Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is recognized on January 20 this year, marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions in 1973. On January 18, 19, and 20 we will be celebrating Sanctity of Human Life Sunday with prayer, practical action, and by sharing resources of hope and help for those facing unplanned pregnancies.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is a great way to partner with CPC.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday will be recognized on January 20 this year. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday began when President Ronald Reagan designated January 22, 1984 to be set aside to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit to protecting human life at every stage – from conception to natural death. The date was selected because on January 22, 1973 – the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the United States Supreme Court, making abortion legal in all 50 states.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday continues to be recognized by churches on the third Sunday in January – the Sunday closest to the date these court decisions were handed down. It is annually commemorated by thousands of churches and individuals who want to stand for Life.
On Friday, January 18 we invite you to a Prayer Night. We want to kick off the new year with a time of lifting up Life and praying for our Center and our city, state, and nation. Drop by the center at 4231 Lake Otis Parkway between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The next day, we are painting our client rooms. If you’d like to help, call the center at (907) 337-9292 or contact email@example.com.
We have a number of resources available to help your church highlight how abortion impacts our community. We also have resources available to share with those women and men in your congregation who may be are either facing unplanned pregnancies or still hurting from a past abortion.