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August 1, 2011
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Pro-Life Wisconsin's outreach to women in crisis pregnancies continues


Due to the proceeds of a grant for outreach to women in crisis pregnancies, Pro-Life Wisconsin has placed “Pregnant? Need Help” posters on bus shelters in the City of Milwaukee (image, left). The same ads will also be running on City of Milwaukee buses.

The phone number on the advertisements directs women to a 24-hour crisis pregnancy counseling hotline.

Planned Parenthood facilities are within blocks of these ads.

These two new initiatives join our ongoing crisis pregnancy outreach, which includes assistance to pregnancy help centers and pro-life billboards in the city of Milwaukee, along with other parts of the state.

The bus shelter advertisements are located at the corner of  E. Capitol Dr. & N. Richards St. and the corner of W. Oklahoma Ave. & S. 60th St.

Click here to donate to our True to Life media campaign, which allows us to do pro-life advertising such as this. It is through the support of pro-lifers across the state that PLW is able to place life-saving billboards and ads.

Rep. Gwen Moore honored by PPFA for her commitment to the racist, eugenicist "non-profit"


Last week, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) was honored for her efforts to protect taxpayer funding of the racist, eugenicist baby-killing machine known as Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPFA awarded Moore the “Champion for Women’s Health Award.”

Read about Moore’s award here from the Milwaukee Courier.

Interestingly enough, you can’t find mention of the 2011 recipients of the annual award on PPFA’s website, nor in news outlets other than the Courier. Did the flap over last year’s recipient, Nancy Pelosi, result in a bit too much negative press for the abortion giant?

During last year’s award ceremony, Moore and Pelosi were giggly as school girls about PPFA’s work [giggling over an organization that makes millions from aborting other girls]:

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) added comic relief to the formal presentation portion of the evening, introducing Speaker Pelosi and joking about how she was proud to be one of “Nancy’s girls.” As Pelosi took the stage, Moore even blew her a kiss.

During floor debate earlier this year on taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, Moore stated that abortion was better for unplanned babies than a life “eating Ramen noodles” or “mayonnaise sandwiches.”

Moore, who is black, is blissfully (willfully?) ignorant of the population-decreasing effect Planned Parenthood has on the black community in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, 6.2% of the population is black yet 24% of all state abortions are on African-Americans, which is 4x the representation. Read more here.

Pro-life pastor wins challenge against California "bubble zone"


Walter Hoye will be the keynote speaker at Pro-Life Wisconsin's annual auction dinner, which will be October 22 at Olympia Hotel in Oconomowoc. The dinner sells out every year, so register today! Click here to register for the dinner.

From LifeSiteNews:
A constitutional challenge against the City of Oakland’s 2008 ‘bubble’ ordinance, which prohibits pro-life sidewalk counselors outside abortion facilities from standing within 8 feet of women seeking abortions, has resulted in a ruling that the city’s law is unconstitutional.

Pro-life witness Rev. Walter Hoye brought the constitutional challenge forward.

On July 28, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the city erred when it was disclosed that the enforcement of the bubble ordinance only applied to those who tried to dissuade women from abortion and not to those who encouraged them.

Read more here.


Planned Parenthood loses $79.8 million due to state defunding efforts; set to close 23 facilities


From American Life League:

Major efforts to take taxpayer money out of the hands of Planned Parenthood stalled at the federal level due to Democrat senators, many of whom received political endorsements and financial backing from Planned Parenthood during the election cycle. However, the battle to defund the abortion giant has rebounded at the state level, where an influx of new conservative, pro-life legislators and governors have enabled successful campaigns to cut $79.8 million in taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood in recent months.

New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie led the way, eliminating by executive veto $7.5 million in Title X family planning funding from the New Jersey state budget in 2010 and again in 2011. The money has been diverted to Federally Qualified Health Centers. Planned Parenthood has tried and failed at least four times to reinstate the funding. As a result of the loss of funding, Planned Parenthood announced the closure of its facility in Cherry Hills effective Sept. 23, 2010, and says it will close its Dover facility by the end of 2011.

Kansas
In March of 2011, Kansas stripped Planned Parenthood of $330,000 in Title X funds. The funds were deflected to local full service clinics, placing Planned Parenthood at the bottom of the priority list. Kansas will also put $300,000 into a grant-matched fund for pregnancy maintenance and adoption counseling.

Indiana
In May of 2011, the Indiana legislature passed a bill banning the state from entering into contracts with, or granting funding to any entity that performs abortions or maintains or operates any facilities which perform abortions, effectively denying between $2 million and $3 million to Planned Parenthood.

The legislation was signed into law on April 27, 2011, and challenged immediately by Planned Parenthood. The Justice Department has joined Planned Parenthood in a federal lawsuit to stop enforcement of the law. Planned Parenthood announced that it will close its facilities in Bedford, Hammond, Michigan City, New Albany, Terre Haute, and two in Indianapolis if the law stands.

North Carolina
In June of 2011, the North Carolina general assembly passed a budget rider that will cut $434,000 in contracts and grants to Planned Parenthood, including federal Title X funds that pass through the state budget. Planned Parenthood officials said on July 12 that it may close its Durham Health Center on September 1, 2011, if it cannot get an injunction to stop the state from cutting off its funding. Since the Durham center also gets a 10% discount on contraceptives as a Title X provider, the loss would amount to 49% of its budget. Planned Parenthood sued the State of North Carolina on July 7, 2011, to reinstate the funding.

Wisconsin
In June of 2011, Wisconsin legislation was passed withholding $1 million in Title V maternal and child health block grant funds from Planned Parenthood. After failed attempts to raise enough local funds to keep all its facilities running, PP says it will have to cut "services" or staff in light of the cuts.


Read more here.

Pro-life news wrap-up


- Pro-Life Action League will have have a Truth Tour
in Rockford, Ill. (just across the border!) on Tuesday, August 9. Click here for more information.

- Abortionist admits: Babies sometimes born alive and "wiggling around in the toilet." Read more here.

- "Flower on the door" used to mark abortions at Catholic hospitals.
Read more here.

- In Britain, 30 human embryos are created for every successful pregnancy, and thousands more are thrown away or destroyed in the name of research. Read more here.

- 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years. Read more here.

Affiliate activities


Our affiliates need your help this summer!
County Fairs: Ozaukee (August 3-7), Wausau (also known as the Wisconsin Valley Fair, August 2-7), and Juneau (August 17-21).

Parades: Sheboygan Brat Days (Saturday August 6).

All of these efforts are coordinated and staffed solely by volunteers! We need your help! Contact Pro-Life Wisconsin toll-free at (877) 463-7945 or email info@prolifewisconsin.org to find out how you can spread the pro-life message in Wisconsin this summer.

Sawyer County affiliate, Queen of Peace, Protector of Life, will be displaying the "Cemetery of the Innocents" (400 crosses representing the thousands of daily abortions in the USA) at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hwy 35, Webster, WI., July 30th - August 15th; Vacant property at Hwy 12 & 63, Baldwin, WI., Sept. 1st - Sept. 8th (over Labor Day); St. John's Lutheran Church, Hwy 27, Ladysmith, WI., Oct. 3rd - Oct. 17th. Set-ups are planned throughout the summer. For more information, contact Bob Ornberg at (715) 699-1287.

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 Winnebago County prays at the Planned Parenthood on Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton from 12 - 1 pm on the first Monday of every month. If you cannot attend please take a moment to say a prayer for defunding Planned Parenthood permanently. Bring your own signs or make your own if you would like.

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. For information, call Ann at (920) 921-6062. A pro-life Rosary is 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 have 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.

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. 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!

Courtesy announcements


Join St Anthony Pro-Life Heralds
for Holy Mass and prayer with the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, August 13 at 8 am. Can you sacrifice one hour to pray for an end to abortion? St Anthony Parish, N74 W 13604 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls.

St. Pius X Catholic Church
(500 W. Marquette St., Appleton) will have a Eucharistic Procession for Life on Saturday, September 10th.  A Mass for Life will be celebrated at 8 a.m.  with a 9 a.m. start for the 2 mile Eucharistic Procession to the Planned Parenthood abortuary.  Bus transportation will be provided back to St. Pius where Xavier Rock for Life will serve lunch.  Everyone is encouraged and welcomed to join in praying for an end to abortion! Call Nancy with any questions at (920) 810-3216.  

Eyewitness for Life:
Tour our facility and learn how EYEWITNESS utilizes the miracle
of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and thechildren they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion Seeing Is Believing Programs will be held on the following Saturday mornings: August 20, September 17. They will begin promptly at 9am and end at 10am. No pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Eyewitness is located at 9008 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee.


The Rachel’s Vineyard in Central Wisconsin
will have their first retreat on October 14 - 16, near Stevens Point. Rachel's Vineyard is a Post-Abortive Healing ministry, which seeks to facilitate healing for those who are suffering from the loss of abortion. This includes women and men who have lost children due to abortion; but also includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends, etc. The primary outreach is through weekend retreats; usually 1 - 2 per year.  The process is designed to help the individual to find, and accept, the forgiveness of Christ — to reconcile with Him and receive healing. To register for the retreat or for more information please contact Lisa Sommers at (715) 204-9561 or rvstevenspoint@gmail.com.

Pro-lifers pray the Rosary every Thursday evening
at 6 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 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. If you have any questions contact Jen Dunnett at (715) 340-2779.


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