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.


Another Way Pregnancy Center, Farmington Hills, MI

Interested applicants should call Karen Jewell, Executive Director at 248-939-5900.

Resume should be submitted by December 1, 2017

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!

Merry Christmas

Dear Colleague,

This is the time of year I write and ask that you renew your membership in Michigan Nurses for Life. The letter this year is of particular importance.

As the saying goes, “time marches on” and Michigan Nurses for Life is almost twenty-five years old. This means that those of us who started this resource organization for the pro-life nurse are seeking new members who might be willing to take on some of the responsibilities of keeping MNFL alive. We need folks who like to run the copy machine, who like to collate and put together our newsletter, perhaps take over from our treasurer and keep our accounts in order. We need folks we can count on to staff informational tables at various events such as the Michigan Nursing Student Association annual conference.

We also need new members—your co-workers, friends, neighbors—literally anyone who is interested in prolife work. While most of what MNFL does is geared toward nurses, we would love to have doctors, pharmacists, therapists and allied health care workers join our organization.

The unvarnished truth is, unless we have a transfusion of new members, we may well have to dissolve our organization. None of us want to do that. We know that we fill a need, particularly now, when so many of our nurses are being impacted by the push for “aid in dying”, which is another term for doctor assisted suicide or euthanasia. We know that nurses and other health care workers are being threatened with job loss if they object to participating in an assisted suicide. More and more, personal and/or religious objections to such activity is being discounted and nurses are forced to either participate or, as one nurse was told, “get out of nursing.

So, as you can see, the need is great. We need you, your membership, your friends, and your support.

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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