Spring Awards Dinner this Saturday:
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Above: Memorial to the Unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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, Wis.
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
Sister Christa Marie, FSGM, executive director of the
Shrine, will give a keynote presentation on the Memorial to the Unborn
located at the Shrine. She 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. Senator Grothman has been a strong opponent of the late-term abortion
plan at the Madison
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 still
available. For a registration form, click here.
Memorial Scholarship applications due this Thursday, 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 a resident of Wisconsin, accepted at and planning to
attend any college, university or technical school – in-state or
Applications are available from the state office or by clicking here. Application deadline is April 15
– no exceptions!
Wisconsin’s sex ed law under national spotlight
Two weeks ago, Pro-Life
Wisconsin broke the news that Juneau County District Attorney Scott
Southworth sent a
letter to the five public school districts in Juneau County warning that the
new sexual education law recently passed by the Wisconsin Legislature and
signed by Governor Doyle could expose district school teachers to criminal
liability and school districts to civil liability for promoting “the
sexualization – and sexual assault – of our children.”
Since then, Southworth’s move
to protect Wisconsin’s youth has been featured in numerous print articles (to
read an Associated Press article, click here), on Fox News’ O’Reilly
Factor (click here to watch) and Anderson Cooper 360.
commends District Attorney Southworth for his courage and frankness in
exposing the consequences of this irresponsible new law.
Above: Scott Southworth and Ala’a.
Southworth has strongly
supported Pro-Life Wisconsin’s personhood effort and is unwavering in his
defense of the disabled. Southworth was nominated for a CNN Heroes Award in
2007 after he adopted an Iraqi orphan boy. In 2003, while in Iraq, Maj. Scott Southworth volunteered at
the Mother Teresa Orphanage in Baghdad.
There, he befriended Ala'a, a 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. Two years
later, Southworth arranged to bring Ala'a to the United States. In June 2007, he
was granted legal adoption and the two officially became father and son.
We encourage you to read Southworth’s letter on PLW’s Web site and
share it with your own county district attorney. Click here for a copy of the letter.
As parents and concerned citizens, we need to fight this assault on our
youth. Chastity/abstinence is the only message that will protect their bodies
and preserve their innocence.
investigation of Milwaukee
Planned Parenthood reveals medical lies and manipulative counseling
Today, Live Action Films revealed an undercover Planned
Parenthood video taken at the 5380
W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee,
location. In this video, the counselor can be seen and heard telling a woman
who is reportedly 6 to 8 weeks pregnant that her developing baby has “no arms,
no legs, no heart, no head, no brain.” The counselor encourages abortion for
economic reasons and downplays adoption.
“Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is our state’s number one
abortion provider, both surgical and chemical. Planned Parenthood has proved
they do not know, or they care to ignore, basic facts about human
development,” said Virginia Zignego, communications director of Pro-Life
Wisconsin. “This is the third video showing Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
affiliates violating state law.”
Wisconsin law requires women to receive
medically accurate information before obtaining an abortion.
To view the undercover video, go to Live Action’s Web
“As a sidewalk counselor at Milwaukee Planned Parenthoods,
I have had post-abortion women fall apart in my arms, sobbing, immediately
regretting their abortions. Nothing can prepare a woman for an abortion,”
said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “This new footage reconfirms
that Planned Parenthood is not providing women with complete, accurate
medical information about their developing baby, much less the after effects
of the abortion ‘procedure.’”
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Milwaukee received
$1,064,574.28 in 2007 under Wisconsin's
Family Planning Waiver Program. Through this federal/state program, minors as
young as 15 receive free birth control, without their parents' knowledge or consent.
In total, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received more than $12 million in
federal and state taxpayer funding last year.
join us in praying at abortion facilities
Above, l-r: Canon Fragelli, Bob and Peggy Hamill and Abbe Kerscher at the
Family Planning Health Services in Wausau, Wis. Canon Fragelli and Abbe
Kerscher are with the Institute of Christ the King and are stationed at St.
Mary’s Oratory in Wausau.
As the weather turns warmer and the sun shines,
consider joining Pro-Life Wisconsin and our affiliates in praying at
surgical and chemical abortion facilities around the state.
Dates, times and locations are listed under the
“Affiliate announcements” section below.
Please join us in praying for the babies who
have no voice. The love and prayers offered for them are often the last
before they are killed by the abortionist.
We have seen the power of prayer
with the success of 40 Days for Life.
The lives of 10 babies were saved in Milwaukee
during this spring’s 40 Days for Life
effort. Due to the efforts of sidewalk counselors, a baby saved at the
Madison Planned Parenthood during last fall’s 40 Days for Life was born on Good Friday. Imagine what a few more
prayers could do!
required for sixth-grade girls in some states but few know the risks
From the Washington Examiner:
Time for the truth about
By Barbara Hollingsworth,
Cervical cancer accounts for less than one percent of all
cancer deaths, so it was somewhat surprising when the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration fast-tracked approval of Gardasil, a Merck vaccine targeting
the human papilloma virus that causes the disease, in 2006.
As of Jan. 31, 2010, 49 unexplained deaths following
Gardasil injections have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (http://vaers.hhs.gov/index). By
contrast, 52 deaths are attributed to unintended acceleration in Toyotas,
which triggered a $2 billion recall.
No recall for Gardasil, which is required for sixth-grade
girls in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and many other states. Parents
can opt out, but few know the true risks.
That was certainly the case for Mary Davison of Frederick, Md.,
whose three daughters had the second of a three-shot vaccination regimen in
January 2008. Her two younger girls had no reactions, but 20-year-old Mary
Katherine felt sick and dizzy.
Click here to read more.
Dane County: Call Mark at (608) 335-9889 about prayer dates and
Dane County affiliate member Jeanne Breunig attended the March 31 Terri Schiavo Memorial
Mass at Ave Maria University in Florida.
Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests For Life, was main celebrant, and
Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, director of Human Life International, was a
concelebrant. Jeanne attended the reception following the Mass, and was
blessed to talk to Mary Schindler, Terri's mother, and Brother Paul, from St. Paul, who was frequently
on Relevant Radio defending Terri's life, as he stayed by the family's side
during Terri's fight to live five years ago.
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 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 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.
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
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. Call Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm date.
LIFE-A-THON! The annual walk-run
supporting WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro- Milwaukee will be held Saturday,
May 8 at McCarty Park in West
Allis. All paid registrants will receive an event
T-shirt and refreshments. Registration and check-in is from 9-10a.m. and the
walk/run begins promptly at 10 a.m. Join in a family event that celebrates
life and supports alternatives to abortion. To register go to www.LIFE-A-THON.org, call (414) 727-8176, or
email email@example.com to request a registration form or for more information.
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 W 13604
Appleton Ave., Menomonee
Falls. Teen presentation by Bill and Colleen Pedersen; Parent
DVD by Ellen Marie and Jason Evert. Register by April 18 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include full name, teen or adult and parish. Registration is required
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). Theme: Moral Limits
Autonomy. Keynote Speaker: George Weigel.
For information, go to wisconsincma.org,
email email@example.com or call
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.
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