Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Michigan's Abortions Hit An All Time Low in 2009

The number of abortions performed in Michigan decreased in 2009, according to recently released statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health. The report from the Michigan Department of Community Health states that 22,357 abortions were performed in Michigan during 2009 compared to 25,970 Michigan abortions reported in 2008, a drop of 13.9 percent or 3,613 abortions. Since 1987, there has been a 54.4 percent decrease in the number of abortions performed in Michigan annually. Abortions in Michigan have decreased in four of the last six years and the number of abortions performed in 2009 represents the lowest annual total of reported abortions in Michigan since abortion providers were required to start reporting information in 1979.

Recently released polls from CBS and Gallup show our nation is turning its back on the idea that abortion is the solution to unplanned pregnancy. A CBS poll, conducted in April of 2010 found that 61percent of Americans favor either stricter limits on abortion (38 percent) or that abortion should not be permitted (23 percent). A Gallup poll, released in May 2010, found that a plurality of Americans consider themselves "prolife." For two years in a row, more Americans have called themselves "pro-life" than "pro-choice."

Is Michigan finally taking a stand to protect and defend our unborn children? Creating awareness seems to be a vital responsibility of pro-lifers who truly want to make a difference. How can pro-lifers go about creating awareness in an attractive manner? What can we do to keep this momentum going?

This year, the Right to Life of Michigan will be hosting the annual Touching Hearts Saving Lives Dinner Reception at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club with special guest Scott Klusendorf and Emcee Nick Thomm of Ave Maria Radio. Scott Klusendorf is the perfect person to answer just these questions. He is the founder and president of Life Training Institute, where pro-life advocates are trained to defend their views in the public square. His seminars equip pro-life apologists to defend their beliefs in a winsome and attractive manner. Please join us on Thursday, September 30 to learn more.

Don't miss out on this important event. Help to protect and defend our unborn children. Please go to to register or email

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