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.
Michigan’s long-term abortion decrease resumes in 2015
On May 18 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released their annual report on abortions in Michigan. Abortions decreased 1.7 percent in 2015, down 44.7 percent from their high in 1987. Abortions performed on minors decreased 11.2 percent, down 78.7 percent since 1990. A total of 27,151 induced abortions were reported in Michigan. Visit www.RTL.org for more abortion statistics and information.
Governor Snyder signs Rape Survivor Child Custody Act
Governor Snyder signed the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act into law on May 3. The new law helps prevent a rapist from gaining custody of a child. Half of women who become pregnant through rape don't have abortions and most of those women decide to keep their child. Michigan was not doing enough to protect women from their attackers in those circumstances. Visit www.RTL.org to learn more about this law.
Coercive Abortion Prevention Act passes MI legislature
By a vote of 26-11, the Michigan Senate passed the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act (HB 4787) on May 25. The bill passed the Michigan House earlier. This legislation now moves to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. HB 4787 adds to Michigan's current anti-extortion/coercion provisions by including coercion to abort as a specific crime. Evidence shows many women in Michigan are being coerced into having abortions. Visit www.RTL.org for information on other pending prolife legislation.
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