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December 3, 2012
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U.S. Supreme Court orders appeals court to hear Liberty University’s Obamacare lawsuit

Last Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the constitutionality of the Affordable Car Act’s (ACA) employer and contraceptive coverage mandates. Liberty University filed suit against the ACA’s individual mandate, one of several groups to do so. When the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in June, it disRed Liberty University’s entire lawsuit.The school then petitioned the court to reopen its arguments against the employer mandate and the contraceptive coverage mandate which were not addressed by the court’s summer ruling. The Supreme Court agreed and directed the 4th Circuit to hear arguments on the two mandates. The 4th Circuit could hear oral arguments as early as next spring. “This is a huge decision by the court. It breathes new life into our challenge once again,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents Liberty University, told POLITICO.  Click here for the full story.

United Kingdom's "death pathways" for sick children

In the United Kingdom, the government’s socialized medicine is run by the National Health Service or NHS. Recently a physician’s testimony on “death pathways” for sick babies and children was published in the British Medical Journal. In it, he shined light on the NHS and hospitals cooperation in setting up these death pathways.

The death programs are devised by the NHS Trust in conjunction with hospitals and used most often for disabled babies. These babies and children are discharged to home or hospice care with a list of medicines and orders to stop nutrients and fluids.

The anonymous physician described having supervised the agonizing deaths of ten babies in just one neo-natal unit.  Parents are coerced into accepting the death pathway because doctors tell them it is in their child’s “best interests” or because the child’s survival is “futile.”

But the doctor knows how horrific prolonged and forced deaths can be. Bernadette Lloyd, a hospice pediatric nurse, has written to the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health to criticize the use of death pathways for children. Click here to read more.

I have seen a 'reasonable' number of children recover after being taken off the pathway. I have also seen children die in terrible thirst because fluids are withdrawn from them until they die. I witnessed a 14 year-old boy with cancer die with his tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth when doctors refused to give him liquids by tube. His death was agonizing for him, and for us nurses to watch. This is euthanasia by the backdoor."

It is indeed euthanasia and it is an extension of the abortion mentality.

The impetus for such heinous crimes might just be cash payments made to hospitals to hit death pathway targets, also an extension of state-sponsored health care.

Missouri appeals court blocks HHS mandate for catholic businesses

On Wednesday, November 28, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th District in Missouri granted the St. Louis-based O’Brien’s Industrial Holdings, LLC’s request for an injunction against enforcement of the HHS contraceptive coverage mandate.

"By granting our motion, the appeals court blocks the implementation of the HHS mandate and clears the way for our lawsuit to continue - a significant victory for our client," said Francis Manion, Senior Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice(ACLJ). The ACLJ is a pro-life legal counsel organization that specializes in constitutional cases.

Frank O’Brien, the owner of the business that employs over 80 workers, posted his mission statement on the company’s website: "To make our labor a pleasing offering to the Lord while enriching our families and society."

Instead, the HHS Mandate violates Catholic religious beliefs by imposing the requirement that employers must purchase insurance that provides coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

The ACLJ is involved in two other direct challenges to the HHS Mandate, while providing support for a dozen other cases.

40th Annual March for Life

March for LifeJoin pro-life Wisconsinites and 400,000 people from around the nation to mark the anniversary of the deadly Roe v. Wade decision.

The annual March for Life will be held Friday, January 25, in Washington, D.C. Pro-Life Wisconsin's buses will be leaving on Wednesday, January 23, and returning Sunday,January 27.

The cost for the trip, including travel to and from Washington as well as hotel accommodations (four to a room) is $275. Call Pro-Life Wisconsin at 262-796-1111 to register. Register NOW to guarantee a seat! Download form here.

Pro-life news wrap-up

- U.S. Senator Rand Paul promotes bill to ‘end abortion on demand once and for all’  (LifeSiteNews) Read more here.

- Planned Parenthood mandates abortions - affiliates flee  (WDN) Read more here.

Abortionist linked to Eric Holder says he is the victim of a "witchhunt"
(LifeSiteNews) Read more here.

-OB/GYNs endorse over-the-counterbirth control pills ( more here.

Affiliate activities

40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Saturday, January 12, 2013
Join us for 15 Decades of the Rosary from 11 a.m. - Noon  on the State Street steps of the State Capitol in Madison followed by Pro-Life Potluck and Program 12:15 - 3 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church basement (404 E. Main St., Madison, WI) featuring, Jerry Schmutte, "Planned Parenthood's Agenda." Sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Vigil For Life Madison, and Diocese of Madison.
For those who can NOT pray outdoors at the Capitol that day:
Please pray 15 Decades of Rosary INDOORS at St. Patrick Church from 11-noon In case of inclement weather, we will ALL pray INDOORS at St. Patrick Church. Questions? Contact Bette - 608-358-5963 or

PLW Racine Area has a prayer vigil every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until noon at the Racine Planned Parenthood (832 Main St.) All are welcome to join with your presence or your prayers.

PLW Juneau County meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library Community Room in Mauston at 7 p.m.

PLW Walworth County will again begin their Monday prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood in Delavan in April. Contact Phil Cullen at 262-742-3299 for more information.

PLW Marathon County prays the Rosary monthly on a Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Please call Ron Putzer at 715-842-5368 to confirm the date.

PLW 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 at 920-923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. before the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church ( Marquette St. at E. Merrill Ave,Fond du Lac.)

Vigil for Life - PLW Dane County has a perpetual presence on the sidewalks in from of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road.) Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business, at least two people will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. Mon.-Wed. (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), Thurs. (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Fri. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these two hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. Click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact Elizabeth Weisshaar at

PLW Milwaukee County gathers Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center (1428 N. Farwell, Milw.) from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sidewalk counselors are needed! If you can come pray or counsel women, contact Peggy Hamill at 262-796-1111 ext. 11 or email

PLW 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 (3800 N. Gillett St.)

PLW Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary. You are invited to pray Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood (Roosevelt & 36th Ave.) Please come pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers with us. For more information, contact Karie Kinzler at or call her at 262-646-0301.

PLW Rock County daily praise and thank God for the Jan. 13, 2012 permanent closure of the Rockford, Il. abortion mill. They meet monthly (except June-August) at St. Jude's Hall, Beloit. Contact Charlene Tolmie at 608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer at 608-364-2830.

Courtesy announcements

Bus trip to D.C. for the March for Life from Phillips, WI:  A bus from St. Therese Church in Phillips to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Life will be leaving Phillips on Thursday, January 24 and returning Saturday, January 26.  The cost is $165.00 for the bus only.  Meals will be extra.  A tour of the National Holocaust Museum before returning home will be included. To reserve a spot on the bus call Florence Runnheim, 715-474-6708. Call soon to reserve your seat. Scholarships may still be available. Youth are welcome and encouraged to come.

Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Vigils
  • Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids on 8th Street by the Shopko mall to pray for the closing of Planned Parenthood. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at

  • Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. in Winona, MN in front of Semcac, and abortifacient delegate of Planned Parenthood. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at

  • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. in La Crosse in front of Options(corner of Caledonia and St. Paul Streets. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or

  • Wednesdays 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. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or via email

  • Fridays in Madison -12:10 p.m. mass at St. Patrick followed by prayer and counseling at Planned Parenthood on Orin Road (around 12:50 p.m.)Around 4 p.m., driving to Holy Redeemer for holy hour and optional dinner. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at

The third Monday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life ar the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

Sheboygan County Pro-Life Outreach prays in front of Planned Parenthood (2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan) every Thursday from  4:00 to 4:45 p.m. For more information call Sarah at 920-452-2759 or Shannon at 920-457-8422.

Thursdays in Kenosha at St. Mary's Catholic Church (7307 40th Ave.) there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to nearby Planned Parenthood. For more information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at 262-358-0705.

Thursdays from 6-6:30 West Bend The pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets at Planned Parenthood (532 Shepherd's Drive on the west end of town about 1 1/2 miles west of Hwy. 45 and W. Washington St.-a.k.a. Hwy. 33. It's in a mall on the north side of the street.

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