In a move brimming with hypocrisy and irony, the Alabama Senate passed House Joint Resolution 24, naming January 22 as the “Day of Tears”. Much like Remembrance Day, the resolution calls for citizens of the state to lower their flags on January 22, in order to remember and bear witness to the 61 million babies who have been murdered via abortion since Roe v. Wade. The resolution reads:
WHEREAS, on January 22, 1973, a majority of the members of the United States Supreme Court ruled that access to abortion was a right secured by the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, since that fateful day, over 61 million unborn children have perished, amounting to an entire third of Generations X through Alpha; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That January 22, 2022, is recognized as the Day of Tears in Alabama, and citizens of Alabama are encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who lost their lives to abortion.
With the House having already passed in February, all that’s left is for the governor to sign it into law, which he is expected to do.
While that notion of a resolution initially sounds worthy of praise, it quickly becomes apparent that it is worthy of derision given that abortion is still utterly and completely legal in Alabama, with 3 murder mills open for business.
Alabama has one of the most conservative governments in the state, holding a Republican supermajority in both the House and the Senate.
Despite having the power to abolish abortion in the state, they choose not to. Instead passing a bunch of toothless legislation like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Human Life Protection Act, and Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act- all legislation that regulates abortion, but does not abolish it.
As a result, even while they have a statewide day of mourning for murdered fetuses from ‘doctors’ and ‘health care professionals’ who slice and dice the young ones into a red sludge of blood and bone, they still legally allow the things they mourn to take place every single day.
In fact, January 22 falls on a Saturday- one of the busiest days of the week for bustling abortion clinics bent on bludgeoning some babies to death.
This virtue signaling from the Conservative Republicans is perverse, hypocritical, and worthy of scorn.