Sanctity of Life

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.

Call for nominations/applicants: Director of Life Ministry

The deadline to apply or submit nominations is Oct. 15.

‘Defending Life’ conference set for Sept. 6–7 in California

The conference is funded in part by a grant from the LCMS Office of National Mission.

LCMS convention reaffirms stances on life and marriage

Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.

Movie review: ‘Unplanned’

“Unplanned” tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who becomes pro-life after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion.

‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

The movie “Unplanned,” based on Johnson’s book, opens in theaters across the country on March 29.

Council of Presidents signs Harrison’s abortion statement

The statement denounces recent actions of governors in New York and Illinois and affirms the Synod’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life at all its stages.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

LFL sponsors essay contest for elementary, high school students

The national winner in each of the two grade divisions will receive a $250 cash prize, plus free registration and lodging for a Lutherans For Life regional conference.

Lutherans For Life celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

The theme of the conference, held Oct. 12-13 in St. Louis, was “From Age to Age the Same,” a paraphrase of Is. 46:4.

Reporter in ‘Gosnell’ movie based on LCMS member Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.

Register now for ‘Joy:fully Alive — Body & Soul’

The 2019 LCMS Life Conference will be held Jan. 17–19 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Va.

Movie review: ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’

“Gosnell” tells a tale of power misused and abuse covered up, of women mistreated and children done unspeakable harm.

Lutherans For Life to celebrate 40 years at national conference

Online registration is open for the conference, to be held in St. Louis under the theme “From Age to Age the Same” (Is. 46:3–4).

Freedom to be faithful prevails at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s NIFLA decision undergirds free speech protections for pregnancy counselors and others.

LCMS members play key role in passing Iowa fetal heartbeat bill

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill — which prohibits most abortions once a heartbeat is detectable by ultrasound — on May 4. Previously in Iowa, most abortions were permitted up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.