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Biblical View on Issues
"The Lenses of Reformation Concerning Abortion"
by Dr. Patti Amsden
Reformation lens #1 – Human life exists as a result of God's direct creative act and is distinguished from all other life because man was fashioned to reflect God's image and likeness.
Reformation lens #2 – The biblical worldview that opposes abortion is based upon the scriptural tenet known as Sanctity of life.
Reformation lens #3 – The scriptural commandment to love thy neighbor must be applied to all people, including those image-bearers who are yet in the womb.
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Illinois Cultural News
"Respect Life VS Repeal Parental Notification"
By Joyce Geiler
Since 1972 various “Respect Life” efforts have been undertaken in the Catholic Church in the United States. October has traditionally been observed as Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is designated as Respect Life Sunday. (1) To support these annual observances, the church provides materials to help Catholics understand and value the gift of human life and help build a culture that cherishes and protects it. Materials include webinars, prayer cards and action guides.
On an opposing front, Illinois is faced with the assembling of congress in its annual veto session this month, during which the Illinois Family Institute notes “abortion cheerleaders continue to push their sinister agenda to make Illinois the most pro-abortion state in the nation.” While the Illinois Family Institute is encouraging Illinoisans to contact their lawmakers to protect the Parental Notice of Abortion (3), Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois are encouraging their followers to contact their lawmakers to repeal the law.
Under the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, a doctor providing care to a young person under age 18 seeking an abortion in Illinois must notify a designated adult family member – a parent, grandparent, step-parent living in the home, or legal guardian – at least 48 hours in advance of the procedure. If there is a reason that the young person is not able to have one of these family members notified, the young person can go to court and ask a judge for permission to have the procedure without this family involvement in a process known as “judicial bypass.”
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