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.
U.S. Supreme Court overturns law regulating abortion clinics
On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 against abortion clinic health and safety regulations in Texas. The majority of justices claim it is an “undue burden” for abortion clinics to meet the requirements of ambulatory surgical facilities and for abortionists to have admitting privileges. Justice Stephen Breyer’s opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt means substandard and dangerous abortion clinics will continue to operate throughout the country.
Governor Snyder signs legislation to prevent coerced abortions
On June 8, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law HB 4787 and HB 4830, the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act (CAPA). CAPA adds to Michigan's current anti-extortion/coercion provisions by including coercion to abort as a specific crime and establishes penalties. A screening process for coercion will be put into place at abortion clinics. Visit www.RTL.org to learn more about prolife legislation in Michigan.
Michigan abortionist charged with drug crimes, identity theft
In June, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that abortionist Michael Roth has been charged with drug possession and six counts of identity theft. After a car accident, human tissue and drugs used in abortions were found in Roth’s car, suggesting Roth was performing at-home abortions. Previously, Roth was convicted or disciplined for performing at least two at-home abortions, drug-related violations, violating Michigan's informed consent law and allegedly performed abortions after 24 weeks. Stay up-to-date on prolife news at www.RTL.org.
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