2018 FOCUS ON LIFE BANQUET
Ed Rivet served as Right to Life of Michigan’s Legislative Director for more than 30 years, spearheading the organization’s public policy efforts at the State Capitol. Ed worked to pass dozens of prolife laws and prevent the passage of laws that violate the sanctity of human life. His legislative accomplishments on abortion include laws regarding parental consent, informed consent, banning partial birth abortion, regulating abortion clinics, protecting babies who survive abortions and more. Ed’s work on end of life issues included banning assisted suicide and writing the most protective medical directive laws in the country. Ed is a native of Bay City and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Michigan State University. He and his wife Michelle live in Mason and are proud of their growing family, with six children, two of whom are married, and three grandchildren. He is currently employed as the Executive Director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring, the U.S. Supreme Court is losing its most frequent “swing” justice. President Trump nominated circuit court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to take his place. Kavanaugh describes his judicial philosophy as following laws, not making them. Another fair justice would tip the scale farther towards letting voters have a say on abortion laws. The abortion industry believes Roe v. Wade itself is at stake.
Does Destroying the Unborn Make Us Richer?
Chelsea Clinton thinks so. In her statement at a pro-Roe v. Wade rally, she claimed that women who entered the workforce because of Roe v. Wade have added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Setting aside the horrifying moral implications for a moment, her economic statement is simply false. The killing of our future generations through abortion has already begun to destroy our future, at the cost of our moral authority.