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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 a membership of over 100 health care professionals. Each year an educational conference is held and a certificate of attendance is offered.

Co-Founders MNFL 1995

Jackie BlackwoodMary Lou Temple

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SPECIAL VOLUNTEER LICENSE FOR NURSES

In Michigan, a volunteer nurse, who is not working, and does not want to continue the expense of renewing her nursing license, can obtain a special nurse volunteer license at no charge and can volunteer as a medical professional. She DOES have to get CEU credits every two years, but not as many as for a full license.


PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Nurse Manager Position

AAA Pregnancy Center, Livonia, MI currently has an opening for a Nurse Manager. This is a part-time position: 10 hrs./wk. (2-five hr. days). Starting pay is $25/hr.

Contact Peggy at aaacpcdirector@sbcglobal or 734-425-8060.

Pregnancy Help Centers

ATTENTION NURSES:
There is a great opportunity and need for volunteers with Pregnancy Help Centers. If the thought of touching lives is exciting to you, contact a center in your area by visiting www.optionline.org or calling MNFL office at 248-816-8489. Your medical skills can be utilized in so many ways.

NOTE: 85% of women who see their baby through ultrasound choose LIFE for their baby!


 

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,

Below is some information on the two petitions circulating in Michigan.

1) By its very language, the heartbeat measure is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruled in Roe v Wade that there was an absolute right to abortion and that during the first trimester (12 weeks) there could be no restrictions on that right for any reason.

2) The dismemberment measure would ban a procedure, not an abortion. There is already a federal ban on the partial birth abortion procedure. When forbidden to partially deliver the unborn baby and then kill it, those who perform abortions turned to a procedure in which the child is not partially delivered remains in the woman’s uterus and instruments that can cut and tear the baby’s extremities, trunk and head are introduced into the uterus and the child is literally dismembered piece by piece.

Both pieces of legislation will be challenged. It is hoped that if the dismemberment ban is presented to the Supreme Court, the court will recognize it as a “refinement” of something they have already prohibited and uphold the ban.

If Roe v Wade falls, Michigan reverts to the abortion laws from 1937, that remain in effect, and all abortions will be forbidden making the heartbeat measure unnecessary. Michigan is one of only 7 states that had the wisdom to maintain their previous laws after the Roe v Wade decision, hoping that the Roe v Wade decision would fall sooner rather than later, paving the way for protection of the women and babies here in Michigan.

It is important to note that there are those in our Michigan legislature that want to pass a law similar to New York and Illinois, removing all restrictions on abortion. Since this would be a newer law than the one from 1937, it would make the 1937 laws null and void. This is a real danger and one we must guard against.

Love Life!

Diane

  Diane Trombley
Diane Trombley, RN, BSN
President, MNFL

 
 
 
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