Planned Parenthood Protest

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Fifty people prayed and sang on the sidewalk in front of Detroit’s Cass Avenue Planned Parenthood Center on the cool, clear Saturday evening of April 13 as part of a Prayer Vigil (#protestPP) at 142 locations nationwide. 

Pedestrian and car traffic was brisk.  One heckler was persistent, but valiantly ignored as everyone focused on praying the Rosary and the intercessory prayers led by Deacon Richard Bloomfield from Our Lady of the Scapular in Wyandotte. 

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As the shadows lengthened with the evening sun and after singing a few hymns, candles were distributed and lit, but most were extinguished by the wind, much like the babies who entered this place in their mothers’ wombs. 

The Divine Mercy Chaplet was prayed, and people were asked to contact legislators and write letters to editors, or take other pro-life actions. The Deacon gave his blessing,  a group photo was taken, and the group dispersed to their homes.

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Participants came from Downriver and Detroit Parishes, Upper Downriver Right to Life, Central Wayne County Right to Life, Southern Downriver Right to Life, St. Joseph Oratory, Holy Redeemer Parish, Grosse Ile, and more.

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Photos by Richard Evich.

People of Life

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Our People of Life Benefit Reception is coming up on Thursday, May 2.  People of Life is RLM’s annual fundraising dinner in support of outreach to the Black community.  This is the last year that we’ll be able to have the dinner at the Edison Boat Club in Detroit as it will be closing – which is a shame because the food there is always so great.

 https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/edison-boat-club-on-detroits-east-side-will-be-closing-permanently

Since Upper Downriver RTL is near the Detroit area, you can be one of our powerful allies in outreach to the Black community and to the city of Detroit.  I’m hoping you’ll help us get the word out and invite people to join us.  Reservations are coming in slowly and we want to fill the room to hear Christina Bennett’s amazing story.  You can view all information and register here:

 https://www.rtl.org/events/peopleoflife/index.html?v=zfucVyZr9Mo&list=PL5V9jZN8KR4MOSb7-OCZ0pIRB4LIEvxPJ

 I hope you will help us promote the dinner and that you can join us!

 

Nationwide Prayer Vigil April 13!

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COME OUT AND PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION, SATURDAY, APRIL 13!

Join pro-lifers coast to coast in the solemn prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood facilities coast to coast on Saturday, April 13.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing 36% of all abortions in our nation – over 330,000 each year!

Join the effort at the Planned Parenthood center in our community, in solidarity with over 100 other vigils coast to coast on April 13.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 13.

WHERE:  Planned Parenthood, 4229 Cass Avenue in Detroit

ADDITIONAL INFO:  For those coming from Downriver, we will carpool from Our Lady of the Scapular, departing at 6:15 P.M.  Deacon Bloomfield will lead a prayer service that begins at 7:00 P.M.  We will light candles in memory of the victims of abortion.  We have also invited a speaker from “Silent No More”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT, OR TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU, PLEASE CLICK ON http://protestpp.com/locations/

 

HEAR THE STORY OF STELLA DALLOS, A HEALTHY YOUNG GIRL BORN DURING THE 23RD WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

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We have been invited by Southern Downriver Right to Life to join them at their Annual Meeting on March 20, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Have you ever wondered  what the feet of a premature baby that is born at the 23rd week of pregnancy look like?  My daughter-in-law, a neo-natal nurse, shared the attached picture of the footprints of a baby girl born at 23 weeks who she took care of during her first few weeks of life at the Medical Center of South Carolina.  The little girl weighed less than one pound at birth.  Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

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The beauty of this little girl’s birth is in stark contrast to the recent passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act in January legalizing abortion for any reason right up to the moment of delivery, and the governor of Virginia, a pediatric neurosurgeon, discussing on the radio the possibility of legislation allowing a newborn infant with viability or other issues to be allowed to die after delivery with the consent of her parents.

That’s why I want TO INVITE YOU to Southern Downriver Right to Life’s (SDRTL) Annual Meeting on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 AT 7:00PM, and hear the AMAZING STORY OF STELLA DALLOS, A HEALTHY YOUNG GIRL FROM OUR OWN DOWNRIVER AREA WHO WAS BORN DURING THE 23RD WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

Jim Dallos’s heartwarming story of his daughter’s birth will set the stage for our renewed efforts, as a local affiliate of Right to Life of Michigan, to limit late term abortions in our state. We will also be electing a new Board and Officers for SDRTL, and we will outline the rest of our activities and plans for the balance of 2019.

We made some good progress in promoting a Culture of Life in both Michigan and Downriver in 2018, but we now have a strongly Pro-Abortion Governor & Pro-Abortion Attorney General who will stop at nothing to promote a Pro-Death agenda  similar to what just became law in New York.

 We can’t let that happen here. Unborn children just like Stella need your help in 2019.

Come and hear Stella’s story.  It is truly amazing, and it is almost too beautiful to be true…. but it is.   

       Joe Connors

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Southern Downriver Right to Life

 (734)-241-4277 Office

(734)-241-3602 Fax

(734)-735-8001 Cell

 

 

“Unplanned” Premiers at 800 Theaters on March 29

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All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood Clinic Directors in the nation. She counseled countless women about their reproductive choices and was involved in approximately 22,000 abortions, and told women on a daily basis about what abortion services were available for them, like the Title IX taxpayer funding of the abortion referral agency which continues to be a major point of contention between Republicans and Democrats. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in, but then she saw something, a life-changing experience that changed everything, leading Abby to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America. 

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This movie, “Unplanned”, brings an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate. After reading Abby Johnson’s best-selling book of the same title, Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman were moved to bring this inspiring true story to the big screen, giving voice to a woman who has been on both sides of the abortion conversation.  Stumbling blocks were put everywhere when making this movie, by Planned Parenthood and Hollywood, by turning down nine out of ten times  their attempt to license songs (which meant main songs had to be cut back because of major labels refusing them license), having to secretly film in Oklahoma because of the controversy surrounding the subject matter, and finding a Director who was willing to produce it. 

The director of the forthcoming movie “Unplanned” says the pro-life film was made “for such a time as this,” as several states are advancing radical abortion laws.

Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law a bill legalizing abortion “at any time when necessary to protect a woman’s life or health.” Lawmakers in Virginia, Rhode Island and Vermont are promoting similar bills.

For actress, Ashley Bratcher, making the pro-life-themed film “Unplanned” was both a professional challenge and a personal risk …“  “I knew from the very beginning, they warned me, they said, ‘You’re probably gonna get blacklisted. This could end your career.’ I said, ‘I don’t care. It’s worth it,’”   “This movie is not about judgment and condemnation, it’s about mercy and forgiveness,” she said. 

The $6 million “Unplanned” was partially financed by Michael Lindell, the multimillionaire founder of My Pillow. Worth an estimated $300 million, Lindell is a born-again Christian and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.

It has been said that, “Unplanned” is the most important movie you’ll ever see on the most controversial issue of our time. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, no one will leave this film unmoved by Abby’s journey.

For more information on dates and locations click on the following links:

Ave Maria Radio

AMC Theaters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan Legislative Day

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Looking ahead to May 14, are you interested in attending Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Day?

Use the link below from our Rep, Michelle Burke to see what is planned.  We can carpool from Wyandotte.  If you want to carpool, call (734) 288-8798.

It will be on the agenda for our March 12 and April 9 meetings.  Generally, our affiliate has paid for registration, if you are interested.

Important, VERY important, that this year that your affiliate is represented at this Legislative Day – we will be discussing the upcoming Dismemberment Abortion Ban Legislation, Initiative. Please share with your board at your next meeting.

Click Here for More Information 

Montana’s Missing Women’s Crisis

WHY, WHY, WHY is this problem not seen as a “problem” – in fact, it is much worse than a problem, it is a travesty that oozes of bigotry. Where are the feminists who love to brag about caring about women? Where are the journalists who ignore this issue like it is nothing of importance? Where are the protests or marches from all sides? Where are the phone calls, e-mails, faxes, or letters that should be sent to the officials in Montana, the BIA, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, AIM, the Department of Justice, National Crime Information Center, the Urban Indian Health Institute, and all the other sources that need to be contacted?

During a recent Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing, it was said “that Native Americans in Montana and across this country are dealing with violence at a much higher rate than the rest of the population and you cannot set foot in Indian country without hearing a heartbreaking story about this growing problem.”

The problem is not new in Montana, but in 2019, four pieces of legislation are proposed that should, at the federal level, revamp the way the U.S. Department of Justice compiles a database on missing and murdered Native women to help make sure all law enforcement agencies have necessary information.

In 2016 in a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute said “according to the National Crime Information Center there were 5,712 reports cited of slain or missing Native American women and girls, but only 116 of those cases were logged into a Department of Justice database.” “One of the problems stated is that it takes so long to bring attention to the problem of missing and murdered Native women because of inaccurate stereotypes that degrade how people view Native women.”

According to Senator Jon Tester, “Where’s the problem? Is it with BIA, is it with the FBI, is it with tribal law enforcement?” Tester wondered aloud at the December 12 hearing. “Why are we not finding these people? We would have a different reaction if this was a non-native.”

The Department of Justice has said it’s taken steps to address the problem. Last September it announced more than $113 million in grants to improve public safety, serve victims of crime and combat violence against women in American Indian and Alaska native communities. (This I will have to see to believe that any of this money will go to helping the missing women and girls.)

Studies have shown that this is NOT just a problem in Montana but throughout 71 cities in other states. Police in many U.S. cities fail to track murdered and/or missing Indigenous women. Investigations have shown that records have not been kept, nor have the stories of these missing or murdered women and girls been covered on the news. They have been missing from life, from the news, and from documentation. THIS MUST END!

To read a more indepth story of this travesty of justice, please click on:

Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf