In January of 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The date was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case of January 22, 1973. Prior to this, anti-abortion laws had been in the statute books of every U.S. state since at least 1900; 30 states had prohibited abortion outright, and 20 had allowed abortions only under certain conditions (such as rape or incest). The Roe v. Wade decision invalidated them all.
This Year Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is January 20th. The bulletins where created for you to print as a tool to help communicate to your congregation or group. Please feel free to download and print. If you have any questions you may contact our media office.