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It is in politics that the battle for life can have its greatest repercussions. The answer to which political candidate to vote for and how to bring hope and vitality back to our nation, has always been one and the same  Start with Life.

Comparing the Party Platforms on Abortion
Both the Democratic and Republican parties have established their party platforms for this election, stating what their views are on a host of issues. On the issue of abortion and the sanctity of human life, the party platforms couldn’t be more diametrically opposed.  The outcome of the election in which you vote affects the balance of power.  Elections do not only put individual candidates into power; they put political parties into power.  

There is a huge contrast between their positions on abortion; the Republican platform affirms the value of the unborn, the Democratic platform affirms abortion and calls for taxpayer funding of abortions.

comparison of the 2016 Republican and Democratic Platforms

Compare & contrast Republican vs. Democratic Platform on abortion and sanctity of human life

Where do the candidates stand?

It's important to be an informed voter. Educate yourself by learning more about where the major party presidential candidates stand on the issue of abortion. 

Where do the President and Vice President candidates stand on abortion?   PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT COMPARISON

Where the 91st Michigan State House Candidates, Holly Hughes and Collene Lamonte, STAND ON LIFE

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End Dismemberment Abortions in Michigan

Protecting unborn children from the brutality of dismemberment abortions is a legislative priority for Michigan. A law is needed because D&E dismemberment abortions are as brutal as the partial-birth abortion method, which is now illegal in Michigan and the United States. 

Legislation to ban the D&E abortion procedure has been introduced in Michigan adding D&E dismemberment abortions to our state's ban on partial-birth abortion. 

Learn the facts about dismemberment abortions.  We encourage you to share them with your friends and family. Too often the abortion industry hides behind the truth, but now we have the chance to expose the truth to others!




Debunking Planned Parenthood's "3%" Abortion Myth

 If you've heard that abortion is only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does, you have to watch this video!

Planned Parenthood Videos

A series of undercover videos released by David Daleiden, Center for Medical Progress, show Planned Parenthood staff discussing how Planned Parenthood affiliates sell the body parts of aborted children and change abortion procedures to ensure the requested organs remain intact. The videos show the crass treatment of human life as resources to be exploited in the abortion industry.

What has David Daleiden accomplished?

It has been over a year since the undercover Planned Parenthood videos were released. During this time there has been slow, but steady progress. Here are a couple of highlights from the past few weeks. 

First, according to a leaked document, Planned Parenthood asked George Soros, Democrat billionaire, for $1.5 million after the undercover videos were released. It appears Planned Parenthood realized that this would harm their lucrative business of selling baby body parts and needed the funds to fight the negative press.

Second, the law firm defending StemExpress, a broker for aborted babies, requested to be removed from the case. StemExpress has violated HIPAA laws, violated federal laws, purchased aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood and sold aborted fetuses to university labs.  

Third, the University of New Mexico is being accused by the United States House Panel on Infant Lives for the illegal transfer of baby tissue from Southwestern Women's Options. It was discovered that students at the University of New Mexico were dissecting aborted fetal body parts at summer camps in 2012 and 2014. Recently, the House panel found that the transfer of fetal tissue violated state laws.

House panel investigates fetal organ trafficking

On April 20 the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a hearing titled "The Pricing of Fetal Tissue." Before the hearing several documents were released that clarifies the scheme used by Planned Parenthood and tissue procurement companies to traffic in the organs and tissues of abortion babies. A series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress first revealed these practices. Profiting from the sale of organs and tissue of abortion babies is a federal crime. Other issues the panel discussed were potential HIPAA privacy law violations and improper informed consent practices.

6-14-2016  Congresswoman Hartzler goes to the House floor to speak on the findings of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. WATCH NOW

July 2016 - "We are the pro-life generation and we have to stand up for these values."  Speaker Paul Ryan calls Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby body parts "something out of a horror movie." He promises that Congress will get answers and end these barbaric practices.   WATCH NOW



Planned Parenthood Number One Provider of Abortion

Planned Parenthood continually attempts to distract from the fact that they are the number one provider and promoter of abortion, but consider the facts. Their own annual report shows how their services other than abortion continue to decline, yet they receive more tax dollars. A series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show their callous attitude about the harvesting and selling of body parts of unborn babies they engaged in.


Planned Parenthood Downplays Commitment to Abortion

Defenders of Planned Parenthood often claim abortion is an insignificant part of their business, 3% of their services.  An RLM Blog post highlights a video explaining how Planned Parenthood uses deceiving figures to distract people from the fact that they are the leading provider and promoter of abortion in the United States.

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Abby Johnson, who ran a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, before leaving in 2009, provided a copy of the Facility Budget for the clinic for fiscal year 2010. It's interesting to see how the services provided by Planned Parenthood appear in this budget.  This video, "Abortion Should be Safe, Legal and Rare",  is short, to the point and worth the time to watch. 

What does an abortion procedure look like?
The prolife group Live Action have released videos detailing how abortion procedures are performed as well as an interview with Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist who performed over 1,200 abortions.

These videos are very informational and show video illustrations of the abortion procedure while Dr. Levatino explains it. These videos are featured on and Dr. Levatino explains a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion, aspiration abortion, the abortion pill, and induction abortion. He also answers questions regarding his work as an abortionist.

Many women aren't aware of what takes place during an abortion procedure and view it as an easy solution. However, with 31 million views more and more people are realizing how violent abortions are and that they aren't an easy, painless solution. People have commented on the abortion procedure videos saying that they have made them rethink abortion.

We encourage you to view these videos, learn more about the abortion procedure and share them with your friends and family. Too often the abortion industry hides behind the truth, but now we have the chance to expose the truth to others!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Risk to Avoid: Abortion’s Link to Breast Cancer

Is abortion a risk factor for breast cancer? Check it out!

Election Activity: What Churches Can and Can't Do
This brochure gives pastors and churches general guidance on what activities they can and can't engage in. IRS guidelines prohibit direct contributions to a political candidate, as well as in-kind contributions, but pastors and churches have the ability to express views on issues and educate people about candidates.

Some candidates say they support abortion to “save the life of the mother and the HEALTH OF THE MOTHER”. While that may sound reasonable, you need to understand the definition of "health of the mother" as it relates to abortion.

Many do not know the legal definition of “health” in this instance. The Court defined "health" to include not just physical health, but also psychological, mental and emotional health. The Court cited age, familial circumstances and anything relevant to the woman’s general feeling of well being as reasons that would justify abortion.

As a result, the law in the United States since 1973 has been abortion on demand during the entire 9 months for any reason.

A recent poll found that only 13% of Americans held the position that abortion should be legal for any reason and essentially at any time during pregnancy, the doctrine of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision.

Pregnancy Care Center in Muskegon
Muskegon Pregnancy Services/Best Options
1775 Wells Avenue, Muskegon MI  49442

(231) 726-2677

Muskegon Pregnancy Services/Best Options provides pregnancy testing, ultrasound pregnancy confirmation, options information, medical resource referrals, a parenting program for women and their partners, and a baby supply outlet.    

If you are experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy, are seeking confidential help, or need information about adoption or post-abortion assistance, we can help.

Pregnancy Help Available 24/7

If you or someone you know is experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy, there are many options available.  More than 150 pregnancy and adoption support agencies throughout Michigan exist to provide free help to women and men in need.  For pregnancy help day or night, 365 days a year, please call the toll-free, confidential 1-800-57-WOMAN hotline to be connected to a caring help agency.

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The two most life-changing and difficult issues facing teens today are pregnancy and abortion, and these issues involve both pregnant girls and the fathers of their babies. gives you detailed information on pregnancy and abortion plus help in dealing with both.


Feel like your world is breaking apart?  Put it back together at, a website for teens that deals with the issues of relationships, pregnancy and abortion.

Safe Delivery of Newborns in Michigan
The MI "Safe Haven Law" has been in place since 2001.

Safe Delivery allows parents to safely surrender their newborn child no more than 72 hours old to an employee who is inside and on duty at any hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 9-1-1. This program is a safe, legal and anonymous alternative to abandonment or infanticide and releases the newborn for placement with an adoptive family.  Safe Delivery Hotline: 1-866-733-7733.  

This poster and brochure with the telephone number of the Safe Delivery Hotline are available from the State of Michigan Department of Human Services.   Publications and forms can be downloaded from the internet and copied, or can be ordered free of charge by calling the Office Services Division at 517-373-7837, or faxing this order form to 517-335-4017.  

"180" Movie


This 33 minute video is a brief history of The Holocaust.   It’s very interesting to watch the commentator, Ray Comfort, talk with young people about The Holocaust and then about abortion. 

The Holocaust killed 11 MILLION people, including 6 MILLION Jews.   Abortion has taken over 55 MILLION lives in the United States since it became the law of the land in 1973.   

See the movie here

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