New Life Pregnancy Center (NLPC), a ministry of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries, partnered with Southern Baptist churches to highlight the sanctity of human life in January.
NLPC was one of many sponsors of the Arizona for Life March and Rally on Saturday, Jan. 20, and reached out to churches via social media, live videos and personal connection to encourage them to participate. Pregnancy center directors and other leadership staff spoke at churches across the state the following day for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on Jan. 21.
The Arizona for Life March and Rally had 4,500 attendees from all nationalities and faith backgrounds celebrating and advocating for the beauty and dignity of every human life.
Speakers included Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Pam Tebow, mother of former NFL player Tim Tebow. The governor announced that Arizona was recently named the “most pro-life state in the nation” by Americans United for Life. Mrs. Tebow shared her personal testimony and how it has impacted so many lives.
NLPC had a table at the event staffed by Raquel Williams, Mona McDonald and other team members, who were able to speak with many people about the ministry.
The next Arizona for Life March and Rally will be held in two years, January 2020.
Both the march and Sanctity of Human Life Sunday mark the date, 45 years ago, when the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in all 50 states. In Arizona, 13,170 lives were lost to abortion in 2016.
NLPC partners with churches and pastors to share the life-affirming message that every person is created in the image of God, including preborn babies, people with disabilities and the elderly. For resources, visit newlifepregnancy.com.