Communications Department

President Trump Designates January 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Jan 18, 2021 | 2021 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON—On Sunday, President Trump signed a proclamation declaring this Friday, January 22nd, National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

In the proclamation, the president stated:

Every human life is a gift to the world. Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God. The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.

“President Trump has been a champion in seeking to protect unborn children,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “We are grateful for his dedication to the right to life and the work his administration has done on behalf of the most vulnerable among us.”

President Trump called on Congress and the American people to continue the work to protect unborn children and their mothers:

Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home. And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.

“We thank President Trump for his unwavering commitment to the right to life and to unborn babies and their mothers,” said Tobias.

The proclamation can be found here:

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.