January 19, 2012
This Sunday, January 22, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, and pro-life activists are calling for national support. In a Jan. 13, 1984 proclamation, then-president Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday of January as "National Sanctity of Human Life Day," a date chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in America. In the now almost 40 years since Roe v. Wade, the Guttmacher Institute estimates that more than 50 million abortions have taken place in the U.S. Christian singer, author and pro-life activist Rebecca St. James is calling on Americans this Sunday to remember the pro-life cause and the mission of crisis pregnancy centers, who every day "empower women to choose life," she said. Recent statistics show Americans are increasingly supporting the pro-life agenda, she added, and emphasized the need to let their voices and funding make a difference.