Why Roses Are a Symbol of the Pro-Life Movement

For You From The Word

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. (Isaiah 35:1, NIV)

For You To Think About

In January we commemorate the Sanctity of Human Life

demonstrators holding roses

Image: Oregon Optimist

In the early years following the Roe v. Wade ruling, those who stand for life personally delivered roses to legislators in their Capitol Hill offices on the morning of January 22.

Since then the rose has become the symbol of the modern pro-life movement.

A red rose symbolizes the mourning that America experiences in the loss of 55 million+ unborn lives.

The rose symbolizes marriage and motherhood, a representation dating back to sixteenth-century Tudor England, with the red rose specifically symbolizing childbirth.

A red rose universally represents love. The gift of a rose is a loving way to encourage members of Congress to support policies that protect children and build a culture of life.

You can stand for life when you give and receive roses on or around January 22.

For You to Pray

Heavenly Father,

Move in our nation’s leaders to value the sanctity of human life. Amen.


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