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Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief
May20

Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief

PHOENIX (BP)—Messengers and other participants in the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) June meeting will be able to run to help feed the hungry. A coalition of Southern Baptist organizations is sponsoring the Global Hunger Relief Run June 14, the second day of this year’s convention meeting in Phoenix. All registration fees for the event —which includes a 5K race and a one-mile, family oriented fun run—will be used to feed the...

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Trump pledges ‘America first’ in inaugural speech
Jan20

Trump pledges ‘America first’ in inaugural speech

WASHINGTON (BP) — Americans will once again come first in their own country, Donald Trump said Friday (Jan. 20) after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his 16-minute inaugural speech, Trump told the crowd gathered on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the national mall, “What truly matters is not which party controls the government but whether our government is controlled by the people....

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Lankford seeks ban on dismemberment abortions
Sep18

Lankford seeks ban on dismemberment abortions

WASHINGTON—Legislation to ban an abortion procedure in which an unborn child’s body is torn apart piece by piece or crushed is before the United States Senate. Sen. James Lankford, R.-Okla., a member of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, introduced the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act Thursday (Sept. 8). Like a companion bill in the House of Representatives, Lankford’s proposal would prohibit a doctor performing an abortion from using...

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Planned Parenthood videos’ impact at 1-year mark
Jul21

Planned Parenthood videos’ impact at 1-year mark

WASHINGTON (BP) — Planned Parenthood remains a target of Capitol Hill investigation but retains its federal funding a year after undercover video first revealed the abortion giant’s trade in baby body parts. A special congressional panel issued an interim update Thursday (July 14) on the one-year anniversary of the release of the first video showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted...

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House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers
Jul20

House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved Wednesday (July 13) a bill to protect the conscience rights of individuals and institutions that refuse to be involved in abortion. The House voted 245-182 almost totally along party lines for the Conscience Protection Act, which bars the government from discriminating against health-care providers with objections to participating in or providing coverage for abortion....

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