2009 Sanctity of Human Life Roundup

This is Sanctity of Human Life Week; Sunday was Sanctity of Human Life Sunday; and today marks the 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Here are a number of links from around the web relating to abortion and the sanctity of human life.

The 5-Minute Pro-Lifer. Scott Klusendorf explains how to defend your pro-life views in five minutes or less.

Richard Barcellos shares the following statistics on abortion. “From 1973 to about 2000 there were an estimated 38,000,000 (that’s 38 million!) abortions. That’s about 4,000/day, 173/hr., and roughly 1 every 20 seconds! In 2008, there were roughly 1.2 million abortions in the U.S. Ten years ago there were 1.6 million. But at 1.2 million/yr., that’s still 100,000/month; 23,076/wk; 3,296/day; 137/hr.; and 2.28/minute. Now count to 60.”

The Truth about Roe v. Wade. Read the sworn testimony of Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) as she recounts what really happened in the Roe v. Wade case back in 1973. (HT: Between Two Worlds)

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). During his campaign Obama said he would sign The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) if he became president. FOCA is a radical piece of legislation that would eliminate current restrictions on abortion and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

An Open Letter to Barack Obama. Pastor Ron Jones posted this open letter to Obama asking him to reconsider his views on abortion. (Ron Jones is pastor of Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia, where thousands of people worship each weekend from the Washington D.C. area, many of whom are Pentagon leaders, White House officials, and members of Congress.)

Russel Moore explains “Why I Hate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.”

I hate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday because I’m reminded that we have to say things to one another that human beings shouldn’t have to say. Mothers shouldn’t kill their children. Fathers shouldn’t abandon their babies. No human life is worthless, regardless of skin color, age, disability, economic status. The very fact that these things must be proclaimed is a reminder of the horrors of this present darkness.

Dr. R.C. Sproul presents a free-to-watch six-part video series on abortion, covering the topics: 1) What Are the Key Issues? 2) How Sacred Is Human Life? 3) When Does Life Begin? 4) What Is the Relationship of Church and State? 5) What About Those Who Demand Their Rights? and 6) What Is Your Verdict?

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