Every year in January, many churches set aside time to observe the sanctity of human life. It is distinguished every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion in every state state for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, and in NJ – without parental consent.
This is now the third generation growing up and witnessing an even louder and fiercer call for access to abortion on demand. While many states have successfully passed legislation banning abortion past 20 weeks, New Jersey still has not. Still, we rest in God’s sovereignty—knowing every life matters and that God still sits on the throne. His sovereignty and providence reigns over all things, including abortion. As the Scriptures tell us: “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16)
How will you be honoring and celebrating human life—created in the image of God—this Sanctity of Human Life Sunday?
Care Net Pregnancy Resources would like to offer some help, as noted below. If you would be interested in any or all of these resources/help, please contact our director, Laura Hanrahan, at 908-684-3099 or via email.
- Provide free bulletin inserts which details how Care Net Pregnancy Resources helps those in need of hope and help; it also outlines practical ways your church or an individual can get involved
- Share our Baby Feet Scroll made to represent the number of lives lost to abortion in New Jersey, each year. It takes about 3-5 minutes to use and can be unfurled at the end of your service. On the scroll are 20,000 footprints, the (approximate) number of lives lost to abortion in the state of New Jersey every 8 ½ months.
- Be available for post-abortive women who would like to talk or have questions about our post-abortion recovery program which is private, individualized, biblical, confidential, and–for increased anonymity–held on days the Center is closed
- Point you to two resources with fresh statistics
May God bless your courage to give leadership on this vital issue—an issue close to God’s own heart—and one that is not about politics but Truth.