On State Propositions Regarding Abortion
November 2, 2022
Updated December 12, 2023
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When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June 2022, it remanded decisions about abortion law to the states. Several states are dealing with ballot proposals or state legislation that will tighten or lessen their restrictions on abortion.
Denominational leadership in Grand Rapids have already received many questions about how the church should respond to proposals related to abortion. Because the Christian Reformed Church in North America is a denomination with congregations across the continent, our ministries typically do not speak into legislation and policy at the municipal, state or province level. Instead, our focus is at the national level in both the United States and in Canada. We also provide educational and worship resources on specific issues (e.g. refugees, creation care, and the sanctity of human life).
With this in mind, we’d like to offer the following resources and suggestions to guide Christians across North America as they engage this issue in their specific contexts.
Wherever you live, please join us in prayer about this issue. Pray for an end to the injustice in many forms that forces women and men to make hard choices about ending pregnancies. Pray for the unborn, those facing unwanted pregnancies, and those who are counseling women considering abortions. Pray for those in government that they will enact just laws that protect not just unborn children, but also help children and families to flourish.