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Abortion : Policy Briefs

  • ERLC Supports Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

    Southern Baptists believe that every person is created in the image of God. The Convention’s Baptist Faith & Message doctrinal document states that “children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord” and encourages members to “speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception

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  • ERLC Supports Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    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 therefore worthy of honor and dignity.” Further, the Convention’s Baptist Faith & Message affirms that “children,

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  • ERLC Supports the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    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 therefore worthy of honor and dignity.” Further, the Convention’s Baptist Faith & Message affirms that “children,

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  • ERLC Supports the Conscience Protection Act

    A right unenforced is no right at all. U.S. law, through the Weldon Amendment and other provisions, has long protected the conscience rights of all Americans. And yet, because the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the previous administration refused to enforce the Weldon Amendment in several cases involving medical professionals, these Americans are left without a

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  • ERLC Supports Aderholt Detainee Abortion Funding Ban Amendment

    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 127:3). Furthermore, Scripture identifies man and woman as the “crowning work” of God’s creation; any

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  • Defund Planned Parenthood

    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 and rural health centers compared to 665 Planned Parenthood locations. Even if we accept Planned

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