President Donald Trump declared Jan. 22 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, in a proclamation signed Monday.
“On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death,” Trump wrote in the proclamation.
The landmark decision Roe v. Wade, which declared a constitutional right to abortion, was decided Jan. 22, 1973.
President Ronald Reagan declared Jan. 22, 1984 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, and annually declared a similar day each year of his presidency. President George Bush did the same, as did President George W. Bush.
The proclamation noted a decline in U.S. abortions and the abortion rate since 2007, and a decrease in teen pregnancies, which, Trump wrote, have contributed “to the lowest rate of abortions among adolescents since the legalization of abortion in 1973.”
“All Americans should celebrate this decline in the number and rate of abortions, which represents lives saved. Still, there is more to be done, and, as President, I will continue to fight to protect the lives of the unborn,” Trump wrote.
The president also noted that his administration has introduced restrictions that impede recipients of federal Title X funds from providing abortions, along with conscience protections for healthcare workers and employers who object to contraceptive coverage in insurance plans.
“Additionally, I have called on the Congress to act to prohibit abortions of later-term babies who can feel pain,” the proclamation added.
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On the 47th year of legalized abortion, Californians for Life announces three main goals for 2020:
1. Pray for life: Join the Nine Days for Life Prayer that starts TODAY! Encourage people to pray for life at your local abortion business through the Spring 40 Days for Life, helping women and saving babies from abortion! The spring 40 Days for Life begins February 26th with 48 California cities.
2. Vote for life: Our most important focus for 2020 will be to encourage people to vote for pro-life candidates in the upcoming March 5th primary here in California when we will have 53 Congressional races, 21 state Senate races, and 80 state Assembly races, plus countless county supervisor and city council elections throughout our state.
First, make sure you are registered to vote.
Secondly, find out who your representatives are at each level of government.
Third, find out how your Congressperson, state Senator, and state Assemblymember voted on abortion.
Look for the Californians for Life Pro-Life Voter Information Guide to be published soon to identify pro-life candidates in each race. Find more information about what churches can legally do and our Christian Biblical Moral responsibilities at the National Center for Law and Policy here in Escondido, CA.
3. Support mothers so they can choose life for their babies: Encourage people to support their local life-affirming Pregnancy Clinics so that more families can be helped and more babies saved from abortion. You can order these “Pregnant? Need Help?” signs and place this loving, helpful, life-affirming message throughout your community. The phone number can be reached any hour of the day, connecting women with the resources they need so that they are better able to choose life for their baby.
From Californians for Life.