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Sanctity of Life

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sanctity of Life as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below, please find a few very basic verses that describe the Biblical support we find for our focus on this issue, as taken from our Core Issues: Biblical Foundations document. We also include our concerns on this issue, followed by the goals set forth to reverse the devastating trends in our society, as taken from our Concerns and Goals document.

Sanctity of Life

Humans reflect the image of God.

  • “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

The punishment of death was applied to those who take another’s life because God values human life.

  • “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.” (Genesis 9:6)

God gives life before birth and cares for the unborn.

  • “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)

God has a purpose and calling for individuals even before we are born.

  • “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
  • “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.” (Luke 1:15)


We are concerned about:
We are working to see:


1. The protection of innocent human life — including protecting the unborn from abortion, fetal tissue experimentation, and embryonic research; and society from euthanasia, cloning, population control and human genetic engineering.


1. Laws passed to protect our society from practices and policies that endanger or debase innocent human life.

2. The physical, emotional and spiritual harm to women, men and their families resulting from abortion.2. Public awareness of the harm of abortion to women, men and their families; and the promotion of pregnancy care centers and post-abortion counseling services.

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Colorado Springs Shooter in Custody11/27/2015

Washington, D.C. - A Colorado Springs gunman wounded at least five police officers and six civilians in a shooting spree at a Planned Parenthood facility Friday. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say: “There is nothing remotely ‘pro-life’ about vigilante violence against another human being. We do not yet know the motive […]  READ MORE

Why Women Don’t Need Planned Parenthood11/24/2015

Planned Parenthood supporters insist taxpayers should continue to fund Planned Parenthood because “women will have nowhere to go.”  This is simply not true.  For example, many political pundits and Hollywood elites speaking up for Planned Parenthood love to ask, “Where will women go to get a mammogram?”  The answer seems to be, ironically, wherever they […]  READ MORE

State Leader Spotlight: Kori Peterson11/23/2015

Kori Peterson, Area Director, CWA of Southern California Policy Passion Sanctity of Life What’s your CWA story? I heard about Concerned Women for America (CWA) on the radio just after I first became a Christian. One of my favorite radio programs was Beverly LaHaye Live. Beverly LaHaye is the founder of Concerned Women for America. […]  READ MORE

China Changes One-Child Policy: Still Oppressing Women10/29/2015

Washington D.C. – China has announced it will allow two children for every couple, as opposed to the country’s one-child policy that was put into place in the 1970s. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, said today: “How pathetic that the authoritarian Communist regime in China thinks they deserve a pat […]  READ MORE

Boehner Announces the Eight Republicans to Serve on Select Investigative Panel10/23/2015

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the eight Republicans to serve on the Select Investigative Panel that “will focus on grisly practices of big abortion providers.” Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say: “We are grateful to Speaker Boehner for his dedication to this matter and commend […]  READ MORE

The Original Undercover Planned Parenthood Video10/23/2015

Chris Wallace, when still working for ABC, did a 20/20 investigative report which aired on March 9, 2000.  It covered the exact themes we now see in the Center for Medical Progress videos — namely profiting from fetal tissue sales obtained from abortion and altering those abortion procedures in order to obtain that tissue. In […]  READ MORE

Questions for Cecile Richards10/23/2015

Excluding the progressive left, who watched the Planned Parenthood hearings in abject terror, is anyone else tired of this subject? No? Well good, because the Republicans did a pretty good job questioning Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.  They successfully drew out revelations such as the complete lack of mammograms at Planned Parenthood, the exorbitant salary […]  READ MORE

Texas Drops Planned Parenthood from Medicaid Program10/19/2015

Washington, D.C. – Today the Texas Health and Human Services Commission decided to drop Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say: “We applaud Gov. Abbott and the state of Texas for the great decision they made today, by ruling to drop Planned […]  READ MORE

Abortionist Caught With Aborted Babies in His Car10/16/2015

Washington D.C. - Police in Michigan raided the home and office of an allegedly rogue abortion doctor Tuesday night, after containers of strong pain medication and what appears to be human tissue were found in the trunk of his car. Dr. Michael Roth, an OB/GYN who has been accused of illegal activity by patients and health authorities on multiple […]  READ MORE

Planned Parenthood Ends ‘Baby Parts for Pay’ Program, Continues as ‘Baby Parts’ Program10/15/2015

Planned Parenthood announced in a letter on Tuesday that they would no longer accept money for tissue reimbursement programs.  In other words, Planned Parenthood will not be charging the research companies or (presumably) the middlemen involved in the transport of fetal tissue. So they are going to stop selling baby parts. But they are naive […]  READ MORE

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