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Jul
1
Mon
End Dismemberment Abortion Petition Drive
Jul 1 – Sep 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

Metro Cruise
Friday, August 23, at 4:00 PM
Rogers Plaza, 972 – 28th Street SW, Wyoming

Resurrection Life Church
Sunday, September 1, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville

Grand Rapids Gun & Knife Show
Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8
1025 – 4 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids

Resurrection Life Church
Sunday, September 8, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville

Resurrection Life Church
Sunday, September 15, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville

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

Sep
7
Sat
Gun & Knife Show @ 4 Mile Road Showplace
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

Grand Rapids Right to Life will have a booth at the Grand Rapids Gun & Knife Show!

Second Amendment supporters are overwhelmingly prolife, and hosting a booth allows us to engage them in the prolife movement, to encourage them to vote prolife, and to embolden them to consider the unborn with their political action.

This is also an important opportunity to ask visitors to the booth to sign the End Dismemberment Abortion petition.

But we can’t do it without you!

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

Help us hand out literature, sell prolife gear, promote events, discuss life issues, and encourage people to sign the End Dismemberment Abortion petition.

Sign-up online to volunteer.

Sep
12
Thu
Fire Up for Fall @ Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fire Up For FallGet fired up for fall!

All prolife church representatives are invited to a gathering sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life.

This luncheon will inspire leaders to get their church involved in the prolife movement.

Church Representatives will:

  • Hear about upcoming events.
  • Get involved with youth activities.
  • Learn how to inspire others.
  • Discover how to share educational information.

 

Not a prolife church representative yet?  Join us anyway!  Prolife contacts are needed from every church in Grand Rapids to join with us and educate local faith communities on life issues.

  • Lunch will be catered; therefore a ticket is required.
  • Tickets must be requested online by September 6.
  • When submitting your ticket request, indicate the church you represent.

 

Space is limited, so kindly limit your attendance to no more than two people per church.

Sep
26
Thu
2019 Annual Conference @ The Johnson Center, Cleary University
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Prolife people are encouraged to attend the 46th annual conference sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan.  This is an inspiring day of information, workshops, and strategy sessions to promote a culture of life.

The guest speakers will be Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, and Brandon Buell, father of a son born with an incurable brain malformation.

Mancini is committed to restoring a culture of life in the United States, most notably through the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.

Abortion was frequently suggested for Buell’s son, who medical professionals thought would only live a few weeks, at most, and with significantly limited abilities. Against all odds, Jaxon Buell is now five years old.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend several workshops:

  • Fundraising with Bill:  Effective Major Gift Fundraising for Today
  • We Got More Prolife Resources than Davy Crockett
  • Design 101:  How to Catch the Prolife Eye
  • Proactively Prolife:  A Study on Church Engagement

Conference includes continental breakfast, lunch, annual meeting, two general sessions, and workshops.

2019 Members of Grand Rapids Right to Life save $20 on one adult registration.

  • Members:  To attend, contact Laura by September 6.
  • Students:  For a special rate, contact Laura by September 6.
  • Non-Members:  To attend, complete the registration form online.

Oct
3
Thu
40 Days for Life @ Heritage Clinic for Women
Oct 3 @ 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 3.  Participants are asked to remain on the public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic and pray for one hour.

Contact us to be a part of this powerful effort to end abortion in our city.

 

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
6
Sun
Life Chain @ Public Sidewalk on 44th Street
Oct 6 @ 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, on Sunday, October 6, for a time of collective prayer to end abortion in our nation.

 

Signs for Life Chain may be picked up on Sunday, October 6, 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.

Oct
7
Mon
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The 32nd annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be the largest prolife banquet in Michigan, will incorporate 25 student volunteers, and will highlight prolife heroes from Michigan and South Carolina.

This gala event will feature John James as the emcee and former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy as the keynote speaker.

Gowdy entered Congress with a resolute commitment to the conservative principles that have guided him throughout his years in public service. In congress, he served on the House Committees on Intelligence, Ethics, and Judiciary. Representative Gowdy fought to uphold the Constitution and to protect the dignity of human life.

As a federal prosecutor, Gowdy prosecuted crimes including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. As 7th Circuit Solicitor, he started a Violence Against Women Task Force and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.

James has lived his life placing service before self. After graduating from West Point in 2004, he became a Ranger-qualified aviation officer and served with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After eight years, James was honorably discharged and returned to Michigan to work in the family business.

Grand Rapids Right to Life president, Susan Misner Palazzolo, 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.

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

 

MEDIA LINKS

Trey Gowdy speaking about defunding Planned Parenthood on Cavuto Coast to Coast.

Trey Gowdy questions Priscilla Smith about redirecting taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood in a congressional hearing.

Trey Gowdy discusses partial-birth abortion in congressional hearing.

Trey Gowdy questions Cecile Richards regarding government funding of Planned Parenthood.

Dec
31
Tue
Coins for Kids
Dec 31 all-day

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.