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Why We Recognize Sanctity of Human Life Sunday


Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was established January 13, 1984, by President Ronald Reagan. In light of the 11th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Reagan issued a presidential proclamation designating Sunday, January 22, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. This became an annual tradition throughout the remainder of his presidency, and was adopted by President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is continually observed on the Sunday closest to the original date, even though it has not continued as a nationally recognized event. For the church, this is a good time to recognize our value of human life. Churches all over the nation will join in celebrating our God as sovereign, loving Creator and contemplate the beauty and intimacy God’s love for his creation. This Sunday, may we see God’s people through His eyes, love people with His heart, and fight to protect the ones who cannot stand up for themselves.

If you would like more information about ways you or your family can love the fatherless in our community or globally, here are a few organizations that we partner with: 

Miracle Hill Ministries

Calvary Home for Children