Saturday, December 24, 2016

In Memoriam: Jean Garton, Founding President of Lutherans for Life

from Lutherans for Life 

Lutherans For Life mourns the death of our dear sister, Dr. Jean Garton. Dr. Garton became a leader in advocating respect and protection for every human being following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. She served instrumentally in the formation of Lutherans For Life in 1978 and accepted the position of its first president.

She recently led an energetic presentation at our Lutherans For Life National Conference this past October based on the theme “Here We Stand” and there received the Dominus Vitae award in honor of her lifelong, Gospel-motivated labors to affirm God’s gift of life. Her acclaimed and influential book Who Broke the Baby? is entering its third edition of publication.

The entire nationwide Lutherans For Life community, even in our grief, gives enthusiastic thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for Jean’s faith, compassion, wit, courage, and work.

Dr. Jean Garton entered her Heavenly Father’s eternal glory on the morning of December 23, 2016, following a brief illness.

The mission of Lutherans For Life is to equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life. This makes us different from other for-life groups.
  • We want to equip Lutherans to be positive, life-affirming voices that uphold the truth of the God-given value of human life, both in local congregations and in society.

  • We strive to affirm that each human life is created and gifted by God, that each human life is someone for whom Jesus Christ died, and that each human life is someone the Holy Spirit desires to call into an eternal relationship with Him.  For more information, please use this link.  

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