Author: Laura A.

An awesome woman who fights daily for the prolife cause!

One Brief, Shining Moment

In ancient history, some cultures sacrificed children to their “gods”. Succeeding generations were appalled by this practice and wondered how anyone could do that. Fast forward to 1973, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade, and abortion-on-demand became legal nationwide.

Ranschaert Wins Prolife Youth Award

Emily Ranschaert, a homeschooled senior, was honored with the 2023 Grand Rapids Right to Life Prolife Youth Award. Ranschaert won a $500 scholarship and was nominated for Right to Life of Michigan’s statewide award.

Tough Competition at Oratory Contest

The judges did not have an easy time adjudicating the 34th annual High School Oratory Contest. The five competitors gave amazing speeches, which delighted and educated the audience. Emily Ranschaert, a homeschooled senior, won the competition and received a $250 scholarship.

Scholarships Send Students to DC

With the assistance of a scholarship, five students traveled from Michigan to Washington, DC, for the 50th March for Life; the first such gathering in a post-Roe world.

Students Write Unique Essays

Interesting and unique papers were received for the ninth annual Prolife Essay Contest. The junior division was open to students in grades 7-9 and the senior division involved students in grades 10-12.

Election Motivates Volunteers

During the 2022 election season, Grand Rapids Right to Life volunteers stepped up and made every effort to get people to vote prolife. In addition to helping prolife candidates get elected to office, volunteers were motivated to defeat Proposal 3.

Tribute to a Wounded Warrior

On September 20, an 83-year-old woman was shot with a gun while passing out pamphlets on Proposal 3, which will be on the ballot in the November 8 election.  I don’t know this brave woman, but I share the history behind her zeal to inform voters about a destructive proposal.

D’Souza Inspires Crowd to be Bold

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was the incredible keynote speaker for the 35th annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner on Monday, October 10. D’Souza inspired the crowd of 1,380 people to be bold in their prolife convictions.

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