National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006, 4229-4230 [06-781]

Download as PDF 4229 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 16 Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 7975 of January 20, 2006 The President National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation was founded on the belief that every human being has rights, dignity, and value. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we underscore our commitment to building a culture of life where all individuals are welcomed in life and protected in law. America is making great strides in our efforts to protect human life. One of my first actions as President was to sign an order banning the use of taxpayer money on programs that promote abortion overseas. Over the past 5 years, I also have been proud to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and a ban on partialbirth abortion. In addition, my Administration continues to fund abstinence and adoption programs and numerous faith-based and community initiatives that support these efforts. When we seek to advance science and improve our lives, we must always preserve human dignity and remember that human life is a gift from our Creator. We must not sanction the creation of life only to destroy it. America must pursue the tremendous possibilities of medicine and research and at the same time remain an ethical and compassionate society. National Sanctity of Human Life Day is an opportunity to strengthen our resolve in creating a society where every life has meaning and our most vulnerable members are protected and defended—including unborn children, the sick and dying, and persons with disabilities and birth defects. This is an ideal that appeals to the noblest and most generous instincts within us, and this is the America we will achieve by working together. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS3 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 22, 2006, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to reaffirm our commitment to respecting and defending the life and dignity of every human being. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25JAD0.SGM 25JAD0 4230 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 06–781 Filed 1–24–06; 9:03 am] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS3 Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25JAD0.SGM 25JAD0

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 4229-4230]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-781]



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Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 7975--National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7975 of January 20, 2006

                
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation was founded on the belief that every human 
                being has rights, dignity, and value. On National 
                Sanctity of Human Life Day, we underscore our 
                commitment to building a culture of life where all 
                individuals are welcomed in life and protected in law.

                America is making great strides in our efforts to 
                protect human life. One of my first actions as 
                President was to sign an order banning the use of 
                taxpayer money on programs that promote abortion 
                overseas. Over the past 5 years, I also have been proud 
                to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, 
                the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and a ban on 
                partial-birth abortion. In addition, my Administration 
                continues to fund abstinence and adoption programs and 
                numerous faith-based and community initiatives that 
                support these efforts.

                When we seek to advance science and improve our lives, 
                we must always preserve human dignity and remember that 
                human life is a gift from our Creator. We must not 
                sanction the creation of life only to destroy it. 
                America must pursue the tremendous possibilities of 
                medicine and research and at the same time remain an 
                ethical and compassionate society.

                National Sanctity of Human Life Day is an opportunity 
                to strengthen our resolve in creating a society where 
                every life has meaning and our most vulnerable members 
                are protected and defended--including unborn children, 
                the sick and dying, and persons with disabilities and 
                birth defects. This is an ideal that appeals to the 
                noblest and most generous instincts within us, and this 
                is the America we will achieve by working together.

                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 22, 2006, as 
                National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to recognize this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and to reaffirm our commitment to respecting 
                and defending the life and dignity of every human 
                being.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 06-781
Filed 1-24-06; 9:03 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P