President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation on January 13, 1984 designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. January 22, 1973 was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.
"It began years ago in honor of life and the realization across our nation that life matters, especially life in the womb, but really the idea of the sanctity of human life as life at every stage, from womb to tomb, every race and every ability or disability," Doyle continues.
She says Christians need to be aware that they have a voice and an integral role in the campaign to save lives and to help others realize the value of human life. Prayer is certainly important, but Doyle believes those who claim the faith should do more.
"We as the Church could come alongside these young couples, these young moms and dads, before baby's born, after baby's born, [and] surround them, help them to be as successful a parent as they can be and be the healthy example of what healthy family really looks like," the pro-lifer submits.
As many of the nation's pastors who adhere to the Bible take time this Sunday, January 16th, to preach on the issue, Doyle reiterates that prayer is a key factor, including for the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could overturn the decision it made 49 years ago to legalize abortion nationwide.