LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 14, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ –The Arkansas General Assembly passed House Concurrent Resolution 1007 recognizing January 22 as the Day of Tears. This resolution calls for private citizens in Arkansas to lower their flags on January 22, in honor and remembrance of the over 61 million innocents who have lost their lives to abortion. Arkansas joins Alabama as the second state this year to pass a Day of Tears resolution.
Resolution patron Representative Jim Wooten (R-Beebe) said, “Since that fateful decision of Roe v. Wade, 61 million babies have lost their lives because of abortion. I am saddened every day when I think of this loss of life in a so-called civil society. I am also saddened when I think of the mothers of these children, who for some reason, felt compelled to have their child aborted. I can promise you not one day goes by that these mothers’ hearts do not hurt for their loss.”
Representative DeAnn Vaught (R-Horatio) who co-patroned HCR 1007, along with Senator Jason Rapert (R-Conway), said, “It is an honor to be a part of the Day of Tears resolution. It truly is sobering to think of all the generations of families that never came to fruition due to one abortion. As pro-lifers we have to do more to show young ladies, who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant, love and compassion. We also need to become more proactive in educating these ladies that there is a family who has prayed for that precious gift that she is carrying.”
Arkansas has long been a leader in passing laws providing protections for the unborn. Legislation has included the partial-birth abortion ban, the Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act, parental consent for minors, and licensure of abortion facilities by the Department of Health.
“The members of the Arkansas Legislature are heroes to the unborn. They have repeatedly stood for Life, championing the rights of those who cannot advocate for themselves. Thank you for designating a day for your citizens to pause and remember those whom have been lost under the pretext of ‘choice,'” said Anne Fitzgerald, Day of Tears Executive Director.