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.

Church­es con­tin­ue to rec­og­nize the third Sun­day in Jan­u­ary as Sanc­ti­ty of Human Life Sun­day. In 2019, the date will be Jan­u­ary 20.

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