be abolished politically. Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, the issue returns to the states, and many of them are pro-abortion. If outlawed in …

Today’s Abortion Conversation

October 14, 2019 ...

This possibility has pro-life and pro-choice groups firing up their respective constituencies and flexing their advocacy muscles. New York and Virginia have taken the approach of codifying their statutory rights to abortion, allowing the procedure up to the point of birth if necessary to protect the life or health of the mother. North Dakota, Georgia …

Unborn Face New Perils in New York

February 7, 2019 ...

New York may be a state that welcomes immigrants, but it has become a more hazardous place for the unborn. The Reproductive Health Act, which became law on January 22, 2019, allows doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners to abort pregnancies at any stage of development — up to and including the ninth month — …

Pro-Life Brief Heads to Supreme Court

January 14, 2019 ...

In December, the National Association of Evangelicals joined an amicus brief in Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Concerned Women for America, National Legal Foundation and Pacific Justice Institute on a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 7th Circuit ruling.  The …

Win for Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Centers

July 3, 2018 ...

The case challenged a 2015 California law that required centers offering licensed medical care to provide their clients with information on where they can obtain free or low-cost abortions. The centers argued that the law compels pro-life citizens to deliver a pro-abortion message, when their purpose is to encourage expectant mothers to choose alternatives to …

Update: Stormans v. Wiesman

June 29, 2016 ...

In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito warned, “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have great cause for concern.” Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas also dissented to the denial of the request to review the circuit decision.

Update: Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell

May 17, 2016 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals, co-amici on a brief defending the Little Sisters of the Poor, welcomes the court’s decision that encourages lower courts, government and religious groups to work together to find solutions that uphold the conscience and integrity of religious groups that are dedicated to education, health care and social services. Galen Carey, NAE …

Letter to Congress on Conscience Protection Act

April 19, 2016 ...

Dear Representative: We represent millions of Americans and tens of thousands of health care professionals with a profound concern about abortion, and particularly about the conscience rights of health care professionals and facilities. Federal laws protecting conscientious objection to abortion have been approved for decades by Congresses and presidents of both parties. Even many “pro-choice” …