Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
Since 1983, Americans have observed Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) as a day to celebrate the intrinsic value of all human life. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is held on the Sunday in January that falls closest to the day on which the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973.
~taken from the Care Net website
The statistic for the incidence of induced abortion in the United States is astounding.
“From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions occurred.” [Guttmacher, August 2011] That’s an average of 1.4 million per year, in the United Sates alone.
When I read this statistic I don’t just read how many procedures were performed, but how many lives were lost. That same number reflects how many women were affected, physically and/or emotionally. That number then doubles (at minimum) because of extended family members that were affected, knowingly or unknowingly.
I think all too often abortion is taken lightly. It’s viewed as a ‘quick fix’ for an unwanted problem. Unfortunately, those who make the abortion decision aren’t the only ones affected.
To learn how you can help make a difference, contact your local pregnancy center.