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President Trump to divert Title X funding from Planned Parenthood

On May 18 President Trump announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department will be introducing a policy that will remove Title X family planning tax funding from health-care providers that perform or refer women for abortions, shifting it to providers that don't. Known as the "Protect Life Rule," this policy is very similar to a Reagan-era rules that have already survived a court challenge and were upheld in 1991 by the U.S. Supreme Court. This policy demonstrates the commitment of the Trump Administration to end tax-funding of abortion providers.

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2018 Oratory Contest

The 29th Annual Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund High School Oratory Contest was held on Saturday, May 5 in Holt. First place went to Rori Richardson of Grand Traverse Area Right to Life, a senior at St. Francis High School in Traverse City. Her speech was about the importance of palliative care as an ethical alternative to euthanasia. Rori will represent Michigan in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest on June 30 in Kansas. Second place went to Alayna Ackley, from Oceana County Right to life who spoke about infanticide. Third place went to Michael Carzon representing the Downriver affiliates who spoke about abortion.

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RLM-PAC early endorsements in U.S. Senate, gubernatorial primaries

The Right to Life of Michigan PAC has endorsed John James in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate. James is the only candidate who meets the RLM PAC criteria. In the gubernatorial primary race the RLM-PAC has endorsed all four Republican candidates. All four candidates meet the RLM-PAC criteria: Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, MI Senator Patrick Colbeck, Dr. Jim Hines, and Attorney General Bill Schuette. RLM-PAC endorsements for other primary races will be made later in the election season.

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2017 Michigan Abortion Report

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services released their latest abortion statistics report for the state of Michigan. In 2017, 26,594 abortions occurred in the state: 97% of those abortions were done on Michigan residents. The overall number is sadly slightly up 0.8% from 2016, with 26,395 abortions reported that year. Despite the small increase, overall abortions in Michigan are down 45.6% since 1987. There are other important trends to take note of in the report.

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MI ABORTION STATISTICS GRAPH


Do you know Senator Debbie Stabenow?

Do you know the record of those who represent you in the U.S. Senate? Senator Debbie Stabenow has a long record of supporting abortion in the Michigan Legislature and the U.S. Congress, and it deserves a closer examination. Where does Senator Stabenow stand on these important issues?

STABENOW’S RECORD

Who's That Senator?
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Contrasting life and death

Euthanasia and doctor-prescribed suicide are difficult issues. They are often presented as compassionate and responsible ways to respect the autonomy of suffering patients. In practice, however, they end up harming vulnerable people. Euthanasia and doctor-prescribed suicide end up being cheap, quick, and easy alternatives to doing what we should to care for those in need.

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