Downriver Voters Can Make a Local Impact Furthering Roe v. Wade Overturned

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Ed Kroll

By Ed Kroll published in the News Herald, copied with his permission

August 5, 2022 at 6:49 a.m.

Thank you to Jackie Martin for the June 29 article regarding the Supreme Court decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, which had effectively made abortion legal in the U.S. for all nine months of pregnancy for any reason.

https://www.thenewsherald.com/2022/06/27/reaction-to-landmark-roe-v-wade-has-many-downriver-lawmakers-vowing-to-fight/embed/#?secret=Ew62R0HlOG

I am grateful for the quotations in response to that decision of so many of our Downriver elected officials. These Democrats (U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Rashida Tlaib, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer) can no longer hide behind a rhetoric of vague compassion. Their words tell clearly that they are in favor of allowing and encouraging through the power of government, the annual slaughter of nearly 1 million babies in the womb. These children, the future of our country, are being murdered daily for their crime of being inconvenient, the wrong sex, or imperfect.

This November, we voters have the responsibility to replace these legislators by electing candidates who will defend the weakest members of society. Only the Republican party platform of 2016, reissued in 202,0 reiterates the Declaration of Independence that declares the inalienable right to life as well as the need to strengthen families of a mother and father with their natural children as the means to give more children a path to success which in turn strengthens our country.

In that same issue of The News-Herald, columnist Craig Farrand expressed his flawed opinion and disappointment at the SCOTUS decision. He touts the core foundations of “personal freedoms, privacy, a separation of church and state, limits to government intrusion and, ultimately, the right to live your life as you see fit – as long as your beliefs don’t translate into actions that inflict themselves on anyone else.”  But that’s the flaw because abortion is an action that directly kills the unborn child, a separate person from the mother.

https://www.thenewsherald.com/2022/06/29/how-did-the-supreme-court-get-it-wrong-lets-count-the-ways/embed/#?secret=jcVchjAjWP

I was most offended by his flawed analysis when he claims that three justices were illegitimate appointments because he did not consider President Trump to have been properly elected. Following the wisdom of the Constitution and election laws governing our republic, Donald Trump was duly and legally elected. There is no reason to continue the sour grapes attitude and disrespect of our former president.

I do agree with Mr. Farrand that we should “elect people at the national and state levels who will defend … the rights of minorities, the weak and those in need.” Unborn babies and their mothers certainly fall into that category.

The people of Michigan have a long history of defending a culture of life.

• 1846 – Michigan law banned abortion

• 1931 – When the Michigan legal code was updated, the 1846 law was unchanged

• 1972 – Ballot proposal that would have legalized abortion was defeated 61% to 39% (This was invalidated by the Roe v. Wade decision of Jan. 22, 1973.)

• 1988 – Through a petition drive and vote of 57% to 43%, a ban on tax-funded Medicaid abortions was enacted

• 1998 – Vote of 71% to 29% made assisted suicide illegal

• 2013 – A successful petition drive for initiated legislation eliminated (Obamacare) mandated abortion coverage in health insurance plans

There are 150 pregnancy help centers in Michigan (1-800-57-WOMAN) with four of them Downriver.  They offer material help and various levels of medical help and support for mothers and families in need. They are prepared to expand their services to help more mothers during pregnancy and after their baby’s birth.

In 1980, the Democrat party made the choice not to defend the lives of the unborn. Although Downriver has long been a Democrat stronghold, it is time to change that for the most foundational issue of justice in our time. We can debate policy, taxes, how to fund the roads and other issues, but protecting human life is nonnegotiable.

During the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution, George Washington wrote the following which is still good advice:

“No one can rejoice more than I do at every step taken by the People of this great Country to preserve the Union — establish good order & government — and to render the Nation happy at home & respected abroad. No Country upon Earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wonderously strange then, & much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means, and to stray from the road to which the finger of Providence has so manifestly pointed. I cannot believe it will ever come to pass! The great Author of all good has not conducted us so far on the Road to happiness and glory to withdraw from us, in the hour of need, his beneficent support. By folly & misconduct (proceeding from a variety of causes) we may now & then get bewildered; but I hope, and trust, that there is good sense and virtue enough left to bring us back into the right way before we shall be entirely lost.”

We will continue to pray and work to defend the lives of the innocent babies in the womb who have no voice.

Ed Kroll is president of Upper Downriver Right to Life.

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TAKE ACTION NOW TO HELP BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA ON THEIR OWN WON’T!

https://www.csvanw.org/call-to-action/

Building and sharing space with our communities is the foundation that grounds our mission, vision, and work at the Coalition, but we need you to join us.  Get involved as we share ways for you to help break the cycles of violence.  You can help make a difference in our awareness campaigns by following us and re-sharing our posts and articles on social media, join us at community training, participate in our social media photo challenge, or becoming a member of CSVANW.

(Excerpt from https://www.nativewomenswilderness.org/mmiw)

Our women, girls, and two-spirits are being taken from us in an alarming way. As of 2016, the National Crime Information Center has reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. Strikingly, the U.S Department of Justice missing persons database has only reported 116 cases. The majority of these murders are committed by non-Native people on Native-owned land. The lack of communication combined with jurisdictional issues between state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement, make it nearly impossible to begin the investigative process.

The above link is really great in showing the problems and showing the difference in states that have no records at all. This needs to be taken seriously, and any input you have in helping them be it posting on your media sites, becoming a member, contacting your representatives, donating even a small amount o aid in the work, newspapers, TV channels, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT DOING TO HELP THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES?

(Excerpt from PBS)

Nov 26, 2019 President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Nov. 26 to address concerns over missing Native American women. The order creates an interagency task force aimed at improving efforts to find out what has happened to Native Americans who have gone missing and prevent the murders of native women. The U.S. government also plans to distribute grants to improve safety in Native American communities. “We will deliver justice for the victims, closure for the families and safety to those in harm’s way,” Trump said. Native American leaders who attended the signing ceremony thanked Trump for taking action and emphasized how murders have affected their communities. “We cannot have this happening anymore,” said Melanie Benjamin, the chief executive of the Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Despite what anyone thinks about President Trump, the important thing here is how and what the various nations had to say.

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(Excerpt from U.S. Department of the Interior)

President Biden issues proclamation for missing and murdered relatives – Thursday, May 5, 2022

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation declaring May 5 as Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. “For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the proclamation from the White House states. “On Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, we remember these victims and their families, and commit to working with Tribal Nations and Native communities to achieve justice and healing.” “The Federal Government has an obligation to ensure that cases of missing or murdered persons are met with swift and effective action,” the proclamation continues. “My Administration is fully committed to investigating and resolving these cases through a coordinated law enforcement response, as well as intervention and prevention efforts. We are also dedicated to researching the underlying causes of this violence and to working with Native communities to address them.”

According to Biden, the Department of Justice is “working closely with Tribal Nations to develop regionally appropriate guidelines for these cases.” The apparent lack of progress in creating these guidelines had been raised in a bipartisan letter sent by key members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs earlier this week. “The Department of Justice has created a dedicated steering committee to oversee and coordinate this critical work, including an outreach services liaison for Federal criminal cases in Indian Country,” Biden states in the proclamation. The proclamation otherwise does not directly mention Savanna’s Act or the Not Invisible Act, both of which became law in October 2020, before Biden took office. Native women and their advocates have called on the federal government to implement the two laws in order to help address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country. But Biden touts his signing of the Violence Against Women Act. The new law recognizes the inherent authority of tribes to prosecute non-Indians for a broader set of crimes. It also recognizes the sovereignty of tribes in Alaska, who had been left out of the 2013 version of VAWA. “This important law expands special criminal jurisdiction of Tribal courts to cover non-Native perpetrators of sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, sex trafficking, and assaults on Tribal law enforcement officers on Tribal lands and supports the development of a pilot project to enhance access to safety for survivors in Alaska Native villages,” the proclamation states.

(Excerpt from NC Policy Watch)

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday, November 16, 2021, addressing violence against Indigenous communities.

“These efforts are a matter of dignity,” Biden said during the opening ceremony for the White House Tribal Nations Summit. “That’s the foundation of our nation-to-nation partnership.”

The executive order directs the departments of Justice, Interior, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services to create a strategy that will improve the public safety and justice for Native Americans, as well as address the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples.

“I’m proud to sign it. It’s long overdue,” Biden said while signing the order on Monday. “We’re going to make some substantial changes in Indian Country, and it’s going to continue.”

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As of today, August 6, 2022, these are just more promises made but promises not kept but that isn’t anything new when it comes to the Native American nations. What is different though is that there was a time when the news would carry and report on stories like this, but now-a-days, they are all bought and paid for by political parties, and this is why it is imperative that people become more involved and contact the various medias demanding more coverage about this problem, and to use Facebook and Twitter to spread the word. WE ARE OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER!

Assumption Grotto Church and Cemetery – National Day f Remembrance for Aborted Children

The numbers are not out yet as to the approximate amount of people who attended the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children in the various locations around the country, but I know if the turn out was as good as the one I attended, it had to be not just a huge success, but a Blessing for all who took part in it and/or attended.

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted  Children is a  joint project of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life, and the Pro-Life Action League. (The aborted babies buried at Assumption Grotto were killed at Women’s Advisory Clinic, Trimester II, Novi Physician Center, and other Michigan abortion clinics now closed)  The services at the Assumption Grotto Church and Cemetery was hosted by:

  • Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods Right to Life
  • Right to Life Central-East Macomb
  • Right to Life of North Macomb County
  • Right to Life Northwest Macomb
  • Right to Life – Southeast Macomb County
  • Right to Life – Warren/Center Line
  • St. Clair County Right to Life
  • Upper Downriver Right to Life
  • Pregnancy Aid
  • Crusaders for Life – Detoit
  • Right to Life of Michigan

The Greeting and Welcome was presented by Ellen Salter, Opening prayer by Rev. Edward Perrone, The Michigan Chamber Chorale sang “Your Great Faithfulness”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace” and “Onward Christian Soldier”. The procession to the cemetery was led b y the Knights of  Columbus, Scripture read by Mark Gade, Head Elder of Christ the King Lutheran, Meghan’s Miracles by Ellen Salter, Prolife Speaker, Scripture by Mark Gade, Reflection by Pastor Randy Boelter of Christ the King Lutheran, Student Orator was Shannon Salter, and speech by Susan Stockman, Past Director of the Pregnancy Aid, Prayers of the Faithful by NDR-Detroit Team, Thank you and invitation to fellowship by EllenSalter, and Closing prayer by Rev. John Bustamante, Assoc. Pastor of Assumption Grotto.

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO FIND A MEMORIAL SERVICE NEAR YOU ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, OR HOW TO ARRANGE ONE AT:  www.abortionmemorials.com, and there’s plenty of time to plan a memorial service. Several graves of aborted babies still need someone to plan a memorial service and hundreds of Memorial Markers for Aborted Babies where you may hold a service for this Nationwide Event.

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Click here to locate a Marker NEAR YOU!  http://www.abortionmemorials.com/sites.php
AND Captains are still needed for the following gravesites for aborted children.  So far no one has stepped forward to plan a service for these babies:

  • Gravesite of 47 Aborted Babies The Gosnell Babies
    Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue Upper Chichester,
    PA 19061
  • Grave of Nine Abortion Victims
    Miller Family Cemetery Highway 59 and Old Lloyd Road
    Lloyd FL 32344
  • Burial Site of 227 Aborted Babies
    Truro Anglican Church 10520 Main Street Fairfax VA 22030
  • Gravesite of One Aborted Baby – Christian Chapel 7807 East 76th Street Tulsa OK 74133
  • Burial Site of 63 Aborted Babies
    Cathedral Cemetery 2400 Lancaster Avenue Wilmington DE 19805
  • Gravesite of 34 Aborted Babies
    Immaculate Conception Cemetery Singerly Road (Route 213) and Childs Road Elkton MD 21921
  • Burial Site of 55 Aborted Babies
    Resthaven Memorial Park 5001 E. Highland Street Shawnee OK 74801
  • Burial Site of 2 Aborted Babies
    Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church 3900 S. Hiawassee Road Orlando FL 32835
  • Gravesite of Aborted Babies
    Green Acres Mortuary 11715 Cedar Avenue Bloomington CA 92316
  • Gravesite of Baby Agnes Doe
    Oak Grove Cemetery Clay Avenue and Greendale Road Tyrone PA 16686

Watch this 5 minute video “Requiem for the Disappeared” – on the burials of the aborted unborn! And you’ll be inspired to plan a memorial service for the victims of abortion:

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Defeat of Bill to Ban Killing Girls in Sex-Selection Abortions

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Excerpts from LifeNews.com:  “The Planned Parenthood abortion business today celebrated the defeat of pro-life legislation in Louisiana that would ban killing girls (or boys) in sex-selection abortions.

After research has shown that the practice of sex-selection abortion has made its way from Asian nations to the United States, pro-life advocates are moving forward with legislation to ban sex-selection abortions that target girl babies.

HB 701, the legislation aimed at preventing sex-selective abortion in Louisiana, was stalled today by a 2-2 vote in the State Senate Judiciary B Committee. Senators J.P. Morrell and Karen Carter Peterson voted against the bill, and Senators Norby Chabert and Eric Lafleur voted in favor of the bill.

After the vote, the nation’s biggest abortion company applauded what it hailed as the defeat of the pro-life legislation…….

This isn’t the first time Planned Parenthood has been on record supporting sex-selection abortions. Last year, in a letter to members of the California state legislature, the abortion giant opposed another ban on sex-selection abortions.”

If you are pro-life and want to read the entire article, please click on:

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/26/planned-parenthood-celebrates-defeat-of-bill-to-ban-killing-girls-in-sex-selection-abortions/

Which is it?  According to Planned Parenthood and pro-choice, the fetus is not a HUMAN baby despite the fact that at the time of conception the sperm merges its 23 HUMAN chromosomes into the egg which has the other 23 HUMAN chromosomes and together this forms a HUMAN being,  a BABY.  Even once a sex is determined (girl vs. boy), they obviously still don’t consider the fetus being a human child.  In my way of thinking, they can’t have it both ways.  No other species has our 46 chromosomes and from the moment of conception these chromosomes will determine not only the sex, the eye color, the hair color, and all other attributes of a HUMAN being.  Where does it stop?   Maybe the agenda of their idol, Margaret Sanger, is still their ultimate goal!  Don’t want a baby – just kill it!  Don’t want a particular gender – just kill it?  Don’t want a particular race – just kill it!  Don’t want a baby with blond hair – just kill it!  Don’t want a baby who isn’t perfect – just kill it!

The definition of “EXTERMINATION” begins, and quickly becomes the mass killing legally called “genocide”.   It is “extermination” to the killers because they do not believe their victims to be fully human.  Read the page on this site about “Margaret Sanger” and then tell me how her agenda is NOT the agenda of Planned Parenthood.

Prolife Teleseminar / Tuesday, June 2

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Mark your calendar to join Right to Life of Michigan for a Prolife Media & Legislative Update Teleseminar on Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m.

You will hear from Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing and Legislative Director Ed Rivet. We are looking forward to an exciting summer in Michigan with opportunities to share prolife information. This is your chance to receive the most up-to-date information on what is happening in Michigan regarding LIFE. We expect the teleseminar to be about 20 minutes.

The teleseminar is open to prolife people, feel free to share this information with your Michigan friends and family members.

There are two ways for you to listen in:
⦁ Use your phone and call (425) 440-5100; PIN Code: 662744#
⦁ Or, listen via the Internet: http://iTeleseminar.com/70248558
We are looking forward to connecting with you on Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m.