The Students for Life group at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is holding a silent auction dinner fundraiser next month to specifically aide in their mission of helping students in particular who are “facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing fiscal, material, and emotional support.”
Really, even if you are not pro-life, helping students facing unplanned pregnancies is a no-brainer.
Except for a business called Everyday Wines in Ann Arbor.
When SFL of UM reached out to them with a letter explaining what their goals are and asking the business to consider donation of a gift card or merchandise, Everyday Wines just didn’t politely decline. They had to add an extra touch of the tolerance that the pro-abortion side is known for.
This is what Everyday Wines wrote back to Sarah, a member of the UM SFL group who was reaching out to local businesses:
“I was surprised when I got the email because of the tone of it. They were condescending. They could have just declined the request but they didn’t,” said Sarah. “It was strange that they mentioned the refugees because it has nothing to do with our mission.”
Rachel Crawford, president of Students for Life at the University of Michigan nailed it when she said that, “This response gives direct evidence to the influence Planned Parenthood has on the abortion issue. They are the first organization that comes to mind for supporters of legal abortion. Those who oppose the work of Students for Life on college campuses are direct allies of Planned Parenthood because they are the largest and loudest abortion advocates.”
She’s absolutely right.
Everyday Wines is just one more pawn in Planned Parenthood’s operation of pushing abortion over all else. At least Students for Life at UM is attempting to help women. Planned Parenthood betrays women. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion vendor, committing one in every three abortions, and is backed into a corner right now as they are finally facing defunding of taxpayer money, which makes up over 43% of their budget, totaling around $553 million a year.
The owner of Everyday Wines, Mary Campbell, says on her website that she came to appreciate wine on her first trip to Europe and understood it as “an everyday pleasure—inexpensive, unintimidating, and woven into the fabric of everyday life. That’s the experience she hopes to recreate in her shop.” Wine can be unintimidating but so can the attitude of the store owner who has no problems being mean to a student pro-life group who wants to merely help their peers in stressful pregnancies.
“Students for Life at the University of Michigan is a shining example of the pro-life generation. This all-volunteer group works tirelessly to make a positive difference on their campus and in their community, supporting women in crisis pregnancies and educating peers about the predatory abortion industry,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Everyday Wines could have at the least politely declined with an ounce of civility – instead they had to attack SFL at UM in a condescending tone. It’s one more indication that this is the face of the pro-abortion movement now and it’s not one of love and compassion but one of intolerance and hatred.”
If you are local and want to purchase tickets to gala, please see here.
Letter to the business owner from SFL at UM:
Dear Business Owner,
Students for Life at the University of Michigan is hosting a fundraising gala on March 11, 2017. We will be holding a silent auction, and we hope you will consider donating gift certificates, merchandise, or services.
Students for Life is the primary pro-life advocacy group on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. Devoted to defending all human life, from conception to natural death, we are dedicated to supporting anyone, particularly students, facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing fiscal, material, and emotional support. Your donation will help us to continue to provide such support.
In exchange for your donation, you will receive excellent exposure to our many supporters. Our gala will be attended by over 120 supporters. You will also be featured in our event program for the evening.
We will gladly pick up your donation in person, or it can be mailed to [redacted]. We would appreciate receiving the gift by February 24, but it must be received by March 4 in order to be included.
Thank you in advance for considering our request and for supporting Students for Life.
Students for Life at the University of Michigan