For Immediate Release
January 21, 2022
VP, External Relations, Live Action
Live Action Mourns the 63.5 Million Babies Killed Over 49 Years
Pro-Life Org believes that January 22, 2022, is the Final Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Washington, DC –
It has been 49 years since Roe v. Wade was issued leading to the death of 63.5 million children, making abortion the leading cause of death in America.
The March for Life has occurred every year since 1974 in late January surrounding the anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe. But this day is not only remembered during the March for Life – but every day – in the quiet, daily work of those passionately working to protect human life. Day after day, year after year, Live Action and other partners proudly fight to prevent more lives from being lost to this injustice.
“After 49 long years of Supreme Court-inflicted trauma, we are experiencing the final days of this Court mandated killing. The death toll in our nation from abortion reached 63.5 million in 2021–that’s 63.5 million unique voices, forever silenced. We must put an end to this atrocity,” said Founder and President of Live Action, Lila Rose.
In the wake of oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, legal experts from across the political spectrum found something to agree on – that Roe v. Wade will be overturned by the Supreme Court this summer. Reversing Roe will be a momentous victory for Life in our nation, but it’s merely a waypoint to the main goal of ensuring the safety and protection of every single child in America, both pre-born and born.
The country is already seeing a glimpse of what an America without abortion can look like. Since September 1, 2021, the Texas Heartbeat Act has saved approximately 100 babies per day, stopping an estimated 14,000 abortions in 2021 and reducing the overall number of abortions in the state by almost 85%.
“We must allow ourselves to grieve the loss of these 63 million babies. But we must continue to fight. We must continue to be the voice of the voiceless, and we must speak louder and fight harder in 2022 to make the violence of abortion, the worst human rights abuse of our time, unthinkable,” said Rose.
She continues, “There is hope for our nation’s future. I believe that dramatic cultural change is possible. There are thousands of hidden heroes – the sidewalk counselors in front of abortion clinics, the pregnancy center workers, the loving parents who foster and adopt children into their homes, and those millions of people all over the world who continue to work and pray for an end to abortion. Together, we must continue educating and supporting those in our community so that abortion is rejected on a personal level by mothers and fathers. We must work to protect all human life in law. We must ensure that every family has the material, emotional, and spiritual support to care for their child, not just until birth, but throughout their child’s life. This should be the final January where Roe governs us. There is no excuse, we must fight and we must win on behalf of our children.”
About Lila Rose & Live Action – Lila Rose founded and serves as president of Live Action. Live Action is a 501(c)3 human rights non-profit and the digital leader of the global pro-life movement. Live Action exists today to shift public opinion on abortion and defend the rights of the most vulnerable. With over 5.6 million social media followers and 1.4 billion lifetime video views, Live Action reaches up to 100 million people per month – saving lives and transforming hearts, with 38% of surveyed followers saying Live Action’s content has changed their position on abortion. Through compelling educational media, human interest storytelling, investigative reporting and community activism, Live Action reveals the humanity of the preborn and exposes the abortion industry exploiting women and families for profit. Lila is also the author of ‘Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World. Find Lila on Twitter at @lilagracerose, and Instagram at @lilaroseofficial, and Facebook at @lilagracerose. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org.