SOURCE: Right to Life of Michigan

January 15, 2007 12:09 ET

Right to Life of Michigan Joins Annual March for Life

Abortion on Demand Mourned

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 15, 2007 -- The majority of Michigan citizens do not agree with the current tenet which allows abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Because of this conviction, thousands of people are gathering across Michigan motivated to take action and peacefully show that women are worth more than abortion.

Two ill-conceived U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, passed in the early winter of 1973, are in question. These two decisions have resulted in 34 years of exploited, hurt women and the deaths of more than 46 million unborn children.

Prolife groups across Michigan mourn these statistics and wish to pay tribute to the countless told and untold stories of those affected by legalized abortion. Their conviction and passion for the rights of women and unborn children are evident in the dozens of memorial services, marches, prayer vigils and trips to our nation's capitol during the month of January in loving memory of the lives lost over the years to abortion. A complete list of local right to life events scheduled throughout Michigan can be found at

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "An entire generation of women has come to adulthood being falsely led to believe that abortion is a well-deserved right. Unfortunately, as most of us have learned from past experience, being legal does not automatically translate to being ethical or moral. We continue to take a stand in support of healthy, life-affirming choices for women and for the right to life of all unborn humanity."

In addition to the many local community events planned, hundreds of people from Michigan will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to join the annual March for Life. This event, held on the streets leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court, will occur Monday, January 22, and will include thousands of peaceful demonstrators and marchers to commemorate the memorial of one of the deadliest decisions handed down from our nation's high court.

For more information about local and national March for Life events, please visit or call 616-532-2300.

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