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.
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.
The conference is set for Jan. 22-24 in Arlington, Va., in conjunction with the Jan. 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
The resources from LCMS Health Ministry are provided to help congregations that want to begin a parish-nurse ministry.
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.
Volunteers are needed to staff five Mercy Medical Teams that will serve in Madagascar, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in 2014.