Friday News Roundup 1.22.21

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Save the Storks’ News Roundup for January 22, 2021

Today marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the landmark Supreme Court case that made abortion the law of the land. We mourn this grim milestone and the more than 60 million lives lost to abortion.  

Read our latest op-ed in The Christian Post on where the pro-life movement goes from here. 

Other pro-life news we’re following this week: 

Jan. 22nd National Sanctity of Human Life Day  

The outgoing administration issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 22, 2021 National Sanctity of Human Life day.  

“Every human life is a gift to the world.  Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.  The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person.  On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.” 

Read the full statement here.

2021 March for Life Now Virtual: Pro-Life Groups Gathering Online 

Due to increased security and COVID-19 precautions, the March for Life will be held virtually this year. You can learn more and sign up here.  

https://marchforlife.org/statement-on-2021-march-for-life/ 

Biden Set to Revoke the Mexico City Policy 

President Biden is preparing to reverse a Trump administration policy in the coming weeks that prohibits U.S. funding for overseas groups that provide or refer patients for abortions. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/president-biden-takes-office/2021/01/21/959170860/biden-administration-prepares-to-overturn-trump-abortion-rule?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social 

Possible Roll-Back of Abortion Laws by Biden Administration  

Pro-choice groups anticipate Biden to quickly overturn many Trump-era rulings on abortion – specifically the Mexico City policy and employer funding of contraceptives.  

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-readies-sweeping-rollback-trump-era-abortion-crackdown-n1254552 

Limiting Abortion Pill Access During the Pandemic  

The Supreme Court ruled that women seeking the abortion pill must obtain the pill in person from their doctor.  

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/13/956279232/supreme-court-oks-white-house-request-to-limit-abortion-pill-access-during-pande 

We also note the passing of Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago. He was widely known as the “godfather of pro-life activism.”  

https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/joe-scheidler-known-godfather-pro-life-activism-dies-93 

And finally, 2021 marks a new year for the nation and a new year for save the Storks. We posted our mission, core values and approach this week and we hope you’ll join us as we work to change hearts and minds on abortion.  

Learn more about our approach to the pro-life movement.

Brittany Smith
Brittany Smith
Brittany is the Staff Writer on the Awareness Team. She originally hails from Charlotte, N.C. But since moving west to Colorado she tries to get out and enjoy the mountains as much as possible. She loves books, French fries and not using the Oxford Comma-- although not necessarily in that order.