The governor of Mississippi has declared June to be Sanctity of Life Month for the second time since the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade last year.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves issued a proclamation on Tuesday urging “all citizens to celebrate the Sanctity of Life from the unborn to natural death, dedicated to the profound truth that all life is a gift from God, who endows every individual with immeasurable worth and potential.”
Reeves began the proclamation by lamenting the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade and the 1992 ruling Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which together resulted in “elective abortion end[ing] the lives of over 63 million unborn children, and in some cases, their mothers as well – nearly a complete generation lost to humanity.”
“We have a firm conviction that each life is precious and each individual is created in the image of God, as Psalm 139:13-14 reads: ‘For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.’”
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All life is a gift from God, and Mississippi will always protect it.
I was proud to proclaim June as Sanctity of Life Month! pic.twitter.com/eGcYmR5cDY
— Governor Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) June 13, 2023