Presbyterians Pro-Life ENEWS, February 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Marie Bowen, Executive Director of Presbyterians Pro-Life

Pro-life Presbyterians should protest, but is there a more effective response?

“A rally in support of abortion giant Planned Parenthood took place inside a Presbyterian Church in Louisiana last month,” reports Carole Novielli of LifeNews.com

“Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast organized the “Stand with Women” rally in support of a new abortion facility in Crescent City. The rally took place at the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans affiliated with the PC(USA). Rev. Fred J. Powell, III is the church pastor.”

Novielli’s article includes this link to video of the rally. Rally speakers present a familiar well-scripted message intimating that Planned Parenthood cares about women’s health, women’s bodies, and women’s rights, and “reproductive justice”—especially the “full spectrum” of reproductive justice. What they don’t say but what “full spectrum of reproductive justice” really means is abortion.

How should pro-life Presbyterians and pro-life Presbyterian churches respond?

 
 
 
 
Teach the children well
 
 
 
 
Every seven years Israel was to read the law to all the people, men, women, and “little ones.” The reason for this?

...That they may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God...
­ —Deuteronomy 31:12-13.
Teaching Scripture to children is essential if we are to pass on our Christian faith.
I don’t know if you share my experience of growing up in the church. My family’s life revolved around our little brown church. I can still close my eyes and see the flannelgraph figures moved by my mother’s hand as she told Bible stories that God used to establish my faith. I believe in miracles because I heard missionaries tell their experiences of God’s power, provision, care, and rescue. I was not without questions about the reality of all I learned when I encountered other worldviews in college, but God’s truth planted in the heart of a child is not easily uprooted. 
 
 
 
 
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