Monday, Theodore Roumell removed large pieces of equipment from his surgical and chemical abortion clinic, at 840 East Mount Hope, and loaded them into his white GMC truck. The casters on one unit, possibly an abortion suction machine, were exposed, although Roumell tried to disguise his activity by draping a light, orange cloth over the equipment before loading it into his vehicle. Two clinic workers assisted him during the removal of the equipment.
Praise God, he spoke with pro-lifers who have been standing for weeks outside the door of the clinic, in prayer and protest of the reopening WomanCare of Lansing P.C.
Outside the door of the abortion mill, pro-life friends engaged him in conversation, offering him the opportunity to join our cause. “You believe you are assisting women,” said Cecilia Tombelli, Coordinator for the New Life Center, a crisis pregnancy and post-abortion recovery facility, at 1601 East Grand River. “Would you like to work with us and help them in a different way?” she asked Roumell. “You are right I am helping women,” he replied.
Roumell drives a sporty, silver Cadillac, but he also owns a white GMC pickup, which he drove yesterday with the intention of hauling equipment. He performed at least one surgical and up to three chemical abortions before loading up his equipment shortly after noon.
To load the heavy equipment, Roumell needed the assistance of two clinic workers, including Kim Herring, who had worked for the abortionist at his former business location, 1601 East Grand River. In October of 2014, the Church of the Resurrection took over the 2,600 square feet of space used by the doctor who had performed 1,000 abortions there each year since 2012.
Pray for Conversion, Transformation, and Closure of WomanCare of Lansing P.C.
Join pro-life protestors and prayer warriors every Wednesday, from 10 until noon, in front of WomanCare of Lansing, P.C. at 840 East Mount Hope.
Pray that the abortionist may be open to God’s grace and end the practice of abortion. The New Life Center learned yesterday that the property manager is “having some trouble” with the businessman at the new location. Pray that God would allow for the trouble to be grave enough so that the abortionist would be evicted.
For more information about pro-life prayer and our action plan asking God to close the clinic, contact Soraya Nowland at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the New Life Center, contact Cecilia Tombelli at email@example.com or call 517-993-0291. Visit our Facebook page at New Life Center.
At the parish offices of the Church of the Resurrection and the New Life Center, 1601 East Grand River, 18 LCHS students worked from 9 in the morning until 1 pm Friday, to remove overgrown bushes, brush, ground cover and dead foliage using rakes, axes and saws.
The students were part of the 2015 Work-a-Thon conducted by Lansing Catholic high school to offer 2,000 hours of service for thirty local agencies Friday.
LCHS parent, Mike Bauer (photo, left), assisted with his chain saw to remove overgrown bushes in front of the building, which formerly housed an abortion clinic, but now is home to church offices and a post-abortion and crisis pregnancy center.
Prior to the closing of the clinic, the students gave witness to the dignity of the baby in the womb, by praying and fasting with like-minded Christians during three 40 Days for Life campaigns. The opportunity to beautify the landscape and remove the dead foliage was a symbolic witness to hope for the entire northeast community. LCHS teacher, Mr. Rod Murphy, said that the Work-a-Thon offers students an opportunity to grow and learn by helping others.
Some of the students also offered assistance by removing overgrown bushes at the new rectory for the pastor at the Church of the Resurrection, Fr. Steve Mattson. Lansing Catholic Central students and teachers, parents and others have offered community service for 11 consecutive years as a corporal work of mercy, to lend a hand to agencies helping those in need.
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“Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. ” Peter 5:5-7
Two young girls from Dewitt had arrived earlier, but instead of scheduling an abortion appointment, they were escorted to Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center.
Newly released statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health show that the number of reported abortions performed in 2014 increased by 5.8 percent from the previous year. There was an overall increase of an additional 1,509 abortions, from 26,120 in 2013, to 27,629 induced abortions reported in Michigan in 2014.
Ed Rivet, Legislative Director for Right to Life of Michigan, says the number of chemical abortions is rising. “Twenty-five percent of those abortions reported were RU-486 chemical abortions, and the overall numbers of chemical abortions increased from 5,103 in 2013 to 6,935 chemical abortions in 2014.
The good news is that the trend of declining abortions committed on girls under the age of 18 continued. According to Right to Life of Michigan, in 1990, 3,820 abortions on minors were reported. The reported figure for 2014 is 917. This represents a 76 percent decrease since 1990.
- May 16th Living Rosary, 2 pm at the State Capitol, Lansing
- Capital Area Down Syndrome, Derby Party at the English Inn, Saturday, May 2 from 5 pm – midnight, Eaton Rapids. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pray and picket, 840 East Mount Hope, Lansing, at WomanCare abortion clinic, Wed. 10- noon
Despite the reopening of an abortion clinic in Lansing, the number of ultrasounds for women at Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center, on Walnut Street, have hit an all-time high. Executive Director, Sarah Gilliland, says last Wednesday, 13 pregnant mothers came to the center to see an ultrasound image of their baby.
At the New Life Center, we continue to counsel women and girls who are pregnant, when they walk through the doors at 1601 East Grand River. Many abortion-minded women believe that address still houses the WomanCare abortion clinic, which was closed down in September, when the Church of the Resurrection took it over. Trained counselors at the NLC work with the pregnancy resource centers in town, to schedule free ultrasounds for women in crisis.
Sarah wrote us to say thank you:
“Thanks for all that you are doing! Honestly, we feel humbled, a little overwhelmed, and very privileged to be able to meet with women in crisis and offer hope and help! God is doing something in this city. Thank you for your faithful service.”
Meanwhile, an effort continues at 840 East Mount Hope to pray for the conversion of Theodore Roumell and the clinic workers who assist him to do abortions there. Pray that at the time God offers the abortionist his mercy, that Roumell and all those in the abortion industry will be open to his grace, convert and close down the clinic.
The abortionist of WomanCare of Lansing, PC, 840 East Mount Hope, has moved in next door to a church. Pastor Tim Craft, of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church of God, leads his congregation in prayer on Sundays and Wednesday evenings, at 2202 Donora Street. The good pastor isn’t taking the news lightly. Theodore Roumell, an 80-year-old businessman who drives in from Rochester Hills, will walk to the back entrance of the building tomorrow, sometime after 11 am, through the handicapped door, to do chemical and surgical abortions up through 24 weeks of gestation. Babies are killed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the abortion mill. Pastor John Hayden, of Columbia Road Baptist Church, has prayed asking God to end abortion. He has joined with Christians around Lansing, united in faith and conscience, to defend life and the dignity of the human person during 40 Days for Life campaigns, and says he will join the new effort to pray WomanCare will close. “Abortion is not just a crime to which a holy and just God must respond in judgment. This slaughter of our children may itself be the very judgment of God on His people, who have forsaken Him. When God sends the judgment of abortion on a land, then God’s people will unfailingly exhibit their true identity as they humble themselves and pray, confessing and repenting their own sins–and the Father will extend his grace, for the sake of the Son, in whose name we pray.” – Pastor Hayden
Will you join us tomorrow from 10 until noon, to ask God to end abortion?
2 Chronicles 7:14 promises that if we humble ourselves in prayer, and seek the face of God, turning away from abortion, he will hear us, forgive us our sins and heal our land. Pastor John Hayden, of Columbia Road Baptist Church, has prayed asking God to end abortion. He has joined with Christians around Lansing, united in faith and conscience, to defend life and the dignity of the human person during 40 Days for Life campaigns, and says he will join the new effort to pray WomanCare will close.
Join Those Opposed to the Abortion, Give Public Witness to the Dignity of the Human Person
A faithful group of Christians, led by Soraya Nowland, of Okemos, will witness to the horrors of abortion by gathering in front of WomanCare abortion clinic, from 10 am until noon today. The group will be praying and protesting the opening of Theodore Roumell’s new surgical and chemical abortion clinic at 840 East Mount Hope, west of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Roumell (photo above) is 80 years old. He drives in Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays from his Rochester Hills home to do abortions up to 24 weeks. The last clinic he owned was shut down when the Church of the Resurrection took over 4,200 square feet of space at 1601 East Grand River on Lansing’s northeast side. Many prospective clients who still believe the Grand River address is a clinic have been receiving, instead of abortions, crisis pregnancy aid at the New Life Center.
The New Life Center operates under the auspices of the Church, and offers free post-abortion recovery and crisis pregnancy intervention.
For information on the prayer-protest, contact Soraya Nowland at email@example.com.
Pregnant and single, the mother of MSU basketball star, Travis Trice, delayed her college career and derailed her chance for a track and field scholarship. Julie Pritchett, was a senior track star in Ohio at Springfield North High 23 years ago.
“People were telling me I should get an abortion after I got pregnant,” she told the Detroit Free Press. “People have been saying No, no, no, no, no’ to him forever.” One week past his due date, baby Travis emerged from an emergency D-section when his heart rate “flatlined”.
At the New Life Center, we understand the struggles that pregnant, single mothers face, and that’s why, for the past six months – since we opened our doors at 1601 East Grand River – we have been assisting mothers, like Rosalyn (photo, left), with financial aid, baby supplies and clothing, and praying with them so that the mothers feel loved and wanted.
NLC Volunteers Empower Women In Need
A dozen trained volunteers staff our center. This week, we are assisting a homeless 19-year-old teen, to place her in a home for pregnant mothers, by downloading the forms, walking her through the application process of applying for residency, and giving the emotional support she needs. “P” lives an hour north of Lansing. We will transport her when she moves in.
At the NLC, we are counseling a pregnant, foreign college student, who has no family nearby, to stay in the pregnancy, by offering her information on free ultrasounds, baby supplies, medical care and adoption. She came to us at 1601 East Grand River seeking an abortion, but we have “walked alongside” her by listening to her, and partnering with her to meet her needs.
Last week, at the New Life Center, instructors began the second class for post-abortion recovery, “Forgiven and Set Free,” an 8-week, bible-based study for women harmed by abortion. Through the Word, women break free from the chains of shame, guilt, unforgiveness and self-reproach, to be set free to love themselves and others.
Finally, we are communicating the ecumenical effort to pray and protest from 10 – noon on Wednesdays, at 840 East Mount Hope, where the abortionist of WomanCare of Lansing, PC has opened a new office.
With your support, we will continue to offer all of these life-saving ministries, free conference and training rooms to non-profit groups, women and men’s prayer groups and instructors. Thank you!
Celebrating Christ’s Victory Over Death
Christ has conquered death and given us New Life! While our Greek Orthodox friends anticipate their Easter liturgy this Sunday, many in our pro-life family have already cried out, “He is Risen Indeed!” Our Lord’s shed blood and victory won on the cross gives us hope, as we anticipate our eternal and abundant life with Christ.
Easter Baptism of Baby Daniel, a Life Saved!
Many of you have followed the story of single parent, Rosalyn, whose baby Daniel was baptized Sunday. Last year, the New Life Center asked you to help us walk alongside Rosalyn, when she was pregnant and alone. Thank you for your outpouring of financial gifts and prayers!
Special thanks to Celeste Paget, of Lansing, who shopped with Rosalyn for Daniel’s baptismal outfit, Mary McIver, from greater Detroit, who accompanied them and made the purchase, and pro-lifers from across the State of Michigan who have prayed for her spiritual journey.
“Spring into Life” Fundraising Campaign
The New Life Center has added hundreds of new subscribers to our pro-life family this spring as we continue, with God’s help, to battle the evil of abortion. With your financial help, we hope to continue to offer post-abortion recovery classes, life-saving counseling and intervention, and no-cost conference space for pro-life collaboration.
Rosalyn and other single mothers, many who are abortion-minded, have said yes to the baby in their womb because of timely aid from the New Life Center. Praise God, together we are the hands, feet and eyes of Christ that look with compassion on the world.
Thank you to those who have donated “$40 for Life” since October, 2014, when we took over Lansing’s last abortion clinic – with God’s help – and ended the abortionist’s practice of killing 1,000 babies there each year.
If you have not yet made your $40 recurring gift, but you had intended to do so, please click here>.
Want to make a one-time donation? Click here>. The New Life Center depends on your donations to fund our life-saving ministry.
If you prefer to write a check, make it payable to the Church of the Resurrection, 1601 East Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906, and remember to write New Life Center on the memo line.
With your gift, we can continue to offer:
- Life-saving counseling and aid to women in crisis pregnancies
- Compassionate care and housing, counseling and pregnancy service referrals to our clients
- Recurring, 8-week post-abortion recovery classes for women and men at no cost
- Conference and training rooms for pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-family non-profit organizations at no cost
At the New Life Center we are collaborating with non-profit, Christian-based agencies to promote a culture of life and the value and dignity of the human person.
God bless you and your family as we are drawn more deeply into the loving heart of Jesus, who has risen indeed. Join our pro-life family at this time of renewal in the Holy Spirit! To contact us at the New Life Center, call (517)993-0291. Enter the number 84576 and type in the keyword NEWLIFE, to receive text message updates.