This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed multiple items in the state budget designed to promote adoption, including tax credits for adoptive parents and a marketing program that would have promoted adoption as an alternative to abortion. The veto decision sparked frustration and confusion among lawmakers and pro-life groups.
The same filmmakers who were behind the faith-based hits War Room and Overcomer will release their next movie, Lifemark, in theaters on September 9, spotlighting the subject of adoption by focusing on two families brought together by the birth of a baby.
Many of us have started moving on from the pandemic. We’re at the two-year mark now, cases are dropping, and we’ve started living our normal lives again. But for so many, this return to normalcy is impossible. Human trafficking spiked during the pandemic, as did the sheer number of those vulnerable to traffickers. And hundreds of thousands of these newly-vulnerable people all over the world are just children.