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Michigan Nurses For Life began independently in the hearts of two nurses in the Metro Detroit area in the fall of 1995. One was a LPN; the other was a RN.

Both called the Educational Center For Life in Oakland County to see if there was such a group already in existence. Both were aware there was a National Association of Prolife Nurses, but wanted to be involved in something local. The answer was “no”, but they were given each other's phone number.

After that meeting and a great deal of work, which included developing the purpose, structure, marketing plan, and activities for the organization, MNFL emerged as a vibrant organization.

After a number of phone conversations, the two planned to meet one rainy fall evening in 1995, at a local restaurant. Another nurse, who was a member of a local prolife nursing group that dissolved in the late 1980's, joined them.

Michigan Nurses For Life has now grown to a membership of over 200 health care professionals. Each year an Educational Conference is held and Contact Hours are offered. A great deal has been accomplished, but there is so much more to be done! 

Co-Founders MNFL 1995

Jackie BlackwoodMary Lou Temple

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StethoscopeCoreen Darnall is the winner of MNFL’s stethoscope drawing at the Michigan Nursing Students Association Annual Convention February 1, 2014 at the Troy Marriott. Congratulations, Coreen!

NOTE: Compassion Pregnancy Center at 37540 S. Gratiot Ave., Suite 100
Clinton Twp., MI 48036 needs a part-time registered nurse with OB/Ultrasound experience.

Please contact Kathy Bazzy at 586-783-2229 or visit

All you Facebook Folks----the National Association of Pro-Life Nurses now has a Facebook site. Please check it out, become a fan and let the light for Life shine on Facebook!



Dear Colleagues,

It has certainly been a long, cold winter but the weather forecasters keep telling us that warmer, sunnier weather is on its way, clearly a hopeful sign.

Another hopeful sign, this time in our efforts to offer some protection to the pre born babies of our society, comes from the report that there are fewer and fewer doctors entering practices that provide abortions and that those that do them are retiring from practice. Some abortion clinics have been forced to reduce hours of opening due to this reduction of practitioners. To be sure, organizations like Medical Students for Choice are trying to reverse this trend but there remains a net loss of abortion providers.

Here in Michigan our efforts to assure that abortion will not automatically be included in insurance plans have been successful. If a person wants to have abortion services as a covered benefit, he/she must specifically include it in their plans. This is the result of the successful petition drive from last fall.

So, as we look for hopeful signs of spring, we can look for even more hopeful protections for babies and their moms. Keep in mind that we have an election coming up this fall, the results of which could provide greater hope for pro life efforts.

Love Life!


   Diane Trombley
Diane Trombley , RN, BSN
President, MNFL

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