Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sanctity of Life as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below, please find a few very basic verses that describe the Biblical support we find for our focus on this issue, as taken from our Core Issues: Biblical Foundations document. We also include our concerns on this issue, followed by the goals set forth to reverse the devastating trends in our society, as taken from our Concerns and Goals document.

Sanctity of Life

Humans reflect the image of God.

  • “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

The punishment of death was applied to those who take another’s life because God values human life.

  • “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.” (Genesis 9:6)

God gives life before birth and cares for the unborn.

  • “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)

God has a purpose and calling for individuals even before we are born.

  • “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
  • “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.” (Luke 1:15)

CONCERNS

We are concerned about:

SANCTITY OF LIFE

1. The protection of innocent human life — including protecting the unborn from abortion, fetal tissue experimentation, and embryonic research; and society from euthanasia, cloning, population control and human genetic engineering.

2. The physical, emotional and spiritual harm to women, men and their families resulting from abortion.

3. The devaluing of all human life; a man cannot love God and hate
his brother.

GOALS

We are working to see:

SANCTITY OF LIFE

1. Laws passed to protect our society from practices and policies that endanger or debase innocent human life.

2. Public awareness of the harm of abortion to women, men and their families; and the promotion of pregnancy care centers and post-abortion counseling services.

3. Society/culture following the Biblical standard of loving
your neighbor as yourself.

Resources

REPORTS BROCHURES FACT CARDS
When it is Okay to Kill a Baby? Abortion Methods Abortions on Military Installations in the United States and Abroad
Cutting the Cord: The Case for Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion: the Impact and Risks No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
Abortion: the Ultimate Discrimination Freedom of Choice Act
A Painful Choice: Abortion’s Link to Breast Cancer
Down Syndrome Brochure
Down Syndrome Brochure Spanish
Pro-Life Action Guide
Pro-Life is Pro-Woman 
Pro-Life is Pro-Woman Endnotes
When You’ve Learned That Your Baby May Have Down Syndrome . . . There is Help & Hope
When is it Okay to Kill a Baby?

 

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