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Pro-Life series: Foster Care

To me, being pro-life means that you commit to the life, goodness, hope, image-of-God in a person—even when that person can be really, really difficult to be around. Being pro-life means that there’s no such thing as running out of chances. To be pro-life is to learn to see a person’s whole story—not just the front cover.

Pro-Life series: Women on the Margins

I want to beg them to put down their signs and instead invest that time in helping vulnerable women and their children. 

Pro-Life series: Pro-Love and People with Disabilities

When my wife was pregnant with our third daughter, the ultrasound showed a hole in the baby’s heart. We were told there was a high risk the baby will have Down Syndrome. We were stressed out and fearful. We were grieved. We cried and we prayed. Fear of the unknown and the grief that our child might not be “normal” gripped us. But through it all, we relied on God’s strength and grace to carry us through our fears and griefs. We prepared ourselves for the worst. We read pretty much every book from the library on Down Syndrome.

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me- Christy Berghoef

It is clear that anyone who cares deeply for the sanctity of human life must not only be opposed to the policy of drone warfare, but must be an advocate to end it.

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me- Chris Eakin

“Why are they doing this to us?” I will never forget when an individual with several disabilities posed this question to me.

Point-counterpoint: Don't Defund Planned Parenthood

The CRCNA is resolutely pro-life, which includes opposing the practice of abortion. Pro-life people are not in agreement over whether defunding Planned Parenthood is the answer. Will defunding this organization actually reduce abortions?

Point-counterpoint: Defund Planned Parenthood

At the OSJ, we are hearing both arguments for and against defunding Planned Parenthood recently. Pro-life people are not in agreement over whether defunding it is the answer. So we are hosting a point-counterpoint set of articles--one CRC member writing for defunding the organization, and another writing against defunding it.

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me

She had also just come from work. She was dressed in a professional pant-suit. I gave her the instructions for the pregnancy test, and once that was taken care of, she sat down and explained her situation to me.


Psalm of Lament for Abortion

Lord, we lament for a world that does not recognize the value of every life, whether born or preborn. We cry out to you on behalf of the lives lost each day through abortion. We grieve with those who grieve the loss of children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Liturgy for the Sanctity of Life

Responsive Reading 
From Our World Belongs to God
the Contemporary Testimony of the Christian Reformed Church, 
Article 44 



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