Update on Department of Homeland Security investigation of Wisconsin pro-lifers
Last Monday, Feb. 8, Pro-Life Wisconsin put out a
press release on the Department of Homeland Security’s “threat assessment” of
pro-life activity in Wisconsin.
The news was picked up by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington
Post, Vicki McKenna’s radio program and countless others. Gary Bauer,
president of American Values, wrote a column about it here: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=35591.
The Associated Press article (read it here) was on the front page
of the Wisconsin State Journal on
Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Associated Press article revealed two important things:
the Middleton Police Department had asked the Department of Homeland Security
for the threat assessment; and background checks were done on individuals.
We thank God for the opportunity to get the message
out to the public. We are also grateful for the opportunity to further inform
the public of the University of Wisconsin’s involvement in offering late-term
abortions at the Madison
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC
endorses Judge Ed Leineweber for Wisconsin Court of Appeals
The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action
committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed the Honorable Edward E. Leineweber for
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV. District IV covers twenty-four
counties in central and southwestern Wisconsin.
Judge Leineweber is competing in a three-way primary election tomorrow Tuesday, Feb. 16. The top two
vote getters will then square off in the spring general election on Tuesday,
Elected in 1997 from
Richland County, Ed Leineweber serves as a
Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge. Before being elected judge, Ed practiced law
for 21 years serving three terms as Richland County District Attorney and
three years as City Attorney for Richland
broad judicial experience coupled with his commitment to the federal and
state constitutions as written make him the best choice for pro-life voters
in the upcoming spring election. To learn more about Judge Leineweber’s
campaign for Wisconsin Court of Appeals, click here for his campaign
Victory Fund PAC 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 – from fertilization to natural death.
Judie Brown: Orwell captures America’s deadly culture
Judie Brown, president of American Life League, wrote a great editorial
about Pro-Life Wisconsin, the Madison
and late-term abortions. The editorial follows below.
George Orwell once said, “During times of universal deceit, telling
the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
It would appear, as recent events corroborate, that Orwell was on to
something and that, in fact, the obvious becomes the obscene to those who
want to carry on with the status quo regardless of the consequences. An
examination of recent headlines makes the point far better than I.
“Abortion Rights Advocates, Foes Clash over Clinic” is a recent headline in Madison, Wisconsin.
At the center of the “clash” is the planned opening of a late-term abortion
clinic under the auspices of the Madison
a joint venture between University
of Wisconsin Medical Foundation
(managing partner), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and Meriter Hospital.
As Pro-Life Wisconsin, the statewide organization leading the protests
against this gruesome turn of events, is quick to point out on their
dedicated Web site, NoUWabortions.com,
the rally which took place two days ago could be their last chance at
stopping this facility from going into operation. But that’s not quite what
the public is being told—though it must be pointed out that press coverage
has been, for the most part, fair.
Having said that,
it’s the language that creates the problem, not the reporting per se.
For example, in sharing the ongoing struggle that surrounds the opening of
this late term abortion mill, the Wisconsin State Journal reports,
Center officials have said most of the abortions — probably 100 to 125 a year
— would be for women in their later second trimester of pregnancy, a
relatively rare procedure covering patients 19 to 22 weeks along.
To read more, click
40 Days for Life begins this Wednesday
fall, 589 babies were saved nationwide as a result of 40 Days for Life. Eight of those 589 saved babies are from the Milwaukee area. At
least one baby was saved at the Madison Planned Parenthood vigil site.
Since the fall of
2007, nationally coordinated 40 Days
for Life campaigns have mobilized people of faith and conscience in 282
cities across all 50 states.
unified efforts, participants witnessed countless blessings from God:
- More than 200,000
have joined together in a display of unity to pray and fast for an end to
- Reports from
around the country document more than 2,168 lives spared from abortion (and
those are just the ones we know about!)
abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion
- Five abortion
facilities completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaigns.
40 Days for Life will be observed in the Wisconsin area in Milwaukee, Wausau, Green Bay, Madison and Rockford, Ill.
To get involved in this spring’s 40
Days for Life, visit 40daysforlife.com.
Vigil for Life of Madison will have a kick-off vigil for 40 Days for Life on Tuesday, February
16. There will be Mass at St. Paul's University Catholic Center (723 State
Street in Madison) at 5 p.m. Fr. Eric Nielsen will then give a brief
reflection and word of encouragement afterwards around 5:45 p.m. All are
does it again - Personhood Colorado
announces successful signature campaign
Personhood Colorado submitted
signatures to the Secretary of State's office Dec. 12 for the Colorado
Personhood Amendment. The signatures submitted totaled 79,817, although only
76,047 were required. All signatures are pending validation by the Colorado
Secretary of State's office.
thrilled with these results. These signatures represent thousands of hours of
hard work," remarked Gualberto Garcia-Jones, co-sponsor of the
amendment. "All of our volunteers are 100% committed to seeing that the
dignity and personhood of preborn babies is recognized in Colorado, and it shows."
amendment states, in part, that "the term 'person' shall apply to every
human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human
campaign included hundreds of churches, as well as over 1,000 petition
circulators, and other volunteers. All signatures submitted were gathered by
volunteers, and the campaign was 100% volunteer-run, with no paid petitioners
"Colorado is paving the
way for personhood," commented Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood
USA. "Hundreds of thousands of Americans are catching the vision of
personhood, and we expect that several other states will soon follow Colorado in putting
personhood on the ballot."
Once the signatures
are verified by the Colorado Secretary of State, the amendment will be placed
on the 2010 ballot and put to a vote.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane
County: Call Mark at (608) 335-9889 about prayer dates and
Pro-Life Wisconsin Eau Claire
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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, witness with signs or preach. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned
Parenthood Appleton North on 3800
N. Gillett St. On Feb. 1, at St. Patrick Church in Menasha, the Respect
Life/Human Concerns group will meet. The Rosary will be said at 6 p.m.,
followed by the meeting at the parish center. All are welcome! On Feb. 25, at St. Margaret Church in
Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 2:30 p.m. for the conversion of those
who work in the abortion industry and for the unborn.
Walworth County holds regular prayer vigils at the Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St. Please call Phil
for dates and times, (262) 742-3299.
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.
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.
will observe 40 Days for Life by
praying the Rosary every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 4:30 p.m.,
beginning on Ash Wednesday, in front of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located
at Roosevelt Rd.
and 36th Ave. We
will continue to have our usual Saturday prayer vigil at 11 a.m. during Lent.
Contact Karie Kinzler at email@example.com or (262) 656-0301 for
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. Called “NIWC,” 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)
is also on Facebook – click here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/pages/Pro-Life-Wisconsin-Rock-County-Chapter/132745954163.
for Life of Wisconsin: Second annual conference! Saturday, March 6 at Cardinal Stritch University.
Speakers include Vicki Thorn, the founder of Project Rachel; Linda May Couri,
an ex-Planned Parenthood worker; and Erik Whittington of Rock for Life. Cost
is $20 for adults and $10 for students.
Annual Midwest Regional Bioethics Conference: Saturday, May 1 at the St. Francis Seminary (3257 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI). Theme: Moral Limits of
Keynote Speaker: George Weigel. For information, go to wisconsincma.org,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
of Christ conference will be held
Feb. 20 in Milwaukee.
For more information, go to http://www.menofchrist.net/.
Make sure you stop by the PLW information table!
Anthony the Hermit Pro-Life Heralds will
host a showing of Demographic Bomb after Mass and Rosary on March 13.
Join us for all or part of these Saturday morning events. St. Anthony the
Hermit is located at N74 W13604 Appleton Ave. in Menomonee
Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Holy Hill:
On Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary (Holy
Hill). Mass and Rosary for Life at 6 a.m., adoration all day, 10:30 a.m.
Rosary for Life, 11 a.m. Mass & talk on life and 5 p.m. evening prayer
with talk and benediction. For more information, go to www.holyhill.com.
Alexandrina Center is proud to
announce Alan Keyes as the guest speaker for their first-ever Spring
Gala in Green Bay. It
will be held at the KI Convention Center, on Saturday, April 17. For
more information, go to aaalexandrinacenter.webs.com/springgala.htm.
Banquet: celebrating 25 years
on the "Life Side." March 11 at People’s Church, 340 W Grand Avenue, Beloit. Dr. Cathy Coyle will speak. To
register or for more information, call the clinic at (608) 365-5433.
Claire Council of Catholic Women deanery is hosting the 2010 Women’s
Conference, an event for women of
all ages that will revive in them the nobleness of their mission, the dignity
of their vocation, and their call to holiness as women reflecting
Christ. Will be held at St. Mary’s
Community Center in Altoona
on Saturday, March 6. Questions? Please call Roberta Kostka at (715)
40 Days for Life Wausau starts Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 and goes through
Palm Sunday. All are invited to participate. Go to 40daysforlife.com/Wausau,
where you may sign up or receive further information. 40 Days for Life
has been very successful with life-saving results.
40 Days for Life Milwaukee kicks off at noon on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, and
goes through Palm Sunday. 40 Days for Life will be observed in Milwaukee from 7 a.m.
till 7 p.m. All are invited to go to www.40daysforlife.com/milwaukee
and sign up for time slots. 40 Days for Life has been an outreach
that has affected change... positive change with life-saving results. Join
others in saving babies! Get involved today!
In Wausau, there will be a prayer vigil on Thursdays at 2
p.m. at Family Planning Health Services. For more information, contact
Janet Nichols at (715) 848-2174. FPHS now closes on Friday at 1 p.m. Thank
The St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society will pray the Rosary once a
month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family Planning Health Services. Please
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.
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
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