Life Issues (Abortion & Euthanasia)

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Ps. 139:13, 16) From the beginning of our lives to their end, you can engage your church in these justice issues. Here you'll find resources on abortion and euthanasia.

Background Information

CRC Position on Abortion (MJ)

CRC Position on Euthanasia (MJ)

The Network Posts on Abortion (SL)

The Network Posts on Euthanasia (SL)

Timeline of Abortion Policy (CRC Office of Social Justice) (MJ)

Worship Resources

Prayers for the Sanctity of Human Life (CRC Office of Social Justice) (GPW)

Advocacy Support

Abortion: Getting Involved Locally and Globally (CRC Office of Social Justice) (GM)

Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Study of Bill C-14 (MJ)

Campaign Life Coalition (MJ) Partner Resource

Canadian Christians Look for Euthanasia Alternatives (Banner article) (MJ)

Christian Connections Family Planning Resources (MJ) Partner Resource

CRC in Canada Weighs In on Assisted Suicide (Banner article) (MJ)

CRC Members Urged to Respond to Supreme Court Ruling on Assisted Suicide (Banner article) (MJ)

CRC Office of Social Justice Abortion Resources (MJ)

CRC/RCA Letter Regarding Physician Assisted Death Legislation (MJ)

The Church’s Response to Abortion (SL)

Letter to Wilson-Raybould re: Physician Assisted Dying Report (MJ)

Maternal & Child Health Resources (World Renew) (GM)

Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: An Ethical Analysis of Conscientious and Religious Objections (MJ)

PDAM Brief re: Physician Assisted Dying (MJ)

Sanctity of Human Life Resources (CRC Office of Social Justice) (GPW, FF)

Introductory Letter to the Statement of Support for Universal Access to Palliative Care in Canada (English; French)

Statement of Support for Universal Access to Palliative Care in Canada (English; French)

Books and Movies

Euthanasia + Palliative Care: A Guide for Canadians (The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) (MJ)

Nutrition and Maternal Health Video (GM) Partner Resource