Life Ministry

Defending the sanctity of life — how you can help

Learn what you can do to help defend life.

Harrison encourages Lutherans to ‘kneel before the Crucified One’

We invite all members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to take part in a Day of Remembrance on Sept. 12 — not just at Planned Parenthood locations, but at your churches, outside your schools, in your homes and by the gravesides of children who have been aborted.

Photo gallery: Lutherans and supporters protest Planned Parenthood in St. Louis

Lutherans and other supporters protest Planned Parenthood on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, outside the facility in St. Louis.

Synod officials say recent videos ‘lay evil bare’

The infanticide that is occurring at Planned Parenthood must end. It is not simply time to defund that organization; it is time to end abortion in the United States altogether.

Harrison on third Planned Parenthood video: ‘Pray boldly … defend life’

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison offers encouragement while calling for prayer and action in the wake of a third undercover Planned Parenthood video.

Harrison on Planned Parenthood controversy: ‘God is not silent’

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, responds to the Planned Parenthood controversy: “God is not silent. He has a word for us, too. He comforts us in the knowledge that the devil’s attempts are desperate and futile, for Jesus came to save people, regardless of their size.”

Second Infertility Ethics Symposium set for Fort Wayne

The free event, Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, is open to pastors and laypeople.

Second Planned Parenthood video points to ‘callous business of killing’

A second undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress is released July 21.

LCMS pro-life leaders host media

LCMS Sanctity of Life Committee members address organ-harvesting video during a July 16 press conference.

National Mission’s Day denounces Planned Parenthood

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, responds to a newly released video implicating Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.

Ultrasound-based resource shows students ‘Life in the Womb’

“What is This? Looking at Life in the Womb” brings ultrasound technology into middle- and high-school classrooms to highlight the sanctity of human life.

LCMS denounces Planned Parenthood

LCMS leadership reminds Lutherans that unborn lives matter

KFUO Audio: Faith’n’Family — Infertility Ethics Symposium on Nov. 7, 2015

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talked on June 23 with speakers for the upcoming Infertility Ethics Symposium, which will be hosted by LCMS Life Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Free to be Faithful essay contest

Those chosen to serve as ambassadors will receive free transportation, lodging and meals for the fall conference in Washington, where they will hear speakers — and take part in discussions — on safeguarding marriage, life and religious liberty.

KFUO Audio: Faith’n’Family – Events and Resources for Families with Special Needs

Delores Desemone, Co-Chair of the St. Charles County Chapter of Lutherans for Life, and Jerry Marks, Phd, LCSW, of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, discuss upcoming events offering resources and fun to families with special needs.

Audio: Listen to 2015 LCMS Life Conference presentations

The LCMS Life Ministry offers audio presentations from our 2015 LCMS Life Conference.