Lutherans for Life, an educational pro-life organization, has made a statement regarding Thrivent’s recent removal of pro-life organizations from it’s giving programs. Lutherans for Life was among those organizations defunded. The statement is not yet posted on LFL’s website, but permission has been granted to publish it here.
Because human life is created in the image of God as proclaimed throughout scripture (Genesis 1:26-27, 9:6; Psalm 8:5, Colossians 3:10), and because every human being is someone for whom Christ died to restore the image of God, the sanctity of human life is a basic Lutheran/Christian value. Martin Luther strongly condemned abortion: “Those who have no regard for pregnant women and who do not spare the tender fruit are murderers
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