Katie DeVries won the Prolife Youth Award, and a $50 scholarship, based on an essay and her volunteer work with Grand Rapids Right to Life. In the fall, Katie will attend Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She will major in Music Education with a focus on vocal music.
Grand Rapids Right to Life sponsored five billboards during the month of January that commemorated the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy. The billboards proclaimed: 40 Years Too Long. 55 Million Too Many.
From September – October, 2012, Grand Rapids Right to Life sponsored four ads on city buses that offered help to women facing a crisis pregnancy. The ads promoted the 24-hour hotline, 800-57WOMAN, that offers assistance to women in Michigan who need help with a crisis pregnancy, post-abortion counseling, adoption referrals, and material goods.