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    Interview conducted by Family and Morality correspondent, Rachel Hatt, via phone at 1:45 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

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    Can you tell me a little about your educational and occupational background?
    My educational background, I have a Bachelor's degree in American Public Policy from Western Michigan University.

    How did you first get involved with Right to Life?
    When I first got involved in the pro-life movement was in Students for Life at Western Michigan University. Then I just happened to be on Right to Life's website and found a job opening.

    What do you do within Right to Life?
    Lots of stuff. My title is Education/Special Events and Youth Outreach Coordinator. I mainly work in educational issues and finding speakers for our affiliates and any programs that we have to involve high school and college students.

    What is the main objective of Right to Life?
    The main objective of Right to Life is, on our various life issues-abortion, infanticide, euthanasia-to make sure both from the stand point of society's view and from a legal standpoint that the right to life is fully protected and valued.

    What is currently on Right to Life's agenda? What legislature is being pushed or endorsed?
    Yes, we're quite active with several different bills that we've been working on. Probably the biggest one is called the Pro-Life Omnibus Package [Read more here: HB 5711,5712,5713]and the bills are basically designed to make sure that abortion clinics in Michigan are not skirting by safety and sanitation rules. We're also working on a bill to protect religious freedom. We're working on legislation on to punish coercive abortions. A lot of abortions are done out of coercion so the bill would add protection to that. Those bills are probably our current priorities.

    Does Right to Life deal with adoption?
    Somewhat, because we are specifically designed to end those issues of abortion and infanticide, adoption does play into it. We educate people on adoption and we have ads and literature that promotes adoption, but generally we're not active-obviously we don't do adoption-and most of our legislation doesn't necessarily deal with the adoption process.

    Does Right to Life have a stance on second-parent adoption or gay parent adoption?
    No, we don't.

    What kind of method does Right to Life use to gain support on their issues?
    We usually try to do stuff that really focuses on the humanity of the unborn or, for example the other issue of the value of life for the elderly.

    What would you say stands in the way of Right to Life's movement?
    Probably most of all, that some people just don't realize the value of the unborn child's life. They don't examine the point of view from that life. You know, obviously there is a famous quote, "Everyone who has ever supported abortion has already been born."

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