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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Dear church leaders,

Abortion on demand has been legal in Canada since January 1988, and in many American states even after the Dobbs decision of 2022. Since then, over 4 million pre-born human beings have been killed in Canada: little children who were knit together in their mother's womb by the Creator, whose tiny bodies have only ever felt the cold touch of an abortionist's forceps, and who have now been discarded as medical waste.

This is not news to most of us, but it is an important reminder that we need to take meaningful action in order to rescue these children and provide hope to those who have been wounded by abortion.

"Seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause." Isaiah 1:17

Sunday, January 22nd is marked as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday by many churches across North America. Many churches use this opportunity to highlight the injustice of abortion by spending time in prayer and reminding their congregations of Christ’s call to defend life.

In light of this, here are some ideas and resources that we pray are helpful as you prepare:

1. Pray specifically about abortion during the service.

Find a list of suggested prayer points here.

2. Take a special collection towards pro-life work.

Donate to CCBR here.

3. Put an insert in your bulletin or hang up a poster with more information.

Download graphics here.

4. Promote pro-life training and outreach opportunities to your congregation.

See a list of upcoming events here.

We are happy to print and mail bulletin inserts and/or event poster(s) to you at no cost. Email with your address and quantity requests.

Check out for more information and resources, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

For Life,

The Imago Dei Team

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Suggested Bulletin Announcement:

This Sunday is marked as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday by countless churches across North America. Abortion on demand was legalized in Canada in January 1988. Since then, over 4 million of God's tiniest image-bearers have been torn apart by abortion in our country. As ambassadors for the Creator of life, we have the privilege and responsibility of rescuing the innocent from death (Proverbs 24:11), caring for orphans and widows (James 1:27), and exposing evil (Ephesians 5:11). May we be a beacon of light and life in this dark world, seeking justice for the pre-born and loving mercy for those who have been hurt by abortion. Visit to learn more.


PS - If you are looking for a way to equip your congregation to respond to abortion, check out our Study Series. This 5-week video series is paired with a comprehensive discussion guide and requires no previous training to lead. It covers a biblical perspective on abortion, pro-life apologetics and strategy, and practical tips for taking action to defend life. Consider doing it with your youth group or starting a small group.

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