Wheras,

1)   The Holy Scriptures clearly teach that the living yet unborn are persons in the sight of God and are under the protection of His Commandment against murder, Ex 20:13, Ps 5:15, Ps 139:13, Jer 1:15, Luke 1:41-44, and
       

 Wheras,

2)   our hearts are grieved over the millions of unborn who are being murdered each year through the sin of willful abortion: and

Wheras,

3)   our Synod has historically testified against abortion, except when it is medically necessary to save the life of the mother, therefore be it

Resolved,

a)   That we encourage our Synodical periodicals as well as our pastors and teachers to continue fervently and faithfully to testify against abortion, and be it further

Resolved,

b)   That we continue to urge our membership to make God’s will in this matter known to our fellowmen whenever the opportunity present itself, and be it further

Resolved,

c)   That we encourage our membership to express their concern and compassion for distressed pregnant women by supporting the development of alternatives to abortion programs which are consistent with God’s Word, and be it finally

Resolved,

d)   That we more zealously preach the Gospel of Christ which alone can change the wicked hearts of men and turn them from sin to righteousness.