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December 20, 2010
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Merry Christmas from Pro-Life Wisconsin!

Thank you for your continued support of Pro-Life Wisconsin. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we are thanking God for the many blessings we
have been shown this past year.

On behalf of the board and staff of Pro-Life Wisconsin, may God richly bless you and your family this Christmas and in the year to come. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all you do - your prayers, your actions and financial support - for the little ones.

Click here to see how your donations made a difference in 2010.

Empty manger Christmas caroling

On Christmas Eve day, Pro-Life Wisconsin and 40 Days for Life-Milwaukee will be singing Christmas carols from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. outside Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee. Join us! Affiliated is located at 1428 N. Farwell Ave.

We do not know if Affiliated will be open on Christmas Eve, but what better way to bring the joy of Christmas to a place where hopelessness abounds?

We will have copies of Christmas carols and the empty manger. Please spread this message far and wide. Most of all, prepare the way of the Lord by joining us in song to glorify the King of kings.

Contact Virginia Zignego at Pro-Life Wisconsin with questions, or (262) 796-1111.

Mary's ultrasound billboards arrive in Milwaukee and Green Bay

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the “Mary’s ultrasound” billboards in La Crosse, Pro-Life Wisconsin has expanded the effort to include two billboards in the city of Milwaukee and one on Highway 41 with the identical image. 

“As we prepare to welcome Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes, these billboards are a wonderful opportunity to emphasize the humanity of the preborn,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “La Crosse was the first location in the United States to display this image in a large-media format, and we are thrilled to bring the joyful message of Christmas to other parts of Wisconsin as well.”

The billboards feature an ultrasound image of Baby Jesus, with a halo and the words “He’s on His way… Christmas starts with Christ.

The first Milwaukee billboard is located at the intersection of Capitol Drive and 34th Street, and the second is located at the intersection of Good Hope Road and 60th Street. Click here to view the billboard.

The Green Bay billboard is located on Highway 41, south of Green Bay, facing northbound traffic. To see the billboard on a map, click here.

“We would like to especially recognize 40 Days for Life of Green Bay. Due to their invaluable assistance, the Green Bay billboard was made possible,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. 

The image on the billboards placed by Pro-Life Wisconsin is compliments of ChurchAds (, a Christian nonprofit in England, dedicated to the idea of keeping Christ in Christmas.

We encourage people to download the image and distribute it at schools, parishes and anywhere else that would benefit from seeing the joyful preborn Baby Jesus.

We need your help to keep our educational efforts, such as this billboard, going! Click here to make a Christmas donation to Pro-Life Wisconsin Education Task Force.

2011 Rally for Life

Pro-Life Wisconsin will observe Roe v. Wade in Milwaukee on Saturday, January 15, 2011, since a number of us will be in Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life.

The Rally for Life will be held at Three Holy Women - St. Rita's campus, 1601 N. Cass St., Milwaukee, WI.

Schedule for the day as follows:
* 8:10 a.m. Rosary
* 8:30 a.m. Mass with Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, as the main celebrant
* Prayer and witness at Affiliated Medical Services will follow Mass
* 10:30 a.m. Continental potluck breakfast at St. Rita's (please bring a dish of breakfast treats to pass)

Questions? Call Pro-Life Wisconsin at (262) 796-1111.

University of Wisconsin confirms late-term abortion plans are off

In a press statement issued the evening of Dec. 13, the University of Wisconsin confirmed the Madison Surgery Center will not be involved in late-term abortions. Further, UW admitted they are not pursuing those plans at any location at this time.

UW’s statement validates what we have suspected for a year. As 2010 draws to a close, we thank God for concluding this horrifying chapter in the ongoing struggle with UW’s commitment to abortion.

The Madison Surgery Center board voted to allow late-term abortions at a February 2009 meeting. The Madison Surgery Center is a joint partnership between Meriter Hospital, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation.

“We applaud the pro-life medical staff of the Madison Surgery Center who spoke in public opposition to this plan,” said Peggy Hamill. “Wisconsin already has one late-term abortion facility in Milwaukee, killing viable babies. Wisconsinites oppose dragging our publicly-funded state university even further into the abortion business.”

Since the late-term abortion plan was announced in January 2009, Pro-Life Wisconsin has held countless prayer vigils,attended by thousands; aired hundreds of pro-life television commercials in the Madison area; tens of thousands of people signed a pro-life petition; and hundreds boycotted the Madison Surgery Center. As long as UW continues to advocate abortion, Pro-Life Wisconsin’s website will remain a virtual hub of resistance.

Pro-life grassroots activism works!

Read a news story from Jill Stanek here, a news story from the Wisconsin State Journal here, or an article from LifeSiteNews here.

Pro-life news wrapup

LifeSiteNews: Doctor details the grisly world of fetal body parts trade. Click here to read more.

Unconstitutional: A Virginia federal judge rules against Obamacare. Read more here.

Planned Parenthood is planning a new mega-abortuary in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Read here.

Affiliate announcements

Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County
will gather for the 2011 Roe v Wade Rally for Life on January 15, 2011. Three Holy Women - St. Rita's campus, 1601 N. Cass St., Milwaukee, WI. 8:10 a.m. Rosary. 8:30 a.m. Mass with Fr. James Kubicki, SJ as the main celebrant. Prayer and witness at Affiliated Medical Services will follow Mass. 10:30 a.m. Potluck continental breakfast at St. Rita's (please bring a dish of treats to pass!) Questions? Call Pro-Life Wisconsin at (262) 796-1111.

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.

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

National March For Life Bus Trip: Sponsored by Camp Angelus at Round Hill on the lower Chippewa River Jan. 22 - 25, 2011. The bus trip will leave from Durand, Wis. on Jan. 22 at 6 a.m. and return Jan. 25. The cost is $275.00 per person & includes 2 nights Quad Occupancy (Jan. 22 & 23). The trip includes Mass at the National Shrine Church of the Immaculate Conception evening Jan. 23 and the National March for Life the next day, Jan. 24. The group will depart immediately after the march for Wisconsin. Limit 30 persons. Interested persons can make checks payable to:  Round Hill Corporation & send to: Brenda Bauer, Security National Bank, 212 West Prospect, PO Box 210, Durand, Wisconsin 54736. For more information call:  Brenda Bauer at 715-495-8503 or e-mail:

Lamers Bus Lines is operating a March for Life tour package departing Jan. 22 from Wausau, Wis. Tour members can join Lamers in central Wisconsin, Madison and Milwaukee.
1/22/11 >Depart Wisconsin and overnight in Ohio.
1/23/11 >Boxed Breakfast on the Motor coach arriving in Washington DC in time for the White House Rally at 3 p.m. Catholic Mass at our hotel and overnight.
1/24/11 >Full American Breakfast Buffet at our hotel. Attend March for Life Rally & March. Depart Washington DC overnight in Ohio.
1/25/11 > Deluxe Cont. Breakfast and return home.
A Lamers Tour Director is included to handle all the details. 3 nights hotel accommodations, 3-breakfasts as listed. Fully insured. Double: $319.00, Triple: $262.00, Quad: $236.00 & Single: $482.00 Call Jim Derse at (800) 236-8687 ext 10417 to book your reservation and select departure point.

Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass – January 22, 2011
: On Saturday, January 22, Archbishop Listecki will preside at the Archdiocese’s observance of the National Day of Penance and Prayer. The Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass will be held at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend (1025 South 7th Avenue). Seminarians from St. Francis de Sales Seminary will lead the Rosary for Life at 10 a.m., followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow. join in fellowship with Catholics from around the Archdiocese as we pray in penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion and for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life.

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,

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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