On January 3, Governor Doug Burgum highlighted government reinvention in his State of the State address, “Anything being done simply because ‘that’s the way we have always done it’ should be and must be rigorously and respectfully questioned,” Burgum said, “and no matter what, we must have the courage to admit that we can always do better.”
For the first time in decades, North Dakota does not have a Sanctity of Human Life proclamation up on the Governor’s website.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota, in this case, believes this is not the “better” way! Our newly-elected Governor has often commented, “We can and should continue to try to advance our abilities to listen to each other.” Let’s be sure he hears from us!
On January 12, 2017, The Rural Leadership North Dakota Day Proclamation was made by Gov. Burgum. Are not our unborn children worthy to be recognized as well?
Take action: Contact Gov. Burgum today. Ask that, with January 22 being the National Sanctity of Human Life Day, he issue a Sanctity of Human Life Proclamation. Let him know that you are disappointed that for the first time in decades there is no such proclamation on the Governor’s website. Contact his office at (701) 328-2200 and/or e-mail him at https://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us. Be sure to let his office know that you are a Concerned Women for America of North Dakota member.
Please pray: Pray our governor will see the wisdom of issuing a Sanctity of Human Life proclamation and have the courage to do so. “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.” (Psalm 127:3)
On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued the first proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states). Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage.
To President Ronald Reagan, all life was sacred. He once said, “We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life – the unborn – without diminishing the value of all human life.”