Resolution in Va. Would Call Roe V. Wade Anniversary ‘Day of Tears'

WASHINGTON —An anti-abortion group wants to pass a resolution in the Virginia General Assembly that would make Jan. 22 as a “day of tears.”

The U.S. Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 1973. The law established a nationwide right to abortion.

Anne Fitzgerald, who is with the anti-abortion organization Day of Tears, said the resolution was “in memory of those babies that are not with us.” She said there have been more than 58 million abortions since Roe v. Wade.

The resolution, HR 268, was introduced by Republican delegates Benjamin L. Cline of the 24th District and Richard P. Bell of the 20th District.

“On the morning of Jan. 22, citizens wake up and they’re driving around and they’re seeing people’s flags lowered, they’re going to ask who died,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald said the resolution is headed to a House rules committee on Monday. If it makes it out of committee, then it would be voted on by the House.

According to Fitzgerald, the Day of Tears organization was formed in 2015 in Virginia. The organization has reached out to other states across the country.

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