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August 23, 2010
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Madison-based fund has paid for 18,986 abortions


An article in Sunday's Wisconsin State Journal focused on the Madison-based Women's Fund. The sole purpose of the Women's Fund is to pay for poor women to have abortions. The fund has paid for 18,986 abortions at the time the article was written.

While there is much to be said, we ask that you keep these 18,986 aborted babies in your prayers, along with their mothers. 

From the Wisconsin State Journal [emphasis added]:
At all hours, strangers phone Anne Nicol Gaylor's Madison home, always desperate.

The caller one recent morning was a middle-aged woman with a 14-year-old pregnant daughter.

"What clinic will she be using?" asked Gaylor, 83, jotting down the response and the cost of a second-trimester abortion ($875).

"If we helped with $300, do you think you could find the rest?" Gaylor asked.

After the call, Gaylor opened a checkbook for the Women's Medical Fund, a Madison nonprofit that has helped pay for abortions for 34 years. Gaylor has written every check for every abortion.

This was No. 18,986.

Gaylor is well-known for leading the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison for decades. Less known is her work with the Women's Medical Fund, which she co-founded in 1976, the same year she helped start the foundation.

The fund's sole purpose is to pay for abortions. Last year, it paid out $162,202, about 75 percent of which came from individual donors, the rest from foundations.

"Of the 632 women the fund has helped so far this year, 147 were teenagers," Gaylor wrote to donors last Thanksgiving. "Of these, nine were only 13 years old, and one, not yet a teen, was just 12!"

"It's a stark example of misguided compassion that serves as discrimination of the worst kind," said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. "To finance extermination of pre-born children because those children would have been brought up poor is deplorable."

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Kohl's and Planned Parenthood: Here's the proof


First, thanks to everyone who has called or emailed Kohl’s in the past couple days to express displeasure with Kohl’s support of Planned Parenthood.

Many of you have received an email response from Kohl’s, stating:

Thank you for contacting us directly with your concerns.

After receiving your e-mail, I researched your concerns about any involvement we may have with Planned Parenthood. Our Community Relations department confirmed that Kohl’s does not have a corporate partnership with Planned Parenthood. I reviewed their annual report and verified that Kohl’s is not listed as a partner. Additionally, we have not sponsored any Associates in Action (formerly A-Team) events with Planned Parenthood within the last 24 months.

We appreciate the time you took to contact us and look forward to serving you again.

We have found a link between Planned Parenthood and Kohl’s, however. Kohl’s is listed as a sponsor in the $500-999 level and donated items to support the services of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties [PPOSBC]. Click here to view on PPOSBC’s website.

We urge you to continue contacting Kohl’s! Provide the above link as proof. In 2008-09, PPOSBC performed 4,611 abortions and provided 37,870 doses of “emergency contraception.” The message to be sent to Kohl’s is clear: We will take our money elsewhere rather than support an organization involved in the extermination of our future.

State of Wisconsin seeks to expand funding of birth control program


An August 18 Wall Street Journal article revealed the state of Wisconsin’s move to expand a federal/state program whereby birth control, including the morning-after pill and IUD, tubal ligations and vasectomies are provided to girls and boys as young as 15, without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Click here to read the Wall Street Journal article.

In a move that will only pad Planned Parenthood’s bottom line, Wisconsin officials have applied to raise the income level of those eligible for the program to $32,490. Currently, in order to be eligible for this program as a single person, income cannot be above $21,600, twice the federal poverty level. Because family income is disregarded as an eligibility factor for minor children, virtually every teenager in the state is financially elibible.

Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Matt Sande was interviewed about the program by Catholic News Agency/EWTN.

In the interview, Sande discussed how parents’ rights are discarded by this "confidential" program. “Parents don’t know. I’ve had parents call me and just be shocked and saddened that their child was on the morning-after pill.” To read the CNA/EWTN article, click here.

Parents are naturally concerned about the sexual health of their teen children, not only to protect them physically but to guide them morally. If anything, the state should reinforce the parent-child relationship, not undermine it.

Planned Parenthood argues that program services other than contraceptives are available to enrollees including treatment of STDs. They neglect to explain that these other services are available to women only in conjunction with contraceptive management services.

PLW doubts the estimated cost savings to the State of Wisconsin that the Department of Health Services attributes to the program. Rather, we believe government-funded birth control fuels teen sexual activity and its consequent social pathologies - increasing underage pregnancy, chemical and surgical abortions, and skyrocketing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Welcome our new affiliate: Pro-Life Wisconsin Sawyer County


We are thrilled to welcome the Queen of Peace, Protector of Life pro-life group as a new Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliate, representing Sawyer County.

If you live in the area and would like to get involved with Queen of Peace, contact Bob Ornberg at rornberg71@gmail.com.

The picture, left, shows a recent Cemetery of the Innocents display put up by the Queen of Peace group in the city of Hayward, which was received very well by the community. Pro-life displays such as these are a visible testimony of the millions of lives lost to abortion.

We are encouraged that our total protection, no-exceptions message continues to gain ground with the public and those seeking elected office.

Ads urge parents to opt out of Planned Parenthood's sex ed


Concerned Parents and Citizens [CPAC] Wisconsin placed ads in the Juneau County Star Times, Juneau County Reminder and the Messenger of Juneau County all last week, reminding parents to opt their children out of Planned Parenthood's sex ed. See ad, left, or click here for a larger version.

Effective this school year, all Wisconsin public school districts are prohibited from adopting "abstinence-only" or "abstinence-centered" human growth and development programs (also known as sex ed). Under a new law signed by Gov. Doyle in 2010, if a school district chooses to adopt a human growth and development program, it would be forced to include in its curriculum instruction on the "health benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives and barrier methods." This law does not apply to private schools.

Planned Parenthood lobbied heavily for this law to be passed.

If a school district retains or initiates a program, we urge parents to opt their children out of the program and either teach chastity/abstinence themselves or find a private program that does. Our children's lives depend on it, born and preborn.

For a sample form to file with your school to opt your child(ren) out of sex ed, click here.

Many school boards will be voting on whether or not to provide human growth and development (sex ed) programs in the next several weeks. It is important that school board members hear from you even if your children do not attend the class or school.

Affiliate announcements


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.

Mark Kimble, a Dane County affiliate member, is doing an Appalachian Hike For Life this summer. 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 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 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. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned Parenthood Appleton North on 3800 N. Gillett St.
 
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St., on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Call Phil for more information, (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 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 6th 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


Women's Support Center of Milwaukee:
Inaugural Banquet for Women in Crisis on Sunday, September 19 at the Brookfield Sheraton. Social Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner at 7p.m. Archbishop Listecki will be the guest speaker. To register or for more information, call (414) 934-8888.

Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is hosting Dr. Paul Byrne, MD, on September 22 at Polonez Restaurant in St. Francis, Wis. Dr. Byrne's talk will focus on "What is needed to consent for organ donation." Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Make checks payable to “Milwaukee Guild of the CMA” and mail to: Milwaukee Guild of the CMA, c/o Dr. Zainer, 737 N. Robertson St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Email czainermd@wi.rr.com with questions.

Destiny's Point Women's Home:
Annual auction banquet on Friday, September 17 at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Silent auction at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Contact (715) 344-2391 or jworzella@destinypoint.org to register or for more information.
 
Cemetery of the Innocents
: Would you like to make a strong pro-life statement without uttering a word? The group Queen of Peace, Protector of Life is looking for appropriate sites. 400 crosses made from PVC pipe, 40" high and 2' wide spaced every 3 feet, representing the thousands of abortions daily in the U.S. The display is presently set up at the intersection of Hwy B and 27 in Hayward near the Fishing Hall of Fame. Have trailer, will travel. Call Bob Ornberg at (218) 321-4600 or (715) 699-2876 or email rornberg71@gmail.com.

40 Days for Life - Wausau
: Will be held September 22 through October 31 at Family Planning Health Services and the Court House in Wausau. For details call (715) 848-2174.

40 Days for Life - Appleton
: The hours will be 8 a.m. til 6 p.m. every day at Planned Parenthood, 3800 Gillett St., Grand Chute, Wis. For questions or to schedule your time please call Jeanne at (920) 243-3665.

40 Days for Life - Milwaukee: Save the date for the fall 40 Days for Life! Will be held September 22 through October 31 at Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee. For details call (414) 236-0688.

Pro-life Catholics in Berlin, Wis.
gather outside the Oshkosh Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. for a Rosary. Join them in praying for an end to abortion.

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.

St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society 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.

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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