When we held our family gathering just before Christmas this year, my wife, Pearl, and I were struck by something stunning for which we are very grateful. Every one of our descendants resulted from adoptions following unplanned pregnancies. Of course, it is wrong to put a greater value on one human life over another, but, as proud parents and grandparents, Pearl and I believe that the world be a poorer place without any one of these. FULL STORY
Dear Doctor P., You recommended abortion. You were our obstetrician and early in my wife’s pregnancy you broke the news to us that our son would have Down syndrome. You predicted a miserable and very low quality life for our son and you firmly recommended that we terminate the pregnancy ... Here is the rest of the story, the part that would never have happened had we followed your advice. FULL STORY
Experiencing multiple health issues during her pregnancy, Brandi Ness was advised to terminate her pregnancy. She chose life, however, and at 20 weeks she experienced a miracle on the side of an icy road in the Upper Peninsula that led to a healthy, adorable baby girl. Her story, which began in tragedy and fear, ended in peace. FULL STORY
Twenty-two years old and pregnant with her second child, Jamie made a difficult and self-sacrificial decision to place her child for adoption. Even though she had no idea how she would care for her baby, she knew this baby deserved life. Desiring a better future for her child, she faced grief, loss, and joy so her baby could have the best life possible. FULL STORY
On Easter Sunday, 2013, I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, and I was transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital immediately. One day, a well-meaning visitor tried to comfort me by sharing that advances were being made in human embryonic stem cell research and possible treatments for leukemia might be a result. I shuddered at the casual contemplation of trading the life of one individual in order to save another. FULL STORY
Bringing hardworking men and women together with generous organizations allows pregnancy health centers to receive the ultrasound machines that they desperately need. Through this model, the Livingston County Ultrasound Initiative (LCUI) has provided seven ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers, with more on the way. FULL STORY
New fair booth ideas are tough to come up with. Creating a balance between drawing people to your booth and educating the fairgoers is difficult. Fortunately Laura Hammes has been able to do that several times for Ingham County Right to Life’s fair activities. Laura, the educational coordinator for the Right to Life of Michigan Lansing Resource Center, invented yet another ingenious activity for the Ingham County Fair. Adopt-a-baby uses fetal models to draw people to the booth and help educate them about fetal development. FULL STORY
Hardworking and passionate are two words that describe Haili Gusa. She is full of energy to advocate for babies and she inspires other youth to take a stand for the unborn.
Haili, an eighth grader at Ubly High School, has always been prolife. Her mother is involved with Huron County Right to Life but Haili wanted to do more.
“I wanted to take it to the next level and become more hands on,” she said. FULL STORY
Dr. Augustine Perrotta has served for many years as the president of Birmingham-Bloomfield Right to Life in the metro Detroit area. His new book, “A View From the Inside,” chronicles some of his encounters with people who have impacted his life, as well as other medical information and intriguing stories to please prolifers and anyone else curious about the human body and how we care for it. FULL STORY
As the educational coordinator for the Right to Life of Michigan Lansing Resource Center, Laura Hammes is often called upon to host booths at events and conferences. Her experience at the Ingham County Fair in Mason on July 29 turned out to be a very different, but far more rewarding experience than past events. FULL STORY