African Americans have a rich culture and history. Because of abortion, much of that history has tragically never been written. Did you know that 49.6 percent of all Michigan abortions are performed on Black women? There have been an estimated 16 million abortions of Black children in the womb since 1973, which is more than the combined total population of Michigan and Missouri. Visit our web page for more information and resources to share with family and friends. Please also consider attending one of our Black History Month events this month and learn about this critical issue.
In 2015, the Michigan Legislature enacted a budget provision preventing any state family planning contracts with abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. On Wednesday, January 27, the Michigan House Appropriations Committee heard testimony on House Bill 4145, which would make the state funding ban a permanent law. Contact your state house representative and ask them to support HB 4145 and end tax funding of abortion providers in Michigan.
Planned Parenthood continually attempts to distract from the fact that they are the number one provider and promoter of abortion, but consider the facts. Their own annual report shows how their services other than abortion continue to decline, yet they receive more tax dollars. A series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show their callous attitude about the harvesting and selling of body parts of unborn babies they engaged in.
Protecting unborn children from the brutality of dismemberment abortions is a legislative priority for Michigan. On November 10, the Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee advanced the bills to the floor by a 5-3 vote. A law is needed because D&E dismemberment abortions are as brutal as the partial-birth abortion method, which is now illegal in Michigan and the United States. Learn the facts about dismemberment abortions.
Super Bowl ad condemned for "humanizing fetus"
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) got upset by a Super Bowl ad for Doritos which showed an unborn baby on an ultrasound. They said the ad used an "anti-choice tactic humanizing fetuses." Pro-abortion groups often struggle with the fact that improvements in ultrasound technology have provided us a clearer window to the womb.
Media bias in two pictures
Over on the Right to Life of Michigan blog, we compare how major national news outlets covered two important stories. When the media thinks a story will show abortion providers in a bad light, the media are nowhere to be found but when they think a story will hurt the prolife movement, they show up in droves.
Proud to fail NARAL's test again
The pro-abortion group NARAL releases an annual report which analyzes state legislation and grades each of the 50 states based on how receptive to abortion they are. For at least the eighth year in a row, NARAL has given the state of Michigan an “F.” The nation as a whole received a “D.” Right to Life of Michigan is proud to be given another “F” from NARAL because of our numerous lifesaving laws.
Presidential primary season begins
On Monday, February 1, Iowa voters cast their first votes in caucus meetings, heralding the official beginning of the presidential primary elections. The Michigan presidential primary election is on Tuesday, March 8. Elections have consequences, learn more about the positions of Democratic and Republican candidates on prolife issues.