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August 30, 2010
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wishes Planned Parenthood "Happy Birthday"

While it's not a surprise when a mainstream newspaper reveals its pro-abortion bias, the choice of words can still strike a nerve. The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel  ran an editorial on August 25 wishing Wisconsin’s largest baby killing organization a happy birthday. Click here to read the editorial in its entirety.

Happy Birthday
 Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a party Thursday at Milwaukee’s Washington Park from 4 to 7 p.m. with food, music, health testing and educational efforts.

And we realize that, to some, “party” and “Planned Parenthood” in the same sentence – or Planned Parenthood in any sentence – are fighting words.

Let us suggest, however, that whatever your views on Planned Parenthood, there is ample cause to celebrate the work of this organization, which has prevented far more abortions than it has performed. This organization is at the top tier of organizations preventing teen pregnancy, for instance.

Even one abortion is one too many. And the assertion that Planned Parenthood has "prevented" abortions by way of providing birth control – to minors as young as 15 without their parents' knowledge or consent – is totally unsubstantiated.
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Federal judge blocks Obama's expansion of embryo-destructive research

On August 23 a District of Columbia federal district court judge blocked rules promulgated by the Obama administration that expand embryo-destructive research.  President Obama’s March 2009 executive order permitted federal funding of new embryonic stem cell lines derived from the destruction of new human embryos “donated” from in vitro fertilization clinics. 

Judge Royce Lamberth concluded that the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines clearly violate a 1995 federal law (known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment) that prohibits federal funding of scientific research in which human embryos “are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death.” Because embryonic stem cell research necessarily depends upon the destruction of the human embryo, Judge Lamberth ruled that the NIH guidelines violate the “plain language of the statute.” For the full story, click here.

Pro-Life Wisconsin legislative director Matt Sande debated the issue on Wisconsin Public Radio’s (WPR) Joy Cardin show last week, arguing that sacrificing people in the name of science has been and always will be gravely immoral. To hear the show on WPR Audio Archives, click here. Then scroll down to Wednesday, August 25, 7 a.m.

Attorney Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defense Fund penned an excellent editorial column in the August 25 USA Today focusing on the amazing advancements in adult stem cell research – life-affirming research that actually works and does not kill human persons in their earliest stages of development. Click here to read.

Two UW-Madison professors on the board of the abortion-financing Women's Fund

An article in the August 22 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. Click here to read the article.

The Women’s Fund 2008 tax forms (click here to view the PDF) reveal there are two UW-Madison professors on the board of the Women’s Fund – Prof. Robert West and Prof. Robert Kimbrough.

UW-Madison’s entanglement with the abortion industry should come as a surprise to no one.

Just how linked to the abortion industry is UW-Madison, the “flagship” of the UW System?
UW promotes Planned Parenthood on its website (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 Laurel Rice, Sabine Droste, Barbara O’Connell, Maria Sandgren and Doug Laube are also employed by Planned Parenthood. Caryn Dutton, another UW abortionist who has now fled to ply her trade at Harvard, previously performed abortions at PPWI as well.

The tax forms also show the Women’s Fund provides “loans” for women to obtain abortions. Women then have to repay the loan. From 2004-2008, a total of $12,925 was repaid by these women.

The mission statement of the Women’s Fund is to, “Assist poor women in paying for abortions.” And apparently hound them for blood money afterwards. The Women’s Fund provides a funnel for rich donors to finance the abortions of poor women – the eugenics mindset in action.

Milwaukee's Alverno College refuses to remove pro-abortion links on its website, despite 15,000 complaints

From Tradition Family Property [TFP] Student Action, a group dedicated to defending traditional moral values on college campuses nationwide:

Well over 15,000 students and parents have politely requested that Alverno College, a Catholic college sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis, delete several website links that channel students to abortion advocacy groups. However, despite the large number of complaints the links remain up and running.

Make this protest grow – SIGN HERE. Call Alverno College to protest: (414) 382-6064.

Pro-abortion groups now listed under “resources” include: the Center for Reproductive Health, National Organization for Women (NOW), EMILY’s List, and many more.

The complete list of objectionable web sites can be accessed here.

Pro-life news wrapup

– Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion that abortion facilities in Virginia are required to be held to the same standard as other surgery facilities throughout the state. in Virginia, as in many other places around the country, abortion facilities have often escaped the health and safety standards that are mandated for other medical facilities, such as hospitals, that engage in out-patient surgery. Click here to read more.

– On August 24, Alaska voters approved a measure requiring parental notification before a teen 17 and under can have an abortion. 34 other states already have similar statutes. Click here to read more.

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 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 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 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 to register or for more information.

You are invited to St. Pius X's Eucharistic Procession which will be held on Saturday, September 18. Please gather for 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Pius X Parish at 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton. The Eucharistic Procession will leave from St. Pius X after the Mass and travel the 2.1 miles to the Grand Chute Planned Parenthood facility. Please join with hundreds of others from the Fox Valley area as they come together to pray for an end to abortion, not only in local communities but in the world.

An Evening for Life fundraising banquet supporting WELS Lutherans for Life,
Metro-Milwaukee, will be held on Friday, October 22, at the Grace Center (Downtown Milwaukee) from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. The guest speaker will be former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson. Join us for an inspirational evening that celebrates life while supporting healthy alternatives to abortion. To register online go to (and for complete details) or call (414) 727-8176 or email to request a registration form or for more information. Cost is $44 per person. RSVP required by October 8.

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

40 Days for Life - Wausau
: The 40 Days for Life vigil this fall will be held at Family Planning Health Services, not the Court House. We invite all to our kick-off rally on September 19 at 3 p.m. at Oak Island Park in Wausau (E. Thomas St. and River Drive.) Our quest speaker is Mary Turner, past president of LIFEVOICE. Music is provided by Chris Mahner and a bounce house for the children. Please bring your lawn chairs. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

40 Days for Life - Appleton
: Join us for the kickoff on Tuesday, September 21! Meet at Community Church (3701 N. Gillett St. Appleton, right before the abortion mill). PLW's Steve Karlen will speak. Join us for prayer, music, and inspiration. 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: Will be held September 22 through October 31 at Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee. For details call (414)236-0688.

40 Days for LifeMadison
: Kickoff will be Wednesday, September 22 (Time TBA). PLW's Steve Karlen will speak, and Shawn Carney - executive director of 40 Days for Life - will be the keynote.

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,

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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