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Virginia House passes resolution designating January 22 a “Day of Tears”

by | Jan 20, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Virginia Delegate Ben Cline

Virginia Delegate Ben Cline

It is only a resolution by the Virginia House of Delegates, but coming two days before the inauguration of pro-life Donald Trump and four days before the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it sends a powerful symbolic message.

On a 57-36 vote, the House overwhelming adopted the resolution of Delegate Ben Cline to designate January 22 as a “Day of Tears” in the state. The resolution, HR 268, says “the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia are encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.”

Because the resolution expresses only the will of the House of Delegates, no further action from the Senate or pro-abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe is required.

“By making a visual step in support of life, hopefully we can help save lives,” Cline said at a news conference held last week. “And ultimately, this is what that’s all about.”

“Pro-life Virginians are grateful to Del. Cline for bringing attention to what none of us should ever forget,” said Olivia Gans Turner, president of the Virginia Society for Human Life. “We will honor the lives lost from abortion on this year’s Day of Tears, January 22.”

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