February 3, 2021

Online/Virtual Only Event | 11:30am


About Rose Day

Each year, hundreds gather at the Capitol at the beginning of the new legislative session to promote and support the lives of unborn babies by meeting with their state senators and representatives and presenting them red roses, which represent the sanctity of the unborn. Attendees are encouraged to present roses to their representative, senator, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. Beginning in the morning, individuals and families began walking the State Capitol halls, delivering roses and pro-life messages to elected officials at the Capitol. “Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans made a powerful statement by bringing red roses for their elected officials, as a symbol of their belief in the sanctity of human life and pro-life views,” said Brian Hobbs

Rose Day News Articles

Rose Day (Feb. 3) moved to online/virtual only event

Rose Day (Feb. 3) moved to online/virtual only event

January 13, 2021

Leaders with the Rose Day Pro-Life Rally, the largest annual pro-life event in Oklahoma, today announced their 2021 rally will take place as a virtual event on Feb. 3, instead of taking place at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The online event will present a video livestream beginning at 11:30 a.m. at roseday.life, which will feature remarks from various pro-life leaders. Also, the virtual event will offer resources designed to help pro-life Oklahomans make an impact on public policy, ministry, prayer efforts and more.

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Previous Rose Day Speakers

The Rose Day Pro-Life Rally has featured numerous leaders within the pro-life movement and faith community through the years, including the following:

2018    Alveda C. King, niece of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2017    Dr. Ronnie Floyd, pastor & former Southern Baptist Convention President

2016    Dr. Anthony Jordan, retired Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Executive Director-Treasurer

2015    Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor

2014    Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

2013    Lila Rose, pro-life activist and President of Live Action

2012    Abby Johnson, pro-life spokeswoman and former Planned Parenthood center director

Other Rose Day speakers include Norma McCorvey (from the Roe v. Wade case), abortion survivor Gianna Jensen and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.

Rose Day Committee Members

Lisa Billy

Chickasaw Legislator

Kevin Calvey

Committee Member

Brett Farley

Catholic Conference of Oklahoma

Gayla White

Hope Pregnancy Ministries

Candy Hines

Committee Member

Brian Hobbs

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Robin Jones

Creative Community Engagement

Tony Lauinger

Chairman Oklahomans for Life

Catherine Howe

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Heather Hails

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Nellie Sanders

Center of Family Love

Mistie Swinford

Bott Radio

Brian Smith

Catholic Charities

Dierdre McCool

Butterfield Memorial Foundation

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