Life Ministries

Congress has two more LCMS members

The 114th U.S. Congress includes two newly elected Missouri Synod Lutherans, bringing to seven the total number of LCMS Lutherans serving in Congress.

Why Abortion Is Really Declining: The Juno Effect

What we’re witnessing is not an outbreak of Christian morality. Nor is it the sudden, widespread successful use of contraception, as some have claimed. Women are still getting pregnant out-of-wedlock. But unlike in the past, there’s not much stigma attached to being an unmarried mother. It’s what Peggy Drexler at The Huffington Post once dubbed “The Juno Effect,” after the 2008 film about a snarky teen mother who chooses life but adopts her baby to another single mom.

Record number of Lutherans join 2015 March for Life

Forty-two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, pro-life supporters gather in the nation’s capital for the March for Life.

Life Conference focuses on engaging the culture

The conference theme was “It’s Your Time to Stand” — specifically, to stand for the 2,900 children who are aborted every day in the United States.

Karner receives honorary doctorate

Maggie Karner, outgoing director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, is honored during a surprise tribute at the LCMS Life Conference.

The Lord and Giver of Life

This story floods the news: 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with terminal, aggressive brain cancer, plans suicide by lethal dosage, on Oct. 1, 2014, with her loved ones present, in her marriage bed. What a heartbreaking situation. What a heartbreaking decision.