Sanctity of Life Sunday

By: Russell Martin, President

Missouri Baptist Children's Home
Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020, is designated as National Sanctity of Life Sunday. 

President Ronald Reagan issued a presidential proclamation on January 13, 1984, designating Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Life Day.  This was the 11th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, in which women were guaranteed the right to access abortions.  Reagan issued the proclamation annually thereafter designating the Sunday closest to the original January 22 date.  Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump continued the practice.

Life is a precious gift from our Lord.  It is critical that we just not talk about being pro-life, but that we provide the necessary services and support that a young mother needs when she is facing an untimely pregnancy.

Missouri Baptist Children's Home takes seriously its role in assisting young women who are facing an untimely pregnancy, with assistance provided both before and after birth.  I would encourage you to review the website as to the pregnancy services that are provided and also take time to view the video under resources that pertain to this subject.

We need your prayers as we continue working with this vulnerable population.  We also need you to get involved in the work.  

One way to do that is to promote diaper drives.  We are always in need of diapers and baby wipes for our young mothers to use.  Too often, we are made aware of a mother recycling (reusing) a disposable diaper because she did not have the resources to acquire diapers.  The words "disposable" and "recycleable" are not synomyns.  

Show these young moms that we care about them and their babies by providing the supplies that are so critical to the health and well-being of the infants.

Thank you for your support of these young mothers and their babies and for promoting life.

 

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