Our Call to the Presbyterian Church

We call the Church to renew its historic and biblical stance of opposition to the destruction of innocent human life through abortion. We call the Church to renew its commitment to preserve and nurture life at every stage of development, from conception to natural death.

We call the Church to cease its approval of abortion; to withdraw funding of abortion and abortion advocacy; to remove the unlimited coverage of abortion from the Presbyterian Medical Plan; to discontinue participation in and support for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

We call the Church to support women in problem pregnancies in sacrificially compassionate and loving ways that allow both mother and child to live and be blessed by God. We call the Church to provide tangible help and a community of belonging for women and children in need. We call the Church to support and promote adoption and the many community pregnancy care ministries that provide alternatives to abortion.

We call the Church to hold up high standards of morality for the children in our congregations, and to nurture and support family life.

We call the Church to extend the means of grace to those involved in abortion, to lead them gently to repentance and to aid their full restoration of fellowship with their heavenly Father and with the body of Christ, the Church.

Children in Crisis - Why Money isn't the Answer Print E-mail
Written by Garold Andersen   


Popcorn: a special treatThankfully most of Africa has officially restricted or rejected abortions, but this has not halted the crisis for the unwanted children. Even in cultures that don't endorse abortion, a strong bias exists against single mothers and orphans. In many rural African communities unwanted children live under a stigma, detached from the concern of the community. You hold a key that can drastically impact their lives and it isn't your money.

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Peacemaking Begins in the Womb: Print E-mail
Written by P.J. Southam   

Abortion should top the list when churches speak out against violence

Ethan7smHow would our nation be different if we had as many signs publicly displaying the beatitudes as we did the Ten Commandments? The beatitudes, or blessings, are those eight sayings of Jesus Christ from his Sermon on the Mount that are recorded for us in Matthew's gospel chapter five. One of those beatitudes is "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." As followers of Jesus we are called to be peacemakers. We should work to make peace within our households, our neighborhoods and communities, and in the larger world.

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“Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” Yes! But ... Print E-mail
Written by Marie Bowen   

fig03face5mosThink of the tricky balancing act parent's experience when a child's report card shows improvement but does not rise to best effort. I face that same navigation dilemma in knowing what to say regarding H.R. 36.

This bill is a huge step in the right direction but not nearly enough to achieve dignity and protection for the tiniest and most vulnerable human beings.

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PPL's Executive Director is on the Move! Print E-mail

Headshot smHere is where The PPL Executive Director, Marie Bowen, will be in the next few weeks Please visit our PPL display if you are attending any of these events and say hello!

June 8-12 - Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly, BOOTH 411, Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN

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Woman to Woman: Who Decides? Print E-mail

God's truth and his principles for our living are timeless. Consider this from PPL Archives, Summer 1991.Terry-Schlossberg-bw opt

A presenter in a recent dialogue on abortion expressed dismay that the format didn't allow him to ask of the pro-life presenters the same question we see in Planned Parenthood ads, "Who decides?"

Better questions have to do with the moral role of the church ...

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