Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill — which prohibits most abortions once a heartbeat is detectable by ultrasound — on May 4. Previously in Iowa, most abortions were permitted up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Karner responds to terminally ill woman’s suicide plan
Also battling brain cancer, Maggie Karner, director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, addresses the plan of terminally ill newlywed Brittany Maynard to die by assisted suicide.
Registration opens for 2015 Life Conference
The conference is set for Jan. 22-24 in Arlington, Va., in conjunction with the Jan. 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
New curriculum, videos on parish nursing available
The resources from LCMS Health Ministry are provided to help congregations that want to begin a parish-nurse ministry.
LCMS responds to Thrivent’s ‘pro-abortion’ funding
Hearing that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has provided funding to several Planned Parenthood affiliates, the Synod’s Office of the President issues a statement of concern.
Mercy Medical Teams seek volunteers
Volunteers are needed to staff five Mercy Medical Teams that will serve in Madagascar, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in 2014.
Synod issues statement on Thrivent, Planned Parenthood
The Dec. 19 statement to all Synod congregations, schools and professional church workers relates to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its Choice Dollars® program.