Jewish Pro-Life Foundation says: ” As the first speaker at the rally, Ben Shapiro’s impassioned, heartfelt, and religious sentiments about protecting the unborn reflected the feelings and attitudes of everyone in attendance. We were so happy to have personally witnessed this Jewish expression of righteousness, intelligence, and compassion.
Our experience at the 46th annual March For Life inspired and strengthened us to continue working to promote a culture of life in the Jewish community. During his hour long podcast aired from the stage, Ben Shapiro fired up the massive crowd with his pointed arguments debunking the illogical and deceitful reasons given for abortion.
To view the longer version where Ben Shapiro tears apart the ten (10) most known pro-choice arguments can be seen here:
Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched in the nation’s capitol Friday to protest abortion in the United States. Among the protesters are more than 500 Michigan people, mainly students, from West Michigan, and as the video shows three buses from the downriver area.
We took the bus organized by Joe Connors of Southern Downriver Right to Life. Students from Gabriel Richard High School and St. Frances Cabrini High School along with some adults filled three buses. We drove overnight Thursday and met others, including the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at the Ohio Turnpike rest stop. Some of us attended the 7:30 am Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The students and teachers attended the Youth Rally and Mass at the Capital One Arena while others attended the Pro-Life Exhibition at the Renaissance Hotel. Everyone then attended the March for Life Rally on the National Mall which was followed by the two hour March for Life up Constitution Avenue, around the Capitol building and finishing at the Supreme Court. Estimates were that 400,000 peaceful, joyful, prayerful people of all ages participated to bring attention to the need to end the killing of children in the womb to protect the babies and the mothers. Following the March, many women at a podium in front of the Supreme Court were Silent No More and woman after woman told the story of her personal tragedy and recovery after abortion declaring that she wants no more babies to die and mothers to suffer, so she is “Silent No More!”
Chris Gast, communications and education director for Right to Life Michigan, told 24 Hour News 8, “We have 18 buses from all around Michigan going to the March for Life in Washington D.C.”
According to Focus on the Family:
“One of the big reasons people are turning toward a more pro-life perspective can be summed up in a single word: Technology…
Recent polls indicate people across generations want to see fewer abortions. Among those in the 18-29 age range, one such poll said the view that abortion should be “illegal in all circumstances” has gone up 9 percentage points — from 14 to 23 percent — since the early ’90s….
Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, says as ultrasound technology becomes more widely available, it’s making a difference in how young people view the issue of life. In fact, the younger generation has never been as pro-life as it is today.”
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It was a beautiful day to be surrounded by all that came out to march from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Wyandotte, to the chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, where we held a prayer service and laid roses at the foot of the memorial stone for aborted babies, on the eve of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. The President of our local group, Ed Kroll, lit the memorial candle to mourn the victims of abortion, mothers, fathers, and babies.
Deacon Richard Bloomfield let us in prayer as members of our local Knights of Columbus stood at attention and other members took turn in reading parts of the responsive prayers. We were honored with the presence of so many young teenagers from St. Vincent Pallotti who joined us as part of their Confirmation Class.
The afternoon ended with an Open House at the Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center where we had pizza and donuts, and enjoyed the company of other pro-life activists. We also awarded a warm and cuddly throw to Carol Thorne, with the most beautiful picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe on it, as one of the donors for our Signature Ad. The name of the winner was chosen by Hannah Maciag, the beautiful young daughter of Angie Maciag, the Office Manager of our Resource Center.
Luminary candles should be lit on the evening of January 21st. It is the vigil of the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions of the Supreme Court which allowed legalized abortion in our country. Please help us mourn the victims of abortion: mothers, fathers, and babies.
Luminary candle sets are available at some churches and at the Right to Life office at 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (office is inside the mall on 20th and Eureka). Office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
We mourn 45 Years of Legalized Abortion
Please bring your family. March with us and pray at this memorial service in memory of more than 60 million babies aborted in the U.S. since the Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973.
Sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan Downriver affiliates:
Upper Downriver, Southern Downriver, Dearborn Area, and Central Wayne County
1:00 p.m. – March for Life (1/2 mile walk or drive) from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (10th & Superior, Wyandotte) to the Cemetery at Northline and 9th Street
1:45 p.m. – Prayer Service (indoors) at: Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel led by Deacon Richard Bloomfield near the Knights of Columbus Memorial Monument for the Unborn
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Open House – Right to Life Education Office – 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (734) 282-6100
Southern Downriver Right to Life has invited us to join them in their Trenton Memorial Day March for Life.
“Nothing could be finer than to be in Trenton, Michigan in the morning! Nothing could be sweeter than Right to Lifers marching in the morning!”
With apologies to Dean Martin, Al Jolson, Judy Garland, & the Carolinas, we need you next Saturday, May 27th at the Trenton Memorial Day Parade.
The parade is relatively short, about 1 mile, and is a lot of fun!
Because West Rd. is under construction, we will gather at King Rd. and Westfield. The line-up starts at 9:30 AM, and the parade starts at 10:00. We will march south on Westfield from King to Fort Street. Parking is available at Trenton High School and the Kennedy Ice Arena. Wear any Right to Life attire you have: shirts, pins, hats, etc. Otherwise, wear something with a patriotic (red, white, & blue) theme. If you don’t have any of this stuff, don’t worry, you will be just fine.
This is a great way to get a little exercise and stand-up for The Right to Life, the very first right Thomas Jefferson wrote about in our Declaration of Independence.
It will be beautiful parade in a beautiful city on a beautiful spring day.
But it will not compare with the beautiful smile on the Good Lord’s face when He sees YOU marching for His unborn children in the Trenton Memorial Day Parade.
So go ahead. Put a smile on God’s face. See you there.”
Southern Downriver Right to Life