| | Our eyes are open
by P.J. Southam
Which of these are life issues?
Does the Christian pro-life community care about more than the unborn? Presbyterians Pro-Life has a particular focus, does that mean we wear blinders to every other human need? Read Southam's essay here.
Three person embryo fertilization: Why should Christians be concerned?
|Illustrates a baby at 1 month in utero|
a PPL blog post by Marie Bowen
Last week an FDA committee heard from proponents and critics of an embryo fertilization technique using DNA from three persons. Is it safe? Is it wise? Is it moral?
Should Christians be concerned that such genetic manipulation crosses an ethical line?
Are we interfering with something sacred?
| | Basic information on the "morning after pill"
Three brands of the medication known as "emergency contraception" or the "morning after pill" are sold in the U.S.: Ella, Next Choice, and Plan B. All are available in pharmacy aisles (and likely your grocery store) without prescription or ID. They work to prevent pregnancy if taken within 3 days (72 hours) of sexual activity, but do not work if the woman is already pregnant. They may work in three ways: 1) to prevent ovulation 2) to prevent fertilization or 3) to prevent implantation (PPL would define #3 as an abortion of a tiny person created by God to be a unique and separate human being with DNA from mother and father).
Some web pages with more information including side effects and risks:
Health and Human Services (HHS) page
For a pro-life view, go to OptionLine
The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide this coverage. Churches may request exemption, but not non-profits or businesses. Court cases are pending (i.e. Little Sisters of the Poor, Holly Lobby.) PPL has chosen Medi-share for our Executive Director, a Christian sharing plan approved by government as an insurance alternative.