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April 2, 2012
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This week: Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross


Good Friday holds special significance for pro-lifers, who gather in front of abortion clinics to pray the Stations of the Cross. As in years past, Pro-Life Wisconsin and our affiliates will be holding pro-life Stations of the Cross in memory of all those lost to abortion and for all those grieving a loss.

Milwaukee: On Good Friday, April 6, at 9am. Stations will be said at St. Rita's Parish, 1601 N. Cass St., Milwaukee, with procession to the Affiliated abortion mill.

Madison: Stations will be said on Good Friday, April 6, at 10am at Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd., Madison.

For more information, please call (262) 796-1111.

Register online now to see David Bereit speak!


David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, will be speaking at two Pro-Life Wisconsin events!

We are hosting an "Evening with David Bereit" in Madison on Thursday, April 26. Register online here.

Bishop Morlino will give the opening prayer, and we will be presenting an award to Dr. Nancy Fredericks in recognition of her courage for exposing the Madison Surgery Center's late-term abortion plans.

David will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Spring Awards Dinner, to be held Saturday, April 28 in Green Bay. Register online here.

We will be presenting awards for the Legislator and the Activist of the Year at the Spring Awards Dinner. Father Dan Schuster, the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Madison, will give the opening prayer. Rep. Andre Jacque will be receiving the Legislator of the Year award. Jim Ball, leader of 40 Days for Life in Green Bay and pro-life activist extraordinaire, will be receiving the Activist of the Year award. Join us in honoring these great pro-life men!

Register today for these can't-miss events! David is a dynamic speaker with a very inspiring story to share about how 40 Days for Life has made a pro-life impact around the world.

Thank you to everyone who attended this weekend's Stations of the Cross and 40 Days for Life closing vigils


Sunday marked the end of the spring 40 Days for Life campaign. Thank you to everyone who prayed for an end to abortion with us! And a special thanks to vigil organizers -- many of them were on the sidewalk every day, sacrificing a lot of personal time to ensure the success of these pro-life efforts.

The national 40 Days for Life reports that as of today, 668 babies have been saved, through this campaign alone! 31 of those saved babies are from Milwaukee, including a set of twins.

In Stevens Point, 75 people attended the 40 Days for Life closing ceremony. PLW's Virginia Zignego was the guest speaker. Awards were given to those who had put in the most time with 40 Days for Life. A 17-year-old boy took the top slot -- he spent 27 hours total during 40 Days for Life praying for an end to abortion!

In Milwaukee, 30 people attended a closing prayer service for victims of abortion, their parents, clinic workers, and all involved at Affiliated Medical Services.

In Medford, local pro-lifers attended the closing ceremony and heard testimony about a local baby being saved, due to pro-lifers' presence outside Family Planning Health Services. PLW's Peggy Hamill attended.

More than 180 people joined Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Northeast Wisconsin affiliates yesterday to pray the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross at the Appleton Planned Parenthood and at the Medical Arts Building at Green Bay’s Bellin Hospital, where abortions are performed. “We had beautiful weather for a beautiful devotion,” said PLW’s Steve Karlen, who was on hand for both events. “And we are confident our prayers will be heard and that these powerful vigils will contribute to saving lives and changing hearts.”

In Appleton, five area deacons led the prayers. A tour of the Womankind Medical
Clinic—a pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood—was offered immediately after the Stations. In Green Bay, the Stations of the Cross helped close out the 40 Days for Life campaign. PLW partnered with the 40 Days for Life team and the Pro-Life student group at St. Norbert College. St. Norbert students held the images for each Station and led the prayers (photo, left.)


Deadline quickly approaching for Sharon Schumer Scholarship Award


In our continued efforts to recognize and develop pro-life leadership and convictions among Wisconsin’s youth, the Pro-Life Wisconsin Education Task Force is offering the Sharon Schumer Memorial Scholarship to two Wisconsin graduating high school seniors.
Pro-Life Wisconsin is accepting applications for the 2012 Sharon Schumer Memorial Scholarship through April 15.

These $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two young adults who meet the listed requirements, complete the application process, and are chosen by the selection committee. $500 will be paid the first year of college with an additional $500 paid the second year pending continued leadership in the pro-life movement.

Applications are available from the state office or by clicking here. Application deadline is Monday, April 16 – no exceptions! ­­­



Annual Report


Pro-Life Wisconsin has published its 2012 Annual Report. From our educational efforts to our work lobbying in the Capitol to our prayer and action on the streets, the report serves as a primer on the programs and services PLW offers throughout Wisconsin. You’ll also find highlights of the past year. To request a print copy, contact us at office@prolifewisconsin.org.



Pro-life news wrap-up


- DOJ drops Obama-ordered appeal against pro-life activist, will pay $120,00 legal expenses. Read more here.

- Abortionist accused of cannibalism caught illegally dumping abortion records. Read more here.

- 911 call shows late-term abortionist Haskell laughing as patient suffers continuous seizure. Read more here.

- Pepsi named one of “world’s most ethical companies” despite exploitation of aborted babies. Read more here.

Affiliate activities


Sawyer County Affiliate (Hayward) - Queen of Peace, Protector of Life -
will be again be offering offering the 'Cemetery of the Innocents' display of 400 crosses representing the thousands of daily abortions in the USA. In addition, we have a new display of fetal models consisting of 13 models, 5-35 weeks gestation and one newborn. These are professional grade, soft-touch models that can be handled, and are available all year, with or without the crosses. They're suitable for all ages. For more information call Bob Ornberg at 715-699-1287 or check out our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bvmqp.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co.
prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, WI. Signs are provided. Contact Phil Cullen for info - 262-742-3299.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County
gathers for prayer witness every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services, 522 State Road 82 # F, in Mauston. Please call Richard Irwin, (608) 565-6706, for more information. They meet every second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County
prays the Rosary once a month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family Planning Health Services. Call Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm date.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du Lac County
prays in front of Planned Parenthood, 333 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac, on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During 40 Days For Life which begins February 22,  we will be Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood Through Mary on Tuesdays 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For information, call Ann at (920) 921-6062 or Julie (920) 923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said at 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. Mass each Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Marquette St. at E. Merrill Ave., Fond du Lac.

Vigil for Life-PLW Dane County has a perpetual presence on the sidewalks in front of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road, Madison, WI 53704). Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business (every week day), 2 people (at least!) will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. The times and days are as follows: Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and Friday, 1pm - 3pm. Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these 2-hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. You may also "stop by." Those interested should click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact affiliate leader Laura Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or email laura@vigilforlife.org.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Chippewa Valley prays and gives public witness against abortion and contraception outside the Eau Claire Planned Parenthood (1231 Menomonie St.) every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County gathers regularly on Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee, between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. SIDEWALK COUNSELORS ARE NEEDED! If you can come pray or counsel women entering the abortuary, please contact Peggy Hamill, (262) 796-1111, or e-mail info@prolifewisconsin.org for more information.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Outagamie County invites you to love your preborn neighbor as yourself, by going out to the places where abortions are sold and committed. Please plan to come and sidewalk counsel (beside the driveway), pray and witness with signs at Planned Parenthood Appleton North on 3800 N. Gillett St.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Waukesha County will join other pro-lifers for monthly prayer in front of the Planned Parenthood in Waukesha, 426 W. Main St. Prayer gatherings will be held the fourth Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary. We pray every Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood facility, located at Roosevelt Road and 36th Avenue in Kenosha. Please come and pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other prayers with us. For more information contact Karie Kinzler at kakinzler7@yahoo.com or at (262) 656-0301.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County members daily praise and thank God for the January 13, 2012 permanent closure of the Rockford, IL abortion mill.  Chapter members meet monthly (except June, July, August) in St. Jude's Hall, Beloit, WI.  The Spiritually Adopt-A-Baby initiative resumed March 24/25 at St. Jude/St. Thomas parishes, praying daily for nine months for pre-born babies.  If you'd like information regarding this, contact Charlene Tolmie 608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer 608-364-2830.

Courtesy announcements


Knights of Columbus breakfast to benefit Pregnancy Helpline of Madison:
The
Knights of Columbus will be serving breakfast from 8 am– 12:30 pm on Sunday, April 22 at the Round Table in Sun Prairie (1611 N. Bristol St., Sun Prairie, WI, 53590-1262). All of the proceeds of the breakfast will benefit the Pregnancy Help Line. It will feature an All-You-Can-Eat breakfast buffet including Pancakes, Waffles, Strawberries, Whip Cream, Scrambled Eggs, Sliced Ham, Hash browns, Sausage, Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy, Toppings for poor man’s omelets, Apple Sauce, Coffee, Milk & Orange Juice. Adults are $9, children ages 4-10 are $3, and children ages 3 and under are free.

A & A Alexandrina Center
will have their annual auction dinner on Friday, May 11, 2012  at the Swan Club, at Legends, 875 Heritage Rd., De Pere, WI
Doors Open at 5; Dinner at 6:30. Michael Voris will be the keynote speaker. Tickets available through Marypauly48@yahoo.com or call (920) 532-4740.


Missionaries to the Preborn
will have a sidewalk counseling training session on Saturday, April 21, from 9:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with hands-on experience from 11:15 til noon for those able to go to the abortuary. It will be held at the Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. 2nd floor Krikelas Conference room, Milwaukee. Call Jim at 414-462-3399 with questions.

Missionaries to the Preborn will have a pro-life picket on Saturday, April 21, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the intersection of W Capital Dr. & N Fond du Lac Ave in Milwaukee. Signs will be provided. Any questions call 414-462-3399 or email defendbabies@missionariestopreborn.com
 
Michael Voris S.T.B.,
a Catholic layman with a passion for saving souls, presents “Social Injustice” How a Corrupt Social “Gospel” Promotes Evil Disguised as Justice on Saturday May 12. For more information, visit www.cufmilwaukee.org or call 414-321-9377. Sponsored by Catholics United for the Faith St. Gregory VII Chapter.

Life-A-Thon!
Join us and start a family tradition with this annual, family-friendly walk/run for the unborn! This year we’re having two locations at the same time. Get friends together, recruit sponsors, and compete for one of the famous silver sneaker awards! Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012. Time: 9-10 am - Check-in/registration; 10 am –Walk/run begin approx. 5K  Walk/run at McCarty Park Pavilion, 2567 S. 79th St., West Allis, WI OR NEW: Walk/run/bike at Calvary Lutheran School, 110 Division St. Thiensville, WI. Register: www.Life-A-Thon.org or 414-727-8176. Cost: $17–Individual; $50–Family of 3 or more (immediate family); $85-School group (2 adult leaders and any # of students) $5 late fee after May 5, 2012

Kneel for Life: Capitol Campaign
meets Wednesdays at the Capitol from 1-2pm. We try to precede with Mass at St. Patrick's at 12:10, then we walk over from there. Our purpose is to be a peaceful, joyful presence praying to tear down the evil strongholds present there and be an encouragement for the pro-life legislators/staff. We pray the Rosary, Chaplet of Mercy and St. Michael prayer as we walk in twos or independently, throughout the Capitol.

The third Monday of every month
All Saints Catholic Church in Berlin says a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after a 5:15p.m. Mass. Everyone welcome.

The pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets to pray every Thursday evening from 6-6:30 p.m. at the West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532 Shepherd’s Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on the West end of town, approximately 1-1/2 miles west of Hwy 45 on West Washington Street (aka: Highway 33) in West Bend. It is in a shopping mall on the north-side of the street. We are on the sidewalk.

Holy Hour for the Unborn
: St. John the Evangelist Parish, 8500 W. Cold Spring Rd., Greenfield, Wis. We come together every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to pray for the end of abortion. The church has 24 hours of Adoration seven days a week. Contact Kathy Knaack with questions, Kathy.knaack@gmail.com.

Cenacles of Life meets every Saturday morning at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cambridge at 8:30 am to pray two rosaries for an end to the culture of death.

Cenacles of Life meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108 McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6 p.m., and recites the second oral Rosary in the main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m.

Cenacles of Life meets every Saturday morning at 6:45 a.m. to pray two Rosaries for pro-life intentions before the 7:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pine Bluff, west of Madison.

The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a prayer vigil every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids on 8th St. by the Shopko mall to pray for the closing of the Planned Parenthood. If you have any questions contact Will Goodman at (608) 698-7443.

The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a prayer vigil every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point in front of the strip mall next to Family Video to pray for the closing of Family Planning Health Services. State Director Peggy Hamill will join them in prayer this Wednesday, March 28. If you have any questions contact Jen Dunnett at (715) 340-2779.


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