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February 4, 2013
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Obama HHS Mandate Modifications Not Enough

On Friday, the Obama Administration announced new modifications to the HHS mandate to "accommodate" religious organizations. These modifications, while slight improvements, are not enough. Nor will any future modifications be adequate. The only way the Obama Administration can truly fix this gross violation of religious freedom is to completely repeal the unconstitutional HHS mandate.

If the mandate is not repealed, religious freedom will suffer greatly. It is not the governments job to tell religions the extent of their ability to exercise their faith. Nor is it the governments job to tell non-profits, or even for-profit businesses, where their ability to exercise their conscience ends.

No, the only just solution to this gross overreach by the federal government is a complete repeal of the immoral and illegal mandate, which is flawed by definition. For further analysis of the modifications to the mandate, read this assessment by Americans United for Life.

Join Us for Our Day at the Capitol in Madison

Join Pro-Life Wisconsin for our 2013 Day at the Capitol, featuring Gualberto Garcia Jones of Personhood USA. Legislative leaders will address the group, followed by a session on issues facing the state and ways pro-lifers can make a difference in Wisconsin. At noon, time will be set aside to visit the Capitol and meet state representatives to discuss issues related to life and the family.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Monona Terrace in Madison
8-9 a.m. Check-in
9 a.m. Sit-down breakfast & Speakers
Noon Capitol visits

Click here to register online or download a flier. You MUST pre-register in order to attend.

Pope Backs Personhood for the Unborn

Pope Benedict XVI has lent his support to those working for personhood in the European Union---an initiative called "One of Us"---and in so doing, has endorsed personhood initiatives throughout the world. "I salute the Movement for Life. I wish them success with the initiative called One of Us, so that Europe is always a place where the dignity of each human being is protected," the Holy Father said.

Pro-life News Wrap Up

Affiliate Activities

Volunteers are needed for Vigil For Life's presence outside Planned Parenthood in Madison. If you can commit to one hour or prayerful presence, please contact or call 608-358-5963. Available times are the following:

  • Tuesday, 2/5/13 - 1 person needed at 9:00 a.m. and 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, 2/7/13 - 1 person needed at 2:00 p.m. and 2 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 2/8/13 - 1 person needed at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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 or call her at 262-646-0301.

Courtesy announcements

Women's Support Centers invite you to their annual Celebrate Life Banquet featuring keynote speaker the Most Reverend Donald Joseph Hying, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The banquet begins at 6:00 p.m. on February 9 at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee. For more information or to register, visit

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.

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, 715-340-2779 or go to the website:

40 Days for Life Stevens Point would like to invite everyone to their Kick Off Rally. The rally will be held Tuesday, February 12th, 6-8pm at Good News Fellowship Church, 801 Old Hwy 10 (also known as HH), Stevens Point, WI 54481. Key Note speaker is Julaine Appling, President of Wisconsin Family Action.

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 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 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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