National Religious Leaders Call for Continuous Prayer to Overturn Roe vs. Wade

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerry Horn, 540-220-0095

On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court decisions, Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton, declared that the word "person" in the US Constitution does not include the unborn child, and that the newly rendered non-person could be destroyed by abortion throughout the entire gestational period before birth. Such a decision is not only a denial of science, tradition and common sense, but a direct contradiction to the sovereignty of God over human life, a teaching that is clearly fundamental to Scripture and Christian life.

On this January 22, thirty years and millions of abortions later, the National Pro-life Religious Council calls upon all Christians, individually and gathered in Christian worship, to reassert the personhood of the unborn child by devoting themselves to works of justice which save the lives of the unborn and to the ultimate restoration of legal protection for the child in the womb. In particular, the NPRC urges that pastors, and all who exercise Christian ministry, lead prayers for the protection of the unborn, who are our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Such prayers should be offered not only on January 22, but throughout the year, at every gathering of Christian worship, until the tragic decision, which this date marks, is reversed.

The NPRC stands ready to assist all those who claim the name of Christ to exercise an appropriate Christian response to the ongoing tragedy of abortion in America.

Rev. Frank Pavone, President of the NPRC, and Rev. Kirk van der Swaagh, Vice President, are available for interviews at the number above.

NPRC Member Groups: Alpha Omega Life (Orthodox), CEC For Life (International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church), Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Lifewatch (Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality), Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Lutherans for Life International, National Clergy Council / Faith and Action, National Organization of Episcopalians for Life (NOEL), National Right to Life Committee, Inc., Presbyterians Pro-Life, Priests for Life, United Church of Christ Friends for Life