Volunteers Needed


To Churches in the Upper Downriver Right to Life region

Could you please help us find a person or group from your parish who can share information between us?  Please share the message below in your bulletin:

Volunteer needed


Upper Downriver Right to Life serves Wyandotte, Southgate, Lincoln Park, Ecorse, and River Rouge.  We would like a representative contact from each of the parishes and churches for periodic information.  Is God calling you to this task?  Can you help share pro-life information with your parish?  If so, please give Debbie Bloomfield a call:  734-934-2599.
Silk roses will be available for Mother’s Day.  Remember to thank your mother for the precious gift of life!  We are on Facebook as Upper Downriver Right to Life.

Protest Against Planned Parenthood


Dear Defenders of Life–

First I want to start with the GOOD NEWS  —  The Planned Parenthood clinic is CLOSED in Livonia, MI.  There’s a rumor that it may re-open elsewhere!  But for now– no more PP in Livonia, MI !!   So there will be NO ProtestPP in Livonia–

Those who were going to attend that protest are encouraged to go either to the Protest PP in Ferndale or the PP on Stadium Drive in Ann Arbor–  See all local ProtestPPs below. 

We encourage high school students and college students to NOT SIT THIS OUT– Your involvement is need !! 
 Witness to LIFE!!  

Protest Planned Parenthood – Saturday, April 28th
see list of the scheduled protests below

Please Attend One of the Protests!!

Now is not the time to back away from our pro-life witness– but indeed to continue to publicly stand for LIFE–and continue to shed a spot light on the anti-life practices of Planned Parenthood.  

And–as I write this memo PP is STILL NOT DEFUNDED!!

YOU KNOW THE OTHER SIDE IS FIRED UP!!   Indeed Planned Parenthood announced last month that it intends to expand access to abortion!  AND SUPPORTERS OF PP HAVE BEEN STAGING PROTESTS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES!

Demonstrations may take a variety of forms–  i.e. a daytime vigil, a candlelight vigil, a Jericho March–a procession from a church to the clinic and back, or a conventional pro-life demonstration.  It’s up to the leader!!

Right now ProtestPPs are already set in Michigan at the following clinics:

Ann Arbor

Planned Parenthood – Ann Arbor-West Health Center
2370 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Contact the pro-life leader in Ann Arbor
Sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society

Ann Arbor

Planned Parenthood – Ann Arbor Health Center
3100 Professional Dr, Ann Arbor , MI 48104 (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Contact the pro-life leader in Ann Arbor 
Sponsored by Ann Arbor Sidewalk Advocates for Life


Planned Parenthood – Ferndale Health Center
23338 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 (Map & Directions)
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Contact the pro-life leader in Ferndale
Sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society

Grand Rapids

Planned Parenthood – Irwin/Martin Health Center
425 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Note: For more information, please call Grand Rapids Right to Life at 616-532-2300.
Contact the pro-life leader in Grand Rapids
R.S.V.P. on Facebook
Sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life


Planned Parenthood – Muskegon Health Center
209 E. Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442 (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Contact the pro-life leader in Muskegon
Sponsored by Muskegon County Right to Life


Planned Parenthood – Petoskey Health Center
1003 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28
Contact the pro-life leader in Petoskey

Traverse City

Planned Parenthood – Walker Health Center
1135 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49686 (Map & Directions)
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28
Note: This event will be a prayer vigil. Please bring an appropriate sign. Park at Civic Center or on streets surrounding it, not in areas meant for the businesses surrounding PP or you may be towed.
Contact the pro-life leader in Traverse City
Sponsored by Grand Traverse Right to Life

Roses for Mother’s Day!


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Upper Downriver Right to Life would like to help your students honor their mothers with a silk rose for Mother’s Day.  This is a simple way to share the pro-life message and help students to remember to thank their mothers for the most precious gift of life.

When the forms and money are collected, simply call (734) 288-8798 or (734) 934-2599, and we will bring the roses to the school for distribution.


Wayne County Winners of 2018 Pro-Life Oratory Contest


1st – Michael Carzon, 2nd – Sarah Hornbeck, 3rd – Abraham Hornbeck

Wayne County Right to Life affiliates sponsor the annual Oratory Contest for high school students.  This event involves researching, writing and presenting a speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, stem cell research or cloning. The contest provides the building of their confidence in public speaking, critical thinking and constructing persuasive arguments.  They also learn how to engage others in constructive discussions about life and death issues.

The top three winners receive monetary prizes of $125, $75, and $50 respectively, and their choice of a Pro-Life tee shirt, and the first place winner will advance to the state contest in May.  In June, the state winner then competes at the National Right to Life Committee in Kansas, and the winning student also has the opportunity available to give their presentation at other local events.


Planned Parenthood director: ‘Non-white races must be excluded from America’

“Non-white races must be excluded from America … The red and black races if left to themselves revert to a savage or semi-savage stage in a short time.” – Lothrop Stoddard Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League (ABCL), which became Planned Parenthood in 1942, had on her ABCL board a number of controversial […]

Source: Planned Parenthood director: ‘Non-white races must be excluded from America’

Guadalupe Workers Volunteers


We are always in need for Volunteers to help out with the Guadalupe Workers monthly meeting for families!

  • The address is 4300 Central St, Detroit, MI 48210.
  • Volunteers 1:00-4:30 (Families 2:00-4:00)

The moms are in one room with their activity while the children are in 3 rooms by age; infants, little kids, and the big kids.

Volunteer jobs include:

  1. Drivers to pick up families and bring them to the event
  2. Childcare helper…….all you need is willingness to help where needed, follow the facilitator’s cues,
  3. Other…..food prep/serve, runner, sort and clean, table mover, hauling stuff as needed
  4. Childcare room leader- experience teaching, leading, coaching is helpful

We can never have too many volunteers! The best volunteers will take initiative to engage the children one-on-one toward building relationships. Volunteers have something to give, something to gain. We miss out when we stand on the sidelines. So if and when we find ourselves standing in a crowded room of kids, wondering what in the world to do….. let’s introduce ourselves by name and start getting to know someone of these wonderful children. Spend time. We are family! Give voice to other’s gifts, encourage them in their strengths. That’s our main job. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VOLUNTEERING. You make a difference!

World Down Syndrome Day — March 21


Down Syndrome affects approximately 6,000 babies at birth each year, and is a disorder that occurs when there is a duplication of the twenty-first (21) chromosome. World Down Syndrome Day was created as an event to raise public awareness,  encourage advocacy, promote inclusivity, and support the wellbeing of those living with Down Syndrome.  The date, March 21 is a date chosen to represent the chromosomal defection found in Down Syndrome (the 21 day of the third month.

The 2018 Gerber baby  is Lucas Warren, the first child with Down syndrome to receive the honor of, essentially, America’s cutest baby.  The 18-month-old from Dalton, Ga., was selected as “2018 Gerber Spokesbaby” from more than 140,000 photos submitted by parents.

“He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,” Lucas’s mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. “He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh.”


Planned Parenthood Rolls Out $20 Million Campaign to Take on Trump at the Polls in 2018


According to Newsweek, “Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund is making a hefty investment in defeating anti-choice candidates in the upcoming midterm elections, announcing Thursday a $20 million campaign called “March. Vote. Win.”

The organization will be using the funds to target gubernatorial and Senate races in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, key states where Planned Parenthood organizers believe they can have the greatest impact. The money will go toward grassroots campaign efforts, as well as TV and digital advertising and mail programs to reach the largest number of voters possible…..”This is only the beginning of our political and electoral strategy that we really believe will protect and defend reproductive health care and Planned Parenthood in the years ahead.”

Help Pro-life candidates by making phone calls, helping in anyway possible in their campaigning, and sending e-mails or letters to the candidates for Governor and Senate.  The House has been doing their part to defund Planned Parenthood, but the SENATE has refused to act upon it despite the frustration from House lawmakers looking to amp up pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (call, send e-mails and letters to him too).

Make sure to get the word out on your social media sources on where various candidates stand so we can continue to get more pro-life Governors and Senators, who will fight for the sanctity of life. They (Planned Parenthood) are trying to defeat us with money, but that plan didn’t work in 2016 when Clinton out spent President Trump, and it doesn’t have to work in 2018 as long as we become active. Let’s make all the Governors and Senators know that their vote to fund Planned Parenthood will cost them a personal vote on election day!