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Right To Life - Holland Area

Welcome to Right to Life of Holland Area

We're all about LIFE!

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; CLOSED Wednesday and Friday

17th Annual Right to Life of Holland Celebrate Life Holiday Auction – Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Holland Fish and Game Club in Zeeland, MI.

4:00pm-8:00pm with dinner served at 5:30pm ~ please RSVP if you would like to attend the dinner – 396.1037

CASH AND CHECKS ONLY!

You must take your winning items home with you that evening. 

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January 22, 2020 marks the 47th Anniversary of the date of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions to which legalized abortion throughout our country during the entire 9 months of a woman’s pregnancy.  Since that date over 60 million pre-born lives have been destroyed.

March for Life in Holland

Saturday, January 18th beginning at 11:00am around Centennial Park followed by a devotional and prayer time at Central Avenue CRC Ministry Center. 

The walk and prayer service is FREE ~ a FREE WILL offering will be taken.

All those who bring a hand-made pro-life sign to display while walking will have an opportunity to place their name in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

Questions, call 616.396.1037

Any cancellation due to weather please tune into WHTC AM, JOY FM or WPNW AM

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Know the Truth, Be Educated, Be Informed:

  • According to estimates from the Guttmacher Institute, there were 926,200 abortions performed during 2014 in the United Statesw
  • According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Serivces, 26, 594 abortions were reported in 2017.  Of those, 3,461 were performed after 12 weeks in the second and third trimesters
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 45 percent of woman who had abortions in 2014 had obtained an abortion previously in their life.  More than 20 percent of women who aborted had at least two previous abortions.
  • The number of abortions in MI has DROPPED 45.8 percent since 1987 and the number of abortions committed by teens in MI dropped 81.6 percent since 1985.
  • According to the CDC, non-Hispanic White women had the lowest abortion rates (7.0 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44) in contrast non-Hispanic Black women had the highests abortion rates (26.6 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44).

But…there is an alternative to abortion – ADOPTION:

  • It is estimated that there are 30-40 couples waiting to adopt for every one infant who is being place for adoption (Allan Hazlett, former president of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys).
  • In 1970, 89,200 American children were placed in homes to unrelated couples through adoption but by 1975 (2 years after Roe v. Wade) that number was down to 47,700. 
  • About 135,000 children are adopted each year in the US but there is no federal agency that collects statistics on adoption (since 1975).

In a nation where more than a million children are aborted annually, adoption is an option that is often overlooked by women who are facing a crisis pregnancy.  Unfortunatly, many women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant decide to have an abortion without ever considering the possibility of placing their child with a loving family. There are 6 different types of adoption:

  • Confidential Adoption – privacy is ensured for both birth parents and adoptive parents.
  • Semi-Open Adoption – birth parent may be allowed to select the adoptive parent for the child.
  • Open Adoption – sharing identifying information that includes, names, address, and ongoing contact.
  • Identified Adoption – birth parent knows of someone who wishes to adopt their child.
  • Pre-Adoptive Foster Care – birth parent is reasonably certain about the placement of the child into a particular adoptive home, the child may be placed there directly from birth.
  • Temporary Foster Care – birth parent is unsure about releasing the child for adoption, the child may be placed into temporary foster care until the legal waiting period is complete.

While there is a surplus of families, individuals and couples waiting several years to adopt a child, there are women today being convinced that abortion or parenting is their only choices.  It is so important that women in this crisis situation be presented with the life-giving option of adoption and be informed of the resources available to them. For further information on adoption, check out these websites:

www.adopting.org

www.adoptioninstitute.org

www.adoptionattourneys.org

www.adoptionhelp.org

www.bethany.org

www.mare.org

Board of Directors

Doug Walcott – President

Pat Bekius – Vice President

Rich Newhouse – Secretary

Marylou Mast – Treasurer

Pam Ashley

Dan Barman

Tom Boodt

Alicia Clark

Roger Gates

David Peterson

Debbie Stora

Sara Ureel

Becky VanderPol

Barb VanDyke

Elaine Venema

Kurt Vegt

 

Honorary Board Members

Diane Mulder (founding member)

Betty Roelofs

Linda Nyhof

Staff Members 

Ann Wilson – Executive Director EMAIL: awilson.rtl@gmail.com

Betty Driesenga – Administrative Assistant EMAIL: rtlholland@egl.net

Sue Lubbers – Administrative Assistant 

Ruth Ann Gates – Administrative Assistant: EMAIL: rgates.rtl@gmail.com