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Stop Dismemberment Abortion Petition

The dismemberment abortion procedure, also known as a dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion, is frequently used during the second trimester of pregnancy.  In this procedure the abortionist, after preparing the mother’s body for the procedure, will use special tools to remove the limbs and organs from the unborn child while it is still alive in the mother’s womb.

In 2018, there were 1,908 D&E abortions performed in Michigan alone.  That’s more than 5 per day, every day, in our state.

The Dismemberment Abortion Ban was passed by both the Michigan House and the Senate and it was promised that it would be vetoed by Governor Witmer.  Michigan’s Constitution, however, allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition.  There is a significant advantage to this approach though.  Once the petition is accepted, the language of the bill cannot be changed by legislation nor can it be vetoed by the governor.

This petition drive, supported by Right to Life of Michigan, aims to ban dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions and has the full support from the Michigan Catholic Conference and Michigan’s bishops.

Right to Life of Michigan needs to collect approximately 400,000 signatures to place this measure before the legislature.  Once collected, a simple majority vote will be required from the Michigan House and Senate, which have already approved the initial bill.

Although this law will only ban a specific procedure, banning this heinous form of abortion could save nearly 2,000 unborn children every year.

Over the next few months our parish, along with many other parishes in the area, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus and Right to Life of Michigan will be facilitating collecting signatures for this petition.

Please take time to review this petition and learn more about how you are able to help save thousands of innocent children from abortion.

Learn more at: www.michiganvalueslife.org

Interested in helping spread the word?  Complete the contact form below.

 

Already completed the training?  Ready to pick your Petitioner dates?  Click Here.

Attn Medical Professional Parishioners

We need your help!

Our Parish Health Ministry & Medical Supply Closet Ministry are both in need of new members and leadership.    Please see below  to learn more about each of these ministries or contact the parish office at olcparish@olcparish.net.

Parish Health Ministry

WHO: We are looking for Nurses, EMTs, Doctors, anyone who is qualified in the medical field to assist us with our monthly blood pressure clinics.

WHAT: Schedule, organize and manage blood pressure clinics at our parish after Masses seven times per year.

WHEN: You may schedule which weekend work best for you and for the ministry.  You personally do not have to serve each time.  Our hope is to have enough ministers for this ministry that they only must serve once or twice per year.

HOW: Are you interested in helping?  Please contact Lynn Weber at 616-469-9393 or lweber06@icloud.com or contact the parish office.

Medical Equipment Closet Ministry

WHO: We are looking for Nurses, EMTs, Doctors, anyone who is qualified in the medical field to assist us in managing our medical equipment closet.

WHAT: Our Medical Equipment Closet is a collection of medical equipment that can be borrowed by our parishioners.  Everything from crutches to bath chairs to walkers and wheel chairs.  The ministry is designed to allow our parishioners to borrow the items instead of purchasing them when insurance does not cover the entire cost.  Ministers of this ministry will organize, maintain and distribute the equipment we have available.

WHEN: Times vary depending on need, however as a minister of this ministry you would be able to schedule what time works best for you and the parishioner to meet.

HOW: Are you interested in helping?  Please contact Maureen Gaynor at jamoegaynor@gmail.com or contact the parish office.