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 26,395 abortions were performed in Michigan in 2016, and there have been 1,194,427 abortions in Michigan since statistics were first kept in 1980.
ABORTION STATISTICS IN THE U.S. 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.
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.
Cruel and Usual Punishment
Cruel and Usual Punishment is a PowerPoint presentation that contrasts the wonder of fetal development with the brutality of abortion. The presentation does not utilize any graphic abortion photos but does provide detailed descriptions of abortion procedures used and compares them with detailed facts about fetal development.
What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath gives a broad introduction to the history and practices of Planned Parenthood. Contrary to the public image of a trusted health care provider, Planned Parenthood has a troubling history as the nation's largest provider and promoter of abortion.
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.
Prolife Educational Materials
Books and videos are available from the Right to Life of Michigan lending libraries in the educational resource centers. Help your congregation have a better understanding of prolife issues by makign some of these resources available 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 the information as needed.
President Trump expands Mexico City Policy
On May 15 the Trump Administration created the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy. This policy expands the scope of the Mexico City Policy which bans U.S. dollars from going overseas to fund abortions. The policy will block and even broader range of foreign aid to non-governmental organizations that promote or support abortion in other countries. Learn more about prolife policies at www.RTL.org.
Planned Parenthood’s new annual report: abortions up, health services down again
Planned Parenthood finally released their 2015-2016 annual report. The number of annual abortions they performed increased from 323,999 to 328,348. Over the years Planned Parenthood's tax-funding has increased dramatically, along with their abortions. Their clients served and health services continue to decline. Planned Parenthood now performs more than a third of the nation’s 926,200 annual abortions. Learn more at www.RTL.org.
Choose Life license plate bill headed to Governor’s desk
On May 25 the Michigan House voted 65 to 43 to approve SB 163, which would create a Choose Life license plate in the state of Michigan. The Senate originally passed the bill in April. The bill is now headed to the desk of Governor Rick Snyder for consideration. Proceeds from sales of the Choose Life license plate would go to pregnancy help, adoption and suicide prevention programs.
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