Thursday, April 28, 2016

Prolife leaders from across Michigan meet in Lansing


Yesterday, April 27, about 300 leaders and volunteers from local affiliates throughout the state of Michigan met in Lansing for the annual Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Day.


Attendees were briefed about many prolife bills working their way through a tough legislative process at the State Capitol. Two of those bills would ban any exchange of money in connection with fetal tissue donations, and they passed the Michigan Senate 26-10 during Legislative Day!

Following the event and presentation by Sue Thayer, former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic, the crowd walked over to the State Capitol to encourage prolife representatives in the Michigan House.


Last week the Legislature completed work on the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, sending it to the governor, but many more bills need action soon.

For more information on current priorities and ways you can make a difference, visit our Action Center regularly.

For information on all pieces of prolife legislation we're working on, visit our state legislation page.

Michigan Senate passes bill to ban fetal tissue trafficking in Michigan

On April 27, 2016, the Michigan Senate voted 26-10 to pass SB 564 and 565.  These bills will prohibit the exchange of any form of compensation for fetal tissue or organs and provide penalties for those who engage in the trade of fetal tissue or organs for monetary or other forms of remuneration.

A Right to Life of Michigan spokeswoman said the legislation addresses a loophole in federal law that allows fetal tissue donors to charge a procurement fee of any amount. The state legislation allows women to donate aborted fetal tissue but not for a fee, said Genevieve Marnon, public affairs associate for Right to Life of Michigan.

“We’re simply codifying the policy that Planned Parenthood said it adopted” in October 2015, Marnon said.

Six months ago, national Planned Parenthood said it would no longer accept reimbursement of its costs for donating tissue for medical research.

“If it is truly about donated tissue, what is there to fear?” Marnon said. “Researchers should be happy that they no longer have to pay a procurement fee.”
FULL STORY

You can learn more about this legislation here. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

House panel investigates fetal organ trafficking

On April 20 the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a hearing titled “The Pricing of Fetal Tissue.”

Before the hearing the panel released documents showing how the tissue procurement company StemExpress would advertise their services as providing abortion businesses with “financial profits” and “financial benefits.” Selling fetal tissue for a profit is a federal crime.

Planned Parenthood has claimed that any dollars that changed hands over the aborted babies’ body parts were only reimbursements, which are allowed under federal law. The released documents and prior evidence however point to the tissue procurement company as doing practically all of the work associated with fetal organ harvesting.

The Planned Parenthood undercover videos repeatedly do show the abortion clinics willing to do the additional work of changing abortion procedures in order to harvest more intact organs. Changing procedures for the purpose of harvesting tissue is against the law, however.

Other issues brought up by the panel include potential HIPAA privacy law violations and improper informed consent practices.

The pro-abortion members of Congress on the panel—most of whom have received campaign donations from Planned Parenthood—began the hearing by trying to stonewall the proceedings and objecting to the documents provided. They also continued to falsely claim the Planned Parenthood undercover videos were fabrications.

 They defended harvesting the organs of aborted babies as medically necessary to save lives, while denying the abortion businesses were engaged in trafficking. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) at one point suggested that the panel continuing to investigate the issue would result in the death of children.

Abortion supporters seemed confused at two points during the hearing. Noted pro-abortion attorney Fay Clayton claimed the StemExpress brochure was only about adult tissue donations, despite the fact the brochure specifically mentioned “fetal” tissue multiple times. When confronted with this fact, Clayton claimed that somehow the profits mentioned on the brochure only referred to adult tissue. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that the documents provided showed the abortion clinics actually had to do additional work to harvest the organs, justifying a reimbursement fee. It was pointed out to him, however, that the documents referred to the tissue procurement company, not the abortion clinic.

A new argument used to oppose the investigation was that there was an unrelated and unsuccessful investigation into fetal tissue trafficking in 2000. This argument attempts to attack the credibility of the undercover journalists who had nothing to do with an investigation 16 years ago. The lead undercover journalist, David Daleiden, would have been about 11 at the time.

Click here for a replay of the hearing.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Attorney General Schuette has filed lawsuit to close oldest abortion clinic in Michigan

Summit Women's Center abortion clinic
On April 7, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that he has filed a lawsuit to shut down the Summit Women’s Center abortion clinic in Detroit.  The abortion clinic has been operating illegal for nearly a year.  Summit Women’s Center is the oldest abortion clinic in the state of Michigan.

From the press release:
Summit Women’s Center provides medical services through Summit of Detroit, P.C., a professional corporation. But, in its May 2015 annual report to the state, Summit P.C. reported that David Lipton—not a licensed physician—was now Summit P.C.’s sole officer, director, and owner and that Summit P.C. had changed its corporate purpose to “management company,” which is not a lawful purpose for a professional corporation. The report also falsely certified that David Lipton was licensed to provide professional medical services.

The Attorney General is bringing this action to halt the clinic from providing medical care to patients at the Summit Women’s Center, to dissolve Summit P.C., and to investigate the possible fraudulent formation of Summit P.C.

Summit has been in the news before.  They hired abortionist Robert Alexander after his abortion clinic in Muskegon was closed by authorities and hired infamous abortionist Reginald Sharpe after his clinics were closed as well. 

Hillary Clinton says child has no constitutional rights hours before delivery

On April 5, 2016, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made an appearance on the television program The View.  During her talk with the shows co-hosts, Paula Faris asks Clinton if unborn children have constitutional rights on the day they are due to be born. 

You can read the transcript below and watch the video of Clinton’s comments.

FARIS: I want to ask you about some comments that you made over the weekend on ‘Meet the Press. ‘ You said, ‘The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.’ My question is at what point does someone have constitutional rights, and are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights?

CLINTON: Under our law that is the case, Paula. I support Roe v. Wade because I think it is an important — an important statement about the importance of a woman making this most difficult decision with consultation by whom she chooses: her doctor, her faith, her family. And under the law and under certainly that decision, that is the way we structure it.”




Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Right to Life coalition supports Ted Cruz for Republican primaries

National Right to Life--a coalition of prolife groups in 50 states including Right to Life of Michigan--announced on April 5 their support for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican presidential primaries.

As solicitor general of Texas, Ted Cruz helped lead states in defending partial-birth abortion bans and parental notification for abortion laws before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ted Cruz has a 100 percent prolife voting record as scored by National Right to Life.

Ted Cruz has promised to defund Planned Parenthood, protect the conscience rights of prolife citizens, and appoint judges who follow the U.S. Constitution.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "The field has been narrowed, yet many prolife people still have an important choice to make. I encourage prolife voters to ask themselves which candidate has a proven prolife track record and is most likely to defeat Hillary Clinton in November."

In the last few days Cruz's main competitor for the nomination, Donald Trump, has made several unclear and contradictory statements about his opposition to abortion.

Both candidates running in the Democratic primaries--current frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders--support abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy, paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Listing said, "There is a clear contrast in where the candidates stand on life. With the U.S. Supreme Court hanging in the balance, the stakes for the unborn are very high."

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FDA relaxes chemical abortion rules to match desires of abortion providers

On March 30, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration altered its guidelines for using the drug Mifeprex (also known as mifepristone or RU-486) for an abortion. 

Previous guidelines called for the drug to be used in the first 49 days of pregnancy, that women should take three trips to the abortion provider and 3 tablets of 200 mgs of Mifeprex be used.  The new guidelines extend the time the drug can be used to 70 days, reduce the number of visits to the abortion provider to two and the number of 200 mg tablets of Mifreprex to one.  

The FDA’s previous web page on Mifeprex also mentioned how several women had died from sepsis caused by the bacteria Clostridium sordellii after undergoing chemical abortions.  The updated web page no longer has this information on it. 

The new guidelines also allow for non-physicians (such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners and midwives) to provide chemical abortions as being a physician is not one of their guidelines. 

For years, abortion providers have been doing chemical abortions and ignoring the FDA guidelines.  In response to these abortionists, some states passed legislation requiring abortionists to follow the FDA guidelines and now the FDA has altered their guidelines to match how abortionists have been using Mifeprex. 

According to the FDA's 2011 adverse events report, at least 14 women have died after taking the chemical abortion drugs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHEMICAL ABORTIONS

Monday, March 28, 2016

David LaGrand was “emphatically pro-life.” Now he opposes legislation to prevent women from being coerced into abortion

HB 4787 is commonsense legislation which will make it illegal to coerce a woman into an abortion against her will. This is a legislation both prolifers and those in favor of legal abortion should favor. If you claim to be “pro-choice,” shouldn’t you be in favor of making it illegal to coerce a woman into abortion?       

And yet, 43 members of the Michigan House voted no on this legislation on March 24, 2016, including recently elected Representative David LaGrand.

LaGrand wasn’t always in favor of legal abortion. When LaGrand ran for Michigan State Senate in 2006, he identified as a “pro-life Democrat.” When he ran for State Senate again in 2010, he met Right to Life of Michigan PAC’s endorsement criteria along with his opponent in that race, current State Senator David Hildenbrand.  LaGrand was also endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC when he ran for and won a seat on the Grand Rapids City Commission in 2007. 

In 2006, David LaGrand did at least two interviews in which he elaborated on being a prolife Democrat.  In the October 6, 2006 issue of the Calvin Chimes (the student paper at Calvin College), LaGrand said he was “emphatically pro-life” and that the “pro-choice position” of the Democratic Party “doesn’t limit it.”  He also discussed his faith and said, “Most Calvinists and reformers are pro-life, and I am too.”  The Christian Reformed Church has a prolife position on abortion which “calls believers to speak out against the atrocity of abortion, to promote action and legislation that reflect the teaching of Scripture regarding the sanctity of human life.”

In an interview posted on April 20, 2006 on the Michigan Liberal blog, LaGrand said, “Now, I am pro-life, and my Christian commitment holds me to that.”

What happened to the 2006-2010 version of David LaGrand? That guy claimed his “family and faith taught (him) the sanctity of human life” and promised to “defend those who can’t defend themselves.” 

The 2016 version of David LaGrand is voting against legislation to stop women from being coerced into abortion. Maybe the 2006-2010 version of David LaGrand is still around.  Maybe he’ll come back someday.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What does an abortion procedure look like?

The prolife group Live Action released videos last month detailing how abortion procedures are performed as well as an interview with Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist who performed over 1,200 abortions. 

These videos are very informational and show video illustrations of the abortion procedure while Dr. Levatino explains it. These videos are featured on AbortionProcedures.com and Dr. Levatino explains a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion, aspiration abortion, the abortion pill, and induction abortion. He also answers questions regarding his work as an abortionist.

Many women aren't aware of what takes place during an abortion procedure and view it as an easy solution. However, with 31 million views more and more people are realizing how violent abortions are and that they aren't an easy, painless solution. People have commented on the abortion procedure videos saying that they have made them rethink abortion.

Legislation to ban the D&E abortion procedure shown in one of the videos has been introduced in Michigan.

We encourage you to view these videos, learn more about the abortion procedure and share them with your friends and family. Too often the abortion industry hides behind the truth, but now we have the chance to expose the truth to others!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mother's Day and Father's Day Prayer Cards Now Available

Prayer Cards for Mother's and Father's Day

These 2.75" x 4.25" colorful prayer cards include a prayer for all mothers and fathers on the back. They make a great handout on Mother's/Father's Day or a special insert for a Mother's/Father's Day card.

Visit our online catalog and order your prayer cards today for Mother's Day(May 8, 2016) and Father's Day (June 19, 2016). Supplies are limited.


You can also show your appreciation for Mom with this Thanks Mom for Choosing Life pin-on button.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

March is Women's History Month: how much history have we lost?

National Women's History Month in March is a designated time to remember the past contributions of women. How much of that history has been unwritten, however, due to abortion?

Since 1973, there have been an estimated 56 million abortions in America. That means 28 million women are missing from our society. How many scientists, teachers, doctors, mothers, siblings and friends is that?

Abortion is often discussed as a women's rights issue. Those who value the lives of unborn children in the womb--regardless of their sex or any other quality--have been described as being against women, or even conducting a "War on Women."

Is abortion a tool for helping women? Evidence actually suggests abortion may be the greatest tool of sex discrimination ever.

In countries like China and India, there is a perfect storm of tragedy. Abortion is legal in these two countries, there is a strong cultural preference for male children, and there are legal or economic barriers that tie abortion and culture together.

There may be more than 160 million missing women in the world, victims of sex-selection abortions.  

There is even some evidence that this practice exists in the United States.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Prolife victories as abortion clinics close

Working in the prolife movement can be overwhelming and seem daunting at times. After all, 3,000 babies are being aborted each day. However, there is progress being made every day. The abortion rate is declining, abortion clinics are closing, and abortion providers are quitting.

According to a new report from Bloomberg Business, 162 abortion providers have stopped offering abortions since 2011 while only 21 new clinics have opened. Michigan led this with one of the largest drops in abortion providers. Since 2011 15 out of the state’s 34 surgical abortion clinics have closed.

This week will be the last week that nearby South Bend, Indiana, has an abortion clinic. After numerous violations—including failing to report statutory rape—the abortionist is facing the loss of his medical license.

Why is there this large decrease in abortion providers?

One of the reasons outlined in the report is because of prolife legislation passed. Many states have passed prolife legislation in the past few years. Michigan saw a decline after we updated our state’s health and safety regulations in 2012. These laws hold abortion clinics up to the same standards as other outpatient health facilities.

Abortions have been declining as well. Abortions are down 34 percent since their national high in 1990 and in Michigan they are down 43.7 percent since 1987. Overall, abortions are at the lowest level since 1975 according to the Guttmacher Institute. Comparing 3,000 deaths from abortion today, to 4,400 abortions every day in 1990, that’s progress!

Planned Parenthood has been consolidating clinics and building mega health centers. They are able to do this in part from taxpayer funding. Smaller, independent clinics don’t receive this funding and some aren’t able to compete with Planned Parenthood.

The younger generations have proven to be more prolife than their parents or grandparents. This means that the Roe v. Wade generation is aging and they aren’t able to find young doctors to champion their cause of tearing apart tiny unborn humans.

Sometimes the hard work that we put into the prolife movement seems futile. However, this new report shows that it is not. In the past four years we have seen major changes in the abortion industry and this is due to the diligence, activism, and support of our grassroots prolife volunteers.

 Let this encourage you and remember: it’s all about the baby steps.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can’t name a single abortion restriction he favors

Last night during a FOX News Democratic presidential town hall, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked by Brett Baier if he could “name a single circumstance, at any point in the pregnancy, in which (he) would be okay with abortion being illegal?”       

Senator Bernie Sanders was not able to name a single instance in which he thinks abortion should be illegal.  This means Bernie Sanders thinks elective abortion should be legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy. 

You can watch the video of his answer below.   

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New video exposes Planned Parenthood abortionist willing to get intact fetuses for parts

Yesterday, the Center for Medical Progress released a new video showing an undercover conversation with Planned Parenthood Orange County abortion Jennefer Russo.  The video also includes a recorded phone conversation with an employee of Da Vinci Biosciences. Da Vinci Biosciences harvests fetal body parts at Planned Parenthood Orange County and then sells them to researchers.   

In the video, Russo says they sometimes have abortions where the child comes out intact. 

Watch the video below.


The full footage of the conversation with Jennefer Russo is available online as well.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New website features video illustrations of abortion techniques

AbortionProcedures.com is a new web site featuring former abortion provider Dr. Anthony Levatino describing abortion procedures alongside video illustrations abortion techniques.  The web site features videos on D & E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion, aspiration abortion, the abortion pill, and induction abortion along with question and answer videos with Dr. Levatino.

Below is the video of a D & E abortion which is a commonly used abortion method in the 2nd trimester.  Legislation to ban this procedure (in which a child is dismembered) has been introduced in Michigan.  


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Abortion group freaks out over Super Bowl commercial with ultrasound

Groups that favor legal abortion often call themselves “pro-choice” but more and more they’re revealing the only "choice" they favor is abortion. The group NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) provided an excellent example of this recently. 

During Super Bowl 50, one of the commercials paid for by Doritos featured an unborn child who really wanted the Doritos his or her father was eating during an ultrasound appointment. You can watch the commercial below.



Here’s NARAL’s reaction on Twitter. 




They didn't like the ad because it supposedly used the "antichoice tactic" of "humanizing" a late stage human fetus. The main problem with NARAL's position is that it's not a "tactic" to humanize unborn human children. It's merely acknowledging a scientific fact. Unborn human children with human parents are human.

It's also disturbing how NARAL opposed "humanizing" an unborn child which is clearly near birth. Apparently, even an unborn child at the very late stages of pregnancy isn't human to NARAL.   

Pro-abortion groups have often struggled with how to deal with the improvements in ultrasound technology which have provided us with a clearer window to the womb. They can't argue against the humanity of the unborn so they pretend it doesn't exist. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Media bias in two pictures

Do you remember this picture?


It was taken by JD Mullane, a news columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times, showing the empty rows reserved for the media during the criminal trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.  When America’s most prolific serial killer was on trial for multiple murders and the jury was hearing horrific details of what occurred in Gosnell’s abortion clinic, the media didn’t bother to show up. 

However, the media was highly interested when prolife activist/citizen journalist David Daleiden went to the Harris County courthouse yesterday to merely post bond after being charged with using a fake driver's license to go undercover into Planned Parenthood.  Daleiden was offered a plea deal to received only probation which he turned down. 

Below is a picture taken by Phil Archer, a KPRC Local 2 Reporter, showing the hallway of the courthouse filled with media.  Archer also posted a video which shows media personnel with at least 7-8 large video cameras and numerous others taking photos. 



This is a prime example of media bias.  When the media thinks a story will show abortion providers in a bad light, the media are nowhere to be found but when they think a story will hurt the prolife movement, they show up in droves. 

While Planned Parenthood has been giddy about the charges filed against Daleiden, if Harris County prosecutors go forward with these charges, Planned Parenthood executives will be subpoenaed to testify and the videos of Daleiden's undercover work will become evidence

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Video shows Planned Parenthood's accounting gimmicks to hide baby part sales

The Center for Medical Progress has released a new video with various clips from their undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.  The clips show how Planned Parenthood invoices researchers and uses "per consent fee" in the invoices for fetal tissue.  They also charged an annual administrative fee to provide fetal tissue to researchers. 

View the video below:



They also released a video of a conversation with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast CEO Melaney Linton. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Heritage Clinic for Women's abortionist has long arrest record

Last week we learned that the abortionist at Heritage Clinic for Women (an abortion clinic in Grand Rapids) had been arrested at least 3 times in the last 5 years.  Charges against Thomas Gordon included domestic violence and being a disorderly person.  New research shows that the arrest record for Thomas Gordon goes back further than 5 years. 

Search results from ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool) reveal that Thomas Gordon has an arrest record in Michigan dating back to 1991.  Other charges include aggravated assault and drunk driving.  After an incident in November of 2011, Gordon was originally charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon.  He later plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and misdemeanor of possessing a weapon under the influence.  It appears he spent 4 days in jail for this offense. 

Despite his arrest record and propensity to violence, Gordon's clinic is still listed on the National Abortion Federation's web site. 

Thomas Gordon mugshot

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Michigan House committee holds hearing on permanently defunding abortion providers

Today, the Michigan House Appropriations Committee held a hearing on H.B. 4145.  H.B. 4145 would add a section to the public health code which prevents state departments from distributing money to organizations that perform or refer for elective abortions.

Michigan’s legislative director, Ed Rivet, testified at the hearing and used fetal models to show the size and appearance of unborn children being aborted in Michigan on a daily basis. 

Video of the hearing will be placed online at Michigan House of Representatives video archive web site in the near future.

UPDATE: Here's a direct link to the video of the hearing.

Proud to fail NARAL’s test yet again

Congratulate Michigan and its legislators for failing once again. For at least the eighth year in a row, the pro-abortion group NARAL has given the state of Michigan an “F.” The nation as a whole received a “D.”

Annually, NARAL releases its “Who Decides” report which analyzes state legislation and grades each of the 50 states based on how their laws restrict or don’t restrict abortion. States with few or no prolife laws receive high grades while states with a large number prolife laws usually receive failing grades.

Right to Life of Michigan is proud to be given another “F” from NARAL because of our numerous lifesaving laws. These laws (including a ban on tax-funded abortions, regulations on abortion providers, as well as parental and informed consent laws) have helped decrease the number of abortions performed in Michigan by 43.7% since 1987.

Monday, January 25, 2016

State House committee to consider abortion provider state funding ban

In 2015, the Michigan Legislature enacted a budget provision preventing any state contracts for family planning with an abortion provider (mainly Planned Parenthood, but not exclusively) from containing any state funds. This provision, however, cannot prevent the flow of federal dollars that pass through the state health department. Shutting of those funds requires a win in Washington, D.C., which Congress did pass earlier this month and President Obama promptly vetoed.

This Wednesday, January 27, the House Appropriations Committee will take up House Bill 4145, which would make the state funding ban a permanent law, not an annual budget provision. Major abortion funding restrictions in Washington like the Hyde Amendment have always been year-to-year budget provisions. We do not want our state funding prohibition to be year-to-year.

Following is a list of House Appropriations Committee members to contact. If your representative is on the list, please contact him or her through e-mails or phone calls to their offices, encouraging them to Vote YES on HB 4145!

Al Pscholka (Chair) 517-373-1403, AlPscholka@house.mi.gov
Chris Afendoulis  517-373-0218   ChrisAfendoulis@house.mi.gov
John Bizon   517-373-0555   DrJohnBizon@house.mi.gov
Jon Bumstead  517-373-7317  JonBumstead@house.mi.gov
Edward Canfield  517-373-0476    EdwardCanfield@house.mi.gov
Laura Cox  517-373-3920      LauraCox@house.mi.gov
Daniela Garcia  517-373-0830   DanielaGarcia@house.mi.gov
Larry Inman  517-373-1766   LarryInman@house.mi.gov
Nancy Jenkins  517-373-1706  NancyJenkins@house.mi.gov
Tim Kelly  517-373-0837   TimKelly@house.mi.gov
Mike McCready 517-373-8670  MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov   
Aaron Miller  517-373-0832   AaronMiller@house.mi.gov
Paul Muxlow  517-373-0835   PaulMuxlow@house.mi.gov
Dave Pagel  517-373-1796    DavePagel@house.mi.gov
Earl Poleski  517-373-1795   EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov
Phil Potvin  517-373-1747   PhilPotvin@house.mi.gov
Harvey Santana  517-373-6990   HarveySantana@house.mi.gov
Rob VerHeulen  517-373-8900  RobVerHeulen@house.mi.gov
Roger Victory  517-373-1830   RogerVictory@house.mi.gov

Thursday, January 21, 2016

After 43 years, Americans should have the right to decide on life

Friday, January 22, 1973, will mark 43 years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Since that day, abortion has ended the lives of more than 56 million children in the womb.

Following the decisions many expected the prolife movement would eventually disappear and abortion on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy would become the new normal. Instead, the opposite has happened.

Right to Life of Michigan Barbara Listing said, "The prolife movement continues to face many challenges. But for decades, we have boldly stood for the right to life of every person, and our voice continues to grow stronger."

Recently some major milestones have been reached by the prolife movement.

The Centers for Disease Control released their 2012 abortion report, showing the fewest number of national abortions since 1973.

For the first time ever Congress passed legislation to end most taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Undercover journalists exposed to the public Planned Parenthood's practice of selling the organs and tissues of unborn children. Planned Parenthood's current annual report confirmed their pattern of receiving more tax funding despite their non-abortion services and clients declining.

In Michigan, Life Uninvited, a groundbreaking new television documentary on the issue of rape and abortion, will debut the weekend of January 23. The documentary builds on a year of television advertisements and short films featuring the stories of four women and how their lives have been personally affected by the issue. The channels and schedule for Life Uninvited can be found at www.RTL.org.

Listing said, "The response to our ads in 2015 was very positive. There's never been anything like Life Uninvited before, so I invite people to tune in and learn how women can overcome even the most difficult situations."

On January 22, tens of thousands of prolife citizens will gather once again for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The size and scope of the march has continued to expand in recent years, including new regional marches across the country.

The message tomorrow of the growing voice of prolife advocates is that it's time for an end to Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. It's time for the American people to once again have a say on our most fundamental right, the unalienable right to life. .

What can you do if your March for Life bus trip got cancelled?

We’re aware that at least a couple of bus trips to the March for Life have been cancelled because of the threat of a blizzard in the Washington, D.C. area.  If your bus trip was cancelled, there are a variety of things you can do on Friday and this weekend to get your prolife fix. 

1.  Watch LifeUninvited this weekend.  This one of a kind 30-minute television documentary  features the inspirational stories of four women facing life challenges surrounding rape, abortion and societal attitudes.  Check out when LifeUninvited will be airing in your area.




2.  Watch the March for Life events live on EWTN or ewtn.com.  Their coverage includes the opening mass starting at 6 p.m. on January 21, March for Life events starting at 9 a.m. on January 22 and the West Coast March for Life starting at 2:30 p.m. on January 23. 

3.  Watch ProLifeCon 2016 online.  This prolife conference hosted by the Family Research Council includes speeches by a number of prolife activists including Lila Rose, David Daleiden and Ryan Bomberger.  It starts at 8:30 a.m. on January 22. 

4.  Check out the #MarchforLife hashtag on Twitter.  This a great way to see the various pictures and stories from individuals attending the March for Life. 

5.  While most of the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday events sponsored by local Right to Life of Michigan affiliates have already occurred, both Hillsdale Right to Life and Upper Downriver Right to Life still have events planned.  Upper Downriver RTL has a local March for Life in Wyandotte at 1 p.m. on January 24 and Hillsdale RTL will be handing out red roses on January 22 and 23.  You can find more information about these events online at the affiliate event listing page of our web site.