In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated January 22nd as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The date was chosen to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that first recognized a constitutionally-protected status of abortion in the United States. Since then, churches have set aside the Sunday preceding January 22nd to observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday as a day to celebrate the intrinsic value of all human life. We hope you will join us in prayer for the more than 60 million babies that have not been given a chance at life since the Roe v. Wade decision and for all those who continue to suffer because of those decisions. If you know of someone who seeks healing due to a past abortion, 1st Choice has resources available.
The mission of 1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center is to empower and encourage those affected by an unintended pregnancy to choose life by providing limited medical and consultation services for pregnancy (and pregnancy loss), educational services, and Christian spiritual support. All of our services are free of charge. You can support our ministry by volunteering, referring clients, becoming a financial supporter, participating in a baby bottle campaign or our Walk/Run for Life, or praying for our staff, volunteers, and clients. Together, we can continue to empower our clients to choose life!
This passage at first sight is ambiguous, for if the word death (39) only applies to the pregnant woman, it would not have been a capital crime to put an end to the foetus, which would be a great absurdity; for the foetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, (homo,) and it is almost a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a foetus in the womb before it has come to light.
John Calvin – Commentary on Exodus
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