For Immediate Release
Delegate Ben Cline Introduces HR 268
Designating January 22 as the Day of Tears
December 13, 2016, Waynesboro, Virginia
Contact: Anne Fitzgerald, Executive Director
Keeping with his commitment to Life, Delegate Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, introduced on Monday, December 13th House Resolution 268 which designates January 22 as the Day of Tears. The resolution also encourages the citizens of Virginia to lower their flags in mourning for the 58 million innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.
“The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision is a sad day for the millions of Virginians who believe in the sanctity of human life,” said Delegate Ben Cline. “The resolution recognizes that anniversary, and it is my hope that the lowering of flags across the Commonwealth will remind Virginians of the tragic destruction of human life that has occurred in the decades since the court’s decision and the widespread support for protecting the unborn.”
The Day of Tears was born following the revelations of Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal parts. Founder and Team Leader Ken Adams stated, “On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a right secured by the Constitution. The pain, regret and grief that have flowed from that fateful ruling have produced an ocean of tears. Therefore, it is fitting that the date, January 22nd, should be called the Day of Tears.”
The Day of Tears is a national pro-life organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has been granted non-profit status by the IRS. The Day of Tears name has received Trademark Registration from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The message of the Day of Tears is, “January 22nd is the Day of Tears. Please lower your flag.” The organization seeks to name the day that the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a constitutional right and to mourn the unborn children who lost their lives to abortion.
The Text of the Resolution:
A Proposed Resolution of the
House of Delegates
Designating January 22, in 2017 and in each succeeding year, as the Day of Tears in Virginia.
WHEREAS, on January 22, 1973, the majority of the members of the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a right secured by the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, since that fateful day, over 58 million unborn children have perished; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That January 22 shall be called the Day of Tears in Virginia and that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia are encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.