Events

Jul
1
Wed
Hot Summer Sale
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm

It’s been a hot summer, so check out these cool prices on prolife T-shirts!

All Grand Rapids Right to Life T-shirts, in both adult and youth sizes, are now $2 off.

Check out the different colors, messages, cuts, and material.

This summer, share the prolife message by simply wearing a prolife T-shirt.

Outfit your child, stock up on gifts, or find a T-shirt for yourself in the Grand Rapids Right to Life online store.

Prices:

  • $20 tri-blend designs are now only $18
  • $15 new designs are now only $13
  • $10 classic designs are now only $8

Note:

  • All items are available for pick-up at the Grand Rapids Right to Life office.
  • $5 minimum shipping charge will be added to orders that are mailed.
  • No other discounts may be applied.

Jul
17
Fri
Next Steps for Church Reps @ Grand Rapids Right to Life
Jul 17 all-day

It’s time to make abortion real!

Church Representatives are invited to this Next Steps session to learn about abortion in this community. The reality is that 35 women from Kent County are getting abortions every week.

Thomas Lawrence, prolife ambassador, is hosting a Next Steps for Church Reps session focused on “Making Abortion Real”. He will lead a field trip from the Grand Rapids Right to Life office to the only free-standing surgical abortion facility in this city.

Church Representatives are invited to go with Thomas and pray on the public sidewalk in front of the location where babies are killed in the name of “choice” three days a week. Come and learn the history of this abortion facility and the abortion procedures that are performed there. By partnering with Grand Rapids Right to Life, your church can be a part of the legislative effort to end the slaughter of the unborn in this community.

Details

  • Meet at Grand Rapids Right to Life in Wyoming
  • Groups will assemble at 9:00 AM and at 4:00 PM

RSVP Required

Additional Information

  • This event is open to active Church Representatives for Grand Rapids Right to Life.
  • Kindly limit attendance to no more than two people per church.

Jul
18
Sat
Summer Church Fair @ St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Grand Rapids Right to Life will have a booth at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church fair in Kentwood.

This event allows us to meet wonderful new people and educate on the prolife issue. We will be selling prolife gear, handing out literature, promoting events, and discussing life issues.

But we can’t do it without you!

Do you have a few hours to join other volunteers and help staff the booth?

Details

  • Volunteers will work a three hour shift.
  • Sign-up online to volunteer. (coming soon)

Be a part of this fun parish festive and help to foster a respect for all human life.

 

Aug
6
Thu
Life in the 616 @ Manhattan Park
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

With so many great prolife organizations in West Michigan, why connect with Grand Rapids Right to Life?

For the summer edition of Life in the 616, local president, Laura Alexandria, will discuss the relevance of the organization and the importance of community involvement in the fight to end abortion and restore dignity to all human life.

Bring a favorite beverage and a lawn chair and join Laura for this outside event.

Enjoy some snacks and a lively group chat about how Grand Rapids Right to Life is working to end abortion … not just fight it.

Guest Speaker
Laura, president of Grand Rapids Right to Life, will lead a discussion on why it’s important to connect with Grand Rapids Right to Life.

RSVP
To facilitate an intimate prolife discussion, attendance is limited. Please RSVP online by Monday, August 3, 2020.

Food and Beverages
Snacks will be provided, but participants will be responsible to bring their own beverage and a lawn chair.

Aug
13
Thu
Vote Life Summer Picnic @ Cascade Township Park Pavilion
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Candidates at every level can impact prolife issues. The stakes of failing to get prolife legislation passed means missed opportunities to save lives. Prolife issues are not like other political concerns: people live or die when faced with abortion, infanticide, or euthanasia.

In every election, voters face these life or death topics. People must vote prolife at the ballot box, or legal protection for every person will never be restored.

Join others for a Vote Life Summer Picnic!

Enjoy lawn games, challenging conversations, snacks, and an opportunity to meet local prolife candidates.

This event is a relaxing time for families, and an important opportunity for voters concerned about prolife issues.

Special Guests

  • Representative Tommy Brann
  • Representative Mark Huizenga
  • All guests are Right to Life of Michigan PAC-endorsed candidates or office holders.

Notes

  • Have fun … bring your own lawn games.
  • Sit at an available picnic table … or bring your own chair.
  • Enjoy food with a new friend … bring a picnic dinner and beverages.
  • Don’t forget … alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park.
  • You might want … sunscreen, bug spray, and picnic blankets.

Aug
14
Fri
Leadership for Life Base Camp @ Life International
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you the world’s next prolife hero?

Grand Rapids Right to Life is excited to offer the second Leadership for Life Base Camp, a great day of action-packed prolife leadership training for teens!

Thomas Lawrence, prolife ambassador, will lead this interactive camp where young people can come together for a common cause. Everyone will leave equipped with the tools and encouragement to engage others as you defend your prolife values and live your prolife convictions.

This exciting day of learning and advocacy is open to all students who will be attending high school in the fall of 2020.

It’s time to make a difference for life in Grand Rapids. Gather friends and be a part of this day of fun and fellowship as you become a champion for the unborn.

Space is limited, so apply today!

Base Camp Schedule

  • 9:00 AM – Registration
  • Tour a former abortion clinic
  • Enjoy interactive exercises
  • Pray outside of a freestanding surgical abortion facility
  • Hear compelling guest speakers
  • Meet local prolife activists
  • 3:00 PM – Final Good-byes

Application

  • Leadership for Life Base Camp is open to high school students in the fall of 2020.
  • Application must be completed and submitted by August 7, 2020.
  • Registration fee of $15 must be made payable to GRRTL.

Oct
1
Thu
40 Days for Life @ Heritage Clinic for Women
Oct 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

As part of the fall campaign for 40 Days for Life, Grand Rapids Right to Life has adopted a day at the peaceful vigil.

Join with us and pray to end abortion in front of the only free-standing surgical abortion clinic in Grand Rapids.

40 Days for Life is a grassroots campaign to end abortion through prayer, fasting, community outreach, and by holding a peaceful prayer vigil in front of an abortion facility.

Grand Rapids Right to Life supporters will pray for 12 hours on Thursday, October 1.  Participants are asked to remain on the public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic and pray for one hour.

Volunteers Needed

  • Choose one hour to pray in front of the abortion facility.
  • Prayer booklets are available for those who participate.

Get Involved

  • Contact Laura to be a part of this powerful effort to end abortion.

 

Want to know what happens inside this free-standing abortion clinic?*

For $600, Heritage Clinic for Women offers medical abortions (RU-486) for pregnancies between 4 – 10 weeks.  RU-486 is a combination of two drugs used to kill and expel a child from the womb.

For $600 – $2,275, Heritage Clinic for Women performs two types of surgical abortions for pregnancies between 5 – 22 weeks.

Suction Curettage abortions are used for pregnancies between 5 – 13 weeks.  In this procedure, the cervix is dilated and the abortionist uses a powerful suction tube to dismember the unborn child and suck her out of the womb.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortions are used for pregnancies between 14 – 22 weeks.  In this procedure, the cervix is dilated and the abortionist uses forceps to dismember different parts of the child, such as arms and legs.  The baby’s head is often too large to be removed from the womb, so the abortionist must crush the skull in order to remove it.

*Information related to Heritage Clinic for Women pricing and procedures was taken directly from their website.

Oct
4
Sun
Life Chain @ Public Sidewalk on 44th Street
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Life ChainSince the tragic Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions in January of 1973, legalized abortion-on-demand has killed more than 60,000,000 unborn children in the United States.

Grand Rapids Right to Life supports the efforts of Life Chain, a peaceful and prayerful public witness of prolife individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.

This visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community attests to the fact that abortion kills children and that the sanctity of human life must be protected from the moment of conception until natural death.

Join with hundreds of people in Grand Rapids, and tens of thousands of people nationwide for a time of collective prayer to end abortion in our nation.

Signs for Life Chain may be picked up on Sunday, October 4, at:

  • Crestwood School on 44th Street east of Breton Road
  • SE corner of 44th Street and Buchanan Avenue
  • NE corner of 44th Street and Spartan Industrial Drive
  • Brummel’s parking lot near the NW corner of 44th Street and Clyde Park Avenue

Please note:

  • Stand along 44th Street between Breton Road and Ivanrest Avenue.
  • Stand 20 feet apart, but keep small children close.
  • Stand on the public sidewalk.
  • Do not block the sidewalk, intersections, or driveways.
  • If standing is difficult, you may bring a chair.
  • Remember that the main focus is prayer.

Oct
12
Mon
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The 33rd annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be the largest prolife banquet in Michigan, will incorporate 25 student volunteers, and will feature Gov. Mike Huckabee, Fox News contributor and TV host, as the keynote speaker.

Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on prevention.

As a staunch defender of the right to life, Huckabee has stated:

“It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being, and we change the policy to be prolife and protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick.” (August 7, 2015)

Grand Rapids Right to Life president, Laura Alexandria, will give an update on the organization’s accomplishments in the past year.

Don’t miss this evening of celebrating life and championing the prolife cause.

Registration
Individual seats and tables can be purchased by completing and submitting a registration form.

Student Volunteers
A limited number of high school students are needed to volunteer at this event. To secure your spot, contact Laura by October 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.