MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate passed House Joint Resolution 24, recognizing January 22 as the Day of Tears.
Sponsored by Representative Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant), this resolution calls for private citizens in Alabama to lower their flags on January 22, in honor and remembrance of the over 61 million innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.
The Senate joins the House, who passed the resolution on February 11th.
Alabama has long been a leader in passing laws providing protections for the unborn. Legislation has included the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, and the Human Life Protection Act.
“HJR 24 is an important step in the mission to change our culture to one that embraces Life,” said Anne Fitzgerald, Day of Tears Executive Director. “Thank you to the Alabama Legislature for designating a day to remember and mourn those whom we have lost under the guise of ‘choice.”
Day of Tears is a 501(c)(3) committed to the lives of the preborn. The organization’s goal is to have flags lowered across the nation on January 22, in remembrance, honor, and mourning for the over 61 million lives that have been lost to abortion.
Activists hoping to “Abolish Abortion,” who argue that regulations on abortion are worse than useless because they legitimize murder, are hoping states will start doing their duty by treating the murder of unborn children the same as the murder of other children.
States such as Oklahoma are leading the way.