Powerful Video Gives Voice to Voiceless
Interview With An Unborn Child is a video which movingly gives a voice to the child preparing to be born. In this four minute film, you will hear the voice of an unborn baby; learn about his development, and sadly his fate. His life is about to be snuffed out in the abortion clinic.
The child says . . .
Statistics Show 56 million Abortions Since Roe v. Wade
There have been more than 56 million abortions performed in the US since the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton court decisions were handed down by the US Supreme Court Justices. That action legalized abortion in all 50 states through all nine months of pregnancy in 1973. The most recent statistics show 23,230 abortions were performed in Michigan in 2012, and there have been 1,087,132 abortions in Michigan since statistics were first kept in 1980.
Bible Verses Addressing Life
There are many verses in the Bible that deal with respecting the sanctity of human life. Verses are in different Bible versions:
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Resources
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in January is a special day for churches and others to participate in changing hearts and minds on the issue of abortion. Many churches and prolife groups across the country have activities on SoHLS, ranging from a prolife sermon to the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. Bulletin inserts, litany examples, discussion guides, activity ideas and more are available.
Michigan Knights of Columbus Ensure They Aren't Raising Funds for the Komen Foundation
After reviewing the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's (also known as the Komen Foundation) relationship with Planned Parenthood, the State Deputy of the Michigan Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus ruled that no Knights of Columbus council in Michigan can raise money or affiliate itself with Komen.
The Komen Foundation admits to encouraging affiliates to give money to Planned Parenthood, America's leading abortion provider. In the last 5 years, the Komen Foundation has given more than 3 million dollars to Planned Parenthood.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization with strong prolife beliefs.
Ideas for Churches
Every church can have a positive prolife impact. Actively promoting a culture of life throughout the year can be inspiring and enjoyable!
Reflection on Psalm 139
Rabbi Loren Jacobs' message, based on Psalm 139, makes the case for the sanctity of all human life, including unborn children. We must know that we are never alone. God was with each one of us from our very beginning, at the moment of our creation and before, and He will be with us at our end and beyond! God Himself is very much involved in our life! Read this message and be inspired. To view his message, click here.
SOHLS DISCUSSION GUIDE - This discussion guide is designed to be used should should value human life and why SoHLS takes place in January.
DISCUSSION GUIDE - This is a discussion guide which can be to defend, protect and value innocent human life.
Help your congregation have a better understanding of prolife issues by featuring prolife books in your church library.
Prolife Educational Videos
Videos are available from the Right to Life of Michigan lending libraries in the educational resource centers. The videos cover many different life topics and can be used for classes or group discussions.
Prolife Quiz. Do You Rate?
This quiz can be used during Sunday school classes, Bible study groups or as part of an interactive message. Test your knowledge on the life issue!
Monthly educational updates for the faith community.
Church Bulletin Suggestions
The following information can be used for church bulletins or newsletters. Feel free to edit information as needed.
U.S. abortions decrease 13% from 2008 to 2011
The Guttmacher Institute released a paper which finds a decrease in the number of abortions performed in the United States. That is good news for children preparing to be born and for their mothers who are finding the support needed during an untimely pregnancy. The dedicated efforts of prolife people are making a positive impact. Data from the Michigan Department of Community Health show abortions have decreased in our state by more than half, down 52.7 percent since 1987. For more information about abortion statistics, visit Right to Life of Michigan at www.RTL.org.
U.S. House passes No Taxpayer for Abortion Act
On January 28, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act by a vote of 227-188. The bill is design to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding or subsidizing abortion on a permanent basis for the entire federal government including longstanding government programs and new ones. The bill would prevent health care plans which cover elective abortions from qualifying for federal subsidies. Learn more about prolife legislation at www.RTL.org.
Planned Parenthood agrees to pay part of $2 million settlement after woman dies from abortion
The Cook County Circuit Court has ordered Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Northwestern Memorial Hospital to pay $2 million to the son of Tonya Reaves after a settlement agreement was reached. Reaves died in July of 2012 from complications after receiving an abortion at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chicago. If you or someone you know is facing an untimely pregnancy, you can find a pregnancy center near you by calling 1-800-57-WOMAN, day or night. A caring, confidential help agency is as close as a phone call. You are not alone.
Resource Helps Explain Importance of Life Issues
The Preaching the Prolife Message brochure explains to church leaders why it is important to discuss life issues in faith settings, and gives some tips on preparing sermons on abortion and other prolife issues.
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