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The election of a lifetime … depends on YOU!

Right to Life of Michigan PAC has endorsed hundreds of candidates for this 2020 election, from local office to the White House. But no election is more important than re-electing the most prolife president in history – Donald J. Trump. Four years ago many doubted that this formerly “prochoice” advocate could be trusted as a prolife convert.

Candidate Trump promised to restore prolife executive orders, appoint conservative judges to the courts and cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. President Trump kept those promises! He is the first and only president to appear in person at the March for Life in its 47-year history.

With four more years in office, he should be able to appoint 1 or 2 more Supreme Court justices. He will need a prolife majority in the U.S. Senate to approve his nominees. Michigan must elect rock-solid prolife candidate John James to the U.S. Senate! We need John James to replace 100% proabortion Gary Peters in Washington.

But these crucial election outcomes will not happen without YOU! Not just you voting prolife, but your help is needed in getting others to vote too. We need volunteers to help us:

• Do literature drops in key neighborhoods
• Make phone calls to prolife supporters
• Help distribute yard signs

Volunteer at www.InghamRTL.org

Get your personalized prolife candidate list at: www.rtl.org/legislation/ballot/

The election of a lifetime … depends on YOU!

Epic Statewide Virtual Event – Premieres September 28th

We’re Not Giving Up on Life!

Covid-19 restrictions have resulted in Right to Life of Michigan affiliates statewide, canceling their fall benefit dinner events, including Right to Life of Ingham County (RTLIC). Just when there is tremendous need for inspiration and financial resources, we are not allowed to gather and affirm our resolve to end the injustice of abortion.

But we are resilient and Right to Life of Michigan has created an online broadcast event that will recharge our prolife commitment and allow us to supercharge our financial coffers.

We’re Not Giving Up on Life will premiere online on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 pm. It’s a prolife extravaganza with featured speaker Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House press secretary, and hosted by Christian music artist Matthew West. West wrote and performed the title track for the movie Unplanned.

Planned Parenthood has pledged to spend $2.8 million in Michigan this election. We have a goal of raising $2 million statewide by gathering prolifers in homes and churches for “watch parties” and making a financial gift during the event. RTLIC will receive a share of the funds raised that evening from those watch parties.

Each fall we invite supporters to fill a table at our annual dinner. This year we want groups to gather in homes for an evening of fellowship and prolife inspiration. Will you host friends and family and participate in We’re Not Giving Up on Life?

After the premiere, access to the event will be available until November 3. It is password protected, so participants must register in advance of viewing. Watch party hosts can register once for the whole group at www.rtl.org/notgivinguponlife. Let us know if you plan to host, we can supply envelopes and pledge cards.

Right to Life of Michigan Turns in Petitions

2019 rtl petition

2019 rtl petition

Right to Life of Michigan turned in the Dismemberment Petitions to the Secretary of State on Dec. 23, 2019 in downtown Lansing. There were about 50 people attending, (the picture was snapped before all of the people got in the picture). Some of the people pictured are: Barbara Listing, President, Right to Life of Michigan; Dan Jarvis, Michigan Family Forum; James Muffet, Citizens for Traditional Values; Lynn Mills, and several RLM staff. The second picture is of Ed Rivet and another person unloading petitions inside the SOS office.

Mason Down Home Days, September 2019

2019 booth

RTL Ingham County sponsored a booth at the Mason Down Home Days. Several of the RTLIC Board members manned the booth throughout the day. (Susan McGillicuddy is pictured during her shift). This is an annual event we participate in.

Our 2019 goal was to collect signatures for the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Petition. It was a very successful event, we collected about 200 signatures and handed out petitions to a few church members to take back to their church.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this year’s event, please contact us. It is in September, only requires about a 2-hour commitment and you get to meet a lot of interesting people. Our push this year will be: GET OUT THE VOTE.

Michigan March for Life – Roe v. Wade Memorial

march for life

Wednesday, January 22, 1:00 pm, State Capitol Building, Lansing

Next best thing to going to Washington, DC – join Right to Life of Ingham County as we “March for Life” January 22, 2020 at our State Capitol in Lansing. A short program begins at 1:00 pm on the Capitol east steps. The March begins at 1:30, ending at St Mary Cathedral hall for fellowship, warm drinks and more inspiration. Marchers are asked to bring diapers or other baby items for local pregnancy centers. Elementary and junior high-age marchers who bring an original, life-affirming poster will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Questions? Email info@inghamrtl.org

surgeon general everett koop

With appreciation, we remember Koop

Prolife people needed to speak out about life!

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died on February 25, 2013. Although he was a national figure for many reasons, prolifer people will best remember him for his book and film “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?” The project was co-authored with the late Francis Schaeffer in 1979. Those excellent resources about the value of human life are still relevant and available at Right to Life of Michigan’s Educational Resource Centers for library loan. Visit a resource center near you and borrow prolife books, DVDs and fetal development models. Let’s carry on Koop’s legacy and continue to educate others on the dignity of human life.