Upper Downriver Right to Life usually takes the summer off and has no meetings in July and August. This summer is an exception.
On June 20, many of us attended the training held by Right to Life of Michigan. We learned about the legislation that was passed that would ban dismemberment abortions. Governor Whitmer has promised to veto it. The state constitution provides a means to by-pass the veto.
We will join with Right to Life of Michigan and collect signatures on petitions to ban dismemberment abortion. You can read the press release from RLM here.
For your convenience, UD-RTL will hold two special meetings of one hour to explain the situation, enlist the help of volunteers from churches and distribute petitions. Please make plans to attend one of these meetings.
- Tuesday, July 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (734-282-6100)
- Wednesday, July 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the same location.
Please help us recruit representatives from as many churches as possible and RSVP to wyandotteRLM@gmail.com as to which session you plan to attend. We will have information and petitions available at the meetings. We need your help to secure our share of the 400,000 signatures needed. Please invite others who may be interested!
If you need a letter to a pastor, please let me know and I will get it to you.
Also, please watch our “Events” page on our Facebook account and volunteer for any of the upcoming events, or for various committees that put together an event. Often times we need people to make phone calls, or help stuff envelopes, hand out flyers, and join us in our parades, Life Walk, Oratory Contests, Life Chain, our Yard and Bake Sale, and so many other opportunities to reach out to help.
On Thursday, June 20th we will be holding the Right to Life of Michigan Regional Training Session on our upcoming petition drive to BAN dismemberment abortion.
It is imperative we have all hands on deck for this initiative! If you plan to join us in getting signatures for the petition, it is very important you attend this session as there will be very valuable information including rules of the petition drive given to us during the session. Please clear your calendars for this if possible!
TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY, SO RSVP’S ARE NECESSARY.
TRAINING LOCATIONS ARE IN:
- NOVI ON JUNE 17 FROM 6:30-8:00PM
- ALLEN PARK ON JUNE 20 FROM 6:30-8:00PM.
TO ATTEND, PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 17TH WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, CITY, EMAIL, PHONE NUMBER/MOBILE. ONCE YOU HAVE RSVP’d WE WILL INDICATE TO YOU FURTHER DETAILS FOR YOUR CHOICE OF TRAINING LOCATION.
If there are any questions regarding this event, please contact our RLM Field Representative for our area, Michelle Burke at 517-265-4802 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you heard?
Today Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois issued a Decree barring state legislators who voted for radical pro-abortion bills from receiving Holy Communion.
I had the honor of sharing a podium with Bishop Paprocki during a huge pro-life rally in the Illinois Capitol back in March. His courage and clarity were inspiring that day.
But his action today is even more inspiring.
Bishop Paprocki clearly spelled out the grave evil and injustice of abortion. He explained that Christian legislators have a duty to defend the lives of unborn children. He backed up his words with Canon Law.
He even singled out by name the two legislators who pushed these bills through the Illinois General Assembly: House Leader Mike Madigan, and Senate Leader John Cullerton.
I was so inspired by Bishop Paprocki’s Decree that I want to send him a special letter of thanks. Would you like to join me?
Click here to add your name to my letter thanking Bishop Paprocki for being such a courageous leader of the Church!
And please forward this message to all your pro-life contacts. I want to offer Bishop Paprocki a tremendous outpouring of support.
Our leaders so often disappoint us. But here we have a case of a true leader, one who stands up for the truth without compromise.
I hope you and all your pro-life friends will join me in thanking Bishop Paprocki for being such a bold and courageous shepherd of the Church!
Yours for Life,
Eric J. Scheidler
Pro-Life Action League
The Downriver Affiliates of Right to Life of Michigan ask that you Save the Date for the
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Featured Guest Speaker:
Rev. Paul M Clark
Pastor: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fowler, MI
Topic of Discussion: “Euthanasia: Slippery Slope or Free-Fall?”
Venue: Arnaldo’s Banquet Center
18275 Quarry Rd., Riverview, MI 48193
Click Here for More Information or to Register https://focusonlifedinner.weebly.com
Please join Upper Downriver Right to Life on Sunday, May 19, 2019, as we “Stand Up For Life” in Lincoln Park’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade begins at 1:00 P.M.
We still have not received our unit number or line up position, but we’ll probably line up again on White Street a couple blocks off of Fort Street. We will be getting that information, so watch our Facebook page this week, or another good alternative would be to ask anyone with a clipboard where the Upper Downriver parade unit is located.
There will be patriotic music coming from our unit. We plan to use our new portable sound system in all parades from here on out! Also, Rosalie’s brand new red vehicle will be used in our unit. AS A REMINDER, the parade runs from Southfield Road down Fort Street to the Band Shelter. Park either behind the auto part store located at the corner of Fort Street and Southfield or back behind that area a few streets away in the residential section. If needed, we will drive you back to your vehicle after the parade. The parade will be finished by 2:00 P.M. WE NEED YOU TO HELP PASS OUT CARDS AND CANDY.
PLAN TO HONOR GOD’S GIFT OF LIFE TO YOU AS WELL AS THE UNBORN. PUT IT ON OUR CALENDAR NOW!
It’s great that the local Republicans are sponsoring pro-life speakers. If you go, please let them know that you are from Upper Downriver Right to Life.
Southern Downriver Right to Life has invited us to join them at their 2019 Pastor’s Luncheon.
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/