Rep. Norman introduces resolution recognizing Jan. 22, 2021 as National Sanctity of Life Day
Washington, D.C., January 22, 2021
On Thursday, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that would formally recognize January 22, 2021 as National Sanctity of Life Day.
On January 22, 1973 – 48 years ago – Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. Since that day, over 60 million unborn children have been aborted. This resolution reaffirms a commitment to safeguard life at every stage, and specifically recognizes the important work of pregnancy care centers across our nation.
Rep. Norman, who was recently awarded an A+ rating for the 116th Congress by the Susan B. Anthony List, issued the following statement on Thursday: "I believe abortions for convenience will one day be viewed with the same revulsion and abhorrence as history's worst atrocities. The sooner this happens, the better. As long as I'm in Congress, I will never stop fighting for the sanctity of life."
March for Life Action issued the following statement in response to this resolution: "The history books will recognize January 22, 1973 as a dark day in American history. Thanks to Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) it should also be seen as a day of hope that the culture of life will triumph over the evils of abortion.”
In addition to March for Life Action, this resolution has also been endorsed by National Right to Life Committee, Family Research Council, Susan B. Anthony List, and the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops.
Original co-sponsors of this resolution include U.S. Representatives Aderholt, Lamborn, Hal Rogers, Mike Rogers, Mooney, Budd, Estes, Murphy, Banks, Rutherford, LaMalfa, Allen, Babin, Gibbs, Palazzo, Harshbarger, Pete Sessions, Timmons, Duncan, Grothman, Wenstrup, Wilson, Latta, Jordan, Hice, Carl, Luetkemeyer, Moore, Biggs, Rose, Good, Harris, Gaetz, Gooden, Mary Miller, Boebert, Austin Scott, Adrian Smith, John Joyce, Weber, Mullin, Bill Johnson, LaTurner, Hartzler, Tracey Mann, Rosendale, and Herrell.