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For Resolutions Committee member, perceptions changed at a crisis pregnancy center

NASHVILLE (BP) – Dana Hall McCain’s introduction to Southern Baptists has a direct tie to the ones she has encountered in her years as a volunteer for a pregnancy resource center in Dothan, Ala.

Abortion, sex abuse, racism, Christian unity addressed in diverse resolutions

NASHVILLE (BP) – A day after overruling the Resolutions Committee, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting adopted a resolution Wednesday (June 16) calling for “abolishing abortion immediately, without exception or compromise.”

Messengers overwhelmingly affirm resolutions targeting racial reconciliation, Hyde Amendment, Equality Act

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting approved a broad resolution on the Bible’s sufficiency regarding race and racial reconciliation Tuesday (June 15) but chose not to address specifically the contentious issue of critical race theory.

Biden’s proposed budget excludes Hyde Amendment

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity and other pro-life organizations are urging Congress to restore long-standing bans on federal funding of abortion that President Biden excluded from his proposed budget.

Texas enacts heartbeat abortion ban, gains Southern Baptist gratitude

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) – Texas has become the latest and largest state to prohibit abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

ERLC to place 7 ultrasound machines with Tennessee grant

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee’s governor and legislature have approved a grant that will enable the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission to place seven ultrasound machines at pregnancy resource centers in the state.

High court review of Mississippi abortion ban could be ‘generationally significant’

WASHINGTON (BP) – Pro-life advocates gladly welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement Monday (May 17) it would rule on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on abortions of unborn children whose gestational age is more than 15 weeks.

States on record pace to enact pro-life laws

NASHVILLE (BP) – State governments are on pace to enact a record number of pro-life laws during a year.

FIRST-PERSON: How pregnancy resource centers help more than babies

NASHVILLE (BP) – When most people think of a pregnancy resource center, they rightly think first about the babies that are saved. When women are given a chance to see their baby in the womb through ultrasound technology, most will choose to carry the baby to term. But what if I told you that many pregnancy resource centers are also investing time and money to help the mothers (and sometimes fathers) of these babies?

NIH change on fetal tissue research denounced

WASHINGTON (BP) – Pro-life advocates decried the Biden administration’s decision to rescind policies that restricted research using human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions.