In 1984 President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Part of the proclamation states: “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.”
SOHLS is commemorated each year on the Sunday before January 22, which is the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Each year, we recognize the entire month of January as an opportunity to remember the many lives lost to abortion, and to renew our commitment to protecting life at every stage.
We invite your church to partner with us during Sanctity of Human Life Month. Churches can invite one of our speakers to share about this Ministry during worship or small group meetings, distribute bulletin inserts, raise money through a Baby Bottle Campaign, and pray for this Ministry and the women who come through our doors seeking help and hope.
To see how your church can commemorate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, contact Angela Murray, Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services, at 410-431-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.