March for Life in Washington – 2019

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.”

 

Sanctity of Life Sunday – January 20, 2019

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Please join us at one or all of the following events.  We will commemorate the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in the entire U.S. for all nine months of pregnancy.  We pray that that decision will be overturned and that life will be respected and protected from conception to natural death.

  • 12 Noon Mass – intention To End Abortion – at Our Lady of the Scapular, Tenth Street and Superior Blvd., Wyandotte
  • 1:15 pm – Rosary Procession from Our Lady of the Scapular to Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Northline and Ninth Street, Wyandotte)
  • 1:45 pm – Prayer Service at indoor chapel, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm OPEN HOUSE – Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte; 734-282-6100
  • Light Luminary Candles outdoors on the evening of January 21 to remember the victims of abortion.  Luminary Candles are available at the Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center.

Vote Pro-Life on November 6

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Our Faith teaches us “Thou shalt not kill” and to “Love our Neighbor.”  Offering help to mothers who are desperate to care for their unborn child and to protect not only the babies threatened by abortion, but vulnerable people and those at the end of life is our Christian duty. 

We can’t all personally offer help, but we can support the election of those who through our laws will protect these vulnerable ones.  When we save a child from abortion, we also save the mother, father and grandparents the life long guilt and “what if?” 

After more than 60 million legal abortions in this country, many paid for or subsidized by our taxes, and the hidden pain of the walking wounded mothers (and fathers), it is time to end the carnage. 

We can help by voting for the people who will defend life.  Right to Life of Michigan is non-partisan and has done the research.  Find out who the pro-life candidates are in your district.  Share the information and vote Pro-Life.

 

Life Chain – 2018

Every year the Downriver and Dearborn area hold the annual Life Chain. The  pictures that are included are some of the people from the following churches:

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Park
Calvary Lutheran of Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Church of Christ
St. Frances Cabrini
Our Lady of the Scapular, Wyandotte
St. Vincent Pallotti, Wyandotte
St. Pius X, Southgate
First Baptist of Wyandotte
Christ the King Lutheran, Southgate
St. Cyprian, Riverview

After the Life Chain there was an open house for everyone who participated.  Please feel free to join us in any of our activities which  you can find on the “Event” page of our Facebook account.  Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/upperdownriverrighttolife/

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

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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!

End of Life Decisions: Who Will Make Yours?

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Michigan Nurses For Life

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital

Franco Auditorium, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, Michigan 48341

Presented by  Michigan Nurses for Life in cooperation with Educational Center for Life. 

THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME!

“The purpose of Michigan Nurses for Life is

  • to raise the consciousness of the nursing profession to protect all human life from conception until natural death.
  • To form an educated core of nurses who can speak for their profession by acting as a community resource for life issues.
  • To promote public education and awareness about life issues on both ends of the spectrum, from abortion to euthanasia.
  • To uphold and defend human life in all stages and conditions of development.

The purpose and objectives of this half-day conference will increase the participant’s knowledge of the history, legal status and current implementation of physician assisted suicide in the U.S., the role of conscience rights for nurses and health care workers and the importance of having a durable power of attorney for health care (DPOA_H).”

SPEAKERS

Nancy Valko, RN.  Nancy is an Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant and has over forty years of nursing experience.  She has served on medical ethics committees, appeared on many radio and  TV shows and has written on these topics.

Jason Negri, JD.  Assistant Director of the Patients Rights  Council, speaks nationally on the practical and ethical aspects of end-of-life issues and provides training to those seeking to improve their ability to effectively communicate these issues.

SCHEDULE

8:00 AM – Registration/Breakfast

8:30 AM – Welcome

8:45 – 10:00 AM – “Death, Doctors and Dilemmas” – Nancy Valko

10:00 AM – Break

10:15 AM  11:30 AM – “Advanced Directives:  Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones” – Jason Negri

1130  AM – Break

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Speakers:   Questions & Answers

12:30 PM – Closing  Remarks/Evaluations

REGISTRATION FORM

Remit your name, address, City, State, Zip, Phone, and e-mail to:

Michigan Nurses for Life, 1637 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite G, Troy, Michigan 48084 (248) 816-8489 or register online at endoflifedecisions.eventbrite.com or make check payable to Michigan Nurses for Life.  MUST REGISTER BY September 29, 2017!

Nurses:  $25.00 – General Public $20.00 –  Students $15.00.  Includes Information Packet & Continental Breakfast.  A  Certificate of Attendance for 3.25 hours will be awarded to nurses.

For more information please call the office at (248) 816-8489 Monday – Friday:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Email:  info@mnfl.org and website:  www.mnfl.org.

 

 

Letter From Guadalupe Workers – “Mom Needs Help!”

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(Ultrasound of 14 week old baby saved from abortion)

“At the abortion clinic! Good morning everybody! This weekend there was a very young woman who turned away from abortion. She’s only 19 years old and she has a 3 year old boy. She has finished high school but we need to help her continue her education and also provide her with a car. Mr. Miller spoke to her and her mother before they went into the abortion clinic, they decided to still go inside and even as she was already in a gown, continue to think and speak to her mother about everything that Mr. Miller had told them. Thank God she walked out of that place. her baby is 14 weeks old in the womb.

We need help. Someone had donated us a car just a couple of weeks ago and we were going to give this car to another family but this other family has four children and this car is too small for them so it would be better to give this car to this mother and if possible give the bigger family a van instead. Many times we have had to purchase cars to help the women because transportation is very important for them in Detroit, but we basically have almost no money and we cannot buy a car at this point. Know that the babies of these mothers that we help would be dead today if it wasn’t because of all the support from everybody that comes together to help us offer this help to the women at the door of the abortion clinics . We are all volunteers and we are a 501 (c)3 non profit. We need support please help us. Invite us over to your parish so other people know about us so more people could contribute as well. Pray for us pray for all of these mothers and their babies.

The picture that I enclosed in this posting is the picture of the ultrasound that Beverly Bellomo Dixon and team took at the ICU Saturday after this young woman left the abortion clinic. The mother texted it to me so happy that she didn’t kill her baby! She said ” the baby is weaving” sure he is! 

If you have a van that you can donate or know someone please let us know. God bless you!”


Www.guadalupeworkers.org

 

Detroit Pro-life Teleseminar Initiative

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Mark your calendar to join Right to Life of Michigan for a teleseminar announcing a new initiative to address abortions in the city of Detroit! The teleseminar is Wednesday, August 30, at 10:30 a.m.

 RLM President, Barbara Listing, and Administrative Associate for Multicultural Outreach, Tina Teifer, will introduce the new initiative and provide you with details. This new initiative is the first step to increase our focus on the persistently high abortion rates in Detroit – 40 percent of reported abortions on Michigan residents happen in just Wayne County.

A press release announcing the initiative will go out after the end of the teleseminar, meaning you will be the first to hear the announcement! Conference Director, Natalie Collins, will also join us to give a brief preview of our Conference on September 21 in Kalamazoo.

 The teleseminar will last about 30 minutes. It’s open to all prolife people, so feel free to share this information with.

 There are two ways for you to listen in:

Use your phone and call (425) 440-5010; PIN Code: 662744#

Or, listen via the Internet: https://iTeleseminar.com/100930818

 We are looking forward to speaking with you Wednesday, August 30, at 10:30 a.m.!

Chris Gast
Director of Communication/Education – www.RTL.org
cgast@rtl.org | 616-532-2300