PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) CONSIDERS ALTERING HARD-CORE PRO-ABORTION STANCE The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) committee on social policy has agreed to drop its stance that a late-term, viable fetus may be aborted if there is a lack of resources or commitment to care for a child, Presbyterian News Service reported. The compromise, to be presented at the church’s June national assembly, approves abortions after viability if necessary “to save the life of the woman, to preserve the woman’s health in circumstances of a serious risk to the health of the woman, to avoid fetal suffering as a result of untreatable life-threatening genetic anomalies, or in cases of incest or rape.”

WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR’S PRAYER AND IMPASSIONED PLEA FOR LIFE IN SENATE “I’m totally opposed to abortion. I think it’s sin. I think it’s murder,” said Sen. Leonard Anderson, appearing to be on the verge of tears. “I can’t imagine a heathen nation doing what we’re doing in America.” He told reporters he wasn’t sleeping, but was praying for God to “open the eyes of the opponents of [an informed consent] bill.”

SURVEY FINDS MOST AMERICANS REGARD MORAL TRUTH AS RELATIVE The data from a pair of nationwide studies conducted by the Barna Research Group of Ventura, California shows that less than one out of three born again Christians adopt the notion of absolute moral truth. The surveys also found that few Americans turn to their faith as the primary guide for their moral and ethical decisions.