Day of Tears
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The Day of Tears is advocated by pro-lifers as a day when flags across the United States should be lowered to half-staff and the nation should pause to mourn the 58 million unborn fetuses who have been legally aborted because of the 22 January 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. It is controversial because lowering flags to half-staff is usually reserved for honoring military dead (including commanders in chief), and the event demonizes people that have made their decision to abort (usually from difficult circumstances), equating them to murderers.