Michigan Associate Justice on Trump US Supreme Court Nominee List

At a gathering of 250 statewide pro-life leaders yesterday, Right to Life of Michigan President, Barb Listing, told those gathered that Michigan should be proud of Joan Larsen, a Michigan Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, whose name is on the list of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, based on constitutional principles, with input from conservatives and Republican Party leadership.

Justice Larsen was a professor at the University of Michigan School of Law from 1998 until her appointment to the bench. In 2002, she temporarily left academia to work as an Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. Justice Larsen received her law degree from Northwestern and clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Trump taps abortion foe, Dannenfelser, to chair anti-abortion coalition

Trump is courting the pro-life voter and has chosen Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, to chair his national pro-life coalition. Dannenfelser said in a press conference last week that she will mobilize statewide and national pro-life leaders in battleground states.

“Not only has Mr. Trump doubled down on his three existing commitments to the pro-life movement, he has gone a step further in pledging to protect the Hyde Amendment and the conscience rights of millions of pro-life taxpayers. For a candidate to make additional commitments during a general election is almost unheard of,” said Dannenfelser.

The Hyde Amendment withholds certain federal funds from being used for abortion. There are exceptions to protect the life of the woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. It is not a permanent law but has been extended annually in spending bills since it was first passed by Congress in 1976.

Trump’s anti-abortion platform which he announced last Friday:

“Hillary Clinton’s unwavering commitment to advancing taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand stands in stark contrast to the commitments I’ve made to advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers when elected president. I am committed to:

·         Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

·         Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide.

·         Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.

·         Making the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.”

For election resources, go to the Right to Life of Michigan Presidential Records and Comparison.

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

Community targets Planned Parenthood

Friday, September 23 @ 7 pm –  40 Days for Life Kickoff and Celebration

You are invited to celebrate a victory of life over death at the 40 Days for Life Kickoff and Celebration this Friday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 East Michigan Avenue. Lansing has no longer any abortion clinics, but the Planned Parenthood Referral Center is the site of the next 40 Days for Life Vigil campaign September 28 – November 6.

There’s more work to be done, but first, we’re celebrating the series of events that led to a great miracle for life!

First abortion clinic takeover

The year was 2010. Lansing pro-life friends and family committed themselves to taking over Woman’s Choice abortion clinic on the city’s westside at Centurion Drive.

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Zip lock bags with baby parts found in dumpster outside Woman’s Choice clinic

40 Days for Life local director Chris Veneklase dove into a dumpster and retrieved 17 zip lock bags with the body parts of aborted babies. Attorney General Bill Schuette conducted an investigation and Woman’s Choice was shut down November 7 after the AG brought a motion against the clinic for illegal incorporation within the state of Michigan.

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Church member suggests renting building housing second abortion clinic

In 2012, the WomanCare clinic was aborting 1,000 babies annually on the city’s northeast side. Again, you and others sought the face of God in prayer and fasting and asked Him to shut the doors of the clinic. The public witness continued for a total of five campaigns and nearly 2,500 hours of prayer on the sidewalk.

Church member, Bill Parker, had been faithfully praying for an end to abortion. He suggested to his pastor to begin negotiating with the building owners to rent the space and to oust the abortionist. The building owners liked the idea, and the abortion clinic was shut down October 1, 2014.

With your support, we opened up the New Life Center for post-abortion recovery and the home of the Diocese of Lansing Project Rachel ministry.  Come hear the rest of the story of how faith-filled, community action made a difference.

Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Ingham County Right to Life Focus on Life Dinner. Click on this link to order your individual ticket or table. Chisholm Hills Banquet Center, 2395 Washington Rd. Lansing, MI 48911.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Please print off this flyer, and help us promote the movie

VOICELESS coming to the NCG theater, Eastwood TowneCenter

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Voiceless – the 2016 movie

New Life Center, 1601 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906 View Map

Friday, October 7 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Co-hosted by the Office of Marriage and Family Life, Diocese of Lansing, and the New Life Center

Ticket cost is $8.50 per person. Checks should be made payable to the “Church of the Resurrection.” Please write “Voiceless” on the memo line and send to the New Life Center, 1601 East Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906. Tickets will be available for pick up at the theater beginning at 6 p.m.Contact nlc@resurrectionlansing.org for more information or call (517) 993-0291.Fundraiser for Shared Pregnancy, Pregnancy Services and Hannah’s HouseNCG Theater at Eastwood Towne Center, 2500 Showtime Drive, Lansing, MI

Event Website

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Support life: Buy tickets for this heart-warming pro-life movie!

When it comes to defending life, silence is not an option. That’s why it’s important to support our local pregnancy centers and women’s shelters for pregnant moms.

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Buy your movie ticket to see VOICELESS, in Lansing, October 7 @ 7 p.m.

In just three weeks, the New Life Center and the Diocese of Lansing’s Office of Marriage and Family Life will host the movie “VOICELESS” to raise funds forShared Pregnancy Women’s Center, Pregnancy Services and Hannah’s Housefor homeless pregnant mothers.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS

Reserve tickets today for yourself, your family, your church or youth group. You may pay by check or pay online. 1) Fill in the reservation form by indicating how many tickets you would like. 2) Then, select “Pay by Check,” or hit the submit button which will direct you to online payment options.

Simply put, VOICELESS is the best Pro-life movie I have ever seen!

Allan Parker, President of The Justice Foundation

David Bereit, the CEO for 40 Days for Life calls the movie, “A gripping story, infused with heart and soul, VOICELESS illustrates why one courageous individual risked everything to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” … and the profound ripple effect that each of us can have while answering that call. Watch this emotionally compelling story, and then shareVOICELESS with friends, family, and fellow believers. Just make sure to have a box of tissues nearby!”

Evangelist Dr. Alveda  King, a civil rights leader for the unborn and niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, says “The voiceless now have a voice in this powerful heart-stirring film. A must see.”


RESERVE YOUR TICKETS

THE “VOICELESS” MOVIE EVENT October 7 @ 7 p.m. 

VOICELESS tells a powerful story, gripping and gritty, as the humble Jesse moves into an inner city church and tackles one of this generation’s most critical, life-and-death issues. It dares a complacent church and every hesitant Christ-follower to take a bolder stand for righteousness.”

– Randall Murphree, Editor, AFA Journal, American Family Association

The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,but they had everything in common.

Acts 4:32

The New Life Center is located at 1601East Grand River in Lansing. To volunteer, contact us at nlc@resurrectionlansing.org. We do crisis pregnancy intervention and collaborate with local agencies to save the life of the mother and child. For help after an abortion, call our Project Rachel helpline at 888-456-HOPE.

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Celebrate the closure of all of Lansing’s abortion clinics


… there is no open walk-in abortion clinic in the entire city!

Friday, September 23 @ 7pm
Join pro-life family and friends, united in faith and conscience at next week’sIce Cream Social Celebration for the Closing of Womancare abortion clinic and Kickoff Event for the 40 Days For Life campaign at the Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 127 Rumsey Avenue in Lansing.

Planned Parenthood still operates a referral office at Frandor Shopping Center. The next 40 Days for Life campaign will target this center which refers women for abortions in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Flint. Beginning this month, we will pray together that God will close the doors there, too.

Record numbers of people are ramping up for the largest nation-wide pro-life mobilization in American history – the United 40 Days for Life campaign – fromSeptember 28 to November 6. During those 40 days we will fast and pray, do public vigil, and community outreach, to let our community know abortion hurts women and takes the lives of unborn children.

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
– G. K. Chesterton: Writer, Poet
Campaign Director, Chris Veneklase says, “Planned Parenthood, as a national and international organization, not only promotes and profits from abortions, but they also support and encourage forms of sexual deviancy that are destroying the hearts and minds of our youth. PP has profited from the selling of aborted babies’ body parts and still provides aborted babies to a local prominent university for research.”

To sign up for the campaign, click here. Please consider coming out to pray. Be a witness for Christ. Be a witness for Life.

State Board of Education approves LGBT guidelines

Transgender students may now use bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identity following the 6-2 vote. What impact this will have on schools is not fully known, however, guidelines urge schools to adopt policies that protect LGBT students from harassment and to designate a staff member who can provide students with information or support related to LGBT issues.


Invite Family and Friends to these Pro-life Events:

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Friday, September 23 @ 7pm
Ice Cream Social Celebration for the Closing of Womancare Abortion Clinic and Kickoff Event for the 40DFL Church of the Resurrection, Parish Hall, 127 Rumsey Ave, Lansing

Wednesday, September 28 ­- November  6 
40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood of Frandor Our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international  mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city – and beyond. Mark these pro­life activities on your calendar! Sign up today.

Saturday, October 1 @ 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 2 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Life Chain Sunday, Grand River from Abbott Road  East to Williamston. Provide a powerful witness to the sanctity of human life

Friday, October 7 @ 7 p.m.

Voiceless – the 2016 movie 

Fundraiser for Shared Pregnancy, Pregnancy Services and Hannah’s House
Co-hosted by the Office of Marriage and Family Life, Diocese of Lansing, and the New Life Center
Ticket cost is $8.50 per person. Checks should be made payable to the “Church of the Resurrection” with “Voiceless” on the memo line. Send payment to the New Life Center, 1601 East Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906 or stop by our office at 1601 East Grand River in Lansing. Tickets will be available for pick up at the theater beginning at 6 p.m. Facebook invite.

Monday, October 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Ingham County Right to Life Dinner

Chisholm Hills Banquet Center, 2395 Washington Rd. Lansing, MI 48911

For 40 years, two abortion clinics operated in the Lansing area destroying the lives of thousands of unborn children and devastating the lives of their mothers. Then a miraculous, divinely-woven string of events led to the closing of both clinics within a few years! Come hear the story behind the story – how faithful people, committed to local action, can accomplish what seems impossible.

Buy your tickets today.Learn what you can do for life in this crucial election year.

Click here to buy tickets.

“Find your own Calcutta.”

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How can we show others the mercy of God?  

Saint Mother Teresa said, “Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are – in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools…You can find Calcutta all over the world if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society – completely forgotten, completely left alone.

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Collaborating with you, your church, your non-profit ministry

At the New Life Center,  our vision is to collaborate with you, your church and your non-profit ministry in Lansing to provide help to the unwanted, unloved and those in need of resources such as housing, food and substance abuse recovery.

Contact Susan Bartold, NLC Volunteer Coordinator, at (517) 993-0291, if you would like volunteer your time to provide information and referral assistance to our clients in Eaton, Ingham and Clinton Counties. Afternoon and morning shifts are available.

Feeding the hungry

Thank you for responding to our invitation to join the Daily Apostle Thanksgiving Turkey Drive in November. Last year, community members delivered 788 Thanksgiving baskets throughout Michigan, 425 to mothers in crisis pregnancies. This year’s goal is 1,000 baskets.

Contact Brent Heyer http://www.dailyapostle.org  or call 517-894-4334 for more information on the drive.

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Offering teens an opportunity to make gift bags for the homeless

Local high school teens work alongside us as we encourage them in their education about the dignity of the human person. The New Life Centersupported youth to prepare gift bags for the homeless including blankets, personal hygiene supplies and gift cards. We would like to work with your Youth Group too!

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

Matthew 25:40

Contact us to bring your Youth Group to the New Life Center

Bring your Youth Group to the New Life Center and learn about opportunities for Community Service Hours.  We are registering teens to assist at the movie showing of Voiceless on October 7, to volunteer for our Gala Dinner Fundraiser on April 21, and to provide childcare twice a month on Mondays to support single moms taking classes at the New Life Center. Email nlc@resurrectionlansing.org or call (517) 993-029.

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Voiceless – Friday, Oct. 7 @ 7 pm, NCG Theater

To order tickets, $8.50 per person, make checks payable to the “Church of the Resurrection” and write “Voiceless” on the memo line. Send your payment to NLC, 1601 East Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906. The showing will be at Eastwood Cinemas, 2500 Showtime Drive, Lansing.

Exercise your civic duty and pray!

United in faith and conscience
The New Life Center is encouraging those united in faith and conscience for the family, life and marriage, to participate in several upcoming events that involve civic action, safe schools and prayer for our city and the State of Michigan.
State Board of Education Wednesday, Sept 14, 9:00 a.m.
Ladislaus B. Dombrowski Board Room Fourth Floor, John A. Hannah Building, 608 West Allegan, Lansing

This is the last opportunity for the public to speak on the issue of transgender policies that the State Board is considering implementing in the schools.
Suggested signs: “Keep our children safe” and  “Stand up for safe schools.”

Metered streets or parking garages are located at 219 N. Grand Ave or 300 N. Capitol Ave. Bring your walking shoes and umbrellas.

If you cannot come,  fast and pray that day wherever you are. The State Board of Education will either vote in favor of transgender bathrooms/locker rooms or moved by the majority of Michigan citizens, teachers, and parents who have clearly voiced their opinions in opposition to this policy, they will vote against it.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood
Wednesday, September 28 – November 6

Our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international  mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city – and beyond.

The Michigan Day Under the Dome
Salt & Light Global and Information Network for Christian Homes (INCH)

Oct 4  9:00 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.

The Michigan Day Under the Dome – Restoring the Foundations is an event scheduled around the Franklin Graham Decision America Tour. It will feature speakers from the Michigan Legislature, Constitutional scholars, and other Leaders from the State of Michigan.
Our country is facing some of the hardest and most threatening challenges in our history. Exercise your civic duty to be informed, and pray to ask God for guidance during these trying times.

The Lansing Center, Hall C – 333 Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933 www.eventbrite.com/e/day-under-the-dome-restoring-the-foundations-tickets-26078695079

An Unexpected Journey to Mercy

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Lenore O’Jibway receives support from Deacon David Borzenski of St. Therese Parish.
When Lenore O’Jibway agreed to plan the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies, she didn’t realize it would become a part of God’s plan for her own healing from the pain and deep wounds of abortion.

“Abortion is hurtful and there are long-lasting effects,” said Lenore, at St. Joseph Cemetery Saturday, where nearly 100 people gathered to mourn the loss of 58 million unborn babies in the USA since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1972.

“Since 1972,” said Lenore, “we have literally been surrounded by the blood of those who have died from abortion. When I had my abortion I hemorrhaged and my baby’s body parts came out. The remains of my baby are buried here now. I believe it is Mary (the Mother of God) who is helping me. I want to say to my baby, “I am sorry, and I am sorry for all the babies who have been aborted.”

The day provided an opportunity for mothers and fathers, the community, and the nation to acknowledge the sin of abortion, but also to accept God’s mercy.
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In the cemetery mausoleum, where some deceased are buried, families and individuals were joined by the Knights of Columbus color guard and Rev. Fr. George Puthenpeedika, of the Pious Union of St. Joseph for the Suffering and Dying, who celebrated a Mass in the chapel.

Rev. George told those gathered, “We should be motivated by repentance and we are sad, but we know that God’s mercy is great. He told us that when we were in our mother’s womb, He named us.” Rev. George reminded post-abortive mothers and fathers of Jesus’ great love and said that God wants post-abortive parents to find rest in Him, “Come to me all you who are weary and you will find rest.”

Rachel’s Vineyard weekends in 2017

In 2017, we are offering women and men Rachel’s Vineyard weekends, in February and August, for post-abortion recovery. The Rachel’s Vineyard model is an integrated approach to pastoral and clinical care and includes the Living Scriptures, an opportunity to express grief and unpack the wounds of abortion, in a confidential, loving environment.

At the New Life Center, our post-abortion helpline, 888-456-HOPE, offers a lifeline to those wounded by abortion.For more information on the weekends, contact the New Life Center at (517) 993-0291 or email nlc@resurrectionlansing.org.

Thank you for your support of our programs and initiatives. Join us at the Right to Life of Ingham County Annual Focus on Life Dinner as we continue to collaborate together for an end to abortion.

Monday, October 10, 2016  –  6:30 p.m.
Chisholm Hills Banquet Center
2395 Washington Rd. Lansing, MI 48911

Featured Speakers: Chris Veneklase (40 Days for Life) & Cecilia Tombelli (New Life Center)

“For 40 years, two abortion clinics operated in the Lansing area destroying the lives of thousands of unborn children and devastating the lives of their mothers. Then a miraculous, divinely-woven string of events led to the closing of both clinics within a few years!  Come hear the story behind the story – how faithful people, committed to local action, can accomplish what seems impossible.”

Order online tickets here.

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God bless you,

Cecilia Tombelli
Director, Project Rachel Diocese of Lansing
Coordinator, New Life Center

National Day of Remembrance for the Aborted Children

Mark these pro-life activities on your calendar!

Today – National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

  • Today at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum
    2520 West Willow Street, Lansing, MI
  • Special Guests, Rev. Fr. George Puthenpeedika, Deacon David Borzenski
  • Memorials across the USA sponsored by Priests for Life, Citizens for a Pro-life Society and locally by Pius Union of St. Joseph for the Suffering,Holy Spirit Oratory and the New Life Center to pray for mercy for those who died from abortion and for forgiveness and healing for ourselves, our families, the USA and the world
October 2, 2016 
Life Chain Sunday
  • Grand River from Abbott Road  East to Williamston
  • 2:30  – 3:30 p.m.
  • Provide a powerful witness to the sanctity of human life
Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 7 pm.  
  • Ticket cost is $8.50 per person. Checks should be made payable to the “Church of the Resurrection.” Please write “Voiceless” on the memo line and send to the New Life Center, 1601 East Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906.
  • Tickets will be available for pick up at the theater beginning at 6 p.m. Contact nlc@resurrectionlansing.org for more information or call (517) 993-0291.
  • Fundraiser for Shared Pregnancy, Pregnancy Services and Hannah’s House
  • NCG Theater at Eastwood Towne Center, 2500 Showtime Drive, Lansing, MI
Monday, October 10, 2016

 

Right to Life of Ingham County Annual Focus on Life Dinner
“Faithful, Local, Lifesaving Action”
For 40 years, several abortion clinics operated in the Lansing area destroying the lives of thousands of unborn children and devastating the lives of their mothers. Then a miraculous, divinely-woven string of events led to the closing of both clinics within a few years!Come hear the story behind the story – how faithful people, committed to local action, can accomplish what seems impossible.
  • Chisholm Hills Banquet Center, 6:30 p.m.
  • 2395 Washington Road, Lansing
  • joinforlife.orgBuy tickets at   $42 per person

Battling the worst disease

Loneliness, the worst disease

“I am tired,” said pregnant “Alile” after working 80 hours in one week. She has been on her own since the baby of the father abandoned her and the other children months ago and left the country. Alile’s job requires her to be on her feet and to do heavy lifting, something she cannot do once the baby is born.

At the New Life Center, we are responding to crisis pregnancies with care.

That means working with local ministries to assist Alile, and others, in helping them with jobs and alternative housing. We are walking alongside Allie and other women in crisis, to offer spiritual and emotion support.

For post-abortive women who suffer grief, guilt and shame after ending their babies’ lives, the New Life Center hosts 8-week Forgiven and Set Free classes, to bring the Living Scriptures to life. With the support of the community, we are restoring hope and offering healing to the “least of these.”

I still think that the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one… That is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.”

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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The New Life Center worked with the community to support a mother in crisis, Rosalyn, and her baby Daniel, pictured with a family member after his baptism

Since October 1, 2104, women have walked through the door of what was once an abortion clinic, and by the power and grace of God, they are receiving the help they need to carry on. For nearly two years, Fr. Steve Mattson and the Church of the Resurrection  have been expanding this ministry to the community.

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Fr. Steve shakes the hand of Randee Bonk, of BC Maintenance. The pro-life businessman used a chain and bobcat to remove the last of the stubborn roots deeply implanted in a landscape bed of what was formerly an abortion clinic.

 Help us, O God our savior, because of the glory of your name; deliver us and pardon our sins for your name’s sake. – Psalm 79:9

Your partnership with us in the challenges and the triumphs that God has allowed in this pro-life fight means that our community will continue to offer hope and healing to those wounded by abortion and those in crisis pregnancies. 

Thank you for your discipleship, to bring Christ to “the least of these” in Lansing.

To contact us at the New Life Center, email nlc@resurrectionlansing.org or visit our website at newlifecenterlansing.org. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until noon. Call our Project Rachel helpline anytime at888-456-HOPE. We return helpline calls within 24 business hours.

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