In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a presidential proclamation designating the third Sunday in January as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. It was then the 11th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision that guaranteed women access to abortion. January 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling.
In his proclamation, President Reagan said, “We have been given the precious gift of human life, made more precious still by our births in or pilgrimages to a land of freedom. It is fitting, then, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that struck down State anti-abortion laws, that we reflect anew on these blessings, and on our corresponding responsibility to guard with care the lives and freedoms of even the weakest of our fellow human beings.”
Sanctity of Human Life Weekend is a great opportunity to raise awareness and publicly stand for life! On January 20th and 21st, Birthline and many others in our nation will be celebrating God’s gift of life, commemorating lives lost to abortion, and committing to protecting human life at every stage. You can join us by dedicating this weekend to prayer for the precious unborn lives in our community and nation by asking your church to show support for Sanctity of Human Life Weekend.