Recognizing the Sanctity of Human Life
On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22nd as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day, noting it was the 11th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.
January 2023 will commemorate the 39th year our nation has observed the sanctity of human life, and this year, we are celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, the need to pray for a culture of life in our community and our nation is still vitally important. Abortion, especially chemical abortion, continue to occur – even in our state where abortion is now illegal.
Each January, churches across the country commit themselves to observing the sanctity of human life while praying for our nation and the pro-life movement.