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     February 18, 2013

North Dakota State Senate Passes Personhood Amendment!
 
On February 7, the North Dakota State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 4009, legislation that would amend the North Dakota State Constitution to provide that “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.”  The North Dakota Personhood Amendment now moves to the House of Representatives. Jennifer Mason, spokesperson for Personhood USA, believes the legislation has a very good chance of passing the House and being signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple. “We just need the North Dakota House of Representatives to stay strong and vote as they did before,” she said, “and we’ll see this pass for the first time in the United States.” Click here for the full LifeSiteNews story.
 


4 Planned Parenthood Locations Closing in Wisconsin
 
As Pro-Life Wisconsinites prepare for the 2013  Day at the Capitol on March 7, Planned Parenthood announced that it will be closing 4 of its 27 locations in Wisconsin due to a lack of state funding. Facilities in Beaver Dam, Johnson Creek, Chippewa Falls and Shawano will close between April and July.
 
Specifically, PPWI says the closures are the direct result of the Wisconsin Legislature eliminating $1 million in state funding for the group in the last biennial budget. This is a stark reminder that pro-life advocacy on behalf of the unborn has a very real impact.
 
In response to this news, Matt Sande, Pro-Life Wisconsin's Legislative Director, issued the following statement:
 
“Wisconsin taxpayers who conscientiously oppose the use of public funds to directly or indirectly subsidize abortion applauded last session’s state budget bill partially defunding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state’s largest abortion provider. Today they welcome Planned Parenthood’s decision to close four of its state funded birth control centers, centers that refer for surgical abortion and dispense abortifacient contraceptives – often to minor children without parental notification. Pro-Life Wisconsin will continue its hard work to totally defund Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin of all public funds.”
 

 
Assembly special election tomorrow -- don't forget to vote!
 
A Wisconsin State Assembly special election will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19, in the 98th Assembly District (AD). The 98th AD comprises the Village of Sussex, the City of Pewaukee, the Town of Pewaukee, the northern wards of the City of Waukesha and the western wards of the City of Brookfield.
 
The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed Matt Morzy (R) in the 98th AD special election. For those of you who live in the 98th AD, tomorrow's special election is too important to miss. Plan to exercise your right to vote tomorrow, February 19, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Vote for life, and may God bless Wisconsin!
 

 
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Affiliate Activities
 
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 front of Madison's Planned Parenthood. 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 one hour or more. Click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact Elizabeth Weisshaar at info@vigilforlife.org.

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 info@prolifewisconsin.org.

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.

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 kakinzler7@yahoo.com or call her at 262-646-0301.
 


Courtesy Announcements
 
40 Days for Life Milwaukee begins February 13 at 7 a.m. at 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee. To get involved, contact Dan Miller, Kerry Lawlor, or Pat McGartland at 262-424-8787, or visit 40daysforlife.com/milwaukee.
 
You’re invited to join other Christians in Stevens Point for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion – from February 13 through March 24 outside Family Planning Health Services, 200 Division St, Stevens Point. If you’d like more information, please contact Jen Dunnett at 40daysforlifestevenspoint@gmail.com, 715-340-2779 or go to the website: www.40daysforlife.com/stevenspoint
 
PLW Wausau will hold a 40 Days for Life Vigil this Spring.  Starting  Wednesday, February 13th to March 23rd, we are asking for pray volunteers.  Please consider joining the largest pro life movement in history.  We are asking for peaceful prayers to volunteer for one hour a week during Lent.  Your powerful witness for the health of women and their babies is much needed.  40 Days for Life has saved over 6,700 babies, closed over 70 abortion mills, and converted 25 employees of pro choice agencies.  For more information please contact Janet at 715 848-2174.
 
La Crosse 40 Days for Life meets outside of Options Clinic, Caledonia St., in La Crosse, Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until March 22nd. To get involved, contact Elizabeth Garibaldi at 608-769-4014. A midway Prayer Vigil will be held March 1st and 2nd at St. James Catholic church. Mass begins at 8 a.m., adoration begins at 8:30 a.m. A closing event will be held on March 22 at 5PM and will include Stations of the Cross at the Vigil site, followed by Soup Supper at St. James the Less Church in La Crosse.
 
Sheboygan 40 Days for Life meets at Planned Parenthood, 2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, until March 24. To get involved, contact Sarah at 40dayssheboygan@gmail.com.
 
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe are hosting a Blessed Pier Giorgio Pilgrimage First Saturday, March 2, 2013. The days events include praying for the protection of life at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital, Mass and talks at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and ending with downhill skiing at Mt Lacrosse. For more information contact Will Goodman 608.798.7443 and to register email Melissa Riese at triparishdre@centurytel.net. Deadline for registration is February 26. This event is free. Cost for your meals & skiing are not included.
 
For Greater Glory---a powerful film about the loss of religious freedom in Catholic Mexico in the 1920's and the war that was fought to regain it---will be shown at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm. Popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be available. The church is located at 524 W. Historic Mitchell Street in Milwaukee. This film provides much food for thought regarding the current attacks on religious freedom in our own country.
 
The Pregnancy Support Center of Dodge County is seeking an Executive Director. Responsibilities will include supervision and training of volunteer counselors, as well as administrative and public relations duties. Approximately 20 hours per week. Experience preferred, a strong pro-life ethic required. Email resume and/or questions to louismaximilian@yahoo.com.
 
The third Monday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

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 p.m. in 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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