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 . . .
My loudest cry is in silence
My most beautiful dreams turn into
My greatest pain will not reach the ears of anyone,
Not even my mother . . .
Statistics Show Nearly 56 Million Abortions Since Roe v. Wade
There have been almost 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 26,120 abortions were performed in Michigan in 2013, and there have been 1,113,252 abortions in Michigan since statistics were first kept in 1980.
ABORTION STATISTICS IN THE US AND MICHIGAN
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!
WHAT CHURCHES CAN DO TO PROMOTE LIFE
The Story of Right to Life
The Story of Right to life is a PowerPoint presentation for use in churches and group settings to educate about what it means to be prolife and the work of Right to Life groups.
This is a story about relationships. And, as such, it’s a story about us all. It’s as broad as the human journey, for it is woven into the fabric of our deepest issues. Human rights, preventing violence, child abuse and caring for the terminally ill are all spokes of the same wheel. And at the center of this wheel is the respect for human life.
In the Image of God
In the Image of God stresses that all life comes from our creator. In that way, we are called to protect the least among us, the unborn child. This PowerPoint briefly describes how abortion became legal in the United States, its impact on our nation and the developmental facts and pictures which show us that unborn children are human, too.
The PowerPoint is free of charge and comes with a presenter's script for a seamless presentation.
Creado a imagen de DIOS
"Creado a imagen de Dios es una presentación de PowerPoint para que las iglesias enseñen sobre la Inviolabilidad de la Vida Humana, y también los dos fallos de la Corte Suprema que legalizaron el aborto por cualquier razón hasta los 9 meses del embarazo.
La presentación de PowerPoint es gratis y viene con un guión para el presentador."
What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath is a PowerPoint presentation for use in churches and group settings to educate the abortion agenda of Planned Parenthood. The PowerPoint is free of charge and comes with a presenter's script for a seamless presentation.
MORE ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Discussion Guide
SoHLS DISCUSSION GUIDE- This guide helps to facilitate thoughtful discussion about the development of the unborn child as well as provide for dialog about legal abortion and the need 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 BOOK SUGGESTIONS
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 VIDEO LISTING
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!
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.
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:
KING JAMES VERSION
NEW KING JAMES VERSION
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
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.
Letter from Knights of Columbus State Advocate to State Deputy regarding the Komen Foundation's relationship with Planned Parenthood
Letter from Knights of Columbus State Deputy requiring Knights of Columbus councils to no longer raise funds for or affiliate with the Komen Foundation
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.
Clinic laws and enforcement matter
For years, abortion clinics in Michigan weren't regulated and weren't regularly inspected. The passage of legislation known as the Prolife Omnibus Act in 2012 changed that. Abortionists are now facing fines for failing to have the proper licenses and unethically pre-signing prescription pads, and being prevented from performing surgical abortions because of inspection failures and facing lawsuits. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-57-WOMAN, day or night. A caring, confidential pregnancy help agency is as close as a phone call away. You are not alone.
Abortion ends the lives of more black Americans than any other cause combined
In the United States, the abortion rate for black women is almost 4 times that of white women. On average, 870 black babies are aborted every day in the United States. In the U.S., 36.2% of all abortions are performed on black women, however, black women make up only about 14% of the female population. While black women make up only about 14% of Michigan's female population, they had 49.6% of all abortions recorded in the state in 2014. Visit www.RTL.org to learn more about abortion's effect on black Americans.
The slippery slope of euthanasia
A recent in-depth article in The New Yorker magazine examined the reality of euthanasia in Belgium. "The Death Treatment" follows the story of Tom Mortier, who discovered in a letter that his mother, who suffered from depression, had been euthanized without his knowledge. The story also illustrates how euthanasia quickly moves from killing the terminally ill to killing the depressed and the disabled. Learn more about the dangers of assisted suicide and euthanasia at www.RTL.org.
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.
PREACHING THE PROLIFE MESSAGE
Need a Visual?
Showing the reality and impact of abortion without using graphic pictures is challenging. However, one powerful way to "see" how abortion has damaged our country is to juxtapose the war on the unborn to the number of American's who lost their lives in battle. This handout is especially helpful around Memorial Day.
AMERICAN WAR CASUALTIES & WAR ON THE UNBORN
Guidelines for Political Activity
Congress has enacted special tax laws applicable to churches, religious organizations, and ministers in recognition of their unique status in American society and of their rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers this quick reference guide of federal tax law and procedures for churches and religious organizations to highlight responsibilities in regard to political activity.
FEDERAL TAX LAW GUIDE