Episode 275

March for Life, Care for Life & Union Coach Racks 700 Wins

Jan 23, 2023

Thousands of pro-life Americans gathered Friday (Jan. 20) for the 50th Annual March for Life to rejoice in a long-sought victory and to restate their commitment to protect preborn children and care for their mothers. The defeat of Roe v. Wade allows a broader focus on life outside the womb, Herbie Newell told Baptist Press. Newell leads Lifeline Children’s Services. And, Union University women’s basketball coach Mark Campbell won his 700th career game Jan. 18, reaching that mark faster than any collegiate coach in history.

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Thousands of pro-life Americans gathered Friday (Jan. 20) for the 50th Annual March for Life to rejoice in a long-sought victory and to restate their commitment to protect preborn children and care for their mothers.

Initiated in 1974, the latest March for Life was the first to be held since the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. That 1973 ruling legalized abortion nationwide, ultimately resulting in the deaths of more than 60 million preborn children, and prompted the launch of the pro-life march a year later. The high court’s June ruling returned abortion regulation to the states.

The March for Life changed its route this year in acknowledgement of the post-Roe, political reality. Instead of marching straight to the Supreme Court building, participants passed the Capitol on the House side on the way in recognizing Congress’ important role of regulating abortion at the federal level.
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The defeat of Roe v. Wade allows a broader focus on life outside the womb, Herbie Newell told Baptist Press. Newell leads Lifeline Children’s Services.

Shifting the pro-life legislation fight to the state level has changed the way advocacy for unborn life must be conducted.

Overturning the national law was necessary but came as advocates sometimes overlooked needs related to foster care, adoption and other life issues, Newell said.

Children must be protected as image-bearers of God made in His image, Newell said.
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Union University women’s basketball coach Mark Campbell won his 700th career game Jan. 18, reaching that mark faster than any collegiate coach in history.

The achievement came in a victory at the University of West Georgia in Campbell’s 811th career game.
Campbell passed the record set by Geno Auriemma of UConn with 700 wins in 822 total games. Adolph Rupp was the fastest men’s coach to 700 wins, in 836 games.

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