Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving message from Barbara Listing

 Dear Life Protector,

During this time of thanksgiving, I want to give you an update on the work of Right to Life of Michigan and to thank you for your involvement. 

Together our accomplishments have changed hearts and brought hope to our state. 
  • In 2013, five Michigan abortion businesses closed their doors. We have helped close 10 abortion businesses in the last 23 months. Back in the late 1980's, there were approximately 72 free-standing abortion clinics operating in our state. Today, only 28 remain.
  • We are very close to "opting out" of mandatory abortion provisions found in the Affordable Care Act. Together we collected more than 316,000 signatures to initiate the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act.  
  • Michigan abortions performed in 2012 represent the second-lowest level since official record-keeping began back in 1979.
  • Teen abortions are down 73 percent since 1990.
  • Overall, we have cut the abortion rate in Michigan by more than half since the peak year of 1987.
While it is exciting to note a few of our accomplishments for 2013, we know our work is far from complete.

Each day women experience the panic of untimely pregnancies. Right to Life of Michigan is in place to be a constant reminder of life-giving options; community based resources and the truth that every life is precious and irreplaceable.

I wanted to let you know generous donors have come together to provide a matching challenge to help the Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund. This is a chance to double your online donation up to $40,000.

Year-end, online tax-deductible donations to the Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund up to $40,000 will be matched until December 31. That means your gift toward the lifesaving work of the Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund will be doubled. 

Thank you for aiding our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Together we can offer the hope which comes with life!

 Please consider a donation today.

With a thankful heart,

Barbara Listing, President
Right to Life of Michigan