Bible Verses Addressing Life
There are many verses in the Bible that deal with respecting the sanctity of human life. Verses are in different Bible versions:
KING JAMES VERSION
NEW KING JAMES VERSION
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
Statistics Show More Than 56 Million Abortions Since Roe v. Wade
There have been more than 56 million abortions performed in the US since the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton court decisions were handed down by the US Supreme Court Justices. That action legalized abortion in all 50 states through all nine months of pregnancy in 1973. The most recent statistics show 27,629 abortions were performed in Michigan in 2014, and there have been 1,140,881 abortions in Michigan since statistics were first kept in 1980.
ABORTION STATISTICS IN THE US AND MICHIGAN
Ideas for Churches
Every church can have a positive prolife impact. Actively promoting a culture of life throughout the year can be inspiring and enjoyable!
WHAT CHURCHES CAN DO TO PROMOTE LIFE
The Story of Right to Life
The Story of Right to Life is a PowerPoint presentation for use in churches and group settings to educate about what it means to be prolife and the work of Right to Life groups.
This is a story about relationships. And, as such, it’s a story about us all. It’s as broad as the human journey, for it is woven into the fabric of our deepest issues. Human rights, preventing violence, child abuse and caring for the terminally ill are all spokes of the same wheel. And at the center of this wheel is the respect for human life.
In the Image of God
In the Image of God stresses that all life comes from our creator. In that way, we are called to protect the least among us, the unborn child. This PowerPoint briefly describes how abortion became legal in the United States, its impact on our nation and the developmental facts and pictures which show us that unborn children are human, too.
The PowerPoint is free of charge and comes with a presenter's script for a seamless presentation.
Creado a imagen de DIOS
"Creado a imagen de Dios es una presentación de PowerPoint para que las iglesias enseñen sobre la Inviolabilidad de la Vida Humana, y también los dos fallos de la Corte Suprema que legalizaron el aborto por cualquier razón hasta los 9 meses del embarazo.
La presentación de PowerPoint es gratis y viene con un guión para el presentador."
What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath is a PowerPoint presentation for use in churches and group settings to educate about the abortion agenda of Planned Parenthood. The PowerPoint is free of charge and comes with a presenter's script for a seamless presentation.
MORE ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Discussion Guide
SoHLS DISCUSSION GUIDE- This guide helps to facilitate thoughtful discussion about the development of the unborn child as well as provide for dialog about legal abortion and the need to defend, protect and value innocent human life.
Help your congregation have a better understanding of prolife issues by featuring prolife books in your church library.
PROLIFE BOOK SUGGESTIONS
Prolife Educational Videos
Videos are available from the Right to Life of Michigan lending libraries in the educational resource centers. The videos cover many different life topics and can be used for classes or group discussions.
PROLIFE VIDEO LISTING
Reflection on Psalm 139
Rabbi Loren Jacobs' message, based on Psalm 139, makes the case for the sanctity of all human life, including unborn children. We must know that we are never alone. God was with each one of us from our very beginning, at the moment of our creation and before, and He will be with us at our end and beyond! God Himself is very much involved in our life! Read this message and be inspired.
Monthly educational updates for the faith community.
Church Bulletin Suggestions
The following information can be used for church bulletins or newsletters. Feel free to edit information as needed.
CAPA passes Michigan House
On March 24 the Michigan House voted 65-43 to approve HB 4787, the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act. CAPA is commonsense legislation to protect a woman from being coerced into an abortion against her will. Evidence and testimony shows coercion happens frequently to women facing crisis pregnancies. CAPA now needs approval in the MI Senate. Visit www.RTL.org to learn more about prolife legislation in Michigan.
FDA relaxes chemical abortion rules to match desires of abortion providers
On March 30, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration altered its guidelines for using the drug Mifeprex (also known as mifepristone or RU-486) for an abortion. Previous guidelines called for the drug to be used in the first 49 days of pregnancy, that women should take three trips to the abortion provider. The new guidelines extend the time the drug can be used to 70 days, reduce the number of visits to the abortion provider to two, reduce the dosage and lets non-doctors administer it. Learn more about chemical abortion drugs and their dangers at www.RTL.org.
Prolife victories as abortion clinics close
According to a new report from Bloomberg Business, 162 abortion providers have stopped offering abortions since 2011 while only 21 new clinics have opened. Michigan led this with one of the largest drops in abortion providers. Since 2011, 15 out of the state’s 34 surgical abortion clinics have closed. If you or someone you know needs help, you can find a pregnancy center near you by calling 1-800-57-WOMAN, day or night. A caring, confidential help agency is as close as a phone call.
Resource Helps Explain Importance of Life Issues
The Preaching the Prolife Message brochure explains to church leaders why it is important to discuss life issues in faith settings, and gives some tips on preparing sermons on abortion and other prolife issues.
PREACHING THE PROLIFE MESSAGE
Need a Visual?
Showing the reality and impact of abortion without using graphic pictures is challenging. However, one powerful way to "see" how abortion has damaged our country is to juxtapose the war on the unborn to the number of American's who lost their lives in battle. This handout is especially helpful around Memorial Day.
AMERICAN WAR CASUALTIES & WAR ON THE UNBORN
Guidelines for Political Activity
Congress has enacted special tax laws applicable to churches, religious organizations, and ministers in recognition of their unique status in American society and of their rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
This brochure gives pastors and churches general guidance on what activities they can and can't engage in involving election or legislative activities.
WHAT CHURCHES CAN AND CAN'T DO
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers this more in-depth reference guide of federal tax law and procedures.
FEDERAL TAX LAW GUIDE