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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

West Catholic High School Football Game
Friday, October 18, at 5:00 PM
1801 Bristol Avenue NW, Grand Rapids

Grand Valley State University Football Game
Saturday, October 26, at 5:00 PM
1 Campus Drive, Allendale

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

Nov
7
Thu
How to Engage Your Pastor @ Grand Rapids Right to Life
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every church is unique. Every pastor has a special skill set. Every congregation interacts in a different way.

Connect with Grand Rapids Right to Life and other church representatives to learn some tips for engaging your pastor and getting your church on-board with the prolife movement.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about the activities you can bring to your church, how to conduct them, and how to encourage your pastor to promote the prolife cause.

Thomas Lawrence, prolife ambassador, will discuss the challenges of connecting in a positive, pro-active way.

This will be a fun, engaging, and educational session!

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited, so register online by November 4.

Nov
14
Thu
Life in the 616 @ Wild Roast Coffee Company
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Abortion numbers markedly decrease when someone is standing outside of a clinic, praying and standing in solidarity with the unborn child.

But it takes a lot of courage to stand in front of a clinic where unborn children are killed in the name of “rights.”

Fear not!

Grab a cup o’ joe and enjoy some tasty treats while Mary Jo Thayer, a convert to active prolife ministry, explains how she was petrified the first time she prayed in front of an abortion facility. Come share your fears and hear about some basic, yet fruitful, ways to pray and engage on the sidewalk.

Space is limited, so please RSVP online by Monday, November 11, 2019.

 

Snacks will be provided.

Participants will be responsible to purchase their own beverage.

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.

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.