Pro-life hero spends final hours defending babies in front of Planned Parenthood

In one of his last acts on earth, 73-year-old Bob Adis, who was lovingly referred to as “poppy” joined last weekend’s pro-life protest in Livonia, Michigan to expose Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts operation.


According to pro-life activist Lynn Mills, Bob attended Harvest Bible Church in Westland when the church’s pastor, Dan McGhee posted the demonstration on his church Facebook page.

“I asked Dan to let his church know about the protest and he did add it to his facebook
,” Mills told Saynsumthn.

Harvest Bible Church

Dan and several members of his Detroit Harvest Bible Church family headed to Planned Parenthood in Livonia early Saturday morning.

Livonia Planned Parenthood 362446120822_o

But, sadly, while they stood in the gap for unborn babies, another emergency was unfolding at the clinic.


Bob loved the Lord and Bob loved people,” Pastor McGhee said. “He loved the unborn and wanted to see them have an opportunity at life.

According to a message published by Pastor McGhee on his Facebook page, at about 9:47am, Bob Adis started having chest pains and was removed from the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood by ambulance where he defended unborn babies.

By 10:05am Pastor McGhee reported that Bob was not doing well and he was on his way to the hospital to be with Bob and his wife Joan.

Fifteen minutes later, tragically he reported that Bob had passed away.

Pro-lifer Greg Gurta, told Saynsumthn that he met Bob and his wife for the first time that morning at the Planned Parenthood protest.

Police arrive for Bob Adis

Mr. Gurta, who published most of the pictures used in this story, said he recalled seeing police arrive at Planned Parenthood and wondered if they were going to tell them they had to move their cars.

He walked over to the police where he said he could see Bob holding his chest and sitting in a car. According to Gurta, just prior to emergency responders arriving on scene, Pastor McGhee and his church members gathered around Bob to pray before the ambulance took him to the hospital.

Mr. Gurta later posted this message on his Facebook page at the time, “I thought we were in trouble for parking here but found out one of ours had a medical emergency and later passed away. Peace be with you brother Bob — in Livonia, Michigan.”

Bon RObert Adis Planned Parenthood

But, as stated earlier in this story, Bob passed away shortly after he was transported to the hospital.

God chose to call Bob Adis home minutes after standing up against Planned Parenthood in defense of innocent babies. Scripture tells us there is no greater love than to lay your life down for another.

I never met Bob and I attempted to get in touch with those who did so I could write more about his life. Understandably, so close to his funeral, no one was available.

I don’t know anything specific about his life except how he spent his last hours which I will phrase this way,”He loved babies!

But, I did come across this message about Bob’s life which was posted to Facebook:

    Bob Adis, went to be with the Lord today. He spent his last hours serving the Lord defending the lives of the unborn. Please keep his dear wife, Joan in your prayers.

On his tribute wall, someone who knew Bob described him as:

    one of the most caring, kind, patient, thoughtful, peace-loving, and generally wonderful men God has ever created.

His pastor Rev. Dan McGhee told the Detroit Free Press:

    “It’s a remarkable thing to me that Bob, on the very last day God gave him on Earth, he spent it to advocate for life for those who are not given the chance to live their lives. That shows kind of heart he had.”

Please keep Bob’s family in your prayers, especially his wife Joan. Amazingly, the couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary a day before he died.

Memorials may be made to Harvest Bible Church, 6420 Newburgh Road, Westland, Michigan 48185.

Tributes, donations, and prayers can be directed to Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home Plymouth.

Robert J. Adis: August 28, 1941 – August 22, 2015

Prolife Robert AdisObituary for Robert J. Adis
Adis, Robert J., suddenly August 22, 2015 age 73 of Canton. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Lynn Ann (Bob) Boertje, Theresa (Ray) Farley, Deborah (Richard) Felton, Thomas (Julie), and Christopher (Shannon). Dear brother of Rhonda Dudley & Richard. Proud “Poppy” of Alexandra, Jessica, Ryan, Jakob, Holland, Dylan, Corey,Lane, Lauren and Ben. Funeral Wednesday 11 AM at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road (Between Sheldon and Beck). Visitation Tuesday 3-8 PM. To share a memory, please use the Share a Memory tab on this web page. Memorials may be made to Harvest Bible Church, 6420 Newburgh Road, Westland, Michigan 48185.

3 Responses to “Pro-life hero spends final hours defending babies in front of Planned Parenthood”

  1. Janet Novielli Says:

    Thank you for sharing this precious man’s life with us….I can only imagine the joyful reunion he had with all the babies he gave his life attempting to save!

  2. Thank you for posting this.
    Bob was my sister’s husband.
    He was an older brother, father figure and role model to me in my youth.
    He was just as you described.
    As his funeral concluded, he was given a standing ovation.

  3. Vicky Harden Says:

    I only knew Pops for a short time. What a wonderful man of God always helping always smiling…… were loved so much by many people 😢

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