January 11, 2010
Defending God’s Plan
In This Issue
· Father Rocky Hoffman to speak at 2010 Rally
for Life in
· Luau for Life
· STDs reach “epidemic level” in
· Montana Supreme Court approves doctor-assisted suicide
· Forbes.com: Why private insurers like paying for abortion
· Affiliate remembrances of Roe v. Wade
· Courtesy announcements
Father Rocky Hoffman to speak at 2010 Rally for Life in Milwaukee
Morning Mass and the prayer witness are free and open to the public, but reservations are required for the luncheon and keynote address. Cost of the luncheon is $15 per adult and $10 for those aged 12 and under.
Last chance to register! Click here for the registration form: http://www.prolifewisconsin.org/pdf/2010RallyforLifeflier.pdf.
Luau for Life
STDs reach “epidemic level” in
Tell your state senator to vote NO on AB 458/SB 324!
A Jan. 6 Capitol Times article highlighted the
rising levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among teens in
From the Capitol Times [emphasis added]:
transmitted diseases are reaching epidemic levels in
One in four teenage girls in the
U.S. has an STD,
according to the Centers for Disease Control. In
Click here to read more: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/health_med_fit/article_96d0ee57-e3dc-59d7-a5ec-e5cbc5b71ffc.html.
November, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed legislation, Assembly Bill (AB)
458, which revolutionizes
AB 458 and its companion bill in the Senate, Senate Bill (SB) 324, would effectively prohibit local public school districts from adopting “abstinence-only” or “abstinence-centered” human growth and development programs – a freedom and flexibility they enjoy under current law. Under the bill, if a school district chooses to adopt a human growth and development program it would be forced to include in its curriculum instruction on the “health benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives and barrier methods.”
Government-funded birth control, whether provided directly or promoted educationally, encourages sexual promiscuity and with it a host of social pathologies including underage pregnancies, chemical and surgical abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases. Hormonal contraceptives are also dangerous in their own right, posing serious and sometimes fatal health risks to women and often causing pre-implantation chemical abortions.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Click on the following link for contact information for your state senator (please request a response and be sure to leave your contact information: name, street address, and phone number): http://waml.legis.state.wi.us/.
From the New York Times:
colleague, Dr. Shim Sang-duk, said that, until it halted the practice in
September, their Ion Women’s Clinic in
“We sold our soul for money,” said Dr. Choi. “Abortion was an easy way to make money.”
country where abortion is both widespread and, with few exceptions, against
the law, Dr. Choi and Dr. Shim are hoping to force
The group they formed, Gynob, has called on other doctors to declare whether they have performed illegal abortions. In December they set up another organization, Pro-Life Doctors, which tries to discourage women from having abortions and runs a hot line to report clinics that perform them illegally. This month, they plan to begin reporting practitioners of such abortions to the police.
While Gynob’s primary tactic has been to highlight the hypocrisy of having a law that is almost never enforced, the group’s goal is not to resolve this by liberalizing the law but to end abortions altogether.
“Abortion is murder,” said Dr. Park Sung-chul, an obstetrician and Gynob member.
Click here to read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/world/asia/06korea.html?hp.
The Montana Supreme Court ruled Dec. 31, 2009, that state law does not prevent physicians from assisting patients in killing themselves, making it the third U.S. state after Oregon and Washington where doctor-assisted suicide is now legal.
The high court’s 4-3 ruling in Baxter v. Montana, however, did not give “right-to-die” advocates a constitutional right to assisted suicide, or “aid in dying” as it is euphemistically called.
the Supreme Court decided that
The court cited a 1985 law addressing the withdrawal of treatment for the terminally ill, which they contended provided a “public policy” basis for allowing physician-assisted suicide.
Two dissenting judges said, however, that the majority had warped the intent of that law, which they said was not meant to support “physicians shifting from idle onlookers of natural death to active participants in their patients’ suicides.”
Click here to read more: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10010504.html.
Forbes.com: Why private insurers like paying for abortion
Affiliate remembrances of Roe v. Wade
Outagamie/Winnebago County will gather for prayer at the Planned Parenthood in
Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County will gather for 37 minutes (one
minute for each year of legalized abortion) on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the
Juneau County Courthouse, located at
Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County will gather for a prayer vigil on
Jan. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Milwaukee/Waukesha County will gather for the 2010 Rally for Life on Jan. 16 in
Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County will be praying and witnessing at
the abortion mill in
Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha will have a prayer vigil on
Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m., at Planned
will be a prayer vigil at Family
Planning Health Services in Wausau, located at
For additional events, please contact Pro-Life Wisconsin at (877) 463-7945 or visit ProLifeWisconsin.org.
Pro-Life Rally at St. Mary’s
Oratory: Sunday, Jan. 17. Outside Life Chain with signs
begins at 11 a.m. Prayer services inside and outside. 12 p.m. is lunch. At 1
p.m. speaker Paul A. Byrne, MD, neonatologist and a recognized expert on
"brain death," will deliver the pro-life message. St. Mary’s is located at
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church will hold a pro-life rally on Sunday, Jan. 17. A
Rosary for life will be said after the 8 a.m. Mass, a Rosary for life will be
said after the 10 a.m. Mass, and a pro-life talk and a third Rosary for life
will follow. Breakfast will be provided after both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Masses. St. Stanislaus is located at
Milwaukee Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Parish (
Milwaukee Deacons for Life will be hosting the first annual Archdiocesan-wide Holy Hour for Life on the vigil of the national day of penance and prayer. On Jan. 21, in more than 115 parishes throughout the Archdiocese, Holy Hours for Life will be held simultaneously from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. View the list of participating churches at http://www.archmil.org/Archdiocese-Events/Day-Penance-Prayer-for-Life.htm.
Days for Life
Days for Life starts Ash Wednesday,
Feb. 17, and goes through Palm Sunday. 40 Days for Life will be observed
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.
** Time change** The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe has
a prayer vigil every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a
prayer vigil every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in
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