Mental Health

1-27-17 Pro-Life Supporters Hearing History

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in years, pro-life supporters will have all the political momentum when they hold their annual rally on the National Mall.

The March for Life is held each year to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The group says Vice President Mike Pence will address Friday’s rally. The group adds no president or vice president has ever spoken previously at the event, now in its 44th year.

One of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, Kellyanne Conway, also is on the speakers’ list.

Trump has signed an executive order banning U.S. aid to foreign groups that provide abortions. And Republicans in Congress are seeking to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood and to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Hundreds have traveled from Michigan to attend this year’s event.


1-26-17 March for Life

Hundreds of pro-life supporters here in West Michigan are on their way to Washington DC.

The 44th annual March for Life is taking place tomorrow.  It’s a somber and peaceful demonstration in light of the millions killed through abortion.  Marchers say they come out to not only speak out against abortion but also to remind those considering or going through that process that they are loved and there are alternatives.

If you would like more information, please visit Right to Life of Michigan or Grand Rapids Right to Life.


12-29-16 Mental Illness Issues Top State Agenda

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The next leader of the Michigan House says he wants to bring experts together to discuss mental health treatment. The number of mentally ill prisoners in the prison system has grown 14 percent since 2012 to roughly 9,400. Tom Leonard of DeWitt, who soon will become House speaker, says “early intervention” for people with mental illness saves money and can keep the public safe.


12-21-16 Still Searching for Missing Kentwood Man

Police are still searching for a missing Kentwood man who walked away from his home earlier this month.  Willie Crawford has dementia and may not be able to find his way back home.  He’s reportedly been spotted in Grand Rapids and the Wyoming area.  He’s a black male, about 6’0 ” and 150 lbs. He has a full gray beard, gray/black hair and brown eyes. Mr. Crawford was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans, brown hiking boots and a black baseball hat.  If you spot someone matching that description, please call 911.

 

Willie Crawford

Willie Crawford – Missing from Kentwood