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Watch this video to hear a comparison of all the wars we have fought and abortion. 

About Right to Life of Holland Area

We Began

In August of 1972 when Proposal B, a referendum proposing abortion on demand, was brought before voters of Michigan and turned down by 62%.

Legislative Action

We participate in the legislative process so that pro-life laws are passed on behalf of unprotected and vulnerable human beings – born and unborn!

Political Action

We are involved on the political stage so the we can elect pro-life leaders who will protect innocent members of our society.


Our primary focus is education and we provide factual information on the topics of abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia; LIFE issues relevant today.

Resources Available to Help

Many women turn to abortion because they were unaware of free pregnancy help.  In MI, we have over 100 pregnancy help centers that care for women and families and they can call 1-800-57-WOMAN to find help as well.

Help is a Call Away

  • Positive Options – 616.396.5840
  • Family Life Center – 616.895.8336
  • Bethany Christian Services – 616.396.0623
  • Samaritas – 269.345.5776
  • Holland Rescue Mission (housing) – 616.396.2200
  • 1-800-57-WOMAN

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About Abortion

You’ve heard of Roe v. Wade but do know about Doe v. Bolton? 

Doe v. Bolton was both passed at the same time in 1973 as Roe v. Wade and together means that abortion is legal, on demand throughout all 9 months of pregnancy.

Why should Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court?

To return this important issue to the American people, to those who are trouble by abortion and this extreme policy.   Fetal surgeries, 4D Ultrasounds, dismemberment abortion and fetal tissue sales have shown the humanity of the unborn in ways that were previously unknown.  Our present abortion policy is so drastic and extreme and people are ready to discuss this gruesome killing of unborn children and how the unborn child fits into our human family.

What Legal Abortion Has Led To

Legal abortion has led to making abortion so easy and acceptable that our repeat abortion rate is now more than 50% with some woman having two, three or more abortions.  As long as abortion is legal, it sends the message that abortion is right and moral. We need to provide LIFE-AFFIRMING solutions to the problems that push a woman toward abortions.

“And God said, Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.”


“And God said, Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.”

Genesis 1:26a & 27

Genesis 1:26a & 27

Board and Staff


Honorary Board Members

Doug Walcott – President
Pat Bekius – Vice President
Rich Newhouse – Secretary
Pam Ashley – Treasurer
Dan Barman
Nick Mast

Tom Boodt
Alicia Clark
Roger Gates
David Peterson
Debbie Stora

Sara Ureel
Becky VanderPol
Barb VanDyke
Elaine Venema
Kurt Vegt

Diane Mulder (founding member)
Betty Roelofs
Linda Nyhof


Ann Wilson – Executive Director

Betty Driesenga – Administrative Assistant 

Sue Lubbers – Administrative Assistant 

Ruth Ann Gates – Administrative Assistant: 


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Contact Your Legislators

Contact policy makers and make sure your voice is heard!  Let them know you are pro-life and that you want them to take action for pro-life policies.


Upcoming Events

High School Oratory Contest

Thursday, March 11

Research one of the issues below and make a 5-7 minute prolife presentation to a panel of judges.


LOCAL PRIZES – $250 – $150 – $100
STATE RPIZES – $500 – $300 – $200
NATIONAL PRIZES – $1,000 – $750 – $500 – $250

This contest is open to all prolife Michigan high school students. The state contest
for the local 1st prize winner will be on May 16, 2020 in Holt, MI.
Contact your local coordinator for local contest details:


Local Coordinator: BETTY DRIESENGA – 616-396-1037 or

Local Contest Date: March 11, 2021 Entry Deadline: March 4, 2021

CLICK HERE to view flyer!

Annual 5k Walk/Fun Run

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Lawrence Street Park in Zeeland at 10:00 am

Stand up for life by participating in our
Annual 5k Walk/Fun Run.

How does “Walk for Life” work?

It’s simple…

1. Use the pledge sheet to gather pledges.
2. One PERSON or FAMILY per pledge sheet(s); family consists
of parent(s) and all children living at home.
3. An entry of $25 per person or $50 per family is required if you
do NOT have any pledges.
4. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Bring this form with you.
5. The approximately 3 mile walk begins at 10:00 am, after prayer.
You will be walking on the sidewalk – at your own risk.
6. If you would like to walk on your own, go a shorter or longer
distance, or have a scheduling conflict on April 27, you may still
participate. Simply walk at your convenience, collect your
pledge money and turn it in by May 23 by 2:00 pm.
7. Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult (18 years
or older).

NO prize substitutions
$200 Gift Certificate to a hotel or waterpark of your choice and a $100 Master Card/Visa Gift Card
$200 Gift Card to a Gas Station of your Choice
$50 Gift Card to Russ’ and a $50 Master Card/Visa Gift Card
The person who turns in the HIGHEST dollar amount by 2:00 pm on May 20, 2021 will win their choice of the 3 prizes listed.
2nd and 3rd place winners will choose from the two remaining prizes

CLICK HERE to view flyer!

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