Six Scriptural Themes Indicating Why We Are Pro-Life
Made in God's Image: Part One
by Rev. Dr. Mark D. Atkinson
"We can be obedient and faithful to God in almost every area of our lives. However, if we are not being obedient and faithful in that one area where Satan is attacking, then our obedience and faithfulness in all the other areas is without value." -Martin Luther
As a people of faith, we continue to address the subject of abortion because this is the area of our corporate national life in which the Evil One has won a tremendous victory. Abortion is the moral question of our age. There are many things being debated within the public square, but there is no other question that is of greater moral consequence and significance. One hundred and fifty years ago the pulpits of this country thundered with the truth that there was no more pressing national issue than the issue of slavery. Today those pulpits ring a similar message on behalf of the unborn.
Health Risks of Abortion, Part 1 of 3
by Dr. Patricia Lee June, M.D.
"Abortion stops a beating heart". Induced abortion affects the health and life of more than just the baby who is aborted. This article focuses on physical health risks to the mother and her later children.
There is a popular misconception, even among many medical professionals, that legal induced abortion is "safe": that it carries less health risks than childbirth. Early evidence that studied only complications that were reported in the week following induced abortion did show lower death rates among mothers after first trimester abortions than with childbirth (second and third trimester abortions had higher death rates). These studies were misleading both because many women do not disclose their abortions and thus these complications and deaths from abortion are not counted, and also because they do not include late deaths. More recent long-term studies show that abortion is riskier.
Abortion is the Unchoice, a go to website for educational resources on the psychological and physical harm to women caused by abortion.
Pregnant with Promise, PPL's Bible study about the character of God as revealed in the pregnancy stories of the Bible.
Defending Life 2013: Deconstructing Roe: Abortion's Negative Impact on Women by Americans United for Life