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Pro-Life Wisconsin

Monday Update

April 26, 2010

Defending God’s Plan


In This Issue

·         More University of Wisconsin ties to Planned Parenthood

·         National Pro-Life T-shirt Week begins tomorrow! April 27 — May 3

·         State Senate confirms pro-abortion appointee to UW Hospital and Clinics Board

·         Study confirms autism boom; correlates with fetal DNA in vaccines

·         American Idol gives back — to Planned Parenthood

·         Affiliate announcements

·         Courtesy announcements


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More University of Wisconsin ties to Planned Parenthood


Last week’s Monday Update highlighted the Planned Parenthood internships offered by University of Wisconsin System colleges throughout our state.


Pro-Life Wisconsin has submitted a formal request to Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen concerning UW’s training of future abortionists at Planned Parenthood in Madison.


But just how tied to Planned Parenthood is the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the “flagship” of the UW System?


The following items are linked to supporting websites:

- UW promotes Planned Parenthood (including abortion services);

- Alta Charo, a professor of law and bioethics at the UW Law and Medical Schools, is on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America board and the Alan Guttmacher board;

- Doug Laube, professor and former chair of the UW Ob/Gyn Medical School, is openly “working in collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin;”

- Faye Wattleton, former director of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will be a guest panelist for a UW School of Business summit;

- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is paying UW School of Medicine faculty to perform abortions. UW doctors Caryn Dutton, Laurel Rice, Sabine Droste, Barbara O’Connell, Maria Sandgren and Doug Laube are also employed by Planned Parenthood.


Additionally, Jacqueline Boynton is on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and is an associate lecturer at UW-Milwaukee and an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School.


Wisconsin Statute 20.9275 prohibits spending state funds on programs that provide, encourage, or refer for abortions.


The University of Wisconsin System – made up of 13 four-year universities and 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges campuses – receives $1.18 billion in state taxpayer funding per year. Of that $1.18 billion, UW-Madison receives $467.5 million, which accounts for 18.7 percent of its budget.



National Pro-Life T-shirt Week begins tomorrow! April 27— May 3


Every abortion kills a living human being — that is a fact. From the moment of fertilization, when that human being is but a single cell, all the way to the moment of birth, there is a child undergoing a period of remarkable growth and development. Abortion stops that miraculous growth cold and robs the world of everything that child would have accomplished. That child is just gone.


National Pro-Life T-shirt Week is organized by American Life League with the intent to increase awareness of abortion and the reality of how many innocent babies are murdered every day. We are concerned with getting people to think of the child as a person from the moment of fertilization.


It is much harder to murder a person than it is to “remove a lump of tissue,” and it is only when we finally get the nation thinking in those terms that we will be able to make abortion a crime, as it should be.

Just by wearing the T-shirt and being out there in public, you will help to accomplish that goal.


To learn more, click here.



State Senate confirms pro-abortion appointee to UW Hospital and Clinics Board


On a party-line vote last Thursday, the Wisconsin Senate voted to confirm Roger Axtell to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UWHC) Authority Board for a five-year term. Axtell was confirmed on an 18-15 vote (click here for the roll call). All Republican Senators voted against his confirmation.


On February 4, 2009, UWHC board member Roger Axtell voted in favor of establishing a second-trimester abortion practice at the Madison Surgery Center (MSC), a joint venture between the UW Medical Foundation, the UWHC and Meriter Hospital. Both healthy and disabled babies 19 through 22 weeks old are to be “terminated” by dilation and evacuation (D&E), the standard abortion method used after 13 weeks whereby the cervix is dilated and the unborn child is dismembered with pliers-like forceps. Force is needed to pull the baby apart.


Pro-Life Wisconsin urged the State Senate to reject the appointment of Axtell, arguing that abortion is not health care. By voting for the MSC’s late-term abortion practice Axtell failed in his duty to provide true health care to those most in need of it: vulnerable women and their even more vulnerable preborn children. Please click here for PLW’s legislative memo.


Pro-Life Wisconsin applauds Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and his Senate Republican colleagues for voting for life. Pro-Life Wisconsin is especially disappointed in Senator Jim Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) who, in defiance of his professed Catholic faith, voted to confirm Axtell. 


The Wisconsin Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2009-2010 legislative session and will reconvene in January 2011. Next month PLW will publish a summary of the 2009-2010 session.



Study confirms autism boom; correlates with fetal DNA in vaccines


From LifeSiteNews:

A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed 1988 as a “change point” in the rise of Autism Disorder rates in the U.S. a date that pro-life leaders say correlates with the introduction of fetal cells for use in vaccines. 

While the EPA study does not speculate into the cause of the jump in autism rates, and makes no mention of aborted fetal cells, the researchers point out that it “is important to determine whether a preventable exposure to an environmental factor may be associated with the increase.”


According to the pro-life group Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI), which specializes in vaccine research, that “environmental factor” may well be the use of aborted fetal cells in vaccines. 


The group pointed out in its most recent newsletter that 1988 is the same year the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices began recommending a second dose of the MMR vaccine, which included cells derived from the tissue of aborted babies.


Analyses of autism rate data published by SCPI identify 3 clear change points in U.S. autism disorder trends: 1981, 1988 and 1995, all of which the groups claims roughly correlate with the use of vaccines (Meruvax, MMRII, and Chickenpox) that were cultivated with the use of tissue from aborted children. The group says that it has been unable to identify any other factor that might correlate to the change in autism rates. 


“The only environmental event correlating with these statistical autism trend ‘change points’ which would impact almost all children was the introduction of vaccines produced using human fetal cells and containing residual human DNA and cellular debris,” said SCPI.


Pro-life groups say that the research by EPA adds to an increasing body of evidence implicating the use of aborted fetal cell material in the nationwide vaccinations impacting nearly every child born in the United States.


American Idol gives back — to Planned Parenthood


From LifeNews:

The popular talent television show American Idol has again decided to align itself with pro-abortion groups for its annual "Idol Gives Back" fund-raising campaign. The program, which aired April 21, will send donations from viewers to Save the Children and the United Nations Foundation, both of which back abortion.


Save the Children has a working relationship with what it describes as "prominent international organizations," but the groups read like a who's who of the pro-abortion movement.


They include the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights legal group, the mammoth Planned Parenthood Federation of America abortion business, Population Action International, and the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.


Click here to read more.



Affiliate announcements


Mark Kimble, a Dane County affiliate member, is doing an Appalachian Hike For Life this spring. Mark has testified on pro-life issues at the Capitol and has prayed in front of abortuaries in Madison for years. Pro-Life Wisconsin is among the groups whom Mark will be donating the proceeds from his Hike for Life to. Click here for more information.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County maintains a regular prayer presence outside the Madison Surgery Center and the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Madison. Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 about prayer dates and times.

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 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 for more information.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Outagamie County will gather for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday May 6 at Planned Parenthood, 3800 Gillett St., Appleton from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.


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.


Pro-Life 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 or (262) 656-0301 for further details.


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. 


Rock County Chapter of Pro-Life Wisconsin encourages people to come to the Rockford 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 Rock County is also on Facebook – click here.



Courtesy announcements


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, call (414) 727-8176, or email to request a registration form or for more information.


Sixth Annual Midwest Regional Bioethics Conference: Saturday, May 1 at the St. Francis Seminary (3257 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis). Theme: Moral Limits of

Autonomy. Keynote Speaker: George Weigel. For information, go to, email or call (414) 758-2214.


Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, noted author and dynamic Catholic speaker, will be speaking at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel on Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. Special music, a youth-oriented style show, and light refreshments will complete the late afternoon/early evening offering which will conclude at 7 p.m. and is appropriate for all individuals from Jr. High through adults. A $5 suggested donation will cover all costs. 


Eyewitness For Life: You are invited to learn about the important lifesaving work of Eyewitness For Life. By attending a one-hour Seeing Is Believing Event you will get to tour our NEW facility and learn how Eyewitness for Life utilizes the miracle of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and the children they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion - thereby saving two lives at a time. The upcoming events will be held on May 15 and June 26. Our program begins at 10 a.m. Eyewitness For Life is located at 9008 West Burleigh Street, Milwaukee. Call (414) 462-5483 or email with questions.


In Wausau, 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 God!

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.


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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