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Jul
1
Mon
End Dismemberment Abortion Petition Drive
Jul 1 – Nov 30 all-day

An opportunity is before Michigan citizens.

By working together, we can ban the inhumane abortion procedure known as the dilation and evacuation (D&E) method. This method of abortion uses surgical instruments to forcibly remove arms and legs from a living human being in the womb.

By banning this barbaric procedure, roughly 1,908 babies can be spared from abortion each year in Michigan.

Michigan’s Constitution allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition. The petition seeks legislation that would amend our partial-birth abortion ban by adding the equally horrific dismemberment abortion procedure to that ban.

The advantage of this approach is that the bill’s language cannot be changed by the legislature, but more importantly, it cannot be vetoed by Governor Whitmer!

Volunteers are needed to collect signatures of registered voters in Grand Rapids.

Once trained, volunteers can collect signatures at church, from family and friends, at public events, or throughout neighborhoods.

Sign-up online to volunteer.

For more information visit Michigan Values Life.

To understand what a dismemberment abortion is watch this short video.

 

UPCOMING SIGNATURE GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES

Grand Rapids Griffins Game – (weather permitting)
Wednesday, November 20, at 5:45 PM
Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids

Thanksgiving Parade – (weather permitting)
Saturday, November 23, at 9:30 AM
Hudsonville

Amy Grand / Michael W. Smith Concert – (weather permitting)
Thursday, December 5, at 6:00 PM
Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids

Christmas Craft Show
Saturday, December 7, at 9:00 AM
Details to be Confirmed Shortly

To volunteer at any of these events contact Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Dec
1
Sun
Prolife Essay Contest
Dec 1 all-day

Prolife Essay ContestCalling all prolife students!  Here’s a great chance to explain why you are prolife and to compete in a contest for prize money.

Grand Rapids Right to Life is sponsoring a Prolife Essay Contest.  Prizes are awarded for first place ($100) and second place ($50) in both the Senior Essay Contest (grades 10 – 12) and the Junior Essay Contest (grades 7 – 9).

Winning essays will be submitted to the National Right to Life Essay Contest for a chance to win further prizes.

In the past, the Grand Rapids Senior Essay Contest winner won the National Right to Life contest!

The essay topic is:  Why I am pro-life.
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ESSAY GUIDELINES

  • Typed in 12-point font
  • Double-spaced
  • Page-numbered
  • 300 – 500 words
  • Properly cited  (include a Works Cited page)
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APPLICATION

To compete in the Prolife Essay Contest:

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Mail or e-mail the cover sheet and essay by the deadline.
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DEADLINE

  • December 1, 2019

Jan
1
Wed
March for Life Scholarship
Jan 1 all-day

Students are eligible for one of five $100 scholarships to be applied to their Grand Rapids Right to Life bus trip expenses for their trip to the March for Life in Washington, DC.

Held on the somber anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton U.S. Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion in this country, this peaceful demonstration is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time.

The March for Life in Washington, DC, began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew into the largest prolife event in the world.

Students 18 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline need only submit a completed application and a 250 word essay on how they will utilize the March for Life experience in their daily life.

The March for Life will take place on January 24, 2020.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

  • Typed in 12-point font
  • Double-spaced
  • Page-numbered
  • 250 words
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APPLICATION

To compete for the March for Life Scholarship:

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Mail or e-mail the application and essay by the deadline.
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DEADLINE

  • January 1, 2020

Jan
24
Fri
March for Life @ Washington, DC
Jan 24 all-day

March for Life in DCOn January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court passed the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy in all fifty states.  The peaceful demonstration on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time.  The March for Life in Washington, DC, began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew into the largest prolife event in the world.

Grand Rapids Right to Life will be hosting bus trips to Washington, DC, for the 47th annual March for Life.

Along with the March for Life on January 24, there are opportunities to also attend the Students for Life Conference, the March for Life Youth Rally, Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Youth Mass and Rally at the Verizon Center, and the Rose Dinner.

As always, attendees are able to design a trip that fits their schedule and budget!

Click here to download a PDF of all itinerary options and a registration form.

Mar
1
Sun
Prolife Youth Award
Mar 1 all-day

Need money toward tuition … books … school supplies?

Compete for the Grand Rapids Right to Life Prolife Youth Award and a $250 scholarship!

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the prolife movement.

To participate, high school seniors must submit an application, including a list of prolife activities, and an essay focused on what this generation can do to promote a positive, prolife message.

Prolife activities must include volunteer work with Grand Rapids Right to Life or Right to Life of Michigan.

The application packet (coming soon) must be submitted to Grand Rapids Right to Life. One local student will win a $250 scholarship from Grand Rapids Right to Life and will then be nominated to the state committee for consideration.

Applications are due via mail or e-mail by March 1 to Grand Rapids Right to Life.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

  • Typed in 12-point font
  • Double-spaced
  • Page-numbered
  • 300 – 400 words
  • Properly cited  (include a Works Cited page)
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APPLICATION

To compete for the Prolife Youth Award:

  • Download and complete the application form (coming soon).
  • Mail or e-mail the application and essay by the deadline.
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DEADLINE

  • March 1, 2020

Dec
31
Thu
Coins for Kids
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am

Baby BottleCoins for Kids is a fundraiser for Grand Rapids Right to Life and local pregnancy centers.

Churches and organizations in the Grand Rapids area are encouraged to choose one month to host a baby bottle drive.

Profits benefit Grand Rapids Right to Life and local agencies that provide material support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.

It’s easy to host a Coins for Kids baby bottle drive!

Step 1:
Select a month that your church or school would like to participate and call Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Step 2:
Spread the word by putting the dates for the baby bottle drive in your bulletin or newsletter and by making announcements.

Step 3:
Request as many bottles as you need.  We suggest one bottle per family.

Step 4:
Spend the month filling those bottles with your spare change. 

Step 5:
Grand Rapids Right to Life will pick up the bottles at the end of the month and bring them to the bank to get counted.

Join us in this wonderfully easy and tangible way that you can support the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life and the work of local pregnancy centers.