National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 18
Mon, Jan 22, 2024

National Sanctity of Human Life Day

National Sanctity of Human Life Day is an annual American holiday, the purpose of which is to support the state ban on abortion. This position is actively promoted by the Republican Party. They believe that the right to life should be given to the child immediately after conception, and abortion takes him away. It is celebrated annually on January 22.


The history of the holiday begins in 1973, when the Republican Party made a corresponding proposal. In the same year, a decision was made (in historical sources it is referred to as “the case of Roe v. Wade”) in one case, as a result of which abortion was allowed. The positions of Democrats and Republicans on the issue of abortion have remained unchanged, so heated debates still arise.

Republicans actively opposed the legalization of abortion. As the movement gained strength and mass character, Ronald Reagan supported them by establishing the National Sanctity of Human Life Day on January 22 of each year. A similar decision was supported by the Lutheran Church, whose representatives began to call this day a saint, which was reflected in its name.

Interesting facts

  • Statistically, less than 1% of abortions are needed to save a woman’s life. The rest is done on a personal basis.
  • Most modern abortions do not use instruments. Special medications are used that lead to the cessation of the life of the fetus and artificially cause contractions.
  • It should not be thought that pregnancy is safer than abortion. In any case, there are risks and specifically refuse to have an abortion (even if there are factors that increase the likelihood of problems during childbirth) in the hope that the birth will go well – you should not.

How to celebrate

Tell friends and family about the negative aspects of abortion on National Sanctity of Human Life Day. You can become a volunteer supporting families with foster children (especially those with many children).

Create a social media post by sharing information about the holiday. Discuss with other users about abortion.

When is National Sanctity of Human Life Day celebrated in 2024?

National Sanctity of Human Life Day is observed on January 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday January 22 2024
Wednesday January 22 2025
Thursday January 22 2026
Friday January 22 2027

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