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Ultrasound unit assists mother, unborn child prior to dedication event

FRANKLIN, N.C. – A brand new mobile ultrasound machine that will serve several western North Carolina counties has already played an instrumental role in helping at least one expectant mother and her unborn child.

Gov. Lee speaks at Psalm 139 dedication in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee joined the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and a local pregnancy resource center Wednesday (Jan. 26) for the dedication of an ultrasound machine – the second joint effort in recent months.

The critical pro-life work of pregnancy resource centers

Pregnancy Care Centers are critical to the pro-life work in the United States, creating safe and loving environments for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Laura Messick is the executive director of Portico, a 35-year-old pregnancy resource center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Portico has been the recipient of two ultrasound machines placed by the ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project. Messick gives us an […]

What you should know about Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

This weekend will mark the 38th observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. On that Sunday, churches across the country lament what former Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear called the “greatest moral tragedy of our day” – the evil of abortion.

Pastor’s wife ‘didn’t deserve the death penalty’ for how she was conceived

ESTILL, S.C. (BP) – Ashley Lawton learned early in life that she was adopted. While that discovery was somewhat unsettling, the later revelation that her birth mother had been a victim of rape was much more disconcerting.

Bible Study: God values human life

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. This week’s Bible study is adapted from the Explore the Bible curriculum. Bible […]

Hope for Roe reversal greets Sanctity of Life Sunday

NASHVILLE (BP) – Many Southern Baptists will observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday this year in their churches with the hope the court decision that legalized abortion nationwide may be only months away from its demise.

Grace-driven outreach embraces, mentors unwed mothers, fathers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) – Unmarried mother Lila DiBias was afraid and ashamed. She’d become pregnant just a month before the COVID-19 pandemic and hadn’t been able to attend church when she needed it most.

FIRST-PERSON: Love of neighbor must include justice for our littlest neighbors

Christians are called to love their neighbor as themselves. Our faith must transform the totality of our lives, including reforming whom and what we love. Jesus, in the parable of the good Samaritan, answers the question, “Who is my neighbor?” After He responds, we aren’t left wondering who we are to care about and how we are to care about them.

FIRST-PERSON: Pro-life ministry in a post-Roe world

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) – Wednesday (Dec. 1), the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Dobbs is the most important court case related to abortion in a generation.