The annual March for Life in Washington, which has drawn tens of thousands in the past, will be held virtually with a few speakers. But others in states and local events will be marching.
Dan Bartkowiak of Pennsylvania Family Institute tells One News Now it is National Sanctity of Human Life Week and that needs to be embraced.
“And I think, in Pennsylvania,” he says, “we need to be reminded of the continued, really, assault on human life when it comes to abortion.”
On average, 85 unborn babies are lost to abortion every day in the state, he says.
Other cities and states will host similar marches, too, and that information is available here on the March for Life website.
Asked why pro-life activists should keep speaking out when faced with a pro-abortion president in the White House, and a pro-abortion governor in Pennsylvania, Barkowiak says doing otherwise means society is accepting the “status quo” and remaining quiet.
“And killing babies,” he says, “is not something that we can accept as status quo.”
As Psalms 139:13-14 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” All life is precious and valuable.
This Sunday, January 17th, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It is a time for us to intentionally recognize God’s design for human life and speak up against all the ways it is harmed and denied the dignity it deserves. We can recognize the evil of abortion for taking away priceless human lives and offer awareness to take a stand for what is right.
We have compiled a package of materials to help you recognize Sanctity of Human Life Sunday:
Video (2 mins – downloadable): Protect Life – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday