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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 13 / Friday, January 21, 2005 / Presidential Documents 3273 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7863 of January 14, 2005 National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all Americans are endowed by the Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the sacred gift of life. We have a responsibility in America to defend the life of the innocent and the powerless. Our Nation has made significant progress in recent years toward building a culture of life. Last year, I signed into law the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which provides that any person who causes death or injury to a pregnant woman commits two separate offenses. I worked with members of both parties to ban the brutal practice of partial-birth abortion, and I signed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Working with the Congress, my Administration has halted spending of taxpayers’ money on international programs that promote abortions overseas. We continue to promote abstinence education, adoption programs, crisis pregnancy programs, and other efforts to help protect life. My Administration remains committed to the steadfast belief in the dignity of every human being and the promise of every life. Across our country, we must continue to encourage our citizens to make ours a more just and welcoming society in which every child is born into a loving family and protected by law. We will work with decency and respect to change hearts and minds, one person at a time. In doing so, we will build a lasting culture of life and a more compassionate society. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 16, 2005, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies in our homes and places of worship and to reaffirm our commitment to respecting the life and dignity of every human being. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–1255 Filed 1–19–05; 9:29 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 12:30 Jan 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JAD1.SGM 21JAD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 13 (Friday, January 21, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 3273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1255]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 13 / Friday, January 21, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7863 of January 14, 2005

                
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all 
                Americans are endowed by the Creator with the 
                unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of 
                happiness. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we 
                celebrate the sacred gift of life.

                We have a responsibility in America to defend the life 
                of the innocent and the powerless. Our Nation has made 
                significant progress in recent years toward building a 
                culture of life. Last year, I signed into law the 
                Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which provides 
                that any person who causes death or injury to a 
                pregnant woman commits two separate offenses. I worked 
                with members of both parties to ban the brutal practice 
                of partial-birth abortion, and I signed the Born-Alive 
                Infants Protection Act. Working with the Congress, my 
                Administration has halted spending of taxpayers' money 
                on international programs that promote abortions 
                overseas. We continue to promote abstinence education, 
                adoption programs, crisis pregnancy programs, and other 
                efforts to help protect life.

                My Administration remains committed to the steadfast 
                belief in the dignity of every human being and the 
                promise of every life. Across our country, we must 
                continue to encourage our citizens to make ours a more 
                just and welcoming society in which every child is born 
                into a loving family and protected by law. We will work 
                with decency and respect to change hearts and minds, 
                one person at a time. In doing so, we will build a 
                lasting culture of life and a more compassionate 
                society.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 16, 2005, as 
                National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to recognize this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies in our homes and places of worship and to 
                reaffirm our commitment to respecting the life and 
                dignity of every human being.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-1255
Filed 1-19-05; 9:29 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P