Thursday, July 31, 2014

TODAY show features story on what babies are doing in the womb

This morning, the TODAY show featured a segment on what unborn children are doing in the womb including pointing out how children can learn in the womb.

Little ones spend nine months growing in the womb and what they experience in there is still a bit of a mystery. It’s hard for doctors to test what babies are doing and learning as they hang out inside mom.

But new studies are offering intriguing clues.

Life in the womb is much busier than you might expect, said Dr. Bill Fifer, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and a leading expert on fetal and newborn learning.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pro-abortion college professor pleads no contest after stealing prolife sign, assaulting teen

Mireille Miller-Young has plead no contest to various charges after she stole a prolife sign and assaulted a prolife teen attempting to retrieve the sign. 

University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one count each of grand theft, vandalism and battery in connection to the March 4 incident involving 16-year-old Thrin Short, her older sister, Joan, and other pro-life activists who were holding signs in a free speech zone on the campus when the professor went berserk.

Miller-Young, who remains employed by the university, and her attorney, Catherine Swysen, did not respond to requests for comment. The charges reportedly carry the possibility of jail time, but sources close to the matter say Miller-Young is likely to be ordered to pay a fine, perform community and undergo counseling when she’s sentenced on Aug. 14.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prolife volunteers make Metro Detroit Youth Day a fun, educational event for students

On July 9th, Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund participated in the Metro Detroit Youth Day at Belle Isle.  Around 35,000 youth attended this event and prolife volunteers worked with students on quiz boards and educated them about fetal development. 

Below are some pictures from this great event.

Testing youth knowledge on life with quiz boards
Talking about life
Youth Day Volunteers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Infographic finalists posted - vote for your favorite

Finalists for our Youth Infographic Contest have been posted on our website!

Vote for your favorite in both the 13-17 year-old division and the 18-22year-old division!

Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund's Youth Infographic Contest is for high school and college-aged Michigan youth.  An infographic is a graphic or visual representation of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

Congressman Gary Peters co-sponsors federal legislation to allow abortion without limits up until birth

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing on a bill (S. 1696) which would overturn numerous prolife laws on the state level including a number of laws in Michigan, including our informed consent law and our law which regulates and requires inspections of abortion clinics.

As National Right to Life Committee President Carol Tobias testified at the hearing, “This bill is really about just one thing: it seeks to strip away from elected lawmakers the ability to provide even the most minimal protections for unborn children, at any stage of their pre-natal development,” Tobias told the committee. “Calling the bill the ‘Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act’ would be more in line with truth-in-advertising standards.”

The House version of the bill is H.R. 3471 and is currently co-sponsored by three Michigan representatives, including Congressman Gary Peters.  H.R. 3471 and S. 1696 attempt to outlaw states from regulating abortion.  It’s designed to prevent duly-elected state lawmakers from enacting laws to regulate abortionists and abortion clinics.  

This means Congressman Peters wants to allow abortionists to operate with impunity. 

In Michigan, we’ve seen the horrific effects of not properly regulating abortion clinics and abortionists.
Operating room in Alexander's clinic (via

In Muskegon, the abortion clinic of abortionist Robert Alexander was closed in December of 2012 by the Muskegon Fire Department.  The only reason authorities went into the clinic was because a broken rear door was reported.  After police noticed “dried bloody handprints on the ultrasound machine and smears and blood splatters on the walls and floors throughout the business” and a host of other unsanitary conditions, the Fire Department and building code inspectors were brought in to inspect and found the building was unsafe.  

After Alexander’s clinic was closed, WOOD TV 8 did a number of investigative reports into Alexander and his clinic, including interviewing former patients and staff. 

The filthy condition of Alexander’s abortion clinic is clear evidence of what can happen when abortionists are not regulated and given the complete trust and self-rule that Congressman Peters would give them.

When the “good-faith medical judgment” of abortionists is given the final say on when an unborn child is viable and on what is considered providing care, you get abortionists like Robert Alexander and Kermit Gosnell performing post-viability abortions in horrific conditions.   


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Senate Democrats hold hearing on radical pro-abortion bill

Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S. 1696).  Carol Tobias, National Right to Life Committee’s president, has called this legislation  “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress.”  She testified against the bill today. 

The bill is an updated and expanded version of the old “Freedom of Choice Act” that was championed by Barack Obama when he was a senator. The new bill would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion, and prohibit states from adopting new limitations in the future, including various types of laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the laws that the bill would nullify are requirements to provide women seeking abortion with specific information on their unborn child and on alternatives to abortion, laws providing reflection periods (waiting periods), laws allowing medical professionals to opt out of providing abortions, laws limiting the performance of abortions to licensed physicians, bans on elective abortion after 20 weeks, meaningful limits on abortion after viability, and bans on the use of abortion as a method of sex selection. These laws generally have broad public support in the states in which they are enacted, including support from substantial majorities of women.



Monday, July 14, 2014

New Real Life Story: Knights of Columbus provide windows to the womb

Our most recent Real Prolife Story discusses the Knights of Columbus' work to get ultrasound machines into prolife pregnancy centers.

The first machine in Michigan purchased through the program was for the Center for Women pregnancy center in Jackson, in July 2009. Tom said 28 more machines have been purchased in Michigan since then, and number 30 is currently pending. According to the Knights of Columbus website, the organization had purchased 334 ultrasound machines as of April 2013, for a total cost of more than $8.5 million in donations. Tom said they have purchased so many machines that they are able to get a bulk rate on them.

“The ball began to roll after that first one, and the program continues to grow,” Tom said.

The local council in Jackson raised more than $12,000 for the first Michigan machine using small fundraisers and a baby bottle drive. Tom said other councils have used pancake breakfasts, fish frys, direct appeals to members and other methods for raising the funds.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Prolife billboard in Mecosta County defaced by vandal(s)

A prolife billboard put up by Mecosta County Right to Life was defaced with spray paint over the 4th of July weekend.

On the other side next to a smiling baby, the sign simply says, “Choose Life.”

At least it did.

Sometime over Independence Day weekend, a person or perhaps a group decided to vandalize the sign. It had been up little more than a week before someone decided to destroy it with paint and hatred. Where a baby once smiled down, the words “Pro Choice” are now inscribed in cheap spray paint. The entire sign, both sides, stand ruined.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mark Schauer endorsed by leading abortion provider

Mark Schauer, a Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan, was recently endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan.  In their press release announcing the endorsement, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan says that if elected governor, Schauer “will work” to repeal Michigan's Abortion Insurance Opt-Out.  If the law is repealed, Michigan residents would be forced to help pay for abortion through tax subsidies and health insurance premiums. 

Planned Parenthood is the leading abortion provider in America.  In they provided 327,166 abortions. 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Local prolife students group in Michigan wins June High School Group of the Month award

Stockbridge Students for Life in Stockbridge, Michigan (Ingham County) was awarded the June High School Group of the Month award by Students for Life of America.

Even before the group was officially approved by their school administration, students created a group Facebook page and Twitter account, which quickly grew in popularity and effectiveness at the school. Their page gathered over a 100 likes in the first 4 days.....

Stockbridge Students for Life has shown adept recruitment skills, especially for such a young and new group. When Stockbridge High School hosted 7th and 8th Grade Coming-Up Day, students hosted a Students for Life booth at the event. Because Stockbridge SFL showed their presence on their campus, the soon-to-be high school students became engaged and many signed up to join the club that day!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Teleseminar today at 2 p.m. on Supreme Court decisions

Plan on attending a Supreme Decisions Teleseminar today. The Teleseminar will begin at 2 p.m. and will include Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing and Legislative Director Ed Rivet. Ed and Barb will discuss two of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. During the Teleseminar will learn more about the Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law which was struck down and the Hobby Lobby ruling regarding the Health and Human Services Mandate. Learn how these decisions impact our prolife work in Michigan. 

Please join us. The Teleseminar is open to all prolife people. We encourage you to share this information with prolife friends and family members.

Title: Supreme Decisions
Time: Tuesday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
Phone number: (425) 440-5100
PIN Code: 662744#

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

“Hillarycare” legislation had religious conscience protections, why is Clinton opposed to those protections now?

While Hillary Clinton was rambling incoherently regarding the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case, she was probably unaware S. 2351, healthcare reform legislation which was introduced by Democrats in 1994 and dubbed “Hillarycare,” offered conscience protections to employers based on religious belief.

The 1994 legislation gave "any employer" an exemption from purchasing health care that covered "abortion or other services" if "the employer objects to such services on the basis of a religious belief or moral conviction."


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hillary Clinton embarrasses herself with statement on Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby

Former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently shared her thoughts on the Supreme Court decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and said a number of things which are completely untrue.  It’s almost as if she has no clue what the case was about. 
It’s very troubling that a sales clerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception,” Clinton said. “We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s controversial. And that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to be able to make their own choices.

This statement is wrong in so many ways.  Hobby Lobby’s health plan provides 16 different types of contraceptives to employees.  16 different types.  Hobby Lobby and their owners are not opposed to contraception and don’t attempt to prevent their employees from using contraceptives.  Hobby Lobby filed suit because their owners felt it violated their consciences to provide 4 other types of birth control which they believe can be abortifacient.

If Clinton was really in favor of people being able to make their own choices, then shouldn't she support the owners of Hobby Lobby and their choices regarding which forms of birth control they decide to cover?


Michigan's prolife oratory contest winner represented our state well at National contest

 Hannah McBride, a home-schooled junior from Manistee, represented Michigan at the National Right to Life Oratory Contest in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. Her speech compared abortion to other past injustices and highlighted the value of all human life with the examples of a few notable people.

Though she did not win the national contest, she represented Michigan well and received a perfect score from one of the judges. She was the winner of the 25th Annual Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund High School Oratory Contest and Mason County Right to Life's local contest. Thank you Hannah!