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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 nightmares

My greatest pain will not reach the ears of anyone,

Not even my mother . . .


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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.


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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


Presentations

The Story of Right to Life

The Story of Right to LifeThe 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.

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In the Image of God

Created 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.

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Creado a imagen de DIOS

In the Image of God in Spanish"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."

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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.

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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.


Great Reads

Help your congregation have a better understanding of prolife issues by featuring prolife books in your church library.

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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.


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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!

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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:


KING JAMES VERSION

NEW KING JAMES VERSION

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION


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.

BULLETIN INSERTS

MARCH FOR LIFE BUS TRIPS


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.


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Church Bulletin Suggestions

The following information can be used for church bulletins or newsletters. Feel free to edit information as needed.

Youth Infographic contest challenges prolife youth to boldly stand for life  

Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund is hosting another Youth Infographic Contest. The contest will feature a theme in conjunction with Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, entries must show "the reality of 42 years of legalized abortion." The contest is open to all prolife high school and college-aged Michigan youth, ages 13 to 22. Entries are due by Friday, January 2, and winners will be determined in part by a public vote. Learn more about the Youth Infographic Contest at www.RTL.org.


Nationwide abortions down in 2011  

The Centers for Disease Control recently released their report on abortions for 2011, showing a 5 percent decrease from 2010. They reported 730,322 abortions in 2011 in America, the lowest number since 1974. Their annual reports do not include several states that refuse to collect abortion data, including California. While seeing an overall decrease in the number of abortions is positive, the reality of abortion continues to leave a dark shadow. Learn more about abortion statistics at www.RTL.org and be a light of life to those facing an untimely pregnancy. 


Michigan suspends abortionist's license

On November 19, Michigan's Board of Medicine Disciplinary Subcommittee suspended the medical license of abortionist Robert Alexander for 6 months. In order to get his license back, Alexander will have to pay a $75,000 fine and petition the state but he has claimed he will not pursue regaining his license. For years, Alexander ran abortion clinics in various locations across Michigan until his clinic in Muskegon was shut down by local authorities. 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.

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.


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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.


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Benefits and responsibilities under the federal tax law


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