Spring general election tomorrow – Don’t
forget to vote!
Don’t forget to
vote in tomorrow’s spring general election (Tuesday, April 6) – let your
pro-life voice be heard!
The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory
Fund political action committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed the Honorable Edward E. Leineweber for Wisconsin
Court of Appeals, District IV, and Representative Mark Gundrum for Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 2.
Judge Leineweber and Representative Gundrum’s broad
judicial experience coupled with their commitment to the federal and state
constitutions as written make them the only choice for pro-life voters in
tomorrow’s spring election. To learn more about Judge Leineweber’s campaign
for Wisconsin Court of Appeals, click here for his campaign Web site.
To learn more about Mark Gundrum’s campaign for Waukesha County Circuit Court
here for his campaign Web site.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC supports candidates
for public office who demonstrate a commitment to protect each and every
innocent human life in all circumstances and at all stages of development –
from fertilization to natural death.
This spring election is too important to miss. Plan to exercise your right to vote
tomorrow, April 7, and encourage your family and friends to do the same.
Vote for life, and may God bless Wisconsin!
Spring Awards Dinner: Sign up today!
Above: Memorial to the Unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Spring Awards Dinner will be held
Saturday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
(Visitor’s Center) in La Crosse,
The Shrine was
recently profiled in the March 18 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Click here to read the article. Pro-Life
is thrilled and honored to have the privilege of hosting a dinner at the
Marie, FSGM, executive director of the Shrine, will give a keynote
presentation on the Memorial to the Unborn located at the Shrine. Sister Christa
Marie will discuss the vision behind, significance of and future plans for
this magnificent structure.
Awards will be presented for the legislator of the year
and activist of the year. Senator Glenn Grothman will receive the legislator
of the year award, and Ron Putzer will receive the activist of the year
award. Ron has been very active in our Marathon County
affiliate for years. WSAW recently did a TV news story on 40 Days for Life in Wausau, which Ron is a huge part of. To
watch the news clip, click here.
Seats are $35 each. A limited number of seats are
available, so register soon! To register, click here.
Memorial Scholarship applications due April 15
is now accepting applications for the 2010 Sharon Schumer Memorial
scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors (including
homeschoolers). Must be accepted at and planning to attend any college,
university or technical school – in-state or out-of-state.
Applications are available from the state office or by clicking here. Application deadline is April 15
– no exceptions!
San Diego schools no longer require parental consent for abortions
San Diego school officials have upset
pro-life advocates by adopting a new policy making it so teenagers no longer
need parental consent for a host of activities, including abortion. The new
policy makes it so teens can go on their own for confidential medical
appointments without parental involvement.
The San Diego Unified Board of
Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to revise the policy without any
opposition or debate.
Both pro-life and pro-abortion
advocates spoke out about the changes in interviews with 10 News.
Leslie Brunolli said she
opposed the change because she had an abortion she now adamantly regrets and
doesn’t want young women to make the same mistake.
“I wanted to finish college. I
wanted out of the situation and I had no idea that I would have any
ramifications at all, but I did,” she said of the abortion that took away 20
years of her life with regret and heartache until she sought help.
“To be able to have them taken
out of school to have a medical procedure, I can’t believe it,” she said. “It
makes me angry.”
But Vince Hall of Planned
Parenthood told the television station he supports the change.
“Every day that the old policy
was in effect, every day that the old policy guided people who work in the
schools was a day that teens were really being put in danger,” he claimed.
Marge Kleinsmith, who oversees
sex education for the school district, said the change was needed to conform
with state law.
“Some school nurses and staff
have been allowing students to be released for these kinds of appointments —
could be for suicide counseling, could be for an STD test, could be for
pregnancy, could be for a lot of things – - because they knew state law said
they could,” Kleinsmith said. “Others have been strict about not letting
students do this. This gives us much-needed clarity.”
Although San Diego is changing its policy, the Tribune
newspaper said Vista Unified school board voted in 2009 to stand by its
practice of requiring parental involvement beforehand.
100 people attended Good Friday prayer vigil in Milwaukee
On April 2, more than 100 people
joined Pro-Life Wisconsin and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society for Good
Friday Stations of the Cross. Stations were said at St. Rita Catholic
Church followed by a procession to the Affiliated abortion mill. Thank you
to all those who attended and prayed for the unborn with us! The pro-life
crowd outnumbered the death escorts – recruited by the abortion mill to
prevent women going in from talking to pro-lifers – by ten to one.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha: On April 11, for Divine Mercy Sunday, the Kenosha
Affiliate will be sponsoring a distribution of the Divine Mercy Image at St.
James the Apostle Catholic Church, 5804
Sheridan Road, Kenosha,
after the 10:30 am mass. Our Merciful savior had asked St. Faustina to
encourage all to display this image in their homes. We will also be praying
the Divine Mercy Chaplet and reciting a prayer for all those victimized by the
abuse of abortion. Our dearly beloved Venerable Pope John Paul ll has said,
"Trust in the Lord, be Apostles of Divine Mercy."
Dane County: Call Mark at (608) 335-9889 about prayer dates and
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.
Milwaukee County gathers regularly on
Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center 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 email@example.com 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. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday
through Thursday at Planned
Parenthood Appleton North on 3800
N. Gillett St.
PLW Walworth County holds regular prayer
vigils at the Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St. Please call Phil
for dates and times, (262) 742-3299.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Waukesha County will hold prayer
gatherings every Saturday during Lent from 11 a.m. to noon at the Planned
Parenthood in Waukesha.
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.
Wisconsin Kenosha will have a Saturday prayer vigil at 11 a.m. in front
of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha,
located at Roosevelt Rd.
and 36th Ave.
Contact Karie Kinzler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 656-0301 for
Please join Pro-Life
Wisconsin Racine for a prayer vigil every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until noon
at the Racine Planned Parenthood,
832 Main St.
All are welcome to join with your presence or your prayers.
Chapter of Pro-Life Wisconsin encourages people to come to the
abortion mill to pray, witness and counsel. Called “NIWC,” the Northern
Illinois Women’s Center, is located at 10th St and Broadway, Rockford, Ill. Mothers
seeking abortion enter between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays
and Fridays. The Rosary begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Divine Mercy
Chaplet. For more information please call Mary Jane Stephan (815)
624-2270 or (815) 670-1166. PLW
is also on Facebook – click here.
Pro-Life Mass: The monthly
pro-life Mass will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the Schoenstatt
Shrine in Milwaukee.
Fr. Daniel Sherman will celebrate Mass.
there will be a prayer vigil on Thursdays at
3 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services. For more information, contact
Janet Nichols at (715) 848-2174. FPHS now closes on Friday at 1 p.m. Thank
The St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society will
pray the Rosary once a month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family Planning Health
Services. Please call Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm date. Ron will
be honored as our 2010 Activist of the Year at our Spring Awards Dinner!
A Special Presentation for Teens and Parents: Discovering God's Plan for LOVE and LIFE! Come
and invite friends to join us for lunch and this presentation on God's design
for relationships. Sunday, April 25, after the 10:30 Mass at St Anthony
Catholic Church, N74 W13604 Appleton
Ave., Menomonee Falls.
Teen presentation by Bill and Colleen Pedersen; Parent DVD by Ellen Marie and
Jason Evert. Register by April 18 at email@example.com. Please
include full name, teen or adult and parish. Registration is required for
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats
offer hope and healing for any person who has struggled with the emotional and
spiritual pain of abortion. Next retreat is April 16-18 in Madison.
Call (608) 821-3177 or email HelpForYou@straphael.org. Confidentiality
Vicki Thorn, founder of
post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel, will speak in Fond du Lac
at Holy Family Church
(271 Fourth St.
Way, the corner of Cty. K and T) on April 18 and April 19 at 7 p.m. Through
scientific studies, Vicki shows how men and women are inherently
different, yet built to compliment each other. Learn about the biochemistry
of sex, the problems of the sexual revolution and the fascinating science
of attraction. Gina Loehr, author of Real Women, Real Saints,
will discuss NFP.
A&A Alexandrina Center is proud to announce Alan Keyes as the
guest speaker for their first-ever Spring Gala in Green Bay. It will be held at the
KI Convention Center, on Saturday, April 17. For more information, go to aaalexandrinacenter.webs.com/springgala.htm.
The Shrine of Our Lady of
Guadalupe in La Crosse is having a solemn celebration in honor of St.
Gianna Molla on Sunday, April 25. Mass is at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. prayer and reflection
on St. Gianna and at 3 p.m., there will be veneration and installation of a
First Class Relic of St. Gianna. More information on the News and Events page
Sixth Annual Midwest Regional Bioethics Conference: Saturday, May 1 at the St. Francis Seminary (3257 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI). Theme: Moral Limits of
Autonomy. Keynote Speaker: George Weigel.
For information, go to wisconsincma.org,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
The St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society
will pray the Rosary once a month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family
Planning Health Services. Please call Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm
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. If you have
any questions contact Jen Dunnett at (715) 340-2779.
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 2010 spring mission for life with the
missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The replica image was touch to the
actual Tilma of St. Juan Diego. The stops on this tour will focus on the
importance of being in solidarity with the most defenseless of our brothers
and sisters, as well as standing with those generous individuals who are
witnessing to the cause of life. Tour will conclude with the final stop:
- Monday April 5: Wisconsin Rapids "Planned
Parenthood" vigil site 4:30-5:15pm.
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