Episode 399

Four Events Related to Abortion & Disciples Making Disciples

Jul 19, 2023

In June, the pro-life movement celebrated the one-year anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press talks about the importance of disciples making disciples.

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In June, the pro-life movement celebrated the one-year anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. But in ​​the wake of that significant victory, the fight to protect preborn life and care for vulnerable mothers has continued at the state and federal level. Here are four recent events related to abortion you should know about.

Iowa lawmakers approve ban on most abortions after about 6 weeks

The Iowa House has approved a new law that bans most abortions after approximately six weeks of pregnancy. Currently, abortion is legal in Iowa up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. But this law prohibits almost all abortions once cardiac activity can be detected, which typically occurs around six weeks of pregnancy. The new legislation will take immediate effect once it is signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Idaho sued over abortion trafficking ban that makes it a crime to help minors get abortions without parental consent.

A lawsuit has been filedagainst the state of Idaho over its new law that restricts some out-of-state travel for abortions. Abortion is already banned in Idaho at all stages of pregnancy. But the new law makes it illegal for an adult to help a minor get an abortion without parental consent, and anyone who helps a pregnant minor get an abortion in another state can be punished by two to five years in prison.

Pro-abortion advocates in Ohio push to codify abortion in the state’s constitution.

Ohio is poised to become the next major battleground in the pro-life fight to prevent the expansion of abortion. Pro-abortion rights groups submitted more than 700,000 signatures for a ballot initiative that would codify the right to an abortion in the state’s constitution.

U.S. government ordered to pay $2.2 million in fees to religious non-profit in abortion lawsuit

A federal judge in Texas has ordered the U.S. government to pay $2.2 million in legal fees to the non-profit Becket Law. The fees were awarded for the organization’s work in leading a lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Department. The lawsuit was related to issues of abortion and gender identity.
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A Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press talks about the importance of disciples making disciples.

It says, “A significant pattern for mentoring and discipleship is seen in 2 Timothy 2:1-2 sets up. Jesus called 12 men whom He mentored and discipled in spiritual growth. From these first apostles, a man named Barnabas learned the ways of Christianity and grew in the Lord. He in turn came alongside Saul of Tarsus to bring him into the fellowship and encourage his growth as a believer. Saul, or Paul, discipled Timothy as a convert to Christianity. Timothy, now, was charged with the responsibility to pass on what he had learned to others.”

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