The annual March for Life could very well be renamed a “CELEBRATION OF LIFE” to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther gave his “I have a Dream” speech. What is our dream for preborn children now that their fate is in the hands of the state legislatures?
History does not necessarily repeat itself, but it rhymes. At the time of the Civil War, the states of the Union were divided over the equal humanity of the slaves. President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation of the Slaves on January 1, 1863.
One hundred and twenty five years later, as our nation became more and more divided over the equal humanity of preborn children following Roe, President Ronald Reagan issued his Emancipation ‘Proclamation of Preborn Children’ in January of 1988.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death, and I do proclaim, ordain, and declare that I will take care that the Constitution and laws of the United States are faithfully executed for the protection of America’s unborn children. Upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God. I also proclaim Sunday, January 17, 1988, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in their homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life they enjoy and to reaffirm their commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of every human life.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 14th day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twelfth.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:50 a.m., January 15, 1988]
Abraham Lincoln’s words were TRUTH. Ronald Reagan’s words are TRUTH. The truth will set preborn children free.
Our nation needs prayer. Our nation needs healing. Would it not be appropriate this January to gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial (our nation’s temple to equality) and have speakers such as Vice President Mike Pence be invited by Jeanne Mancini to tell of our dream for preborn children throughout the land?
As we celebrate the gift of life, it is a time of repentance and a time to ask for forgiveness of the nation over the sin of abortion. At the time of Ronald Reagan’s 2nd inaugural, he let it be known that when he took his oath of office, he would be placing his hand upon his mother’s Bible that would be open to
2 Chronicles 7:14 because he thought that it was the message to the nation at this time in our history.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
The annual March to the Supreme Court now comes to an end. We have taken our case to the Supreme Court these many years and we have won with the court.
Now we must win with the hearts and minds of men and their elected representatives in state legislatures. An annual “CELEBRATION OF LIFE” event needs to be held in the nation’s capital each and every year until the lives of preborn children are protected throughout the land. Share your thoughts with Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life.
TRUTH will set the preborn child free.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,