Calls needed for Dec 6th vote

December 2, 2016

HOUSE COMMITTEE TO MOVE FETAL ORGAN SELLING BAN – CALLS/EMAILS TO LANSING NEEDED!

Before the Thanksgiving holiday we sent out the alert to begin calls to state representatives in Lansing regarding Senate Bills 564 & 565 that would prohibit any money being provided to abortionists for supplying the organs and tissue of aborted babies. As we learned from the Center for Medical Progress videos, the federal law banning the sale of organs and tissues has a loophole allowing the payment of “procurement fees” to abortionists. That loophole became the opening for selling organs and tissue.

SB 564-565 will put into Michigan law that no money – in fact nothing of any financial value – can be provided to an abortionist, clinic or its staff in exchange for fetal organs or tissue. No “procurement fees,” no perks or other inducements… NOTHING!

The House Health Policy Committee is scheduled to report the bills to the House floor this coming Tuesday, December 6. Thereafter the bills will be pending for a vote by the entire House. There are only two weeks remaining in this year’s legislative session and passage of the bills in the House will send the bills to Gov. Snyder. This is the home stretch.

Please continue to generate calls and emails to state representatives in Lansing urging their support of SB 564 & 565. The message: “Vote YES on SB 564 & 565 – Ban the sale of aborted children’s bodies.”

Area Legislators:
Paul Muxlow – (517) 373-0835
Andrea LaFontaine – (866) 347-8032
Dan Lauwers – (517) 373-1790

100%

One. Hundred. Percent.

Take a bow, St. Clair County pro-life voters. That’s the percentage of endorsed pro-life candidates that won a majority of St. Clair County votes. From the top of the ballot to the bottom, pro-life candidates won in St. Clair County. Thank you for your hard work, for your devotion to voting pro-life, and for turning out at the polls to make your pro-life vote heard.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. In many past election cycles, St. Clair County votes have gone 100% for pro-life candidates. But particularly in presidential elections, votes from other areas of the state have drowned out our voice, and the pro-abortion candidate has taken Michigan despite how St. Clair County residents have voted.

This year the entire state went for the pro-life presidential candidate, so St. Clair County voters were heard. Furthermore, it was a high-turnout year, with 62.7% of the registered voters in the county turning out to vote (77,975 out of 124,354). Fortunately for St. Clair County, in other electoral areas that extended beyond our borders, the pro-life edge held, so Michigan will be represented by pro-life candidates from the White House to the county Circuit Court.

Ironically, presidential candidate Donald Trump only held a plurality in Michigan, with 52.62% of votes going for other candidates. But because of the way general elections work, since he beat the nearest competitor by 11,612 votes, that means he won the state by a razor-thin margin of a quarter of a percentage point. (Remember that the next time you’re tempted to think your vote doesn’t matter.) In St. Clair County, though, Trump won by a handy 62.9%.

Since many of the electoral districts extend beyond St. Clair County’s borders, just looking at county votes doesn’t tell the entire story. In this election, only the 81st House District is completely contained within St. Clair County. In that election incumbent Dan Lauwers won easily. The table below tells the vote count for endorsed vs. non-endorsed candidates for area races.

So thank you, St. Clair County, for your pro-life dedication. Stay in touch with us to see how your electoral victories are translated into laws, policies, and appointments that reflect your pro-life convictions. If you don’t receive our newsletter, call our office (810-987-5433) or e-mail newsletters@sccrtl.org to be put on our mailing list.

Region-wide St. Clair County
Race Endorsed Candidate Endorsed Total Non-endorsed Total Endorsed % Endorsed Total Non-endorsed Total Endorsed %
Presidential Trump 2279805 2511112 47.59% 49,049 28,926 62.90%
10th Congressional Mitchell 214,164 125,570 63.04% 44,368 30,242 59.47%
32nd House Hornberger 25,629 14,630 63.66% 9,724 4,683 67.49%
81st House Lauwers 27,770 12,528 68.91% 27,770 12,528 68.91%
83rd House Hernandez 23,108 13,695 62.79% 9,548 8,620 52.55%

Why We Do What We Do

This video shows in 3 minutes the reason Right to Life exists and will continue to fight for the sanctity of human life. Take time to watch yourself as you developed from a fertilized egg into the magnificent human you are today. Click on the link then scroll down the page for the video.

Vote Tuesday, November 8, 2016

This Tuesday, November 8, 2016, is election day.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This election will impact the direction of our nation for years to come. If you want to vote pro-life but don’t know which candidates are endorsed by Right to Life, click here to print out your own personalized voting ticket. Just remember to VOTE! It is your right and your duty.

18th Annual Life Chain October 2, 2016

A group of about 30 committed pro-life advocates from the Blue Water Area joined together in Marine City for the 18th Annual Life Chain. Standing along   M-29 their signs silently reminded passers-by of the sanctity of life.

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Life Chain 2016 2

 

 

 

 

 

Life Chain 2016
Life Chain 2016

Who Should I Vote For?

Do you feel confused about who to vote for? As a Christian who cares deeply about the sanctity of life, feel free to use the attached document  from the Priests for Life website, www.politicalresponsibility. com. This document compares the 2016 platforms of the two major political parties. It may help you decide where to place your most important vote.                                                                                     

Get on the Bus!

Just a reminder that St. Clair County Right to Life is sponsoring a bus to the annual March for Life in Washington, D. C. Although the bus in not yet filled, and there is no snow on the ground, before you know it, both will be true. This trip includes 2 nights lodging in Washington and a meal on the night of arrival. If you and your group plan to attend the March for Life, use the attached materials and make your reservations this month.  Bus Flyer.full

St. Clair County Right to Life Banquet

The annual St. Clair County Right to Life Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30pm at the McGivney Banquet Center on the corner of Range and Ravenswood Roads in Kimball Twp. MI. This year’s keynote speaker will be Edward L. Rivet II. Ed is the Legislative Director for Right to Life of Michigan, serving as the liaison between Right to Life and Michigan’s state government. In this critical election year, Ed will deliver the message we all need to hear.  To make a reservation, contact us at:

4348 Pine Grove Ave
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059                                                            edrivet2012
(810) 334-0154

Primary Voting August 2nd

Voters in the State of Michigan will be voting on August 2nd, to narrow the list of candidates running for office to be voted on in November. If you plan to vote for pro-life candidates but don’t know who all of them are, you can go to www.rtl.org and print out your own personalized list of prolife candidates to take with you to the polls.