The devastating decisions by United States Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, were announced on January 22. The decisions legalized abortion at any stage throughout pregnancy, overturning the laws of all 50 states. Rising to this new challenge, members of the Voice for the Unborn coalition formally united as Michigan Citizens for Life (MCL). The goals of this new organization were broadened to include the protection of human life from fertilization to natural death.
Prolife organizations around the country began efforts to pass a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the effects of Roe v. Wade.
The first state-wide prolife newspaper was printed, Michigan Citizens for Life News, today known as Right to Life of Michigan News.