The question of insurance coverage for abortion is one of the thorniest issues in the health-care debate. Senate Democrats hope to pass a bill by Christmas as part of President Barack Obama’s plan to revamp the health-care system, but Sen. Ben Nelson, a conservative Democrat from Nebraska, said he intends to introduce an amendment as early as today placing strict limits on insurance coverage for abortion.
Nationally respected Baptist leader Dr. Robert Jeffress believes that abortion is murder and that there is no place for it in health-care reform.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas. He came to First Dallas in 2007 from First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Dr. Jeffress hosts a television and radio program, “Pathway to Victory,” which airs on more than 1,200 stations around the world. He regularly appears on major mainstream media outlets, including CNN, “Fox and Friends,” “The O’Reilly Factor” and CBS’ “The Early Show.” He has written 17 books, including “Second Chance, Second Act,” “Hell? Yes!,” “The Solomon Secrets” and “Clutter-Free Christianity.”
He received Vision America’s “Daniel Award” for leading a movement to remove two children’s books that promoted the gay lifestyle from the public library in Wichita Falls. His actions garnered attention from media outlets such as The New York Times, the Associated Press, NBC television, ABC radio, Rush Limbaugh and PBS.
Many well-known figures of American Christianity have been members of First Dallas, including the Rev. Billy Graham. Dr. Jeffress grew up in the church, which has long been recognized as a bastion of conservative theology and biblical values. It recently announced plans for a $130 million building program, the biggest ever in this country.