IRON RIVER - On Sunday, the Iron County Right to Life will celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
Josh Brindle of Calvary Chapel, 121 N. 5th St. in Iron River will host this years' event with a special prayer service at 6 p.m.
"We urge every church community to come together for a night of praise and thanksgiving for God's blessings and to ask for guidance in our work and plead His forgiveness for the 55 million innocent lives that have been destroyed by abortion," said a spokesperson.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is a day for all Americans to focus on the value of each and every human life. It is celebrated every year on the Sunday closest to the Jan. 22 anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion in every state for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation creating the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day and it included these words: "We have been given the precious gift of human life, made more precious still by our births in or pilgrimages to a land of freedom. It is fitting, then, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that struck down State anti-abortion laws, that we reflect anew on these blessings, and on our corresponding responsibility to guard with care the lives and freedoms of even the weakest of our fellow human beings."
Although the Supreme Court has taken power away from the citizens and their elected representatives to decide abortion law, Right to Life of Michigan reminds Americans that as individuals we do still have power. We have the power to non-violently protest, the power to reach out to women in unplanned pregnancies, the power to educate, the power to set by example, the power to persuade, the power to move people's hearts and the power to act on our words.
"We invite you on Sunday to mourn the loss of more than 55 million unborn children since 1973 and help the Iron County Right to Life celebrate the precious gift of life for all," she adds.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the service.
Iron County Right to Life is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of diverse and caring people united to peacefully protect the precious gift of human life from fertilization to natural death.
For more information, contact Christina Velie at 553-4899, and on Facebook - Iron County Right to Life.