NATIONAL SANCTITY OF LIFE MONTH
What is National Sanctity of Life Month?
January 22nd 1973 is the day that Roe v Wade was passed. This law granted women the freedom to have an abortion without government restriction. In recognition of the lives lost through abortion, President Ronald Reagan declared that January 22nd would be called National Sanctity of Life Day. It has been celebrated by the pro-life community since 1984. As a pro-life pregnancy clinic, we want to be an active participant in this month (January), to educate others and spread the word about this important day in America!
How Can You Get Involved?
Host an informational table at your church or in your community. (If you need materials, contact us at 714-637-9664 or email email@example.com)
Host a member of our team to speak at your church or event. (Contact us at 714-637-9664)
Educate yourself and others on the topic of abortion and the pro-life movement.
Make a donation to LivingWell to help keep our clinic open and our services free!
"We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life, the unborn, without diminishing the value of all human life."
- President Ronald Reagan
National Sanctity of Life Month Speech (January 13th, 1984)
A Proclamation by Former President Ronald Reagan
The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life. The first of the "unalienable rights" affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings—whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.
Since 1973, however, more than 15 million* unborn children have died in legalized abortions—a tragedy of stunning dimensions that stands in sad contrast to our belief that each life is sacred. These children, over tenfold the number of Americans lost in all our Nation's wars, will never laugh, never sing, never experience the joy of human love; nor will they strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights, and we are infinitely poorer for their loss.
We are poorer not simply for lives not led and for contributions not made, but also for the erosion of our sense of the worth and dignity of every individual. To diminish the value of one category of human life is to diminish us all. Slavery, which treated Blacks as something less than human, to be bought and sold if convenient, cheapened human life and mocked our dedication to the freedom and equality of all men and women. Can we say that abortion—which treats the unborn as something less than human, to be destroyed if convenient—will be less corrosive to the values we hold dear?
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.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.
*This number has since risen to 62 million.