Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

ORIGINS: On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (In 1973, January 22 was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.)

UPCOMING DATE: Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday in January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In 2022, that date falls on January 16, although some will mark it on the 23rd because it's closer to the anniversary. Either day is fine.

On Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, churches throughout the United States celebrate God's gift of life, commemorate lives lost to abortion, and commit to protecting human life at every stage. Each year, Life Matters Worldwide prepares resources for churches to use. Our materials are undated, so they may be used at any time.

Materials for your church

Life Matters Worldwide creates materials that defend the biblical claim that all human life is sacred and mobilize God's people for action. Order through our online store. Browse our website for additional church resources.


BULLETIN INSERTS are undated for use any time. The new one for 2022 reminds us that God is with mankind wherever we may go, in whatever situation we're in. Preview text. 


FREE DOWNLOAD of our video collection, including a new video created to to coordinate with this year's bulletin insert. Preview all our videos here. You may also download them directly from Vimeo.


SHARABLE GRAPHICS For screens, social media, texts, church websites


PASTOR'S HANDBOOK (digital version). Sermon outlines, worship service ideas, pro-life resources, analyses of life issues, Christian pro-life activities, and more. Download and save on your computer as a reference, or print two-sided for your 3-ring binder. (200+ pages)

Shareable graphics

For screens, social media, texts...

Baby Bottle Boomerang

A great way to inform your congregation about the sanctity of human life and raise funds for pro-life ministry. Learn more!

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