Sanctity of Human Life

The Sanctity of Human Life program raises awareness of the plight of the unborn and strengthens existing ministries that promote sexual purity and life-affirming decisions for young women and families facing unplanned pregnancies!

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes works with more than 200 pregnancy resource centers across Florida to help young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a life-altering event that is occurring every single moment in Florida. In 2015 there were more than 383,000 pregnancies reported and 71,740 documented abortions in Florida.

We are here to provide care and resources before, during and after pregnancies.

The Need

  • The Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, and subsequent Supreme Court rulings have legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
  • In the past 35 years, approximately 50 million children have died because of abortion.
  • Every day, on average, 197 babies die in abortion clinics across our state (2015).
  • Millions of women and men are suffering with the guilt, shame and regret of abortion; many are in our churches.
  • The Centers for Disease Control reports that 80% of abortions are performed on single women.

The Response

Pregnancy Resource/Care Centers (PRC) have proven effective in the battle for life. PRCs offer free pregnancy tests, benevolence ministry and education about abortion, adoption and abstinence. PRCs offer caring relationships to clients in need of a hand to hold or a shoulder to cry on. Most importantly, PRCs talk with clients about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; He alone can meet all their needs and give them a hope and a future.

Pregnancy care ministries uphold:

  • God’s love for His creation and His command to care for each other.
  • Our responsibilities to be salt and light in a corroded and dark world.
  • Evangelism, the command of Christ to go into all the world and make disciples.
  • Practical ministry: Jesus commended those who visited the sick, those in prison, and those who gave food or clothing to the needy.
  • Defending the unborn, the most defenseless and fragile of all people. Proverbs exhorts us to rescue those being led away to slaughter.
  • Promoting marriage and especially fatherhood as God’s plan for rearing children in a God-honoring way.
  • Promoting abstinence until marriage and equipping teens and singles to choose moral purity.
  • Abortion Recovery Bible studies as a healing instrument in the lives of those suffering from an abortion.

To establish a Pregnancy Resource Center in Florida:

  1. Pray: Is this God’s will for you, your church, and/or your association?
  2. Talk with your pastor to determine if the church is supportive. Place articles in the church bulletin to find other like-minded church members.
  3. For personal consultation and more information, contact Mary Lou Hendry, FBCH Sanctity of Human Life Director, at
  4. Call us at 863.687.8811 Ext. 2223