WHEREAS, The sanctity of human life is of primary importance to God and should be to humans; and
WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention has expressed this principle over the years; and
WHEREAS, The federal government for over two decades has denied the sanctity of life by court decision, congressional law, and executive order in violation of the constitutional affirmation of the inalienable, God?given right to life; Now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 11?13, 1996, call on the Republican National Convention to maintain its strong pro?life platform and the Democratic National Convention and all other national parties to adopt a strong pro?life platform.
New Orleans, Louisiana