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What is Sanctity of Life Sunday?

February 12, 2023

Have you heard of ‘Sanctity of Life Sunday?’ It was recently observed on January 22nd, 2022, and we’re putting together a recap today on the blog. This day is typically recognized every year during the third weekend in January. There are so many ways to help both birth mothers and adoptive families in your local community, and this day brings more awareness to that.

When was the first ‘Sanctity of Life Sunday’ first recognized?

On July 13th, 1984, President Ronald Regan proclaimed ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day.’ This day is observed in some churches, it offers an opportunity to reflect, pray for the lives that have been lost, and focus on how local communities can support birth mothers in the future. 

What can you do to support birth mothers?

There are so many ways you can help birth mothers feel encouraged, loved, and less alone during their current season of life. Write them an encouraging note, offer to bring a meal, drive them to doctor’s appointments, or just take time to check in on them. Many birth mothers feel very emotional throughout the adoption journey, and it’s so important to offer emotional support and be available whenever they need a listening ear.

How can I get involved next year?

Mark your calendars! In 2024, Sanctity of Life Sunday will fall on January 21, 2024. If your local church isn’t aware of this day, it might be a good idea to reach out to your pastor. This helpful guide offers some insight for how pastors specifically can approach this day. If you’d like to get involved in supporting birth mothers, contact New Beginnings Adoptions. We’ll help you find the best option to serve birthmothers in your community!