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ERLC’s Russell Moore ‘Disgusted’ by GOP’s Decision to Drop Pro-Life Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, responded to House Republicans decision to drop the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a major pro-life bill that would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

I am disgusted by this act of moral cowardice. If the House Republicans cannot pass something as basic as restricting the abortion of five-month, pain-capable unborn children, what can they get done?

The Republicans in Congress should come and explain this atrocity to the hundreds of thousands of people gathering here in the nations capital to march for life. The congressional Republicans seem to think that pro-lifers will be satisfied with Ronald Reagan rhetoric and Nancy Pelosi results. They are quite wrong.

House Republicans are now scheduled to vote on a bill Thursday that would prohibit federal funding for abortions. This scheduled vote coincides with the annual “March for Life”:http://marchforlife.org/ event, held in Washington, D.C., on or around the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade.

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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