In the abortion debate, it seems like it's mainly a debate between evangelical Christians and everybody else. The modern Christian political action in support for life largely stems from Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority. Falwell pastored at Thomas Road Baptist Church, which eventually joined the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention and its members have long been among the strongest opponents of abortion. However, would it surprise you to know that before, in 1971, the Southern Baptist Convention issued a statement in support of abortion?