January 22, 2020
January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. IFA has produced 3 new resources for pray for the end of abortion in America:
Support the national demonstration for life on Friday in Washington, DC with PRAYING FOR THE MARCH FOR LIFE 2020
Pray through the prayer requests offered by 7 national pro-life leaders with PRAYING FOR LIFE IN 2020
Pray through 7 timely and insightful prayers for life: UNITING WITH CHRIST TO PRAY FOR LIFE
Have you heard of the Day of Tears? This pro-life organization was founded in Virginia in 2015. It is national in scope and with a vision to change the culture.
The Day of Tears has two goals. The first goal is to name January 22nd, the Day of Tears. It was on that fateful day in 1973 that seven Justices of the Supreme Court ruled that they had discovered a right to abortion in the Constitution.
Some days have names, such as Memorial Day and Labor Day. Because of the profound impact of the Roe v. Wade decision, it is fitting that a new day be named. That day shall be called the Day of Tears, remembering the ocean of tears that have been shed for the countless children who never had a chance for life, and the ocean of tears that have been shed by women who regret a decision that has haunted them for their entire lives.
The second goal is to encourage people across the country to fly their flags at half-staff on January 22nd. As Americans awaken on that day and go about their daily business, they will see flags lowered and ask, who died?
The answer to that question will cause many to reflect on the day and its dreadful meaning. Many will have their hearts touched and their minds stirred as they think about the precious innocents who have perished.
And, that is when the culture will begin to change.
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Representative Jody Hice (R-GA-10) introduced “House Resolution 50 – Memorializing the unborn by lowering the United States flag to half-staff on the 22nd day of January each year.”
Co-sponsoring the Resolution were Rep. Alexander Mooney (R-WV-2), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ-4).
The Resolution reads,
“WHEREAS, on January 22, 1973, the majority of the members of the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a right secured by the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, since that fateful day, over 60 million unborn children have perished; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives supports the recognition of the Day of Tears in the United States of America and that the citizens therein be encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn and honor the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.
Check out the website: DayofTears.com