Bells for Babies

December 9, 2016 09:00 AM

Since the late 1980s, pro-lifers across the United States have been calling attention to the huge death toll of the abortion holocaust. One of the ways to publicly do this is to have churches in your town join a “Bells for the Babies” effort.

The basic concept is that as many churches as possible agree to ring their bells at a specific day and time. The bells are rung once for every one million babies who have died through abortion. The generally accepted number of babies who have died in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision is 60 million.

Thus, on the appointed day, each church would toll its bells 60 times. The specific time and date can be chosen by the local community.

The most popular days are:

  • The Feast of the Holy Innocents (also called Childermas, or Innocents' Day) celebrated in Christian churches in the West on December 28 and in the Eastern churches on December 29 and commemorating the massacre of the children slaughtered by King Herod in his attempt to kill the infant Jesus.
  • January 22 – the day the United States Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.

While the bells ring, pro-lifers gather in prayer and solidarity.

Now is the time to choose the date and time in your community and encourage as many churches as possible to join. We must show the world that we will never forget the innocent lives lost to abortion.

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