Week puts focus
on pro-life effort
Today kicks off Sanctity of Human Life Week, and pro-life groups are
encouraging people to take a stand for the cause.
Dr. Richard Land, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty
Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, tells OneNewsNow
that happenings in Washington are a solid reminder that America must
stand firm for life.
"I think in the wake of the bills that have been passed in the Senate
and the House -- [legislation] known as ObamaCare -- it's important
that we remind people about the culture of death, because the culture
of death is written all the way through those two bills," he says. That
is related to federal funding of abortions and end-of-life issues.
Richard LandLand adds that Washington appears to be turning a deaf ear
to voters as "54% of Americans oppose the current proposed legislation
on healthcare and only 36% support it, and yet they seem intent on
trying to ram it through." The ERLC president further notes, "I just
hope that Americans will remember this when it comes to the first
Tuesday in November this year."
The Southern Baptist spokesman is hopeful that people will communicate
with their elected representatives because the people certainly have an
influence and the responsibility to exercise it, including encouraging
other people to do so.
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January 18, 2010
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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in
Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state
coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of
Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our
society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political
persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic
backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has
been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the
human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that
every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is
dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection
for the disabled and the elderly. Click here to learn more about the IFRL.