Sanctity of Human Life Day abandoned
In a Jan. 13, 1984, proclamation, President Ronald Reagan designated Jan. 22, 1984, as the first National Sanctity of Human Life (NSHL) Day. Reagan issued the proclamation annually thereafter, designating Sanctity of Human Life Day to be the third Sunday in January.
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 of his presidency.
President Obama has thus far discontinued, accentuating the obvious, his party’s support for abortion. They prefer to proclaim the entire month of June as National Gay Pride Month. Planned Parenthood, a death organization, hates Life Sunday.
In President George W. Bush’s Jan. 18, 2003, Proclamation 8217 he said in part: “On NSHL Day, we recognize that each life has ... matchless value, and we ... defend the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.”
NSHLD will be celebrated on Jan. 20 this year. Church bulletin inserts can be ordered free of charge from Tennessee Right to Life, (865) 689-1339. Encourage your church leaders to recognize this day. President Bush went on to say: “America was founded on the belief that all men are created equal and have an inalienable right to life ... Since taking office, I have signed legislation to help protect life ... continue to encourage adoption, fund ... crisis pregnancy programs. Today, we must ... respect the sacred gift of life and uphold our moral values.” Thank you President Bush. I love you.
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