primary elections tomorrow -- Don't forget to
Don’t forget to vote in tomorrow’s fall primary
election (Tuesday, August 14) – let your pro-life
voice be heard!
Please keep the following points in mind as you
• The Wisconsin fall
primary is a “closed” primary.
• You have the choice
whether to declare a party affiliation.
• You must limit your
votes to candidates in only one party.
• If you cast votes for
candidates in more than one party, your entire
ballot will be invalidated.
PLW Victory Fund PAC candidate endorsements
The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political
action committee (PAC) has endorsed 52 candidates
who are 100 percent pro-life and running for state
office in the upcoming fall primary and general
elections. We are pleased to be able to endorse
these candidates who proudly support the ‘no
exceptions’ pro-life philosophy. Only when we have
lawmakers who will not discriminate against those
preborn children who are politically unpopular –
those conceived in rape or incest, for example –
will we see an end to the evil of abortion.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund 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.
For a list of the Victory Fund’s endorsed
candidates, please click
Candidates for U.S. Congress return 100%
pro-life PLW surveys
The following candidates for United States
Congress have returned 100% pro-life surveys from
U.S. House of Representatives District 2
Chad Lee (R-Mount Horeb)
Dan Sebring (R-Milwaukee)
Paid for by the Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund
PAC, George Kriegl Treasurer. Not authorized by
any candidate or candidate’s agent or committee.
Pro-Life Wisconsin applauds the
selection of U.S. Representative Paul Ryan as Mitt
Romney’s vice presidential running mate. Paul Ryan
is 100% pro-life and holds deep convictions about
the sacredness of human life and the need for its
legal protection. We are excited about and
encouraged by his candidacy!
left: State Director Peggy Hamill with Rep. Paul
Ryan in Washington, D.C. following the 2012 March
As a United
States Representative, Paul Ryan has been a
long-time co-sponsor of federal legislation
establishing legal personhood for the preborn
child. Most recently he has signed on to 2011
House Resolution (HR) 212, the Sanctity of
Human Life Act. This legislation would
establish personhood from the moment of conception
in order to extend the equal protection and due
process rights of our constitution to all human
beings from the beginning of their lives.
A true friend of the
local pro-life community, Representative Ryan has
been an active participant with Pro-Life
Wisconsin’s Rock County affiliate.
Image, left: Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County
affiliate leaders with the young Ryan family in
Wisconsin to host free sidewalk counselor training
As part of our continuing efforts to reach out to
abortion-bound women, Pro-Life Wisconsin will host
a free Sidewalk Counselor Training Workshop on
Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The
workshop will be held at Lux Mundi Studio, 1405
16th Street, Racine, Wis. and is open to all.
Whether you're interested in actively sidewalk
counseling or just learning what it's all about,
these workshops are an effective way to learn how
to talk with abortion-vulnerable men and women.
Serving on the panel will be:
• Steve Karlen
(moderator)--Steve is the Director of Development
at Pro-Life Wisconsin. He spearheaded the
successful statewide effort to end late-term
abortion plans on the University of
Wisconsin-Madison campus in 2009-2010.
• Dan Miller--Dan is the
director of 40 Days for Life-Milwaukee. His
extraordinary efforts as a full-time volunteer
counselor have helped save more than 200 lives
over the last two years.
• Laura Karlen--Laura Karlen is
the Past President of Vigil for Life of Madison,
where she helped lead Madison's 40 Days for Life
campaign since 2008.
• Lisa Sommers--Lisa is the
director and founder of Rachels Vineyard-Stevens
Point, an apostolate dedicated to helping
post-abortive men and women find peace and
Participants will receive Pro-Life Wisconsin's
Sidewalk Counselor's Handbook. Please call Steve
Karlen at 262-796-1111 ext. 14 with questions or
for additional information.
Pro-Life Wisconsin is looking to bring on an
on-campus college intern for the 2012-2013
academic year. Duties may include assisting with
activities like sidewalk counseling, assisting
with 40 Days for Life, and organizing
on-campus pro-life efforts. Any pro-life student
pursuing an undergraduate degree in the state of
Wisconsin is encouraged to apply. The internship
includes a $500/semester stipend. For a detailed
job description or to apply, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-796-1111
ext. 14 with questions. Deadline is
Friday, August 17.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 at Planned Parenthood Appleton North
on 3800 N. Gillett St.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Missionaries to the Preborn will have a pro-life
picket on Saturday, August 18, from 11:30am to
1:00pm in Milwaukee at the intersection of S.
16th Street (S. Cesar E Chavez Drive) & W.
National Avenue. Signs will be provided. Any
questions call 414-462-3399 or email
Join the 2nd Annual “Rosary Cruise” benefiting Rachel’s
Vineyard of Stevens Point. Rachel’s
Vineyard is a nationwide ministry providing
weekend retreats where women and men can
experience spiritual and emotional healing from
the traumatic, and often painfully secret, wound
of abortion. The next retreat is scheduled for
September. The Rosary cruise will take place
from 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Aug. 26 at Clearwater
Harbor in Waupaca. There is no charge for
attendance, but a donation will be greatly
appreciated. Space is limited; registration
required: call 715-204-9561 or email
Rosary Rallies at the State Capitol: Fr. Isaac Mary
Relyea and Fr. Rick Heilman invite you to kneel
in prayer together every Thursday evening at
7pm, at the State Street steps of the Capitol in
Madison. From June 16 - November 1.
Witness for Life: Each Thursday, St.
Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha will offer 8am
Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to the
nearby Planned Parenthood. St. Mary's is located
at 7307 40th Avenue, Kenosha. For more information
call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at
The Wausua 40 Days
for Life group will continue their prayer
vigil by meeting the first Thursdays of the month,
May through August. We will meet at Family
Planning Health Services, 719 N 3rd Avenue in
Wausau at 3 pm. Please join us in prayer to be a
public witness for the unborn and for mothers to
make the right choice.
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.
pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parishmeets
to pray every Thursday evening from6-6:30
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.email@example.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.
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
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)
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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