Rebecca St. James Calls for National Support of 'Sanctity of Human Life Sunday'


Speaking out for “life” has become more than a passion for Grammy® Award winning Christian singer and best-selling author, Rebecca St. James.  She’s this week reminding America that this Sunday—January 22—is “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.”   In a January 13, 1984 proclaimation, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday of January as "National Sanctity of Human Life Day."  The date was chosen to coincide with the eleventh anniversary of the "Roe V. Wade" Supreme Court case that first recognized the constitutionally protected status of abortion in America.   In the now almost 40 years since "Roe v. Wade," the nationally recognized Guttmacher Institute has recent statistics released in 2011 that estimate that more than 50 million abortions have taken place in the U.S.     Care Net, one of the leading national organizations on the frontlines for life through their network of more and 1,100 pregnancy centers, estimates that in 2012 alone, 3,300 women will wake up in America every day facing unplanned pregnancy and the belief that abortion is their only option.   Rebecca has used both her platform in national media and her lead role in the critically acclaimed 2009 pro life film  "Sarah’s Choice," to become intimately attached to the world of crisis pregnancy—both in word and deed. Her film work led to her growing interest in becoming involved with several major U.S. organizations on the forefront of promoting the choice for life, among them Care Net. Rebecca’s concert schedules have yearly increased to include a number of special events in support of crisis pregnancy and pro life.