Dr. Martha Leatherman, PPL Medical Advisory Board
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Alzheimer's disease is one disease among many known as the dementias. Strictly speaking, dementia is a very general term that describes changes in brain function marked by changes in behavior and thinking (cognition). There are many different causes for the changes in the brain which cause dementia, and with a very few exceptions, they are irreversible.
While there are over 50 different kinds of dementia, common to all these different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's, is the fact that brain cells (neurons) are damaged. Read more.
Encouraging Life at Presbytery Meetings
P.J. Southam, PPL Board of Directors
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When I first became a pastor, I took a large stack of Presbyterian Pro-Life's newsletters to my presbytery meetings and left them out for others to take. Most of the time they were all picked up and I didn't have to take any home with me. I was always heartened to see that.
After many years of hearing about Di Lupton's witness at her presbytery meetings with a display for PPL, and also of Martha Leatherman's witness at her presbytery, I decided to do more than I had been doing. Read more.
EPC General Assembly States Objection to HHS Mandate to Cover Abortion Drugs
At its June 2012 General Assembly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The Evangelical Presbyterian Church
affirmed a strong statement
objecting to regulations recently put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS mandates issued February 15, 2012 (and effective August 1, 2012) require nearly all new health insurance plans to cover contraceptive methods including Plan B, and ella (abortifacient drugs).
The EPC does not take a stand against "artificial means of contraception," but they do "profoundly object to abortion on demand." Read more.