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Jun
29
Fri
GRSFL – Pray to End Abortion @ Heritage Clinic for Women
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Grand Rapids Students for LifeIn the battle to end abortion in our city, join Cassidy, student trailblazer, and members of Grand Rapids Students for Life as they pray in front of West Michigan’s only free-standing abortion clinic.

Located at 320 East Fulton Street in downtown Grand Rapids, Heritage Clinic for Women performs abortions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

In one week, more than 30 lives are ended by abortion at Heritage Clinic for Women.

Come and advocate for the unborn through prayer. This important step may help every person come to see the immense value of life and to use their voice to defend those who cannot speak for themselves.

Grand Rapids Students for Life will pray outside of this abortion clinic to be a visible witness of the prolife message to abortion workers, women seeking abortions, and passersby.

 

For $550, Heritage Clinic for Women offers medical abortions (RU-486) for pregnancies between 4 – 9 weeks.  RU-486 is a combination of two drugs used to kill and expel a child from the womb.

For $550 – $2,225, Heritage Clinic for Women performs two types of surgical abortions.

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 a steel knife with a loop shape to scrape the wall of the uterus and to cut the unborn child to pieces and remove her from the womb.

Information related to Heritage Clinic for Women was taken directly from their website.

Jul
17
Tue
GRSFL – Movie Night @ The Wright Connection at HELP
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to be inspired to end abortion? Come and watch the film October Baby with Grand Rapids Students for Life.

This faith-based drama is about adoption, abortion, and forgiveness.

When the lead character, Hannah, discovers that her premature birth was caused by a failed late-term abortion procedure, she is devastated. Journey with Hannah on a spring break road trip to find her birth mother. Along the way she learns who she really is and faces a world turned upside down.

Join Cassidy, student trailblazer, for this fun night of a movie and pizza.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Cassidy.

Jul
21
Sat
GRSFL – Volunteer Opportunity @ Family Life Center
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come and join the fun as Grand Rapids Students for Life help a local maternity home with cleaning, organizing, and sorting clothes. Dress accordingly!

Family Life Center of West Michigan labors to demonstrate the love of Jesus to young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by equipping them for the challenges of life and by providing a safe haven and a loving family atmosphere to help prepare for the future.

Grand Rapids Students for life offers students an opportunity to volunteer with local pro-life organizations that help mothers, fathers, and babies.

Part of the goal of Grand Rapids Students for Life is to offer middle school, high school, homeschooled, and college students an opportunity to volunteer with local prolife organizations that help mothers, fathers, and babies.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Cassidy.

Aug
4
Sat
Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament @ Belknap Park
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day

Did you know that pickleball is …

… the fastest growing sport in the U.S.A.
… a larger version of ping-pong.
… a smaller version of tennis.
… played on a badminton court with a lowered net.
… played with a paddle and a plastic, perforated ball.
… a sport named after a dog named Pickles.

Grand Rapids Right to Life is sponsoring the sixth annual Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament.  Teams may register as men’s, women’s, or mixed doubles.

Players are matched by skill level and the tournament format is double elimination.

  • Registration begins at 8:00 AM and play begins at 9:00 AM.
  • The cost is $30 to register and $10 per event.

Join this event to help raise funds for the prolife work of Grand Rapids Right to Life.

To participate, register, submit payment, and sign a liability waiver by July 27 at Pickleball Tournaments.

For more information download the Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament brochure.

All registrations must be completed online.  Late registrations are not accepted.

 

EVENT SPONSORS

  • Scott Dieleman

To sponsor this event, contact Laura.

Sep
8
Sat
Eastown Street Fair @ Eastown Street Fair
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Once again, Grand Rapids Right to Life will have a booth at this year’s Eastown Street Fair on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids. This is a great opportunity for us to get in front of thousands of people and to educate on the prolife issue.

This annual event is a family-friendly celebration of the arts, crafts, food, music, and the eclectic Eastown neighborhood. This outdoor festival takes place along Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive.

This is a free, community event hosted by the Eastown Community Association and Eastown Business Association.  Being present gives Grand Rapids Right to Life the opportunity to share the prolife message with a diverse group of fair attendees.

Help promote the message of life by volunteering for a three-hour time slot.

Sign-up online to volunteer.  (coming soon)

Sep
13
Thu
Fire Up for Fall @ Salvation Army Kroc Center
Sep 13 @ 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.  (coming soon)
  • When submitting your ticket request, indicate the church you represent.

Space is limited, so kindly limit your attendance to only one person per church.

Sep
25
Tue
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The keynote speaker for the 31st annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be conservative columnist, best-selling author, and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin.

Malkin worked for the Los Angeles Daily News and Seattle Times before starting a nationally syndicated column carried by hundreds of newspapers and other media outlets. She also founded three top conservative blogs: Hot Air, Twitchy, and MichelleMalkin.com.

She brings to the podium her stark, no-nonsense opinions on a wide range of topics, including the right to life.

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.

 

Dec
31
Mon
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.