Thursday, September 27, 2012

New commercial notes Barack Obama's radical position on abortion

Prolife group Susan B. Anthony List has a new ad informing voters about President Obama's extreme abortion record.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Euthanasia in the Netherlands nearly doubles in last 5 years

In a recent blog post, Alex Schadenberg, the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, discusses the increasing use of euthanasia in the Netherlands.
The media in the Netherlands has reported today that the number of euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands in 2011 increased by 18% to 3695 and there were 13 reported psychiatric patients who died by euthanasia, up from 2 reported psychiatric euthanasia deaths in 2010.......

There were 1923 reported euthanasia deaths in 2006.
There were 2120 reported euthanasia deaths in 2007.
There were 2331 reported euthanasia deaths in 2008.
There were 2636 reported euthanasia deaths in 2009.
There were 3136 reported euthanasia deaths in 2010.
There are 3695 reported euthanasia deaths in 2011.


Life After 40: Week 24

During the 24th week of pregnancy the baby is almost 12 inches long and has been regularly sleeping and waking. Her mother will know if she is awake or resting based on activity in the womb (or lack of).


Monday, September 24, 2012

Vast majority of California's embryonic stem cell grants go to research linked with directors

In the Sacramento Bee, David Jensen discusses the conflicts of interest that afflict the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). California voters approved creation of the CIRM and tax funding for human embryonic stem cell research after being promised cures and that their afflicted loved ones' lives would be saved.
With its latest round of awards earlier this month, California's stem cell agency has now handed out $1.5 billion to enterprises linked to its directors.

The figure amounts to 92 percent of the $1.7 billion awarded by the agency.....

Mathews described the state's initiative process this way: "Essentially, to win the support of various groups whose money and backing is important to passage of a bond, a sponsor of an initiative bond will set up rules and include money specifically intended for each group. This is a form of pay-to-play. Agree to back the initiative, and you're in."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Justin Bieber's mom talks about how she was encouraged to have an abortion

Pattie Mallette, the mother of Justin Bieber, sat down with Kathie Lee Gifford on the Today show and told her story of how she gave birth to Justin, and disregarded advice to abort him.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Right to Life of Michigan PAC Issues General Election Endorsements

Grand Rapids, Mich. - Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee (RLM-PAC) has issued its endorsements for the 2012 General Election. Right to Life of Michigan PAC has made endorsements in nearly 300 races including national, state, judicial and local elections. At the top of the ticket, Right to Life of Michigan PAC has endorsed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for president and vice-president and has endorsed Pete Hoekstra for the U.S. Senate. Right to Life of Michigan is the largest prolife organization in the state.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "We are working to educate the public in Michigan about the prolife values of Mitt Romney and Pete Hoekstra while contrasting those prolife beliefs with the extreme pro-abortion positions of President Barack Obama and Senator Debbie Stabenow. People in our state are unaware that both President Obama and Senator Stabenow support tax-funded abortions and did not support a ban on partial-birth abortion. President Obama even opposed legislation to prohibit sex-selection abortions."

The Right to Life of Michigan PAC makes it easy for voters to identify endorsed prolife candidates for the November 6 election. The Right to Life of Michigan News listing RLM-PAC endorsed candidates will reach more than 270,000 homes in Michigan. An additional resource for voters is the online option of generating a Personal Prolife Ballot at the Right to Life of Michigan web site, The My Prolife Vote web page at offers voter information, candidate comparisons and records on life issues.

Right to Life of Michigan PAC has the largest grassroots PAC in the state with hundreds of prolife individuals willing to volunteer their time to interview candidates on life issues and make recommendations to the State PAC Board, which is also comprised of grassroots volunteers.

Listing said, "The 2012 election is incredibly important for the most vulnerable members of our society. Will our society and government continue down a path where defenseless human beings are not protected or will we elect people willing to defend the defenseless and be a voice for the voiceless?"

Life After 40: Week 23

During the 23rd week of pregnancy, we could take the baby’s fingerprints and rapid eye movements start occurring. Is the baby dreaming, and what does a baby in the womb dream about?


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

For our future, stand up for life on November 6

By Barbara Listing, Right to Life of Michigan President

The general election is Tuesday, November 6. Both parties have held their conventions. Campaign rhetoric and campaign attack ads fill the airwaves. I spent some time thinking about what this election means for vulnerable unborn children.

This election determines the future of our individual and collective lives. In some of my speeches I’ve used parts of a letter that a constituent once sent to one of our prolife legislators. In the letter she referred to “two different visions of the future.” I believe that is what is at stake November 6 as we have the opportunity and duty to vote for leaders at all levels of government.

We have seen and heard the speeches at the Republican Convention. We heard Mitt Romney declare, “As President, I will protect the sanctity of life.” We heard Paul Ryan state, “Each one of us was made for a reason, bearing the image and likeness of the Lord of Life.”

A week later came the convention of the Democrats. The featured speakers from Planned Parenthood and the abortion promoter NARAL spoke not of life, but instead of the right and necessity of death for the unborn. Their message was one of lack of hope and opportunities. Telling women that in order to reach their dreams and succeed in life, they must be open to a “war on their young in the womb.” Instead of uplifting the wonders of motherhood, the message of these activist women was one that glorified the taking of life, the sacrificing of their unborn for self-achievement. Then there was the college student featured to defy the “freedom of religion” by insisting that even those opposed to abortion-causing drugs be forced to pay for them for others.

I know these speakers I’ve featured do not reflect the morals and principles of all Democrats. They are fanatics with a radical mission of vilification and destruction. But they were chosen by convention planners and leaders to promote a message and a vision of the future. This is a vision that we must not allow to emerge as victorious on November 6.

Our vision of the future is one where people are not forced to violate their consciences by being forced to subsidize abortions or abortion-causing drugs. We want a future where federal state legislatures are encouraged to pass life enhancing laws that will protect women from abortion profiteers. We dream and work toward a future where the liberty of being a part of our human society is expanded to the unborn. Our vision of the future is life and protection for the weakest and most vulnerable, at the beginning of life, through the difficulties of physical challenges and at the waning days of life.

This general election gives us the opportunity to further our goals and mission. It gives us a pathway to a vision of life. November 6 calls us to stand for LIFE.

For information on where the candidates stand of life issues, visit the Right to Life of Michigan web site at Check out “My Prolife Vote.”

Monday, September 17, 2012

Paul Ryan points out President Obama's extreme pro-abortion position

Paul Ryan spoke at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. Referencing the President's statement "we're all in this together," Ryan said "It has a nice ring. For everyone who loves this country, it is not only true but obvious. Yet how hollow it sounds coming from a politician who has never once lifted a hand to defend the most helpless and innocent of all human beings, the child waiting to be born."
Giving up any further pretense of moderation on this issue, and in complete disregard of millions of pro-life Democrats, President Obama has chosen to pander to the most extreme elements of his party.

In the Clinton years, the stated goal was to make abortion “safe, legal and rare.” But that was a different time, and a different president. Now, apparently, the Obama-Biden ticket stands for an absolute, unqualified right to abortion – at any time, under any circumstances, and even at taxpayer expense.


Friday, September 14, 2012

My Prolife Vote

Check out our new My Prolife Vote page. We have everything related to the 2012 general election, including free comparison flyers for the Presidential and Senate races, endorsements, links for voter registration or absentee ballot forms, election swag and more.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prolife seminar today at 1 p.m.

Join us at 1 p.m. today for our next Prolife Update teleseminar, featuring a discussion about the "hard cases" of abortion, the election and our Conference. Use the link below to listen online, or if you want to listen by phone call (206)402-0100 and use the PIN code #662744.


Life After 40: Week 22

During the 22nd week of pregnancy, the baby's hair becomes visible. The baby’s eyebrows might even be visible and her body is covered in small, fine hairs called lanugo to help hold the protective vernix to her skin.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 columnist notes Democrats change on abortion issue political columnist Matthew Davis' recent column discusses how he has seen the Democratic Party change over the years in regards to how it approaches the abortion issue. He also discusses the Prolife Bus legislation in Michigan.
One of my vivid memories as a reporter in Minnesota was watching the state's delegation at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.....

During balloting that would eventually help Bill Clinton become the party's nominee, it was clear to see activists in the Minnesota delegation sparring furiously with "Keep Abortion Legal" and "Stop Abortion Now" signs mounted on sticks.....

That hardening of the pro-abortion movement within the Democratic Party was also evident in the recent passage of a bill in the Michigan House of Representatives that, among other things, is designed to protect a woman's health during the abortion procedure.....

You would think that inspecting a facility that performs an abortion to ensure sanitary conditions, proper procedures, and the like would already be law, but apparently it's not.

And what harm can there be in the other provisions of the bill -- should the deceased child not have some degree of dignity?


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Washington Post finds it difficult to face facts regarding Obama's position on infants who survive abortions

The Washington Post nitpicks claims about President Obama's votes on born alive infant protection. They say, "we find it hard to fathom that the former senator expressed a belief that human life is disposable outside the womb," but the very obvious fact remains that President Obama voted against bills that would have required doctors to treat babies who survive botched abortions.

Obama swore during the 2008 election that he would have supported the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, prompting the National Right to Life Committee to issue a scathing white paper that pointed out how he had contradicted himself by voting against the Illinois measure while backing the older federal version in retrospect during his presidential campaign.

Obama denied any contradiction during an interview that year with the Christian Broadcasting Network, accusing the antiabortion committee of lying about the circumstances of his vote.....

From what we can tell, Obama misrepresented the facts during this interview. The 2003 bill addressed his concerns about undermining Roe v. Wade, and it matched the federal legislation that he supported virtually word for word.....

Granted, we don’t know why Obama voted against the 2003 bill that included a clause to protect abortion rights. The measure never made it out of committee, and comments from the meetings are not recorded. Nonetheless, we find it hard to fathom that the former senator expressed a belief that human life is disposable outside the womb.


Monday, September 10, 2012

September 13 Teleseminar

Please join Right to Life of Michigan for a Prolife Update Teleseminar. On Thursday, September 13, at 1 p.m., you will hear from Rebecca Kiessling, international prolife speaker and attorney. Rebecca will share what it really means to have an exception to abortion. As a person who was conceived by rape and targeted for abortion, she brings a face, voice and life to this issue. Plan now to hear Rebecca's powerful testimony!

In addition to Rebecca, you'll hear from Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing regarding the 2012 general election. Learn how you can become involved is Michigan's election success story.

The Teleseminar will end with an update on the Right to Life of Michigan Conference. It is not too late to register for this exciting event.

Here are the details.

Title: Right to Life of Michigan Prolife Update
Time: Thursday, September 13th at 1:00pm Eastern
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
Phone number: (206) 402-0100
PIN Code: 662744#

To attend, visit:

Plan now to participate with the Right to Life of Michigan Prolife Update Teleseminar. We are looking forward to connecting with you. Please share this Teleseminar information with prolife friends and family members.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Time for prolifers to educate public on President Obama's abortion record

Dr. Michael New, who is presenting a workshop at our Conference on Sept. 29, is arguing that it's crucial that prolifers point out President Obama's record on abortion in the next couple weeks.

Right to Life of Michigan has free fliers available for copying that compare Romney and Obama's views on abortion.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Life After 40: Week 21

During the 21st week of pregnancy, the baby is now 10 inches long, measured head to heel. Her digestive system is getting exercise as she swallows amniotic fluid.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Democratic Party platform takes extreme pro-abortion position

The Democratic Party has released their 2012 party platform and unfortunately it's plank on abortion is extremely pro-abortion. It reads in part:
Protecting A Woman's Right to Choose. The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way.

"Regardless of ability to pay" means the 2012 Democratic Party platform officially endorses tax-funded abortions. The plank also notes opposition to "any and all efforts to weaken or undermine" legal abortion. That means the Democratic Party is officially opposed to any pieces of prolife legislation which restrict abortion including parental consent laws or legislation which bans partial-birth abortion, sex-selection abortion or late-term abortions.