National Sanctity of Human Life Day declared by President Trump

Monday, January 22, 2018, was declared to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day by President Trump. Choosing the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, on which the Supreme Court legalized abortion in America, is a bold move by the president. He spoke at the March for Life in Washington D.C., becoming the first US president to address the pro-life event in person.

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 22, 2018, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call on all Americans to reflect on the value of our lives; to respond to others in keeping with their inherent dignity; to act compassionately to those with disabilities, infirmities, or frailties; to look beyond external factors that might separate us; and to embrace the common humanity that unites us,” states the declaration from President Trump.

The proclamation was made on Friday, January 19, and the full text can be found here.

Though politics have deeply divided our country, it is a beautiful thing that we can stand together in defense of all human life—from conception to natural death. Our work is far from over, and we must all show our respect for life each day through our prayers and actions.

If you’re wondering how to get involved in the pro-life movement, read more about the USCCB 9 Days for Life digital movement, or find some more ideas here.

Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.