The Affordable Health Care Act, concerns of lack of access to quality health care
As advocates for life, we work on the behalf of defenseless or vulnerable human beings, born and unborn, within our identified life issues of abortion, infanticide and assisted suicide. Questions have surfaced with the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act about how this law is affecting access to health care in the United States.
ACTION NEEDED: Learn how the Affordable Care Act is affecting access to health care that could save a life as well as how national health care reforms restrict the ability to use private funds to receive adequate coverage and care that the government deems excessive or unnecessary.
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND HEALTH CARE ACCESS IN THE UNITED STATES
Contact your legislator about the Religious Liberty, Conscience Protection Act
S.B. 136, Religious Liberty & Conscience Protection Act, protects the conscience rights of individual health care providers, health facilities, and employers providing health care plans, enabling them to refuse participation in any medical procedure or research that violates their religious beliefs or moral convictions. The legislation creates a fair balance between the conscience rights of the employee and the needs of the employer. If the objectionable service comprises a substantial portion of the employee's regular duties, the employer would not be required to accommodate the employee. The bill also protects patients by affirming that services may not be refused based on the status of the patient or the patient's ability to pay. The Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee reported the bill to the full Senate by a vote of 5 to 1 on March 21.
ACTION NEEDED: Contact your Michigan Senator with this message: "Vote yes on S.B. 136. Protect religious liberty and conscience rights! Providing medical services and protecting fundamental rights can be done."
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE MICHIGAN SENATE
Educate others about life before birth - Life After 40
Since January 22, 1973, more than 55 million unborn children have been aborted. Their opportunity to feel a mother's sweet caress or to hear a father's hearty laugh was taken away by two U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Despite this tragedy, protectors of life have worked to save vulnerable members of our human family. Lives have been spared from the violence of abortion because of the dedication of prolife people like you.
ACTION NEEDED: Share fetal development facts with your friends and family on social networks. You can also make a pledge and share a fetal development fact each week for the 40 weeks of pregnancy.
Supreme Court upholds health care reform
The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld the Affordable Care Act of 2010. In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the court ruled that the individual mandate requiring virtually every American to own health insurance is a tax, not a penalty, and thus legal for Congress to enact. The ruling is a call to action for prolifers everywhere to repeal the law. Numerous provisions exist in the law that force federal taxpayers to heavily subsidize abortion insurance and authorize federal bureaucrats to ration life-saving medical treatment.
HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW INFORMATION AND CURRENT STATUS
ACTION NEEDED: Contact your U.S. representatives and senators and urge them to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Tell them you oppose taxpayer subsidies for abortion and rationing of life-saving medical treatment.
Report details abortion clinic abuses in Michigan
The Abortion Abuses and State Regulator Agency Failure Report released by Right to Life of Michigan has shown that most of Michigan's abortion clinics are not in compliance with dozens of state laws or regulations. The report also cites a vital need for oversight and enforcement on the part of Michigan agencies charged with holding health providers and facilities to account. The report prompted a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Licensing & Regulatory Affairs.
ACTION NEEDED: Download the report or share it online with your friends and family. Our state government must hold abortion clinics accountable for failing to follow state law and regulations.
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President and U.S. Senators' Records on Life
Learn more about the views on abortion and other prolife issues of President Barack Obama, Senator Carl Levin and Senator Debbie Stabenow
OBAMA'S RECORD ON LIFE
LEVIN'S RECORD ON LIFE
STABENOW'S RECORD ON LIFE
Michigan Capitol Directory
Promote life by keeping in touch with Michigan lawmakers. Here is contact information for Michigan elected leaders
GOV., LT. GOV, SEC. OF STATE and ATTNY. GEN.
MI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Learn about the legislative process in Michigan. This guide from the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau explains the steps needed for a prolife bill to become a Michigan law. LEGISLATIVE PROCESS GUIDE
Michigan Newspaper Contact List
Letters to the editor are an important part of many newspapers. These letters allow readers to voice their views and respond to stories and editorials in the paper. MICHIGAN NEWSPAPER CONTACT LIST
LifeNotes is a series of in-depth educational fact sheets produced by the Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund which focus on specific life issues. LIFENOTES DIRECTORY
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Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPOAHC) is a legal mechanism which allows you to appoint a person (agent/patient advocate) to make health care decisions for you should you become unable to do so. FULL BOOKLET