A sold-out crowd was on hand to hear local author, Mary Jo Thayer, launch her first novel, Close to the Soul. Spring into Life, a new event sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life, was held on Thursday, May 20, at the beautiful Union Pavilion at Railside.
The 42nd annual Bike & Hike Festival for Life was a smashing success on Saturday, May 15. Roughly 100 people were on-site for this family-friendly day.
Due to previous success with an outdoor Coins for Kids baby bottle drive, Grand Rapids Right to Life once again offered an opportunity for people to financially support life in our community.
It has been a challenging start to 2021. The prolife movement no longer has a friend in the White House. Governor Whitmer’s ever-changing edicts make gatherings difficult. Even the March for Life in Washington, DC, was canceled.
Three stellar competitors took center stage at the 32nd annual Grand Rapids Right to Life High School Oratory Contest on Tuesday, March 16. Emily Ranschaert, a homeschooled sophomore, won the competition and received a $200 scholarship.
To honor and mourn the unborn children killed by abortion since 1973, Grand Rapids Right to Life sponsored the Memorial Procession for the Unborn on Sunday, January 24. This car caravan traveled along 28th Street from Wyoming to Cascade with prolife messages painted or taped to vehicle windows.
Emma Ammerman won a March for Life scholarship, which was applied to her bus trip from Michigan to Washington, DC, for the largest prolife gathering in the world.
Students from a variety of schools and from every grade level participated in the seventh annual Prolife Essay Contest.
When I was in elementary school, before abortion was legal, our class went on a field trip to the public museum. I don’t remember much about the displays we saw except for the jars that contained babies before they were born.
We took a Coins for Kids baby bottle drive out of local churches and schools and put it in our parking lot!