Students for Life of America Gets a New Member

A letter from Students for Life of America:

“Dear Friend,

I’m thrilled to announce that Students for Life’s President, Kristan Hawkins gave birth yesterday, May 14th, to her 4th child and 1st daughter, Gracie Jane Hawkins! Both Kristan and Gracie are doing well!

She is so cute that we wanted to send you a picture of her!

Like the pro-life activist she is, Kristan asked our team to make a special “I am the Pro-Life Generation” baby onesise for Gracie to wear after she was born, so of course she took it with her to the hospital 😉

While Kristan is taking a couple of weeks off to heal and adjust to life with four little ones, our team is going to be going full-steam ahead.

This year, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with many young moms in crisis on college campuses and help them choose life.

Friend, in honor of Gracie’s birth, can you chip in and make a $14 gift right now to Students for Life’s Pregnant on Campus Initiative which trains our 838+ Students for Life groups across the nation on how to reach women in crisis and help them choose life?

For every gift of $14 or more we receive, SFLA is going to send one of our brand-new “I am the Pro-Life Generation” onesises to a courageous student leader who chose life this school year.

Thank you for all of your generous support of our mission to abolish abortion in our lifetime, one campus, one student, and one young mother at a time.

Please keep both Gracie and Kristan in your prayers!


Tina Whittington
Executive Vice President
Students for Life of America”

U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Pain Capable Abortion Ban!

npla_hdrAccording to the National Pro-Life Alliance:

“Just minutes ago, thanks to the pressure of NPLA members and other pro-lifers, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain Capable Abortion Ban by a vote of 242 to 184!

Now the fight will continue in the U.S. Senate where it is sure to face intense opposition from the abortion lobby.

But forcing any vote on protecting unborn babies capable of feeling pain throughout their entire bodies is a clear political winner.

In addition to saving thousands of lives each year, every vote on this bill exposes pro-abortion politicians as the radicals they are for refusing to support any restrictions on abortion-on-demand.

And thanks to the pro-life advances in the last election, you and I have never been better positioned to force a vote on late-term abortions.

So if you haven’t already, please sign the petition to your two U.S. Senators and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell” by clicking the link below:.


1560763_1435882439978999_1178948928_nPlanned Parenthood’s 21st Annual Luncheon fundraiser 2015 will be held this coming Monday, May 18th at ‘The Henry’ on the Southfield Service Dr. and Hubbard roads in Dearborn from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Their guest speaker is former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis. Please do everything to come and spread the word to picket this event.  Share this post.



Dear Friend,

It is anticipated that this week the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). The bill was originally introduced by Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in January. Rep. Franks is proposing an amended version this week.

Time is short; a vote is expected this Wednesday. Respond to send a message of support to your Representative immediately!  Please click

Since there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, H.R. 36 asserts a compelling governmental interest in protecting unborn children from this stage. With limited exceptions, the bill makes it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater.

Thanks for all that you do in support of life! Together we will be heard.

Amy McInerny
Executive Director

The following information is from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life

They Feel Pain; Let’s Protect Them

Historic legislation, focusing on the pain children feel when they are killed in the womb by abortion, will be voted on in the US House of Representatives this week, possibly on the second anniversary (May 13) of the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. His trial raised the public’s awareness of late term abortion.

The measure is called the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 36), and says that from the point of 20 weeks of development forward, children in the womb may not be killed by abortion.

These children do feel pain, and protecting children from pain is a good motive for the state to protect them from abortion.

Consider the fact that, not so long ago, it was thought that newborns could not feel pain. Surgery was carried out on newborn and premature infants with minimal or no anesthesia. But since 1986, this practice has been unacceptable, and it is recognized that they can experience severe pain.
Pain cannot be measured directly. The unborn child cannot say “Ouch!” What has to be examined instead are things like stress reactions, measured by the release of certain hormones in the blood, and the presence of the various anatomical structures necessary for the transmission and perception of pain. Studies have shown various hormonal reactions as well as “full body response,” when the whole body reacts to a painful stimulus rather than just one part of the body as would happen with a reflex. Moreover, the unborn child at this stage has the three key elements needed for pain perception: the pain sensors throughout the body, the thalamus of the brain, and the nerve pathways connecting the two, via the spinal cord. The cerebral cortex of the brain is not necessary in order to feel pain.

Moreover, the unborn may actually feel more pain than the adult because there is evidence that the mechanisms that inhibit pain seem to develop after those that enable the perception of pain.
And these are the things we need to talk about when discussing this legislation with family, friends, church leaders, and coworkers. Don’t talk so much about a “limit” or “restriction on abortion,” as valid as that is. Talk about the reality that these babies feel pain. Most people who oppose banning abortion nevertheless also care about protecting babies from pain.

Now President Obama, because of his own positions and because of the obsession that the Democratic Party has with permitting the killing of children in the womb, would veto this legislation if it came to his desk. But we will have a president in the White House before long who will sign this legislation. And the process must start now, just as the process to protect children from partial-birth abortion started under the Democratic pro-abortion president Bill Clinton. This will be a multi-Congress effort. The debates have to be held, positions and arguments have to be developed, legislators have to go on record, and the public has to be educated. Moreover, a legislator’s position on such a bill should be an election issue if he or she is running for office in 2016.

From a moral dimension, every abortion is equally wrong, though the wrongness of every abortion is not equally evident to the public. Our goal is to protect every child, but if the legislative will is not present to protect all the children now, it is not only morally permissible but morally obligatory to do everything we can to protect the children that the legislative body is willing to protect at the present time. Some people mistakenly think that because this law does not protect every child now, that we should not be in favor of it. They mistakenly think we are guilty for not doing what we cannot do. But that is not true. We become guilty, instead, for not doing what we can do, and this bill, when it becomes law, could in fact save approximately 18,000 lives a year in America.
ACTION ALERT: Help us Protect Children from Painful Abortions!

Join me in the next chapter of the effort to restore legal protection to children in the womb!
I have written to you before about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,
A piece of legislation that protects children in the womb from 20 weeks of development forward.
Why 20 weeks?  Because, given the fact that such babies can feel pain by that time, and that most of the public favors protecting such children from abortion, a majority of lawmakers are now ready to pass such a bill!

And in fact they have passed it in about a dozen states, and even in the US House of Representatives in the last Congress!  Now, the current Congress is ready to vote on it again – this week!  Let me say at the outset that of course, we are determined to protect every baby and stop ALL abortion.  And we reach that goal step by step, by protecting now the babies that we are able to protect through legislation that we have enough support to enact. After all, they are persons, they deserve protection now, and the fact that others aren’t protected yet doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be.

I firmly believe that the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” is the most significant piece of pro-life legislation to be introduced so far on the federal level, and is the next chapter in our ongoing battle to end abortion.

Please make a phone call today to your Representative in Congress to urge him or her to vote for this bill. I will give you information below as to how best to do that.

The House bill is called H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
This bill is a nightmare for the abortion industry. Not only do they not want to see it passed, but they don’t even want it discussed.  Imagine the anxiety caused to the abortion business when people start talking about the pain the child feels when her arms and legs are torn off by the abortionist who is paid to do so!

We can stop this painful dismemberment of children through this Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  As you know, our country has already prohibited on the federal level (and in many states) the particular procedure of partial-birth abortion. That, too, was a step forward.
But whereas that law stops only one method of killing these children, the Pain-Capable bill would protect those same children from any and all methods of killing!

And you can help advance this legislation with a simple phone call.
So please click here for the information on how to make that phone call today, and what to say.

And please forward this email to as many other people as you can!

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
Priests for Life
PO Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 888-PFL-3448
Fax: 718-980-6515

Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade – May 17, 2015

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On Sunday, May 17, 2015 Upper Downriver Right to Life will be marching for life in the Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, you are invited to join!

Please meet behind Murray’s Auto Supply which is located on Fort St. and Southfield. All participants should meet in the grassy area median behind Murray’s Auto Supply around noon
Upper Downriver RTL slot number for parade is yet to be determined.  Parade route will be Fort St. at Southfield to the Bandshell.  Invite family and friends to participate.

For more information please phone Anna Danyko at 734-284-5226.  If recorder is on please leave message with your return phone number, Anna will phone you back

Message from Students for Life of America


“Every week, young women in crisis meet our Students for Life groups on campus or they e-mail us after finding our Pregnant On Campus website online. We give them hope, love, and resources. We do everything we can to support these young women, so they don’t turn to those who prey upon them.

But I want to have something more to give them. I am compiling a small book that we can give to each of these scared, young girls, and I want to fill it with messages from you. Messages that tell them you love them, that it’s okay to seek help, and that they are strong enough to get through any pressures they may be facing from parents or boyfriends to abort.

While we certainly don’t want to encourage out of wedlock pregnancies, the hard truth is that we’ve got to be there for these young women.  Please take 2 minutes to write a quick Message of Love to a pregnant student on campus at the following link:”

Kansas & Oklahoma First States to Ban (D&E) Abortions


The following is a statement from the National Pro-Life Alliance:

“Thanks to the pressure of NPLA members and other pro-lifers, Kansas and Oklahoma have become the first two states to ban the barbaric practice known as dilation and extraction (D&E) abortion.

You see, during a D&E or dismemberment abortion, the abortionist tears the unborn baby completely apart before removing the tiny body piece by piece.

Horrifying doesn’t even begin to describe it.

And while banning D&E Abortions ends one grisly procedure, the fact remains that as long as an abortionist finds a different way to kill the baby, it’s still perfectly legal.

Because whether by D&E abortion, abortion pills like RU-486, toxic chemicals, or whatever macabre methods the abortionists come up with, the fact remains that abortion ends an innocent life.”

Letter from National Pro-Life Alliance


Do you think it’s okay to kill a seven pound, full-term baby right before birth?

No? Debbie Wasserman Schultz does…

DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was recently asked whether or not she supported killing a seven pound baby right before birth.

Her response? That abortion-on-demand should remain legal and unrestricted at any and all times during pregnancy.

You see, for too long the pro-abortion media has tried to give their pro-abortion pals in Congress a free pass on their extremism.

But when pro-lifers flip the script on pro-abortion politicians and force them to go on the record, they show their true colors.

And he fact is, the abortion lobby’s support for abortion-on-demand is a moral and political disaster.

When pro-lifers succeed in putting pro-abortion politicians on the record for their radical positions, what’s sure to follow are historic gains for the pro-life cause at the polls.

In the last election, your National Pro-Life Alliance exposed the radical pro-abortion votes of several targeted members of Congress.

And all told, eight pro-abortion U.S. Senators and scores of pro-abortion Congressmen were sent into retirement by the time the final votes were tallied.

Taking an unwavering stand for the Sanctity of Life is a winning position.

And together, you and I will continue to hold politicians accountable for their extreme pro-abortion positions.

Join the National Pro-Life Alliance by clicking on the link below: