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Right To Life - Holland Area

Welcome to Right to Life of Holland Area

We're all about LIFE!

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

Be Informed, Be Educated, Be in the Know:

Dismemberment Abortion Ban Petition Drive

Starting July 1st – Right to Life of MI and it’s affiliates will be circulating a petition to end Dismemberment Abortions – this is NOT a ban on abortion but a ban on a HEINOUS procedure.  Dismemberment Abortions (D & E) is a barbaric second trimester abortion procedure where the baby’s body is torn from limb to limb to end this precious life. 95 % of all 2nd trimester abortions are done this way in MI.  This procedure takes 2 days to complete so this is not used in an emergency situation.  If a woman has had a miscarriage, where the baby has already died, this procedure will still be legal to preform it would ONLY ban it for abortions!  Dismembering a human being is NOT an acceptable medical practice, in fact most abortions are done for social or economic reasons not because of a health problem with the woman or child. However, the sad truth is some unborn babies have serious medical conditions, just like many adults.  Our society would NEVER condone killing a disabled infant right after birth by tearing his/her arms and legs off, and it shouldn’t condone it before his/her birth. What’s needed most is accurate medical information and resources, as well as information about perinatal hospice or other services available to help the mother and child.

Why not a Heartbeat Bill?  Michigan currently has a state law that bans ALL abortions (since the late 1800’s) and that law has never been overturned.  If we passed a Heartbeat Bill then it would over ride MI’s current state ban on abortions and when Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton are overturned the “new Heartbeat Bill” would take into affect and MI would have legalized abortion before the heartbeat of an unborn baby is detected. The other quandary MI would have is since Roe v Wade is still in effect – a Heartbeat Bill could NOT be enforced!  We do NOT want to legalize abortions at anytime in MI, which is why we have chosen NOT to do a Heartbeat Bill but the Dismemberment Abortion Ban petition drive, which would take into effect within the year and overide Gov. Whitmer’s veto of the ban.

How can you help? 1. By signing one of the petitions that will be circulating in your area, but please make sure you are signing the Dismemberment Abortion Ban petition!! You can sign both the Heartbeat petition and the Dismemberment petition.  2. Help circulate the petition. If you would like to help in this way, please call our office 616.396.1037 to get brief instructions and petitions. 3. Encourage your family, friends and churches to have a petition drive.  YES, it is legal to host a petition drive in your church, your pastor can mention it (comments or sermons), it can be in your bulletins and newsletters/mailings. If your church needs clarification, call our office and we will send you or your church a flyer with information on church participation. 




 Precious Baby Contest Winners:

1st Place – Adelyn Veldman

2nd Place – Maverick LaDuke

3rd Place – Child of Joseph Gruppen



2019 Focus on Life Annual Dinner – $50 per person

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – Doors open at 6:30pm

Where: The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI

For Tickets call Ann at 616.396.1037

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Newman, founder and president of Speaker for Life, a training firm dedicated to equipping pro-life advocates nationwide with public speaking skills. He also heads, a site that helps Christians use movies to reach out to others.  He has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, and in the Times magazine.  His articles appear on The Christian Post, Catholic Exchange, and on hundreds of other websites.



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:

Betty Driesenga – Administrative Assistant EMAIL:

Sue Lubbers – Administrative Assistant 

Ruth Ann Gates – Administrative Assistant: EMAIL: