Call Your Congressman

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(Reprint of Letter)

If you can only make one phone call, this is it:
Michigan
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
517-373-3400
migov@exec.state.mi.us
This information is forwarded from the Pro-Life Action League:
Dear Pro-life Friends,

I’m reaching out to you today as a pro-life leader to ask for your help with an urgent campaign.

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, all Americans have been asked to practice “social distancing.” In many states, governors are ordering schools and restaurants to close, and even many churches have closed their doors.

But in the midst of all this, nearly every abortion clinic in the nation remains open for business.

Can you believe that? Millions of Americans can’t go to a church service, but the abortion industry is running at full steam.

We need to put a stop to this.

That’s why I’m asking you to mobilize your pro-life network to call on our governors and demand that they use their emergency powers to close every abortion facility in your state, immediately.

The page provides talking points, along with the contact information for every governor in the country. 

Please note that we’re not just asking people to call their own governors, but to call other governors as well, starting with the Republicans that are most likely to respond. This virus is crossing state lines, so we all need every governor to put a stop to elective abortions. 

Let’s flood our governors with calls till they do the right thing and shut abortion facilities down for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak! 

Yours for Life,
 — Eric
Eric J. Scheidler
Executive Director, 
Pro-Life Action League

Life Walk and Pro-Life Picnic – 2020

 

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Raising funds for Pro-Life Education.  The more $ we raise, the more lives we save!

Walk along FORT Street in Lincoln Park on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Bring the family or come alone and join this Fundraiser for Upper Downriver Right to Life, affiliate of Right to Life of Michigan (734) 288-8798.

10:00 a.m.  Registrations next to First Baptist Church, 3157 Fort St. (at London), Lincolan Park (turn in pledge money).

10:30 a.m.  The 1.6 mile LIFE WALK begins.

  • Depart First Baptist Church, Lincoln Park and pray for life along FORT STREET where our signs show respect for life;
  • Pass Bethel Assembly of God and defend life;
  • Tour Lincoln Park Crisis Pregnancy Center whose voluteers protect innocent life of mothers and babies;
  • Lincoln Park Church of Christ is a witness for life.  Return to First Baptist Church whose members care for life.  We continue with a picnic and celebrate life from the moment of conception to the last natural breath

12:00 Noon  Awards and picnic at Memorial Park, adjacent to First Baptist Church:  Pizza, beverages and potluck picnic for all.  JOIN US WHETHER OR NOT YOU WALKED.

REGISTRATION:

  • FREE.  Everyone is welcome to walk to show respect for life!
  • With a minimum of $2 in pledges, receive a Right to Life of Michigan membership.
  • Join us, even if ou can’t walk.  Donations may be made at LifeWalk2020.eventbrite.com
  • Receive a Pro-Life pin with $25 of pledge money turned in.
  • $100 prize to the person turning in the most pledge money.
  • Pro-Life T-shirts will be available for sale

FEEL FREE TO PRINT THIS FORM AND JUST SEND IT IN TO US!

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Clearing Up Confusion About Heartbeat vs. Dismemberment

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We understand that some churches have recently received requests from the Heartbeat Coalition to make their petitions available after services.  Right to Life of Michigan (rtl.org) recommends that this is counter productive as explained in the article below.

Thank you again to everyone who signed the petition to ban dismemberment abortion. We reached our goal.  The signatures are currently being reviewed and validated by the election commission. Then the citizen initiated legislation to ban this late term abortion in Michigan will advance to the legislature where it is expected to pass and go into effect and cannot be vetoed by the governor.

Please read the following message for further information:

May 20, 2019Prolife News

On their website and in conversations with many, we’ve heard that the Heartbeat Coalition is misleading people about Right to Life of Michigan’s dismemberment abortion ban, telling people it will not save lives. The Heartbeat Coalition says the heartbeat ban they are working on with their own petition drive will save lives in Michigan. That’s not accurate.

Here’s a couple of quick points explaining why:

  • The heartbeat petition drive is not organized by Right to Life of Michigan and is separate from the petition drive to bypass Governor Whitmer’s veto of the dismemberment abortion ban.
  • Michigan law already bans abortions before and after a heartbeat is detected. Governor Whitmer wants to repeal our existing 100% abortion ban before Roe v. Wade is overturned and it can be fully enforced again.
  • A heartbeat ban can’t go into effect until Roe v. Wade is overturned. Our 100% abortion ban would also then be fully enforceable, making the heartbeat ban irrelevant. A heartbeat ban can never go into legal effect or stop a single abortion in Michigan.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court can use any prolife law to overturn Roe v. Wade, including a dismemberment ban.
  • We fear a pro-abortion judge could abuse the heartbeat ban to stop our 100% abortion ban from being fully enforceable when Roe v. Wade is overturned, keeping abortion legal in the first weeks of pregnancy.
  • Our dismemberment abortion ban would take away the most common late-term abortion procedure and will save lives. There is a legal path for it to be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court if they aren’t ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Focusing on a dismemberment ban helps us educate Michigan citizens about the violence of abortion, just like the movie Unplanned.

Below is an in-depth discussion of this confusion.

Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision blocks significant abortion bans from going into effect. That includes Alabama, Georgia, and other states that have recently signed different bans into law; lower courts strike these laws down using the precedent of Roe v. Wade. A heartbeat bill needs Roe v. Wade to be overturned in order to go into effect.

Michigan is unique. Michigan has a 100% prolife abortion ban already on the books. It bans all abortions except to save the life of mother, including before a heartbeat is detected. The Michigan Supreme Court and lower courts have consistently ruled that our 100% ban is in legal effect, but not fully enforceable because of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Once Roe v. Wade is gone, our 100% abortion ban goes back into full effect.

There is no practical chance that a conservative U.S. Supreme Court would uphold a heartbeat ban as constitutional while still blocking other abortion laws from taking effect.

A heartbeat ban could never go into legal effect in Michigan or stop a single abortion, because Michigan already has a heartbeat ban, legally speaking. You can’t double-ban something!

Planned Parenthood fears our 100% abortion ban. Governor Whitmer says she wants it repealed as soon as possible. Bills to repeal it have been introduced by pro-abortion state legislators. Even pro-abortion Attorney General Dana Nessel understands our road map to ending abortion in Michigan and wants to stop it.

Despite assurances from the Heartbeat Coalition and their legal advice from outside our state, there is a chance a heartbeat ban could harm our 100% prolife abortion ban. In the hands of a pro-abortion judge arguing that the new law replaces our 100% old law, a heartbeat ban in Michigan could keep abortions legal in the first few weeks of pregnancy after Roe v. Wade is overturned, costing thousands of unborn lives. We don’t like to discourage people who are excited about making a difference, but our view is based on legal advice from constitutional attorneys who are experts with Michigan law.

If you’d like to read some of those legal opinions, please click here and click here.

We’ve tried to explain these facts to the Heartbeat Coalition and their leadership from Ohio and Indiana.

We don’t need a heartbeat ban to end abortion in Michigan! We already have the exact law we need; we just need Roe v. Wade overturned for it to fully work. If there’s no practical chance for a heartbeat bill to go into legal effect, why put our current abortion ban in any danger? The Heartbeat Coalition says their ban will help force the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, but nobody can force the U.S. Supreme Court to take up any case. They can overturn Roe v. Wade using any prolife law once they are ready, including a dismemberment ban, or perhaps the Alabama abortion ban that’s more protective than a heartbeat ban.

We appreciate the prolife fervor of the Heartbeat Coalition’s Ohio and Indiana leadership; the heartbeat ban is a right bill, but for the wrong state. Our appeal to them is to focus their efforts on another state that isn’t in Michigan’s unique legal position. For example, when Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion will remain legal through all nine months of pregnancy in New York, the exact opposite of Michigan. A heartbeat bill in New York could go into legal affect there after Roe v. Wade is overturned and save so many lives. A heartbeat ban can’t legally save a single life here; it only has educational value.

It would be terrible if we botched a golden opportunity before us to educate Michigan citizens directly about the violence of abortion. When people see a video showing how dismemberment abortions work, it changes them. The movie Unplanned has been sweeping the nation because it shows the truth about abortion. This is exactly the right moment to have those conversations.

The Heartbeat Coalition has been confusing people about our dismemberment ban. It’s true a dismemberment ban won’t entirely ban late-term abortions, but it will stop many late-term abortions. The Abortion Industry relies on the dismemberment abortion procedure as the cheapest, quickest method. By using the dismemberment method, it allows them to “donate” the baby’s organs and other body parts for experiments. Taking that barbaric procedure away from them will save lives.

Our dismemberment ban simply adds the definition of the dismemberment abortion procedure to our existing partial-birth abortion ban. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld partial-birth abortion bans as constitutional, even with Roe v. Wade. Our dismemberment abortion ban has a legal path to being upheld in the courts, even if the Supreme Court isn’t ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. If the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, Michigan is set to ban all abortions—no heartbeat ban is necessary.

We’re strongly encouraging all prolife people in Michigan to focus on getting our dismemberment ban done by achieving the monumental taskof collecting 400,000 signatures. It would be such a waste if we fail in that effort because people were confused and distracted by a separate effort to ban something that’s already banned.

We’ve labored for 52 years to protect Michigan’s 100% abortion ban so that when Roe v. Wade is overturned, we can end all abortions in Michigan, not just abortions after 6 weeks. The end of Roe v. Wade is in sight! Let’s not risk snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Michigan. We can’t lose focus on this out-of-state heartbeat plan from leaders who won’t be here to help pick up the pieces if it works out poorly.

Let’s complete this life-saving task of ending dismemberment abortions by working alongside our long-time Michigan prolife and pro-family allies.

(Repost of Right to Life of Michigan’s May 20, 2019 Prolife News)

Make Sure to Vote PRO-LIFE!

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Good Afternoon,

 

I hope this email finds you well. In addition to Michigan’s usual August Primary and November General Elections there is a March 10th election we wanted you all to be aware of. This election date is specifically for the Presidential Primary and will feature two ballots, one for the Democrat candidates and one for the Republican candidates. Right to Life of Michigan PAC has endorsed President Donald J. Trump for reelection. President Trump will appear only on the Republican ballot in this Primary Election.

 

However, President Trump is not alone on the ballot. There are three long-shot candidates who will appear on the Republican ballot along side President Trump. While we are quite certain in the President’s ability to win the primary any under performance will invite more opposing money and resources into Michigan to defeat President Trump come November. To surmise, we can’t take anything for granted this election year. Michigan was the closest state that President Trump won in 2016 and we need to do all we can to deliver it again for him both in November and in March.

 

Absentee voting has already begun for this election and you are currently able to request ballots. When going to vote or requesting an absentee ballot you will have to pick only one ballot to vote on, Democrat or Republican, you will not be able to vote on both. All the Democrat presidential candidates are rabidly proabortion and have staked out radical positions on the life issues. The only prolife candidate in the race for President is Donald Trump. We encourage you completely and fully to vote for President Donald Trump in the March 10th Presidential Primary on the Republican ballot. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and thank you for your time.

 

Casey Kreiner
PAC Director
(616) 532-2300 | RTL.org

Holocaust and Abortion

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Portion of this month’s newsletter.  Do you see the differences between then and now?

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Get the Facts! 
 Judaism: The Original Pro-Life Religion Book 
✡︎ Life Saving Information to Share with Friends & Family
✡︎ The Sanctity of Human Life Foundations of Judaism
✡︎ Pro-Life Rabbinical Statements Against Abortion
✡︎ Jewish Ethics vs Abortion Industry Practices
✡︎ The Anti-Semitic Origins of the Abortion Industry 
✡︎ Status of the Unborn
✡︎ Grief Training & Counseling After Abortion
Perfect for Adult Education, Community Center Education, Day School Programming, Mens Groups, Women’s Groups, Professional Seminars, etc.
#1 View the Book here.
#2 Contact us to request a print copy sent to you.
#3 Share the information with your community, friends, and family.
#4 Schedule an educational opportunity.
For more information: 
Jewish Pro-Life Foundation
 Cecily Routman | cecily@jewishprolifefoundation.org
Rabbi David Novak  I  david.novak@utoronto.ca 
  www.jewishprolifefoundation.org  
PO Box 292 Sewickley PA 15143