Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday in January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In 2016, the date will be January 17.
On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage.
If you would like to celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday at your church, resources are available including bulletin inserts, flyers, brief videos, sermon notes and speakers. Find out how you can get involved. In Palm Beach County, visit www.first-care.org or call 561-688-2163. In Broward County, visit www.thereishope.org or call 954 372 7089.