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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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Caroline Mosier won the drawing of the stethoscope at Madonna University’s Career Day and Mary Cohoon was the winner at Macomb Community College Celebration of Student Nurses Day. MNFL hosted an exhibit at both of these events. Congratulations Girls!!

Open Nursing Positions

Compassion Pregnancy Center
    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

Crossroads Pregnancy Center
    3205 E. South Blvd.
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
is looking for nurses to join their SHARE (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) program teaching students in local schools about abstinence and relationships.

For details contact Evelyn Van Sloten at or 248-766-5662.

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 Colleague,

Hopefully you are all enjoying the beginning of summer and you will find time to relax a bit.

We are working diligently to be sure that our September 27th conference at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac will be a valuable opportunity for you. Most of you know of Fr. Tad Pacholczyk and his work at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, but you can be sure that his presentation on organ donation and brain death is not for only a Catholic audience. This issue is becoming more and more dominant in our nursing practice and it will be good to have his insight. Cindy Kirschbaum, RN, BSN will give us some much needed information on how organ donation is presented to a patient and his/her family.

Keep in mind that there is an election this fall. Many folks disregard the primary elections and the “off year” elections as not as important as a general election. Not so! This year, in Michigan alone, in one or the other elections, we will be voting for state representatives, state senators, US Senators and representatives. The primaries are critical as is the November Election. If we have any hope of securing conscience protections for health care workers and assistance for unborn babies and their moms, we must elect people to office who share our concerns. Read, question, speak to candidates, ask them about their positions on issues of importance to you and then cast your vote—lives could depend on it.

Love Life!


   Diane Trombley
Diane Trombley , RN, BSN
President, MNFL

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