High School Pro-Life Oratory Contest


I am writing to share with you an exciting program we have to reach out to youth in Wayne County. Every year, Wayne County Right to Life affiliates sponsor an oratory contest for high school students. This event involves researching, writing and presenting a speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, stem cell research or cloning. Our contest will be held this year at Southgate Library on March 17th at noon so please come out to support and encourage our finalists.

Students receive several benefits from participating in our oratory contest. In addition to building confidence in their public speaking abilities, students gain experience with critical thinking and constructing persuasive arguments. Most importantly, they learn how to engage others in constructive discussion about life and death issues.

Along with the educational benefits, the top three contest winners receive prizes and our first place winner will advance to the state contest sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan in May. In June, the state winner will compete with elite teens from across the country at the National Right to Life Committee oratory contest in Kansas.

Please encourage involvement in this wonderful opportunity. After receiving a student’s application form we will contact them to provide contest rules and further details.  We are also available to make brief presentations to classrooms, youth groups or any other gathering and would be happy to set up a time to do so. Please contact us at (734) 282-6100, if you have questions about our program.


Ninth Annual Dinner for Life

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Please join the seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in support of the pro-life movement.


Mass: 6:00 PM

Celebrant: Bishop Gerard Battersby  


Dinner to follow:
Fish or Pasta

Keynote: Christina Marchetti
Director of Client Services at Mother and Unborn Baby Care

Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago, Detroit, Michigan
Cost: $25 per person

All proceeds will benefit Marys Mantle

Downriver March for Life – 2018


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 for Anniversay of Roe vs Wade


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.

Pro-Life Signature Ad for Roe v. Wade anniversary

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A winner of this 50” x 60” plush throw of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be drawn from Signature Ad donors and announced at the January 21st Prayer Service.

Please take time to support the Signature Ad in the News Herald for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and legal abortion in the U.S.  It is important that we show that there are hundreds of people Downriver who support the legal protection of the unborn.  The full page, full color ad in the Downriver News Herald and the Dearborn Press and Guide costs nearly $3000.  Please include your name, business, church, club or school for a donation of $10 or more. 


I join with Right to Life of Michigan Downriver affiliates to express my support for legal protection for unborn children in an ad in the News Herald and Dearborn Press and Guide.


 Name to appear in ad (may be individuals, family, business, school, club, church, etc.): ___________________________________________________________________

Address (will not be printed, for verification only): 

______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________ e-mail: __________________________________

Signature (required) ______________________________________________________

Contributions to Upper Downriver Right to Life are not tax deductible.

[  ] Yes, Right to Life affiliates may use my name in their upcoming pro-life ads.

[  ] No, I prefer not to have my name in the advertisement,  but will support it financially.


Donation enclosed (suggested $10-15) $ _________ payable to Right to Life


[  ] I enclose an additional $5 to renew my annual Right to Life of Michigan membership.


Mail to:  RLM Signature Ad, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte, MI 48192      Deadline:  January 16, 2018, or call for more information 734-282-6100.

You can also donate at Sigad2018.Eventbrite.com 


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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







The threat women-helping centers pose to the Abortion Industry explains their hysterical response – NRL News Today

By Dave Andrusko I think it would be fair to say that the savvier pro-abortionists understand there is case pending before the Supreme Court that has the potential to seriously upset a major objective of the Abortion Industry: compelling pro-lifers to compromise their principles, lessen their impact, and to force them to do the bidding

Source: The threat women-helping centers pose to the Abortion Industry explains their hysterical response – NRL News Today