William Carey Baptist Association
Thursday, November 26, 2020
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I Stand for Life Petition

Tennessee state senators will consider Senate Bill 1236 during their 2020 legislative session. Tennessee Baptists are
encouraged to call and email their state senators and let them know Tennessee Baptists stand for life and we want
senators to pass SB1236. This bill is the most comprehensive pro-life legislation ever proposed in Tennessee and
would protect unborn babies from the point of conception.
Click on the link to read the bill: SB1236
2019 Tennessee Baptist State Convention Resolution in Support of Life and Tennessee Senate Bill 1236

Whereas, God’s Word teaches us that each human life – from the moment of conception to its last breath – is created in the image of God and declared very good (Genesis 1:26-31; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13-16); and


Whereas, Southern Baptists have historically affirmed biblical teaching on the sanctity of human life by adopting numerous pro-life resolutions at the national, state, and local levels; and


Whereas, in 2019 approximately 20,000 Tennessee Baptist church members and 1,000 Tennessee pastors signed the “I Stand for Life” petition supporting legislation protecting the unborn; now, therefore, be it


Resolved, that messengers to the 2019 Annual Summit Meeting of Tennessee Baptists, held Nov 19-20, 2019, at First Baptist Concord, support legislation that protects life; and be it further


Resolved, that Tennessee Baptists are urged to specifically support Tennessee Senate Bill 1236, which prohibits abortion upon the detection of the fetal heartbeat except in certain medical emergencies, by calling and emailing their State Senators; and be it finally


Resolved, that Tennessee Baptists are urged to pray for “our leaders and all who are in authority,” as they make policy decisions related to this legislation and issues of life (1 Timothy 2:1-2).