Sunday, January 21st, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It is a date affirmed by millions of people including the IPHC and many other Christian denominations. Friday, January 19th is the March for Life in Washington, D.C. I am grateful that IPHC participates in this peaceful demonstration. Numerous IPHC leaders and laity, including people from the Royal Home and Falcon Children’s Home in North Carolina, take time to be a public witness for this righteous cause. In addition, on Thursday night January 18th IPHC is hosting a special service at Maranatha House of Prayer, 3828 University Blvd E, College Park, Maryland.
The battle for the life of babies in the womb continues across the United States and around the world. Following the 2022 US Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v Wade, the fight for life moved to state legislatures. Currently 21 US states have established limitations on abortions. Refer to this map that is current as of January 8, 2024 (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/us/abortion-laws-roe-v-wade.html).
The IPHC holds firm that human life begins at conception and that each person is made in God’s image. Besides the numerous pro-life facilities available in most communities, and the various local IPHC pro-life efforts, there is the Royal Home in Falcon, North Carolina that provides hope, medical care, and education for women facing difficult circumstances. I encourage you to support the Royal Home and support local pro-life centers in your communities. You can find more information about the Royal Home at https://www.falconchildrenshome.org/rhm.
It is imperative that we continue to support and encourage pro-life state and congressional legislators with prayer and our votes. It is imperative that local congregations be Places of Hope for everyone, including the unborn.