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    Tag: Life

    RTL MI Thanksgiving Report

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:52:27 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, RTL, Life, Abortion, Thanksgiving (all tags)

    We've been so busy having to clean/renovate our own house, that some of the most important missions have gone on without our help.

    There is still an organized effort to marginalize the sanctity of life, and its results are seen with the decaying values of those areas controlled by the minions of deceit. While the leftist women cry about their "V" rights being infringed, we still need to stand up for the lives they would so easily snuff out.  Right To Life of Michigan sends an update for Thanksgiving.

    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 1976.
    • 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.
    Indeed it is.

    We give thanks for the successes we've already seen. Yet a strong defender for the unborn needs to constantly replenish resources.  If you are so inclined, toss a coin or two.

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    Of Course There Are Children Dying

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:06:38 PM EST
    Tags: Murder, Life, Abortion, Progressivism, Taught To Kill, Disrespecting Rights, God, Gifts, Children, Freedom, Slavery, Connecticut, Michigan, Learned Behaviors (all tags)

    In Connecticut, Michigan, wherever.

    This is not intended as a coldhearted statement, but rather an observation that is crying out for recognition.

    Dead kids, property destruction, general disregard for our fellow man.  All of it resulting from exactly the opposite message of what founded our great nation.  Our current bizarro world would not be complete without death being the 'preferred' alternative to a woman not being able to play around unfettered by the inconvenience of pregnancy, without the labor unions calling for the 'rights' of workers to be protected by placing shackles on their legs, or the game played by progressive thinkers which sets rules that define taking as morally preferable to voluntary concession.

    There could hardly be a dry eye out there from parents of 5 to 10 year old children after yesterday's tragedy in CT.  In fact, anyone with a soul left in these dark times must feel for those parents and family members who had only days before had the highest dreams for their happy little treasures. Even the souls scarred with the axiomatic wrist cutting belief that abortions are OK, or those with sociological defects that believe that honor killing or personal slavery is ever appropriate, must hide their eyes lest the world witness their hypocrisy.

    The world is doing its pole shift, not in the geological sense, but in logic and reasoning and common sense.  Our civilization is running its moral clock backward.

    What stretch of the imagination is it to see a people who are immersed in a culture of death such as that experienced in Detroit, which sports a near 38% abortion rate, and leaves a lesson for those who survive, that life is not sacred? How can we be surprised at the destruction of hot dog carts, and tents, and personal property by union members who have been told that "its OK to break things in your fight to retain dominion over your brother"?  What level of coercive (violence based) taxation is enough for ANY political party, when each scheme rewarding some, must be borne on the backs of others, involuntarily?

    Are we as a nation ready to appropriately answer these questions?

    Continued below the fold.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1789

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 09:51:43 AM EST
    Tags: God, Blessings of Liberty, endowed by their Creator, certain unalienable Rights, Life, pursuit of Happiness, our Posterity, domestic Tranquility, general Welfare, establish Justice, Rule of Law, We the People, A Republic if you can keep it (all tags)

    Some time throughout our modern day busy with big box store sponsored parades, multiple football games on HDTV, and readying for the turkey feast, remember to take a moment to give thanks to Him.

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    Happy Mother's Day

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun May 08, 2011 at 09:39:02 AM EST
    Tags: Mother's Day, Procreation, Miracles, Life (all tags)

    One man, and one woman, and the greatest miracle we have ever known and have been given by our creator.


    Truly the greatest boon to mankind, must be considered mankind.  For what we have been made of, is that which allows us to continue our replication through miracle after miracle.  Humanity exists only through this process.  With each child conceived, holding endless possibilities and promise, rights, and responsibility.  Each woman who carries out the responsibility of carriage in these repeating miracles is indeed the most important figure in a child's life.

    It has been said that no man could endure the trauma of childbirth.  Yet repeatedly the process continues by those whom we know as our tireless protectors when we are young.  Treating each of us as treasure, and investment into the miracle of God's work which is humanity.  Her pain turning to joy as we mature and grow, and change, and become vital.

    How could we not love, admire, respect our Mother?  Passing on all that she is, and more, to protect, nurture, and advocate that miracle into continuum.  Forever guaranteeing more sons, more daughters and to be sure, more mothers.

    Cherished thoughts and gratitude to our moms.

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    Urgent Action Alert: Do Dillon and Cherry support Dems' radical ANTI-CHOICE legislation?

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 07:10:22 AM EST
    Tags: Cherry, Dillon, Meadows, Warren, 2010, abortion, crisis pregnancy center, pharmacist, choice, life (all tags)

    "We don't think a pharmacist should sit in judgment on a prescription a doctor has prescribed and that is in their patient's best interests," Dem State Representative Rebekah Warren recently told a pro-abortion online resource publication.  

    An early contender for the "most patently ridiculous quote of the year," Warren's embarrassing  attempt at quasi-ethical faux-reason was, apparently, an attempt to rationalize her support for House Bill 5164, legislation that ignores longstanding, bipartisan state and national standards and legally forces pharmacists to fill prescriptions for the "abortion pill" despite personal, moral or religious objections.

    The bill is cosponsored by twenty-three other House Democrats.

    Currently, health care workers, including the good folks who after a badly skinned knee fill the prescription for your child's antibiotics, are legally entitled to refuse to participate in procedures they object to ethically.  Like, say, killing kids.

    That's not sitting "in judgment" of a doctor and a patient.  That's sitting in judgment of one's own conscience and actions, Representative.  

    Unfortunately, that's not even the most insidious legislation just introduced by members of a political Party beholden above everything else to the multi-billion dollar abortion-on-demand industry.

    Warren and twenty other House Democrats have also introduced House Bill 5158, effectively designed to drive crisis pregnancy centers out of business. The legislation creates fresh regulation that mandates each and every non-profit CPC in the state provide, in writing, information about where and how to acquire an abortion, including directions showing pregnant women how to get to the abortion clinic.

    The real irony in all of this is just how patently ANTI-CHOICE each of these bills is.  Eliminating pharmacists' choice on whether or not to physically participate in a procedure they may consider anything from mildly objectionable to a mortal sin, all via government mandate and the threat of force doesn't exactly promote that whole "liberty" concept.

    Meanwhile, the Crisis Pregnancy Center legislation is inarguably designed to force pro-life organizations to permanently close their doors, leaving hurting women with only one option... pro-abortion Planned Parenthood.

    Each of the bills has been referred to the House Judiciary committee, chaired by Democrat Mark Meadows.  Meadows is the primary sponsor on the anti-CPC bill and a co-sponsor on the pharmacists-as-abortionists mandate.  We know where he stands.

    There are two prominent Michigan Democrats whose opinion we still don't know, though.

    House Speaker Andy Dillon, a man who has been endorsed by Michigan Right to Life in cycles past and one who is rumored to be considering a run at the Governor's office next year, has not commented publicly on the bills making their way through his chamber.

    Similarly, Lieutenant Governor and 2010 Gubernatorial candidate John Cherry has been silent on his party's pro-abortion, anti-choice legislation.  

    Michigan voters have a right to know where each of them stand.

    Three listings follow.  No excuses.  Please find five minutes today... right now, on your lunch break, on the road in between meetings... whenever... and drop an email and CALL Mark Meadows, John Cherry and Andy Dillon.

    Tell them what YOU think about the Democrats' anti-choice legislation, ask Meadows and Dillon to stop the insanity before it reaches the House floor and ask Andy Dillon and John Cherry whether or not they support their Party's shockingly anti-choice legislation, HBs 5158 and 5164.

    Then swing back by and let everyone know what they said!

    John Cherry

    Phone: (517) 853-8050

    Email: ltgovcherry@michigan.gov

    Andy Dillon

    Phone: (888) 737-3455

    Email: andydillon@house.mi.gov

    Mark Meadows

    Phone: (517) 373-1786

    Email: markmeadows@house.mi.gov

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    Putting your money and my bike where our mouths are... again!

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 11:31:55 AM EST
    Tags: Sphere, Life, Alpha, Grand Rapids, non-profit (all tags)

    Everybody was so awesome last year I figured I'd try it again.  I hope you'll thoughtfully... dare I say PRAYERFULLY consider breaking out your checkbooks right now and get ready to put them to use once you've finished reading this post...

    One question immediately pops to the minds of observers whose eyes are fixed on Washington, DC where President Obama's first nominee to the United States Supreme Court prepares for nomination hearings.  As much as many would like to pretend the issue doesn't exist or is no longer important, the battle over abortion rages across the country this week in ways it hasn't for years.

    Me?  I think babies are cute and killing them is mean.  42 percent of the nation disagrees to one degree or another, but even most of them would admit, when pushed, that it's best to avoid killing kids whenever possible.

    One of the organizations making it possible, saving kids' lives and caring for their mothers is Grand Rapids based Alpha Women's Center.  Their website states:

    "As a community center Alpha exists to be a vehicle for bringing the spiritual and material resources of the local church and our community to bear on the needs of men, women and their babies, born and unborn, and by extension, their families."

    Their website is too humble.  

    Alpha provides free pregnancy testing and counseling, abortion alternative counseling, post abortion counseling, referrals for adoption and medical services, they help women secure housing, provide prenatal and post-natal parenting classes and make sexual integrity presentations for schools and youth groups.  And that's the short list.

    They're a non-profit on the ground meeting women where they live and helping them when they need it.  But they can't do it without our help.  Unlike taxpayer funded state services Alpha is an organization run entirely on donations.  Enter: Us.

    The women's center raises 20% of their annual donations during one early summer event each year... the Life Walk.  It's a great event and a ton of fun.  They put on a big breakfast, offer a walk, run and a bike ride option and make a day out of it.  

    Guess who's participating again this year!  

    On Saturday June 20, about three weeks from now, I'll grease up the chain, make sure the tires are inflated and embark on the bike portion of the fundraiser.  And because I'm crazy enough to have a ton of faith in my pro-life friends across the State I'm setting a relatively big goal.  

    Last year the Right Roots raised over $1,500 through this event!  Unfortunately, Michigan's economy remains trapped in a death spiral and belts continue to be tightened.  With that in mind, I'm going to set a high but hopefully reachable goal, based on our track record.  Will you sponsor my ride to help me raise $1,000?

    Leave a comment after this post or if you'd prefer a little anonymity shoot me an email at RightMichigan@gmail.com.  Let me know if you can sponsor me for $10, $20, $50 or even $100.

    And if you'd like to participate yourself, check out Alpha's website HERE!

    (Note: Sponsoring the Life Walk won't get you extra credit in the Bloggers Challenge, but it miiiiight get you extra credit in eternity...)

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    A few notes on Rick Snyder's various (and varied) responses

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Sat Mar 21, 2009 at 01:30:18 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Jerry Zandstra, life (all tags)

    What's up, team... a few notes, for the sake of clarity and due diligence:

    1) Lansing insider publication MIRS approached Snyder yesterday to ask about his position on life issues.  Snyder declined to speak with MIRS and sent his spokesman to address these issues instead.  So to speak.  According to MIRS:

    Waters declined to give Snyder's position on the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), the MBT surcharge or the state budget. He also declined to state if his boss is pro-choice or pro-life.

    "As you can imagine, he has very strong opinions on issues, but he's at the listening phase right now," Waters said. "He's interested in hearing what the citizens have to say."

    2) I personally approached the Snyder campaign directly through John Yob and requested an interview after Yob claimed my "moderate" claims were off-base.

    Mr. Snyder through Mr. Yob declined the opportunity.

    3) Instead, Snyder ostensibly granted an interview to Jerry Zandstra, a former candidate in the GOP Senate Primary in 2006.

    4) Worth noting that Snyder and Zandstra are both current or former Yob clients.  The "interview" was coordinated by John.

    5) I find it more than a little curious that Zandstra didn't ask the candidate about his political giving, the basis of pro-lifers' criticism.

    Mr. Snyder has not addressed his donation history.


    -Why has he chosen to give thousands of dollars to a Democratic Congressman?

    -Why was his only political giving in 2008 a giant check scribbled to Cure Michigan, a ballot campaign that supported 100% fatal, 100% obsoleted human experimentation?

    -Why has he given big-bucks to the IMP-PAC, a political organization that exists for the sole purpose of building a pro-abortion wing in the Republican Party?

    6) I am, personally, disappointed that Jerry Zandstra, someone whose stand for life I've always appreciated, decided not to address the root issues.  But I'm just one guy.

    What do YOU think?

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    Online Discussion with Jerry Zandstra and Rick Snyder

    By ProLifeFed, Section News
    Posted on Sat Mar 21, 2009 at 12:42:31 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Jerry Zandstra, Life (all tags)

    (Promoted by Nick...)

    RightMichigan -

    I have not taken a position in the Governor's race.  I am a fan of Congressman Hoekstra and certainly know Mike Cox and Terri Land as well.  
    I do think that our state and our party are hungry for a leader with the ability to facilitate an environment that spurs economic development and job creation.   In terms of this type of experience, Rick Snyder is second to none.  

    I conducted the following online discussion with Rick Snyder and had the opportunity to talk with him about his position on the life issue.  Although his emphasis is clearly on fixing the economy, he is indeed pro-life and would likely meet the pro-life certification requirements of the Pro-Life Federation should he choose to apply.

    I encourage your readers to give Rick the opportunity to present his views before rushing to judgment about his positions.  Michigan is hungry for a vision to turn this economy around and we might find that Rick is the candidate best able to lead our party and our state back from this mess that the Democrats created.


    Dr. Jerry Zandstra
    President, Pro-Life Federation

    Online discussion with Rick Snyder follows...

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