March for Life in Wyandotte, MI

The snow storm in Washington, DC caused the cancellation of three bus loads with 150 people from the Downriver area planning to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, DC on January 22nd. The bus trip was organized by Southern Downriver Right to Life and was to have included many students from both Gabriel Richard (Riverview) and St. Frances Cabrini (Allen Park) High Schools.

In Wyandotte, snow was not a problem for the 80 people who participated in the January 24th March for Life organized by Upper Downriver Right to Life, another affiliate of Right to Life of Michigan.

The group departed from Our Lady of the Scapular parish in Wyandotte. They prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary as they walked past three of the neighborhood Rosary Shrines on their way to Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In the chapel, Deacon Luis Flores, assisted by Deacon Richard Bloomfield, led a prayer service remembering more than 57 million victims of abortion since the Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. The group also prayed for the healing of mothers whose babies were aborted, that medical personnel involved with abortion would become healers and stop the killing, and for government officials to help bring an end to abortion.

Choir members from St. Patrick Church of St. Vincent Pallotti parish led everyone in singing Immaculate Mary as the group processed from the chapel to the adjacent Memorial Monument for the Unborn where the choir sang more hymns. It was 20 years ago, in 1996 when the Knights of Columbus from Wyandotte Council 1802 dedicated the monument. There has been a prayer service there every year since.

Following the prayer service, many warmed up with hot chocolate, donuts and pizza at the Right to Life of Michigan Education Office Open House on 20th and Eureka in Wyandotte.

The bus from Dearborn’s Divine Child High School and some others from the Metro Detroit area did make it, but with delays caused by the snow on their return trip.

Marching-past-capital, DC

Marching past the capital in DC

Orchard Lake in DC

Orchard Lake, MI in DC

Notre Dame Prep, Pontiac in DC

Notre Dame Prep, Pontiac, MI in DC

Another prayer service had been held January 17th, organized by Paul McKenzie at Community Bible Church in Trenton. Song, prayer, a skit and the stories of two families who had adopted children showed the value of all human life, born and unborn. Giving a child up for adoption costs the mother nothing. It can cost the adoptive parents up to $40,000. An abortion typically costs $400. Elayna Brown and Claire Castle sang “Who will speak up for the little ones? I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?”

Elayna Brown & Claire Castle in Trenton

Elayna Brown & Claire Castle in Trenton

Paul McKenzie

Paul McKenzie

Girl Scouts: “We Partner With Planned Parenthood Organizations”

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Girl Scouts of USA’s former CEO, Kathy Cloninger, can be seen  in the following video espousing her proud claim that Girl Scouts partners with Planned Parenthood.  As much as she, the current CEO, Anna Maria Chavez, and others deny the claim, one only has to do their own homework to see that nothing has changed when it comes to their indoctrinating our young girls.

Since Planned Parenthood is quoted as saying “young people understand that they are entitled to sexual pleasure and how to experience different forms of sexual pleasure is important for their health and well-being”,  they provide graphic instruction in their various publications and websites on multiple ways youth can obtain sexual pleasure. Planned Parenthood teaches promiscuity to children, grooming future birth control and abortion clients.  Planned Parenthood sex-education has that has distributed “educational” material, considered by many groups to be pornographic, to kids as young as 10 years old.

According to Life News, “Curiously, there are no pro-life groups recommended by the Girl Scouts curriculum for girls. However, Girl Scout curriculum does recommend many abortion rights advocacy organizations and resources like:

    • WAGGGS.org – Girl Scouts tell girls to check out WAGGGS.org which advocates for abortion and contains other concerning content.
    • DoSomething.org – Girl Scouts promotes this resource which refers girls to Planned Parenthood for contraception and to the Guttmacher Institute for a guide to minor’s abortion rights
    • Idealist.org – Girl Scout directs girls to idealist.org, which lists hundreds of paid and volunteer jobs at Planned Parenthood, to learn more about being an advocate.
    • ACLU – Girl Scouts encourages girls to consider several advocacy careers including as an ACLU lawyer.
    • Amnesty International and Population Council – Girl Scouts recommends girls research these pro-abortion organizations on the internet.”

 

Upper Downriver Right to Life Christmas Card Design Winners

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Christmas cards were sold featuring the winning entries from the third annual Christmas card design art contest sponsored by Upper Downriver Right to Life.  The first place winner in the high school age group was Katelyn Lesko, a ninth grader at Roosevelt High School and a member of Our Lady of the Scapular parish.  She received a $100 check and 10 Christmas cards of her design.  The second place winner was Anastasia Evich, a home-schooled ninth grader who received 10 cards made with her design.  The winner in the 5-8 category was Maya Mehall (see picture below), a seventh grader from John Paul II Catholic School in Lincoln Park.  She received a $50 check.

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Second place was awarded to Heliena Layton, a 5th grader from St. Pius Parish in Southgate.  Each first and second place winner received 10 Christmas cards made from their art work.  All of the winning art designs incorporated the nativity story of the birth of Jesus in a unique manner.

Katelyn Lesko explained that she had learned in the art class that a smiling Madonna could express the joyous and serene moments with her newborn son.  She was ready to compose her entry on a day with no school.  After gathering her art paper, pencils and pastels, she noticed a picture on the dresser of her grandmother holding her newborn granddaughter only months before she died.  It was a wonderful image of the precious beginning and end of life.  The composition of that photograph became the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus with his tiny fingers wrapped around the finger of His mother.

 

Holy Hour for the Sanctity of Life & Healing for Victims of Abortion

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Thursday, January 21,2016 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence Avenue, Allen Park, MI.

All are invited and encouraged to attend.  We join together to pray for the unborn and for return of the respect and commitment to the Sanctity of Life in our society.

The Holy Hour will include:

Recitation of a Scriptural Rosary for the Sanctity of Life

Scripture Reading & Homily by Rev. Mr. Luis Flores

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“It’s a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish…every human being comes from the hand of God, and we all know something of God’s love for us.”  “Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.  Each one of us is what he is in the eyes of God.” – Blessed Mother Theresa

 

 

 

Life UNinvited – When society says you were never meant to be.

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Saturday, January 23 – Traverse City-Cadillac  –  WPBN/NBC@ 8:30 am and Marquette  –  WBUP/ABC@9:00 am.

Sunday, January 24 – Detroit  –  WJBK/FOX @ 11:00 am and Grand Rapids Kalamazoo-Battle Creek  –  WXMI/FOX @11:00 am and Flint-Saginaw-Bay City  –  WNEM/CBS @6:30 am and Lansing  –  WSYM/FOX @8:30 am.

Sunday, January 31 – Detroit  –  WDIV/NBC @ 11:30 am and Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek  –  WXMI/FOX @ 11:00 am and Flint-Saginaw-Bay City  –  WNEM/CBS @ 6:30 am  –  WSMH/FOX @ 5:30 pm. andLansing  –  WILX/NBC @ 10:00 am and Traverse City-Cadillac  –  WGTU/ABC @ 7:00 am and Marquette  –  WJMN/CBS @ 8:30 am.

This documentary deals with an adult topic and is not intended for younger audiences.  Life Uninvited television scheduling may be subject to change.  Confirm television air times at www.RTL.org.

For further information you can e-mail the Right to Life of Michigan Education Fund at info@rtl.org or call (616) 532-2300.

 

PRESENTATION – Health Perspective

DR. DONNA HARRISON – THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016

A Presentation by Dr. Donna Harrison, Nationally recognized Obstetrician & Gynecologist.  Adjunct Professor at Trinity International University.

Presentation will be held at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in room 301, Mazurek Medical Education Commons, 320 E. Canfield Street, Detroit, MI 48201 (park at Scott Hall or take the Medical Campus Shuttle from Main Campus to the Scott Hall stop.)

Donna Harrison, M.D.is a bord certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist.  She has lectured extensively as a Continuing Medical Education speaker in the United States and internationally on topics of medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol, emergency contraception with ulipristal, and maternal mortality and the association with abortion.  She has authored peerith medical abortion and mifepristone and misoprostol, and mechanisms of action of ulipristal.

Contact MSFL President Sajel Nuwamanya at snuwaman@med.wayne.edu

MSFL would like to thank the WSUSOM Alumni Association for their continued support of student organizations.

March for Life – January 22

There is still space on the Right to Life of Michigan charter for the annual March for Life in Washington DC.  Call Joseph Connors for your reservation (800) 295-4227.  Red eye bus departs from Trenton on Tuesday evening, January 21.  The March for Life is Wednesday and the bus returns that evening arriving home early on Thursday, January 23.  Cost is $100 for adults; young adults (under 21) are $50 and must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone.  No meals included.

Call your local Right to Life group to find out where a bus is leaving from in your area.