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 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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Assisted suicide advocate commits suicide, Michigan has chosen the alternative
Sadly, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard ended her life in early November after receiving lethal drugs through Oregon's assisted suicide law. Before committing suicide Maynard received a large amount of media attention because of her desire to end her life. In Michigan, assisted suicide is illegal. Legalizing assisted suicide really puts the decision of who lives and who dies into the hands of physicians to decide who gets the lethal drugs and who does not. The issue of assisted suicide has largely disappeared in Michigan because of our state's aggressive work on pain management education and access to hospice care. Michigan has chosen the alternative to assisted suicide. We have failed if our solution to suffering is to kill those who suffer. Learn more about end of life issues at www.RTL.org.
What is Post-Abortion Syndrome?
Post-Abortion Syndrome or PAS is a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Abortion can be a very traumatic experience for both women and men, and other family and friends involved. Even though our society tells us that abortion is legal for women, it has harmful after-effects on the lives it has touched. Learn more about hope and healing at www.RTL.org
Prolife group moves into former Planned Parenthood clinic
The prolife group 40 Days for Life is moving their headquarters into a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. The clinic, located in Bryan, Texas, closed in 2013 after the state passed a law regulating abortion clinics. 40 Days for Life began praying and being a prolife presence outside the clinic in Bryan 10 years ago. Learn how you can further the prolife cause in Michigan by visiting 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.
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