It has been ten years since we first met Martina Pardue and her son, Luke. Since we last talked to her, Luke has been thriving, growing, and has even become a big brother.
When Martina was just 10 weeks pregnant she was told her son might have Down syndrome. The doctor who performed the amniocentesis test offered abortion as an option for Luke. Even with his diagnosis, Martina and her husband always knew Luke belonged in this world. FULL STORY
Right to Life of Michigan Public Affairs Associate Genevieve Marnon frequently works with end-of-life situations. In September Genevieve’s father, Bob Tank, went to the emergency room with a dangerous pulmonary embolism requiring a fight to stay alive. The fight was not medical skill pitted against disease, but a 13-day fight for his life against medical opinion. Genevieve was no longer helping strangers with end-of-life cases but fighting to save her own father’s life. FULL STORY
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
It isn't every day that life comes full circle. It also isn't every day that you are able to save a life. Recently Alpha Family Center in Lowell was able to experience both after hearing about abortion pill reversals at a luncheon hosted by Grand Rapids Right to Life. That speech heard more than a year ago proved to be the difference between life and death for one of their clients. 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. 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