Virginia House Passes Resolution Recognizing 44th Year of Roe v. Wade as ‘Day of Tears’

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia House of Delegates has passed a resolution recognizing Sunday, January 22, which marks the 44th year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its infamous abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade, as the “Day of Tears.”

House Resolution 268 was presented by Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, and urges Virginia residents to lower their flags half-staff as a statement regarding the nearly 60 million children who have been murdered at the hands of abortionists.

“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 by the House of Delegates, that January 22 hereby be recognized as the Day of Tears in Virginia and that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia be encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion,” it reads.

The resolution passed on the House on Wednesday 57 to 36. It does not need approval in the Senate as it is only a House effort.

“By making a visual step in support of life, hopefully we can help save lives,” Cline remarked at a press conference. “And ultimately, this is what that’s all about.”

Cline’s proposal mirrored the effort of a local pro-life group, which was the mastermind behind the flag-lowering concept.

“January 22nd is a grim date in history, filled with sorrow and regret. It is a date that has produced an ocean of tears,” reads the organization’s website. “Over 58 million children never had the chance to laugh, to love or to live.”

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“When people awaken on January 22nd and go about their daily travels, they will see flags lowered in mourning and ask, ‘Who died?’ The answer to that question may lead some to conclude that it is time to end the tears,” it outlines.

Abortion advocacy groups criticized the resolution as one meant to make women feel guilty.

“This resolution was yet another example of Virginia politicians trying to shame women for their personal reproductive decisions and stigmatize abortion,” wrote the Virginia chapter of NARAL.

“In addition to imposing multiple restrictions that make accessing abortion as difficult as possible for Virginia women, these politicians now also want to tell women who’ve had an abortion how to feel and show them their government disrespects their decisions,” it said.

As previously reported, Roe v. Wade centered on a Texas woman named Norma McCorvey who sought an abortion over an alleged rape. McCorvey later admitted that she had lied, writing in her book “I Am Roe” that she made up the rape story at the advice of her feminist attorneys to make her case more convincing.

She also never obtained an abortion, but placed her child up for adoption and went on to become a vocal pro-life advocate, even going to court in an effort to overturn the ruling.

“My decisions were wrong and I am fighting with every breath to change what has occurred,” McCorvey, a Roman Catholic, said in 2008.

Out of the seven justices that ruled in favor of Roe, five were Republican-appointed. The court discussed the reasons why abortion has historically been outlawed in the nation, including the binding vow of the Hippocratic Oath and the influence of Christian ethics. It also noted that in pagan nations such as Greece and Rome, “[a]ncient religion did not bar abortion.”

Judge Harry Blackmun, nominated by Richard Nixon, wrote the majority opinion issued on Jan. 22, 1973. Blackmun stated that the Constitution does not include the unborn as being persons, and therefore, they may not receive equal protection.

“The Constitution does not define ‘person’ in so many words,” he wrote. “[I]n nearly all these instances [where it is cited], the use of the word is such that it has application only post-natally. None indicates, with any assurance, that it has any possible pre-natal application.”

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  • RealityBites

    Not a day of “tears” for women who enjoy our bodily autonomy

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Witches doing evil withcraft as always. There is God’s judgment upon the witches and those who support them.

      • RealityBites

        Hmmmmm enjoying freedom makes a person a witch. That’s a strange comparison

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Enjoying killing the children (babies) is what witches do. Nothing to do with enjoying life or freedom. What life or freedom is there in killing the human babies?

          • RealityBites

            YOU may want a woman’s choices to be controlled by the government again, but I sure as heck don’t want some politician telling me I have to decide the way he wants.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Murder cannot be anyone’s choice. It’s a crime.

          • RealityBites

            Abortion is legal, murder is illegal. Therefore abortion cannot be murder. Simple logic

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Legality means nothing in Sodom. Men and women must follow God’s laws to be right and be civilized.

          • RealityBites

            I see simple logic does not compute

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Logic is: Do not kill babies!! Period.

          • RealityBites

            Yep, you don’t understand it. Figures

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Unborn children are not sub-humans but fully human and need full protection by laws.

          • RealityBites

            Then like I said, let the politicians in your doctor’s office. They are shunned from mine

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Let women and doctors and everyone protect children and raise them properly.

          • RealityBites

            Or decide what is best for the woman at that moment and frankly no one else’s opinion matters

          • RWH

            I’ve had my share of conversations with these so-called pro-life people. What they really are is pro-birth. Without an exception, all of these people are for forcing a woman to term even though the pregnancy was on account of rape or incest. However, once the baby is born, they wash their hands of the entire issue. This group is pro-birth because once the baby is born, they offer no help whatsoever to the woman. They are against any type of WIC program, any type of program that offers the newborn an education, or decent housing, or anything else. Their excuse is that it’s the woman’s fault that she got pregnant, and they are not responsible to do anything to help the mother or her child. Rather, they abandon them to fend for themselves. But they do claim to love the fetus. They just ignore the child once it’s born.

          • RealityBites

            Yep that is the truth right there. They just want to control women and make them nothing more than human incubators

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No woman should desire to kill her own babies! The issue is nothing to do with control; that’s morality and ethics and human rights.

          • RealityBites

            You obviously cannot understand

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You must understand that unborn children have rights to life. Nothing is more valuable than a baby’s life.

          • RealityBites

            Nothing is more valuable than the right to decide for one’s self without outsiders always forcing their opinion on women and doctors

          • BaritoneSax

            Get a life, old troll.

          • RealityBites

            I have a life thanks. Just because you don’t like what I say does not justify calling me names

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Did we talk before with you under a different name?

          • RealityBites

            NO you did not. Boy you have an active imagination

    • Reason0verhate

      Women who kill their children in the womb are the lowest form of trash.

      • RealityBites

        Glad you have contempt for freedom. I certainly enjoy my bodily autonomy where no politicians are allowed to dictate my choices

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          You got a false, Nazi education. You must never choose to kill an innocent human life. Then-Germans were educated to discard all the Jews and were awarded for surrendering the Jews to death camps.

          • RealityBites

            Now that’s the funniest thing I have read all day. First of all we are not in the 1930’s, second of all NO politician knows my medical history like my doctor does, therefore NO politician needs to stick their nose into what is between ME and my doctor

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            1930’s were better and more civilized. Fewer witches who’d kill human babies.

          • RealityBites

            Then go back there. Oh wait, time machines don’t exist

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You guys should stop disrespecting your own parents and grandparents. They did not abort you.

          • RealityBites

            If you truly understood freedom then you would not want government control

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Government is to abolish infanticide as they should.

          • RealityBites

            NO the government should get out of the doctor’s office and allow patients and doctors to make decisions. YOU can invite your local politician into your doctor’s office all you want and they can make decisions for you whether the doctor likes it or not but I choose to listen to my doctor

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Government has a duty to protect all people including the unborn children even if the murder-criminal-would-be are their own mothers and doctors.

          • RealityBites

            Big government lovers like you are what is wrong with a free society

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Government must protect all children even if the criminals are their own fathers or mothers. All children ultimately belong to God, not to parents.

          • RealityBites

            In other words you want the government to control pregnant women. Not sorry but that ain’t the way free countries work

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Pregnant women should not kill their babies. The men who support them are playboys and not fathers.

          • RealityBites

            You’re quite funny that’s for sure.

    • meamsane

      Yeah, you will kill your kid, then throw a party?

      • RealityBites

        I guess freedom just bothers those who want control. Oh well we live in a free country

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Freedom is not taking away another’s life. It’s murder.

          • RealityBites

            FREEDOM is keeping the politicians AWAY from what is already a hard enough decision

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, freedom is doing what is right. Anything else is barbaric ignorance, cowardice, a slavery to sin, or willful evil.

          • RealityBites

            So you want the politicians noses in the doctor’s office. UGH! I don’t want some politician who doesn’t know my medical history anywhere near my doctor’s office

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You just need to decide not to kill babies.

          • RealityBites

            The government needs to decide NOT to stick their noses where they do not belong

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Government must protect all people including the babies.

          • RealityBites

            Like I said you invite a politician into your doctor’s office and let them decide what is best for you. I on the other hand will trust my doctor. Deal?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Don’t seek to kill babies. Period. Laws must protect babies.

        • meamsane

          To some, freedom means being free from moral restraint! This is how we get abortion and homo-marriage versus truth, I. E. Reality!

          • RealityBites

            So you’re upset that women don’t have to consult you to make any kind of decision about their body, and marriage equality is legal. Got it

          • meamsane

            Legal does not equal right!

          • RealityBites

            YOU don’t have to like it but I highly doubt anyone is going to ask your opinion on either matter

          • meamsane

            So what? There are many who prefer make-believe over reality!

          • RealityBites

            I dare you to tell a same sex married couple they aren’t really married. It won’t end well

          • meamsane

            How would you know? You speak about politicians as if they do not inform you (influence) in your opinions. But your view is highly political, not based on right/wrong issues. So, those politicians do control you without you realizing it!

          • RealityBites

            You’re the one who is upset about abortion and marriage equality. Both opened up more freedom, not more government control

          • meamsane

            It opened up conflict and does damage to our federalist system of government. The SC did the same thing with homo-marriage which is against the laws of nature and set up conflict with the first amendment and freedom of religion. Why should one group of people be able to restrict the rights of the majority of people so that a small selfish minority of people can have “rights”?

          • RealityBites

            Either you slept through American government class or opted out altogether, but in this republic, the majority CANNOT trample the rights of the minority. So while a same sex couple gaining the RIGHTS that come with their piece of the marital benefits pie bothers you, there is NO reason to deny them said rights. Also just how does the fundamental right to marry interfere with the First Amendment? Because people are introduced to the real world where you do your job and obey the law or face the consequences? I guess you didn’t like it when Loving V Virginia was handed down either but all you can do is cry.

          • meamsane

            You didn’t answer my question. It is you who do not understand this “Republic”. All that Indoctrination must be making you sleepy!
            I never said anything about the majority trampling the rights of anyone. You clearly missed my point altogether. It is the other way around.
            you asked: Just how does the fundamental right to marry interfere with the first Amendment?
            The first Amendment is foundational and fundamental to religious liberty since before The Constitution itself. Homo-marriage is not. It is not in the Constitution and is not a fundamental right, since marriage is between a man and woman only.
            A man and woman are complimentary to a sexual union while two men or two woman are not. This is a self-evident and obvious fact of nature. This is observable in that the physical structure of both men and women are a compliment to a sexual union while homo-sex is un-natural. The SC against all obvious evidence decided that they could get married. This created a conflict, which they knew would happen in that this is a moral issue with religion, especially Christianity.
            This has nothing to do with desire for discrimination or bigotry or hate that Christians are often accused of. This is just a “Nazi-like tactic” to silence people. If you would open your eyes to see, you can notice that Christians are being attacked and sued for not wanting to participate in homo-wedding ceremony’s. It has nothing to do with not wanting to serve in general homosexual people. That is the conflict.
            The first Amendment itself has been attacked by the SC opinion on homo-marriage. And it will get worse. Freedom is not being upheld, it is being undermined. You do not believe in the Constitution, but opinions of federal courts not based in law and fact, but personal preferences of the judges themselves. That was the basis for their “opinion”, not the Constitution.

          • RealityBites

            Marriage is a FUNDAMENTAL right of man. – Loving V Virginia. You’re welcome

          • meamsane

            That’s laughable! But you continue to worship your judicial “gods” since it seems to please you. But when they say up is down and evil is good, I’ll just have a good belly laugh! hahahahahaha!

          • RealityBites

            Glad you find truth funny. UNfortunately for you that is why the Supreme Court exists, to protect fundamental rights

        • pastriesqueen

          I have a question for you: where would you be now if your mom believed in abortions? Just curious.

          • RealityBites

            Probably still here since believing in a woman’s right to choose an abortion does not mean she will abort every pregnancy. That is a strong misconception the “pro life” crowd clings to

          • pastriesqueen

            Probably is the key word. Probably yes, probably no….50 50 chance. Just saying.

          • RealityBites

            Everything is 50/50 anyway. There’s no guarantee a baby will necessarily be born even if the mother doesn’t abort.

          • pastriesqueen

            Nothing in life is guaranteed. But a child whose mother doesn’t believe in abortions has a head start because his/her mother is going to fight for her child’s life. You should thank your mother for not aborting you.

          • RealityBites

            So do you judge women who miscarry? I sure hope not

          • pastriesqueen

            Maybe you and I don’t have the same definition of what constitutes an abortion. I think of an abortion as ending a pregnancy when the fetus is still alive INTENTIONALLY. Someone who has a miscarriage UNINTENTIONALLY is quite different than a deliberate act of terminating a pregnancy. If someone who has a miscarriage and the fetus is already dead in the womb, then of course that fetus has to be removed from the mother’s body for her safety. Again, I don’t characterize an abortion and a miscarriage the same thing. I don’t think the pro-choice activists are talking about miscarriages.

          • RealityBites

            You’re different from some of your fellow “pro lifers” then. Glad to see that.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Once before, you were a fetus in womb. Your mother decided not to abort you and that’s why you survived and grew up to adulthood. Plan the same thing for your own fetus. Unborn children are humans and no sub-human.

          • RealityBites

            Just because a woman is pro choice does not automatically mean she will always choose to have an abortion. I wish people would learn that

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are a bunch of cells, too. No one has rights to murder you. The same is for your own child.

          • RealityBites

            Take your love of control to your own house and leave the rest of us alone

    • Pandorea

      A woman who sleeps around is hardly enjoying “bodily autonomy.” She’s objectified herself as a receptacle for public use. If she wants autonomy, she wouldn’t be a tramp.

      • RealityBites

        You don’t know every woman’s situation for needing to abort. Therefore you cannot assume that she “sleeps around” at all. It could be a situation where she wants the baby but the baby won’t live past a few hours (although yes miracles do happen and thank God for that) or the woman’s health is in imminent danger from continuing the pregnancy (although if God forbid I was in that situation I would hope the doctor would do an emergency c-section to try and save us both, but that’s me, it may not be someone else’s decision). What people don’t understand, or just don’t want to understand, is that frankly what goes on in the doctor’s office is between the person and the doctor. The doctor has all their medical history, and so they know better than some politician who thinks they know everything,

  • The Dove

    It’s “gesture politics,” but there’s nothing wrong with that. The millions of Americans who condone or even celebrate abortion have killed their consciences. That is indeed something to weep over.

    • RealityBites

      Yeah we celebrate our freedom to no longer be ruled by other human beings

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Killing is not freedom but a crime. Freedom was established to live out the Word of God in the Western civilization and not to kill human babies.

        • RealityBites

          Except the alleged “pro life” crowd doesn’t understand that women and doctors know the situation best, not politicians

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Not if they have no morality. Bad laws make it easy for people to commit murder.

          • RealityBites

            What you think of as “bad” laws are necessary for people to get out from under government control

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            God decides what is right and wrong. Both government and people must obey God to do what is right.

          • RealityBites

            We are not a theocracy

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            All nations have been theocracy. They all ask God to protect and bless them. Communists were an exception but they collapsed after 70 years.

          • RealityBites

            That’s funny considering no one religion rules this nation

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            One religion alone is right. Christianity. All other ideologies do not value everyone’s life equally.

          • RealityBites

            Yet no one religion rules this nation. We are a diverse nation of many faiths

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Without Christianity’s dominance, peaceful co-existence with the truth is impossible. All others commit abuses against innocent humans one way or another.

          • RealityBites

            Yeah yeah yeah somehow I don’t think any religion dominates this country

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Americans are Christian-protected. You guys are another case of illiterate savages if you had no Church.

          • RealityBites

            Now that is funny. We are a diverse nation and you still want top billing

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The West needs Christian values as the top or the core. It has no other sane conscience or decency.

          • RealityBites

            Then don’t live in a free society

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Cherishing every life is true freedom. (John chapter 8)

          • RealityBites

            You must love big government which is the opposite of freedom

          • johndoe

            Never have been. Never will be.

      • meamsane

        So, your an anarchist where anything goes, right? Do you even understand the founding (of America) concept of freedom?

        • RealityBites

          Do you? I’m starting to wonder the way some people fuss about the idea of a woman’s health being between her and her doctor, not a politician

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Women should be educated not to kill their children or others’.

          • RealityBites

            Politicians should be educated to understand that they are not wanted nor needed in the doctor’s office

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Politicians should protect the people including the unborns. They are not sub-humans.

          • RealityBites

            Tell you what, next time you go to the doctor you can invite a politician and ask them what your doctor can do. I on the other hand will lock the politicians out and keep any decision between me and my doctor. Deal?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Decide not to kill. That’s all.

          • RealityBites

            You and your doctor decide what is right for you, my doctor and I will decide what’s right for me

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You just must decide not to murder your own baby.

          • RealityBites

            YOU do not get to decide when YOU are not involved. Decision is between patient and doctor and what is the right thing for the patient at the moment

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. A slave must be liberated even if she is another man’s slave. The same thing. You have no rights to take away innocent life including suicide.
            God commanded His people: “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’ does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” (Proverbs chapter 24)

          • RealityBites

            Apples to jackhammers comparison, again

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Did we talk before? Don’t change your name.

          • RealityBites

            Oh you mean someone besides me has tried to talk sense into you?

          • meamsane

            Yeah, I do! You apparently don’t!?

          • RealityBites

            So if you understand it like you claim then you have no problem with no government interference in medical decisions? Good.

          • meamsane

            Correct! The federal government has no jurisdiction to meddle in health care at all. That includes abortion. Which means the SCOTUS usurped powers (in 1973) that it did not have. This was and is a states rights issue. Though I personally disagree with abortion on moral grounds.

          • RealityBites

            Yet the decision opened up freedom instead of allowed government restriction

          • meamsane

            The opinion opened up a carte blanche to have abortions since the SCOTUS decision usurped states rights to have laws against abortion. This is not a power given the federal government in the US Constitution.

          • RealityBites

            Too bad for you we women won freedom 44 years ago and we will NOT let it be taken away without a fight

          • meamsane

            If you want to rejoice in killing babies, it’s on you not me!

          • RealityBites

            Protect freedom for ALL

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Abortion is murder and not freedom.

          • RealityBites

            According to no law of this land

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Killing babies is a lawless act. It must be abolished like the legal slavery was.

          • RealityBites

            NO politicians thinking they know everything must be absolished

          • antifasciste

            SCOTUS is given the power via judicial review…In the Constitution, and the 14th Amendment precludes a state’s rights approach.

          • meamsane

            Under this view, the tenth amendment has no meaning. When was the tenth nullified by Congress and the states?

          • antifasciste

            Never nullified or repealed, only interpreted correctly. The 10th amendment has also been erroneously applied to justify slavery and many other civil rights. The court has determined medically safe pregnancy termination is a right.

      • Amos Moses

        “Yeah we celebrate our freedom to no longer be ruled by other human beings”

        and yet you claim the courts ….. of other “human beings” …… as having authority over your “freedom” …… so which is it …..

        • RealityBites

          No the court EXPANDED freedom which politicians have been trying to do away with for the last 44 years.

          • Amos Moses

            nope ……….. you are relying on MEN to tell you what your freedom is …..but you WROTE ….. “we celebrate our freedom to no longer be ruled by other human beings” …… but the courts are made up of people who are HUMAN BEINGS ……….. are you confused about what you said …. or what you mean ….

          • RealityBites

            NO I am not “confused” I know expanded freedom is a good thing for all. not that politicians like it

          • Amos Moses

            so we can “expand” freedom to murderers …… so that they are free to go about their business of murder …. and be “free” to do so ……..

          • RealityBites

            Abortion is legal, murder is ILLEGAL per the law. Therefore abortion is NOT murder according to the LAW. Simple logic does not compute with you I see.

          • Amos Moses

            “Abortion is legal, murder is ILLEGAL per the law.”

            so the LAW tells you what your “freedom” is …. but HUMAN BEINGS make the law ….. so AGAIN ….. on what BASIS …. you said ……. “we celebrate our freedom to no longer be ruled by other human beings” ……… BUT NOW you say “Abortion is legal, murder is ILLEGAL per the law” ………. and you are being ruled by HUMAN BEINGS and THE LAW ………..

            “Simple logic does not compute with you I see.” ………. i see NO LOGIC in any of your statements …………. get back to me when you figure it out ……..

          • RealityBites

            I wish logic did register with you. It would be a lot less exasperating for me to have to repeat myself over and over because you do not comprehend

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Today’s Non-christian Westerners comprehend neither the Holy Bible or their own godly noble white ancestors’ writings because their current lifestyles are too immoral. Immorality lowers IQ just like dog-eating practice does.

          • RealityBites

            That’s funny

          • Amos Moses

            you have yet to demonstrate any ……….

          • RealityBites

            I have explained it to you numerous times and all you come up with is apples to jackhammers

          • Amos Moses

            okay snowflake ………..

          • RealityBites

            Thank you for proving that understanding logic is not your strong suit. You show that by resorting to name calling

          • pastriesqueen

            Well said!

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Yes, Planet Earth is a sad place – always the innocent perishing – until Jesus returns. What He said about our world has been altogether true. Christians will never give up the rescue until the final day.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    No happiness or rest for Christians until all children get rescued.

  • cranemaker

    God bless these legislators in Virginia.

  • Nidalap

    The first day of tears…followed by every day since…

  • Robert

    One hundred percent of women who murder there children by way of abortion were never ever murdered by abortion them selves

    .

    • pastriesqueen

      100% correct.