We support the goals of Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee.
We are committed to educating our members and the public on pro-life issues because elections have consequences. Members of Right to Life of Michigan, through the local affiliates, volunteer to help the PAC in identifying pro-life candidates and working in the Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee’s Get Out The Vote efforts. Our legislative efforts have been successful, and will again be successful, because of the election of RLM-PAC endorsed candidates.
Why a Political Action Committee? The most effective way that pro-lifers can help pro-life candidates and influence an election is through direct endorsement. Politicians are aware of the groups which are serious enough in their legislative intent to adequately support a political action committee, and this increases the clout or bargaining power, not for the organization, but for those without power – THE UNBORN. The work done for the election of candidates is done through Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee and not through Kalamazoo Right to Life.
Why we are single-issue voters
Pro-Life people are often criticized for being “single-issue voters.” How can we ignore the other important issues of the day and only concentrate on abortion? The answer is very simple: the taking of innocent human life, now numbering over 60 million since 1973, is the greatest moral and ethical abuse in our nation’s history. Like slavery, abortion dehumanizes the unborn. Pro-choice individuals consider a baby in the womb a non-person. In their worldview, the baby’s rights are totally ignored and irrelevant to the discussion. Yes, we vote based on a politician’s record on abortion or his or her statements that reflect their opinions on the issue. But single-issue is more than abortion. Three other issues are related and comprise the “life issues.” Euthanasia is defined as the action of inducing the “painless” death of a person for reasons assumed to be merciful. The pro-life movement rejects physician-assisted suicide. Infanticide is the killing of an infant, usually because the child is physically impaired. This too is immoral and discriminates against a child’s right to live, even if for a shortened number of months or years. Stem-cells extracted from a frozen human embryo is unethical because it destroys the life of the embryo. Pro-lifers support stem-cell research only when tissue is taken from adults–testing that does not kill the donor. Lawmakers who support abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, and embryonic stem-cell research disqualify themselves for elected office.