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40 Days For Life

Please join us in the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign from September 27th through November 5th. We need to publicly, prayerfully witness to our community against abortion during these 40 Days by praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood at 2009 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson.

More information and online sign up can be found here. The flyer is available here.

Join us for the opening prayer rally on September 26th at 6:30pm. More information can be found here.


Notice

Please note there is not a
LIFE CHAIN in October this year due to road construction.


The winners of our
Precious Baby Contest:

1st Place
1st Place, Tessa

2nd Place
2nd Place, Grace

3rd Place
3rd Place, Charlee

Thank you to all the parents, families and friends who helped remind fair visitors of the precious gift of life! The TREE OF LIFE was a huge attraction.

Precious Baby Contest
March For Life 2017

Check out our great 2017 March for Life pictures - click here!

 

Did You Know?

In 1970, there were 89,200 American children placed in permanent homes to unrelated couples through adoption, but by 1975, only two years after the legalization of abortion, that number was down to 47,700 (NCFA, Adoption Factbook, p. 99.)

Abortion Statistics for the United States

  • According to the latest estimates from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, there were 926,200 abortions performed during 2014 in the United States. That figure is down 42.4 percent from their high in 1990, when an estimated 1.61 million abortions were peformed.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also monitors abortions in the United States. Since 1997 they have received incomplete results or no abortion statistics from various states including Maryland, California, and New Hampshire. The latest figures from the CDC were 664,435 abortions in 2013.
  • According to the CDC, 45 percent of the women who had abortions in 2013 had obtained an abortion previously in their life. At least 20 percent of women who aborted had two or more previous abortions.
  • In 2013, 35.6 percent of abortions were performed on non-Hispanic Black women. Only 12.6 percent of the U.S. population is non-Hispanic Black according to the 2010 census.
  • For further statistics from the CDC, click here.

Abortion Statistics for Michigan

  • A total of 26,395 induced abortions were reported in Michigan in 2016, which was a 2.8 percent decrease from the total of 27,151 reported in 2015 and a 46.2 percent decrease since 1987 (the year with the largest number of induced abortions.
  • Michigan residents received 96 percent of the induced abortions that occurred in Michigan in 2016. This proportion is similar to that which was observed in previous years.
  • In 2016, about 51 percent of the resident women receiving abortions had no previous induced abortions. In general, from 1985 through 2016, a gradual increase has been observed with the proportion of women reporting two or more induced abortions, going from 14.6 percent in 1985 to 23 percent in 2016. The proportion of women who had no previous induced abortion has generally declined, falling from 59.5 percent in 1985 to 51.1 percent in 2016.
  • The majority of Michigan residents receiving induced abortions (41.3 percent) were under 25 years of age, while 9.5 percent were less than 20 years old. These are much smaller proportions than the 64.6 and 30.6 percent observed, respectively, in 1985.
  • For statistics on abortion in Michigan by county, click here.
  • For further statistics on abortion in Michigan, click here.

Abortion Myths

  • Abortion advocates often use a coat hanger to symbolize the "age of back-alley abortions" where women were forced to seek abortions from "unqualified butchers." The number of women who died from illegal "back-alley" abortions was often said to be in the thousands. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics, there were only 39 women who died from illegal abortions in 1972.
  • To describe illegal abortion providers as unqualified is hardly accurate. Former medical director of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Mary Calderone, described in a 1960 American Journal of Health article that a study in 1958 showed that 84% to 87% of all illegal abortions were performed by licensed physicians in good standing. Dr. Calderone concluded that "90% of all illegal abortions are presently done by physicians." So it seems that the "back-alley butchers" of January 21, 1973, became "caring doctors who believe in a woman's right to choose" on January 22, 1973.
  • In 1978, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology stated the legalization of abortion "has had no major impact on the number of women dying from abortion" since the results of a study they completed showed that over 90% of all illegal abortions were performed by licensed physicians.
  • Abortion advocates will also claim that a million American women each year were undergoing illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that these statements are highly misleading. The CDC reports that after abortion was legalized in January of 1973, there were 615,831 legal abortions. In 1976 when there were 988,267 abortions. There weren't over a million legal abortions a year in the United States until the end of 1977, five years after abortion was made legal in all states.
  • Abortion was legal in a handful of states (New York, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, New Jersey, Vermont, and California) before Roe v. Wade and the CDC reports that there were 586,760 legal abortions in 1972.
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