National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 22
Sun Jan 22nd

National Sanctity Of Human Life Day

National Sanctity of Human Life Day, each year, recognizes the importance of every human life on January 22nd. The 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision marks the start of human life from the time of conception and is commemorated on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973.

The court ruled that the United States Constitution guarantees a pregnant woman's right to have an abortion in 1973. Roe's appeal was a 7-2 decision.

Pro-life and pro-choice organizations argued for their positions throughout the process leading up to and after the decision.

President Reagan placed limits on abortion in 1984. Several Supreme Court cases in the late 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s have since questioned Roe vs Wade. In addition,, states have taken action in the event Roe v. Wade is ever overturned, whether writing rules that mimic Roe vs. Wade, or placing limits or restrictions on abortions.

How to celebrate #sanctityofhumanlifeday

Many churches hold prayer vigils around the country. They also have items for newborns and new mothers to help them. Donate products such as formula, baby clothes, cribs, blankets, and toys can be used to support these causes. Some companies include baby care classes, daycare, job preparation, and adoptions, among other things. To post on social media, use the hashtag #SanctityOfLifeDay.

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President Ronald Reagan first declared National Sanctity of Human Life Day in 1984, the observance of which is closest to January 22nd. On the 11th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, the first observance took place. Reagan predicted that 15 million unborn children were due to legal abortion in his proclamation.

Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald J. Trump have all declared the day during their presidencies since 1984.