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Pro-lifers hopeful as high court sets date for abortion ban arguments

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptists and other pro-life advocates greeted with hopefulness the news that a date has been set for arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the most significant abortion case in nearly three decades.

Supreme Court sets arguments in Mississippi abortion law case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in a Mississippi law that could challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade. The court issued its arguments calendar for late November and early December on Monday (Sept. 20). Mississippi is asking the high court to uphold its ban on most abortions after the 15th […]

ERLC unveils new technology, pro-life initiatives

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission plans cutting-edge work the next 18 months on technology and pro-life issues, trustees of the Southern Baptist entity were told at their annual meeting.

Mother-daughter duo finds kindness the ultimate weapon against abortion

MARIETTA, Ga. – Suzanne and Rachel Guy exude kindness. It shines in their eyes. It resonates in their voices.

ERLC, others urge retention of abortion funding bans

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has joined other pro-life organizations in urging members of Congress to maintain long-standing bans on federal funding of abortion.

FIRST-PERSON: Does justice or profit drive abortion?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – By now, the controversy in Texas over the Supreme Court allowing its near total ban on abortion to take effect has become part of the public ether. For some, the current moment offers a foretaste of what a post-Roe world could look like.

FIRST-PERSON: As legal landscape around abortion changes, so do ministry needs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Pro-life advocates across the nation cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to allow a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks to stand. While the unusual law will undoubtedly face additional legal challenges in the coming weeks and months, it has reduced the number of abortions performed in the nation's second-largest state significantly for now.

FIRST-PERSON: What if abortion finally became illegal?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Several years ago, when videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts went viral and lawmakers around the country responded with warranted shock and disgust, we began to notice a renewed mission to protect preborn children by advocating for alternatives that support, protect and defend the sanctity of life.

Court’s order on Texas heartbeat ban encourages pro-lifers

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday night (Sept. 1) that denied an emergency request to block a Texas ban on abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, encouraging pro-life advocates and prompting calls for ministry to women in need.

Texas heartbeat ban takes effect, breaks barrier

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) – A Texas law that prohibits abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected became effective Wednesday (Sept. 1) in a barrier-breaking development hailed by pro-life advocates and decried by abortion-rights defenders.