High School Pro-Life Oratory Contest


The 28th Annual Right to Life of Michigan (RLM) Educational Fund High School Oratory Contest will be held at the Southgate Veteran’s Memorial Library, 14680 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate, on March 4, 2017. Area affiliates will be sponsoring the local contest and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded at the Local ($125 – $75 – $50), State ($500 – $300- $200), and National ($1,000 – $750 – $500 – $250) levels. The local winner will move on to the state competition. Students in grades 9-12 interested in participating in the contest can contact the area coordinator, Mrs. Pam Munroe, by phone at 734.282.6100 or 734-288-8798 or 734.782.2693 or by email at wyandotterlm@gmail.com. The entry deadline is March 2, 2017.

Topics include: Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell Research (or Cloning), Euthanasia, and Infanticide. Speeches are to be 5 – 7 minutes long. Students are welcome to visit the RLM Resource Center for information M-F, 9 am to 4:30 pm, located at the corner of 20th St. and Eureka in Wyandotte (734-282-6100) and www.rtl.org for research information. Contestants are encouraged to invite family, friends, and teachers to attend the contest and support them. Refreshments and a comfortable setting provide family and friends an opportunity to encourage those participating.

The contest is open to all prolife Michigan high school students. The state contest for local winners will be on May 6, 2017 in the Lansing area. Contact your local coordinator for local contest details:

Organized by local Right to Life affiliates, Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund and the National Right to Life Committee.

2340 Porter St. SW • PO Box 901, Grand Rapids, MI 49509 • 616.532.2300 • www.RTL.org

Knights of Columbus Raise Money for Pregnancy Center


The Knights of Columbus, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Council 13607, held a dinner/ dance fundraiser called “Back to the ‘60’s” for the Lincoln Park Crisis Pregnancy Center.

After raising $1,000, the group presented a check. Pictured from left to right are Sam Finazzo, past grand knight, Sandy Krasnodemski, Crisis Pregnancy Center director, David Kowalsky, grand knight, and Rod McMahon, past grand knight.

Photo courtesy of Knights of Columbus.

4th Annual Youth Infographic Contest




A graphic or visual representation of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.


Prolife young people from Michigan ages 13 to 22 as of July 7, 2017, are eligible for the competition.


Finalists will be selected by a Right to Life of Michigan panel and displayed on Facebook for a public vote. The submissions will be shared on our social networking profiles. Voting on finalists will be open on Facebook from Monday, July 17, to Sunday, July 30. One third of the score will be based on the number of times each entry is shared from our Facebook page during that time and another third will be based on the number of likes each entry received from our Facebook page. The final third of the score will be voted on by the Right to Life of Michigan panel. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 31.


The winner will receive $400 and the runner-up will recieve $100.

1. The infographic must present timely and accurate prolife information in a visually pleasing and persuasive way. The style and amount of content can vary, but every submission must be of sufficient size and resolution to be easily readable on Facebook. Three important qualifications will be used to determine finalists: A.) originality, B.) relevance of the information, and C.) visual appeal.
2. Statistics used do not need to be cited in the infographic, but citations must be included on the contestant’s application form.
3. Submissions for the contest are due by Friday, July 7, 2017.

One submission per contestant. Infographics must be in a JPEG file format and emailed to contest@rtl.org, and must include the
contestant’s name and address. The file size for submissions must not exceed 5 megabytes. The accompanying contest application must be mailed to our State Office. We are requiring a hardcopy of
the registration in order to ensure that no contestant’s submission is lost or blocked by an email filter.


The RLM website, www.RTL.org, RLM Educational
Resource Centers, prolife books and documentaries, government statistics and reports, and other organizations or research journals are excellent resources.

To get a form, please go to: https://media.rtl.org/pdf/InfographicRules-Registration.pdf



Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today, I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!

-Fr. Frank Pavone www.priestsforlife.org.



The photo is Emmanuel Lughermo, a Guadalupe Worker, and one of our very active members at Upper Downriver Right to Life a/k/a Wyandotte Right to Life, along with the precious baby who’s mother chose LIFE.  Even in a photograph, you can see the love that Emmanuel (Manny) has for this precious baby.

(Excerpts from Guadalupe Workers’ Newsletter)

“No matter how much the Workers might spend in helping mothers obtain housing, or food, or heat, or running water, those corporal acts lose their heart if they are divorced from the fundamental affirmation, which must precede each. We help because we affirm. We affirm the individual, unrepeatable dignity of mother and child – a dignity most directly assaulted, for both mother and child, at the abortion mill. Cursed is the fruit of your womb, says the man with the scalpel……The sidewalk counseling is the heart of our work, but is not the extent of our work. Every now and then there is a mother who, in the last critical moments, refuses to give up on herself or on what she has created. Some of those mothers simply smile and leave. Others ask for our help. Recently, for example, we met an African woman who, while supporting herself with a part-time job at Menards, also sends money to her family in Africa. In the final moments of our meeting, we were only a few feet from the door of Summit; it seemed she was going to enter, but she cried and admitted she did not want to kill her child. Finally, Alicia said, “Come on, let’s go to breakfast,” and she did. Later in the day we helped her to purchase winter clothes and groceries, and set up a plan for ongoing assistance with rent.”

Please send all correspondence and/or support for the Guadalupe Workers to: 67919 8 Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI.


President Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy



President Trump signed an order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which stops your tax dollars from going to groups overseas that provide and promote abortion.

The rule was first instituted through executive order by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The order has been rescinded and reinstated by pro-abortion and pro-life presidents since then.

Abortion will no longer be an American export!

Now he just has to get a Pro-Life Supreme Court Judge to replace the late Honorable Judge Scalia.