Powerful video gives voice to voiceless
Interview With An Unborn Child is a video which movingly gives a voice to the child preparing to be born. In this four minute film, you will hear the voice of an unborn baby; learn about his development, and sadly his fate. His life is about to be snuffed out in the abortion clinic.
The child says . . .
Statistics show 55 million abortions since Roe v. Wade
There have been more than 55 million abortions performed in the US since the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton court decisions were handed down by the US Supreme Court Justices. That action legalized abortion in all 50 states through all nine months of pregnancy in 1973. The most recent statistics show 23,366 abortions were performed in Michigan in 2011, and there have been 1,063,902 abortions in Michigan since statistics were first kept in 1980.
Bible Verses Addressing Life
There are many verses in the Bible that deal with respecting the sanctity of human life. Verses are in different Bible versions:
Michigan Knights of Columbus ensure they aren't raising funds for the Komen Foundation
After reviewing the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's (also known as the Komen Foundation) relationship with Planned Parenthood, the State Deputy of the Michigan Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus ruled that no Knights of Columbus council in Michigan can raise money or affiliate itself with Komen.
The Komen Foundation admits to encouraging affiliates to give money to Planned Parenthood, America's leading abortion provider. In the last 5 years, the Komen Foundation has given more than 3 million dollars to Planned Parenthood.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization with strong prolife beliefs.
Ideas for Churches
Every church can have a positive prolife impact. Actively promoting a culture of life throughout the year can be inspiring and enjoyable!
Reflection on Psalm 139
Rabbi Loren Jacobs' message, based on Psalm 139, makes the case for the sanctity of all human life, including unborn children. We must know that we are never alone. God was with each one of us from our very beginning, at the moment of our creation and before, and He will be with us at our end and beyond! God Himself is very much involved in our life! Read this message and be inspired. To view his message, click here.
SOHLS DISCUSSION GUIDE - This discussion guide is designed to be used should should value human life and why SoHLS takes place in January.
DISCUSSION GUIDE - This is a discussion guide which can be to defend, protect and value innocent human life.
Help your congregation have a better understanding of prolife issues by featuring prolife books in your church library.
Prolife Educational Videos
Videos are available from the Right to Life of Michigan lending libraries in the educational resource centers. The videos cover many different life topics and can be used for classes or group discussions.
Prolife Quiz. Do You Rate?
This quiz can be used during Sunday school classes, Bible study groups or as part of an interactive message. Test your knowledge on the life issue!
Monthly educational updates for the faith community.
Church Bulletin Suggestions
The following information can be used for church bulletins or newsletters. Feel free to edit information as needed.
More Michigan abortion businesses close
In April, the American Family Planning abortion clinic in Dearborn closed its doors and the 73-year-old abortionist who owned the property and operated the clinic retired. The abortion clinic had operated for more than 20 years. In May, the Birth Control Center in Sterling Heights announced that after 39 years it is now closed. At one time, there were 72 abortion clinics in Michigan, now there are less than 30. Pregnancy help organizations and people around the state are ready and willing to help those who are facing an untimely or crisis pregnancy. You are never alone. Call 1-800-57WOMAN, a toll-free hotline, any time to be connected to a caring, confidential help agency.
Gosnell trial begins to receive national media attention
For weeks, the majority of America's national media ignored the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell is a Philadelphia abortionist who has been charged with killing multiple children who survived abortions and killing a woman who came to him for an abortion. While the testimony about Gosnell's practice was horrific and newsworthy, the majority of national media outlets provided limited or no coverage of the trial until prolife people used social media outlets to shame them into covering the trial. Visit Right to Life of Michigan at www.rtl.org to learn more about Kermit Gosnell and infanticide.
Poll shows most Americans do not know Planned Parenthood provides abortions
A recent poll by The Polling Company has found that the majority of Americans do not know that Planned Parenthood provides abortion. Planned Parenthood is America's leading abortion provider and promoter. They performed 333,964 abortions in 2011. That is more than 1/4 of all U.S. abortions in a year. While abortion is prevalent at Planned Parenthood, 55% of those polled did not know about Planned Parenthood's abortion business, including 50% of respondents who identified themselves as prolife. Learn more about Planned Parenthood's abortion agenda at www.rtl.org.
What will abortionists do if a child survives an abortion?
What if a child survives an abortion? That was the question the prolife organization Live Action wanted answered with a series of undercover videos in abortion clinics which provide late-term abortion. What they found was disturbing. An abortionist located in Washington, D.C., said he wouldn't do anything to help a child who survives an abortion. A similar response came from an abortion clinic in Arizona; their response: "they will not resuscitate" if a child is born alive. Learn more about the reality of infanticide at www.rtl.org.
Need a Visual?
Showing the reality and impact of abortion without using graphic pictures is challenging. However, one powerful way to "see" how abortion has damaged our country is to juxtapose the war on the unborn to the number of American's who lost their lives in battle. This handout is especially helpful around Memorial Day.
Guidelines for Political Activity
Congress has enacted special tax laws applicable to churches, religious organizations, and ministers in recognition of their unique status in American society and of their rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers this quick reference guide of federal tax law and procedures for churches and religious organizations to highlight responsibilities in regard to political activity.
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