Week puts focus on pro-life effort

Sanctity of Human Life Week

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.

Charlie Butts
Publish Date: January 18, 2010
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