'Tragedy of untold proportions' officially recognized

'Tragedy of untold proportions' officially recognized

'Tragedy of untold proportions' officially recognized

Arkansas has decided to honor aborted babies in the same way that's normally reserved for the nation's notables.

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) has proclaimed that this January 22 — the day in 1973 that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide with its Roe v. Wade ruling — will be the first annual "Day of Tears." The state is recommending that flags be flown at half-staff on that day each year.

Even though Roe v. Wade has been overturned and abortion is prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother, "it is good to set aside time to reflect on how abortion took the lives of women and unborn children for so many decades — and how many lives it still takes in America today," LifeNews.com states.

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"We're the most pro-life state, named by Americans United for Life for the fourth year in a row," notes Rose Mimms of Arkansas Right to Life. "We want to always remember and recognize those babies — 250,000 in Arkansas alone — that have died as a result of Roe v. Wade."

Nationally, more than 65 million preborn babies have lost their lives to abortion over the past 50 years, and Mimms does not want them to ever be forgotten.

"It's supposed to be the land of the free. In our state, we call it the land of opportunity," the pro-lifer says. "Well, there is no opportunity in abortion. It takes the innocent life of an unborn child, and not only that life, but generations of people that would have come from that life. So, it's a tragedy of untold proportions."

She thinks it is appropriate to draw attention to what she considers a horrible day in the history of our nation.