Michigan Nurses     For Life
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Our History

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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The National Association of Pro-Life Nurses will award a $1,000 scholarship to a pro-life student enrolled in a nursing school.  The application must be completed and returned to NAPN by February 15, 2018.

Click here for further details and the registration form.


Pregnancy Help Centers

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 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!


The SHARE program needs nurses to teach in the high school program and teachers (training provided) for the junior high program. Contact Evelyn at or 248-293-0070 x102.

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,

You may notice that our newsletter has a new look. We are changing the format and frequency of delivery. We hope that we will be able to report items of interest in a more timely fashion by increasing the frequency of the newsletter, even if the content is a little less.

Our goal is to continue to be a source of information and support for the pro-life nurse. We realize that many of our members are retired from active nursing, but as I have frequently said, a nurse is never not a nurse. We have a desire to help where we can and keep up to date on new issues in nursing.

One thing we would like to mention is that area pregnancy help centers are always in need of volunteers who can help explain the wonderful experiences of pregnancy and delivery to their clients. Some centers actually go into the school communities and offer classes on human sexuality. One in particular, Crossroads Care Center offers such classes and also offers STD testing and is beginning to explore abortion reversal to interested clients. Our knowledge and expertise in these areas is always welcome. If you need a list of centers where your abilities would be welcomed, either call the MNFL office, 248-816-8489, or go to to our website or the website for the Educational Center for Life, or the website for Right to Life-LIFESPAN, All three of these organizations have great information to share.

We know that health care professionals are still being required to assist with abortions or euthanasia or face job loss. President Trump promised the American people that his administration would vigorously uphold the rights of conscience and religious freedom. That promise is being kept. On the eve of the March for Life, the administration is taking steps to end the war on conscience rights. This morning, HHS announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in HHS's Office of Civil Rights (OCR). There, the government will work to protect Americans' beliefs, not punish them.
Don’t misconstrue this statement as partisan politics. It is simply a matter of social justice.

Most people become nurses because of an underlying desire to help others. We hope that this newsletter will serve as a means of helping you be a clear, steady and unremitting voice for women in distress, their babies and those facing difficult decisions at the end of life.

VIP — you are very important people to us, and we want to be sure we keep in touch. If you have not already renewed your membership for 2018, please do it as soon as possible. We don’t want to lose you!!

Love Life!


  Diane Trombley
Diane Trombley , RN, BSN
President, MNFL

Michigan Nurses For Life 1637 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite G Troy, Michigan 48084 phone: 248.816.8489
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