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In our patriarchal society, men often try to commandeer the debate concerning abortion and women’s health. We men need to listen to women with open ears and open hearts. Here are 5 ways to do that. […] Read More

The church does not reign over the world anymore and cannot enforce its beliefs on others. That leaves the legal system of the United States as the only recourse for some, but that path carries a price. […] Read More

The two camps claiming the term “pro-life” are often in opposition to each other. If each can see where the other comes from, can they find common ground to preserve the dignity of human life across the board? […] Read More

News about Vice President Mike Pence’s address during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas last week has been widely publicized at this point. His campaign-style speech asked for the “strong support” of the SBC messengers in attendance and reiterated a pledge to “make America great again.” Criticism of the SBC’s decision to invite […] Read More

Half of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal only in certain circumstances, a Gallup survey found. Affirmation of this view was at 57 percent in 2009, before declining to 50 percent in 2012. It has remained stable since then. Other perspectives remained largely unchanged. Those saying abortion should be legal under any circumstances remained […] Read More

For two weeks in July, I traveled with a bunch of Baptists across South Africa for a mission experience followed up with a global gathering of Baptists – the 21st Baptist World Congress of the Baptist World Alliance. While in the country, I was reminded of the nickname given to South Africa by Archbishop Desmond […] Read More

Recent release of video footage showing Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola describing collection and costs of fetal tissue has attracted attention and controversy. With this controversy playing out in background, the Wall Street Journal published a new report on the overuse of ultrasounds. The article argues that low-risk pregnancies do not need the average 5.2 […] Read More

Since the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, the subject of gun control has dominated political discussions. In recent weeks, however, the trial of Kermit Gosnell has captured the attention of many across the nation. Gosnell is, of course, the abortion provider who was charged […] Read More

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Twelve nurses on Monday (Nov. 14) accused the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey of abruptly forcing them to assist in abortion cases, despite religious and moral objections to the procedures. “In October, we were suddenly confronted with a choice between our faith and our jobs,” said Fe Esperanza Racpan […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) The failure of the “personhood” initiative in Mississippi on Tuesday (Nov. 8) intensified what appears to be a growing divide in the anti-abortion movement. Some backers of the initiative, which aimed to make abortion illegal by defining a fetus as a person from the moment of conception, are pointing fingers at major anti-abortion […] Read More