National Sanctity of Human Life Day 2008

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As usual, I’m a day behind all the news, because I don’t watch the boob tube or get to the paper until the next day.

But from this site;

National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we recognize that each life has inherent dignity and matchless value, and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.

America was founded on the belief that all men are created equal and have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and our country remains committed to upholding that founding principle. Since taking office, I have signed legislation to help protect life at all stages, and my Administration will continue to encourage adoption, fund abstinence education and crisis pregnancy programs, and support faith-based groups. Today, as our society searches for new ways to ease human suffering, we must pursue the possibilities of science in a manner that respects the sacred gift of life and upholds our moral values.

Our Nation has made progress in its efforts to protect human life, and we will strive to change hearts and minds with compassion and decency. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day and throughout the year, we help strengthen the culture of life in America and work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 20, 2008, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.

GEORGE W. BUSH

(before you all get crazy on the old Bushster, every president does that)

http://www.campaignforlife.org/

The World according to Bruce had a good post, 3 parts

Capital Hill Daily Brief, another good article

Care net, Crisis pregnancy centers, also have bible studies for post abortion trauma

Healing Hearts. org, help for women (and men) suffering from post abortion trauma

just thought I’d share.

Kristina

Dear Father, encourager,Encourage our hearts and knit them together in love with the heart of Jesus and the hearts of every other child of yours!

Give us all the riches of knowing and understanding of what you had formerly kept secret, the Good News about Jesus Christ, for in him you have hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Give us firm assurance in him.

Whatever new dimension or unfolding of your grace that shall come, it will be, I am convinced, a disclosure of the good things originally hidden in Christ. Help us to know it when we see it.

In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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About Kristina

51 year old Christian lady, knitter, pet sitter/walker, bible collector, crafter, little business owner, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my animals servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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  1. Hi Kristina, you posted…
    (before you all get crazy on the old Bushster, every president does that)
    ~~ thank you for the info.

    Actually, not every president…President Reagan was the first president to declare Sanctity of Human Life Day, in 1984, in honor of the 11th anniversary of the Supreme Courts decision to legalize abortions (Roe v. Wade). Pres. Reagan’s successor President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) continued the observance but when Bill Clinton took the office of President, he discontinued it. President George W. Bush reinstated the observance (2002) and has continued it to this day. It’s very possible that if the next president is not pro life, like Pres. Bush, his father, or Pres. Reagan, it will probably be done away with again. Just thought you’d like to know the history.

    Here’s the Wikipedia reference:
    “In a January 13, 1984 proclamation, President Ronald Reagan designated January 22, 1984 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The date was chosen to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortions in the United States.[1]”

    “Reagan issued the proclamation annually thereafter, designating Sanctity of Human Life Day to be the third Sunday in January, which represents the closest Sunday to the original January 22 date. His successor, George H. W. Bush, continued the annual proclamation throughout his presidency. Bush’s successor, Bill Clinton, discontinued the practice throughout his eight years in office, but Bush’s son and Clinton’s successor, George W. Bush, resumed the proclamation, and has done so every year since his inauguration.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Sanctity_of_Human_Life_Day

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