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The ERLC supports a plan to defund and redirect—defund Planned Parenthood and redirect those funds to community health clinics. Alliance Defending Freedom has compiled a stunning report comparing community health clinics with Planned Parenthood locations: 13,540 federally qualified health clinics... Continue...

ERLC is deeply concerned that 800,000 Dreamers are in a new stage of uncertainty and insecurity. The termination of the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has proved that a durable solution for this special category of immigrants—those who were brought... Continue...

Executive Order 13798, “Promoting Free Speech And Religious Liberty,” directs the U.S. Department of Justice to “issue guidance interpreting religious liberty protections in Federal law” in order to “guide all agencies in complying with relevant Federal law.” The following letter lays out the... Continue...

Southern Baptists affirm the importance of the rule of law and the responsibility of government to uphold and enforce the law. In 2011, the Southern Baptist Convention issued a resolution that stated, “the rule of law is an indispensable part... Continue...

Southern Baptists strongly affirm the sanctity of human life, at every stage of life. The Baptist Faith and Message (2000), based on Ps. 127:3, affirms “children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord” (Psalm... Continue...

Southern Baptists affirm tax policies that incentivize charitable giving. Both families and government hold an interest in charitable giving so that the voluntary sector of our nation realize its fullest potential. The institutions of a healthy civil society–houses of worship,... Continue...

Religious institutions play an essential role in contributing to the diversity of higher education options. A wide array of options adds crucial value for students considering educational opportunities. Faith-based institutions contribute to the diversity of academic options. Christian institutions of higher education... Continue...

The United States is home to less than 5% of the world’s population, and yet almost 25% of the world’s prison population. A faulty assumption is at work in our criminal justice system: higher incarceration rates and longer sentences will... Continue...

Southern Baptists are committed to the religious freedom of all people. In 2011, the Southern Baptist Convention re-stated that, "religious liberty is an inalienable human right, rooted in the image of God, and possessed by all human beings." When individuals are persecuted for... Continue...

Southern Baptists affirm that every human is created in the image of God. As stated in a 2015 resolution of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Bible “clearly and consistently affirms that human life is formed by God in His image and is... Continue...