With the upcoming election quickly closing in, the presidential debates show Americans what the candidates believe regarding different issues. While abortion has not been addressed yet directly by debate questions, it was clear where each ticket stands on the issues of life. The vice-presidential debate discussed it at some length and Governor Pence defended life boldly. Such an important human rights issue that affects millions of lives each year deserves more attention. Read more about the debates and what each candidate said.
The RLM-PAC has endorsed the Donald Trump-Mike Pence ticket. Trump has promised support for important prolife positions, especially judges that believe in the rule of law. Indiana Governor Mike Pence has a long track record of supporting prolife legislation. The Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and her running mate Tim Kaine both support abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy.
The Zika virus has been a worry for months now, especially with the Olympics and cases in America. Pro-abortion members in the U.S. Senate are blocking a bill that funds research to speed up vaccine development for the Zika virus because it doesn’t single out Planned Parenthood for more funding. What does Planned Parenthood have to do with vaccine development or efforts to control the spread of infected mosquitoes? Nothing.
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 has been introduced adding D&E dismemberment abortions to our state's ban on partial-birth abortion. Learn the facts about dismemberment abortions.
Free resources for educating voters
Comparison flyers for presidential candidates, election videos, resources for churches and more are available for free download and use. These materials will help you inform other voters about the important choices we have this election season.
Celebrate life for Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 to October 15. Hispanic women make up about 16% of our population yet they have 25% of all abortions. Every day 720 Hispanic women will abort their unborn child. During Hispanic Heritage Month, take a look at our Spanish language resources and share them to help raise awareness about the high abortion numbers within the Hispanic community. A strong community values every individual in it.
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. 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.
Remembering Rep. Peter Pettalia
State Representative Peter Pettalia was laid to rest on September 16 after his tragic death in a motorcycle accident. Peter was not only a dedicated prolife legislator, he was kind man of integrity and good humor. He would routinely be seen around the Capitol sporting a pair of prolife “precious feet” on the lapel of his suit coat. We honor the prolife service and memory of Representative Peter Pettalia.