Friday, January 22, 2021

National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children - Remembering over 60 Million Babies Killed in Abortion - with Resources



January 22 is the date marking 48 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. 
According to statistics there have been an estimated 62,502,904 abortions that have taken the lives of unborn children. 
The US Catholic Bishops (USCCB) state: the over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.  
According to LifeNews.com the Centers for Disease Control and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, provide these numbers.
Nothing has ever killed more people in America — or worldwide — than abortion. 
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”: “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Call your local diocese or parish to find out what events might be taking place in your area.

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