Forty years have passed since two tragic decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, by the U.S. Supreme Court enshrined abortion as a constitutional “right.” These decisions have led to the deaths of more than 55 million unborn children in the last 40 years. Our society will never know the enormous toll that this immense loss of life has taken on our nation. Today is a time to celebrate the gift of life we have been given while mourning for those whose lives were snuffed out before birth.
Jan. 20 is Sanctity of Life Sunday, the day on which our nation remembers and mourns the loss of all the lives ended by abortion. A memorial service for those aborted in Tuscola County last year will be held on the courthouse steps Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Our speaker this year is April Schmidt, the director of Positive Alternatives. This is an opportunity to show that those lost by abortion are not forgotten.