Roe v. Wade at 40 Years — 55 Million Lives Lost

Newborn feet
Today is the 40th anniversary of
the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton
decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. Since that day over 55,000,000 unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion.

On January 22, the Pro-Life Action League will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision with a nationwide project entitled “Blessed Are They Who Mourn”—and you are invited to take part….

Roe v. Wade‘s earliest victims would be raising their own children by now. Some of them might even be grandparents.

The “Blessed Are They Who Mourn” project will highlight the humanity of these unknown but not unloved victims of abortion with a call for pro-lifers all across the country to make solemn visitations to memorial sites dedicated to the memory of aborted babies.

It’s simple: Just visit a memorial site on January 22 and pray.

With the help of hundreds of volunteers throughout the country, the Pro-Life Action League has compiled a list of hundreds of memorial sites all over the United States—including over a dozen gravesites where abortion victims have been buried.

Coventry Carol is both lullaby and lament, sung by the women of Bethlehem to their children, slain by the decree of an enraged Herod.1 Remember those little ones in our country—55,000,000— who have lost their lives. Pray for their mothers, their fathers and ask God to have mercy on us and grant our nation repentance. If there is no memorial near you, pray wherever you are.

Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child.
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters, too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day;
This poor Youngling for whom we sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Herod the King, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day;
His men of might, in his own sight,
All children young, to slay.

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,
And ever mourn and say;
For Thy parting, nor say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Newborn Feet, Nevit Dilmen: GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts, This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
1Coventry Carol: The Hymns and Carols of Christmas. It was written in the sixteenth century for The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors in Coventry; a pageant that told the story of the birth of Jesus, beginning with the Annunciation and ending with the killing of the little boys of Bethlehem
Video by Lutevoice: Valeria Mignaco & Alfonso Marin, soprano-lute duo.

Original content: Copyright ©2013 Iwana Carpenter

One thought on “Roe v. Wade at 40 Years — 55 Million Lives Lost

  1. And how many little lives have been lost in the developing world, I wonder, due to the influence of America’s “Progressives”, since that infamous and wrongly decided case? The toll must be very great.

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