- Event Date
- January 20, 2019
- Event Time
- Sanctity of Life Sunday
President Ronald Reagan designated January 22, 1984, as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The significance behind that date is that it fell on the 11th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case which legalized abortion in the United States. Reagan issued the proclamation annually thereafter, designating Sanctity of Human Life Day to be each third Sunday in January, which represents the closest Sunday to the original January 22nd date. His successor, George H. W. Bush, continued the annual proclamation throughout his presidency. Bush’s successor, Bill Clinton, discontinued the practice throughout his eight years in office, but Bush’s son and Clinton’s successor, George W. Bush, resumed the proclamation and did so every year he served as president. (With information from Wikipedia).
In 2019, National Sanctity of Human Life Day falls on Sunday, January 20th. With this day, we have a chance to rally around protecting the unborn and communicating how much God values life from pre-birth to death. We are created in his image. Handcrafted by the master craftsmen. Every life has immense value to him!