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Pro-Life Wisconsin

Monday Update

January 18, 2010

Defending God’s Plan

In This Issue

·    Feb. 6 rally will mark one-year anniversary of Madison Surgery Center decision to allow late-term abortions

·    Luau for Life

·    United Way and Planned Parenthood

·    Volunteers needed; PLW is on Facebook!

·    Haiti

·    Affiliate remembrances of Roe v. Wade

·    Courtesy announcements

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Feb. 6 rally will mark one-year anniversary of Madison Surgery Center decision to allow late-term abortions


The Madison Surgery Center has not yet started to perform abortions, and we thank God every day for the additional time we are being given to fight this horrible plan.


Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 6… Pro-Life Wisconsin and Vigil for Life of Madison are hosting a pro-life rally and march. We encourage everyone to attend!


When: Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12 p.m.


Where: UW-Madison campus, Library Mall, 700 block of State St.


Join New York pro-life activist Chris Slattery and pro-lifers from all around Wisconsin in saying, “No abortions at the Madison Surgery Center!”


Signs: If you are able, we encourage you to bring pro-life signs, either pre-made or handmade. If you have extras, we invite you to share.


Parking: There is a public parking ramp located at 415 N. Lake St., about a block from Library Mall.




On Sunday, Jan. 17, the Wisconsin State Journal printed an article about Pro-Life Wisconsin’s fight against late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center. Click here to read the article. The Wisconsin State Journal also profiled people who pray outside the Madison Surgery Center. Among those profiles are PLW board member Greg Wagner and his wife Ann (click here.)   



Luau for Life


Join Pro-Life Wisconsin for a Hawaiian-themed reception and shake off the winter blues!

Host: Pro-Life Wisconsin Education Task Force

Location: Palms Bistro, 221 N. Broadway St., Milwaukee.

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meet other professional pro-life people, learn about Pro-Life Wisconsin and enjoy island-themed appetizers and drinks!

Appetizers and a drink are included for $30 ($35 if you pay at the door.)


Mail in the registration form (click here for registration form) to Pro-Life Wisconsin by Jan. 29 or call (262) 796-1111.

Proceeds support Pro-Life Wisconsin's educational work with pro-life TV ads, billboards, college newspaper inserts, raising awareness about Planned Parenthood and so much more.

*Street parking is free; public parking ramp on Chicago St. between Broadway St. and Water St.

Questions? Contact Virginia Zignego at Pro-Life Wisconsin at or call (262) 796-1111.



United Way and Planned Parenthood


United Way of Greater Milwaukee recently announced that it surpassed its 2009 fundraising goal, raising a total of more than $45 million. To read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about United Way, click here:


Pro-Life Wisconsin feels it is necessary to remind people that United Way provides grants to Planned Parenthood, encourages private and business donations to Planned Parenthood and promotes Planned Parenthood as a place for people to volunteer. Planned Parenthood is the state’s leading provider of abortions, both chemical and surgical.


How is United Way linked to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI)? Points below are linked to corresponding Web sites.

-          United Way of Greater Milwaukee lists PPWI as a “community health partner”.

-          The Brown County United Way directs people to PPWI for emergency contraception, birth control, health exams, etc.

-          United Way of Greater Milwaukee lists PPWI on their 2009 pledge form.

-          United Way of Walworth County approved PPWI for a grant in 2004-05.

-          United Way of Dane County refers volunteers to PPWI and has a glowing write-up of PPWI on their Web site.

-          United Way of Wisconsin is promoted as an organizational member on PPWI’s Web site.

-          Fox Valley United Way collaborated with the City of Appleton to provide a $5,000 grant to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to furnish Hispanic/Latina women with IUDs.


To read American Life League’s statement on United Way, click here:



Volunteers needed; PLW is on Facebook


Volunteers are needed for an upcoming project this spring and summer in Milwaukee. Contact Virginia Zignego at Pro-Life Wisconsin at for more information or call (262) 796-1111. The aim of this project is to raise money to further our pro-life media efforts in the Milwaukee area. Last summer’s volunteers donated more than 500 hours, which resulted in Pro-Life Wisconsin purchasing pro-life billboard space in Milwaukee.


Pro-Life Wisconsin is on Facebook… to become a fan of the group, go to



Top scientist finally admits abortion-breast cancer link


From World News Daily, by Jill Stanek [emphasis added]


In February 2003, Dr. Louise Brinton, the National Cancer Institute's chief of the Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, served as chairperson at an NCI workshop in Bethesda, Md., to assess whether abortion was implicated as a breast cancer risk.


In the opinion of "over 100 of the world's leading experts," said the subsequent NCI report, including Dr. Brinton, the answer was no.


But six years later something happened. Dr. Brinton either flipped her lid, flipped ideologies, restudied the evidence and decided to recant, or couldn't sleep at night – and she began righting her wrong.


In April 2009, Brinton co-authored a research paper published in the prestigious journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, which concluded that the risk of a particularly deadly form of breast cancer that attacks women under 40 raises 40 percent if a woman has had an abortion.


Pro-aborts are understandably mum about Brinton's concession. Confirmation of the ABC link would eviscerate public acceptance and participation in abortion. Exposure of a long-term cover-up would eviscerate the savings accounts of abortionists and the abortion industry following lawsuit losses of a magnitude as great as or greater than the class-action lawsuits against tobacco companies.


Click here to read more.





Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. For those who wish to assist Haiti in the recovery effort, below is a list of organizations, compiled by Human Life International, which support the Catholic Church's views on social justice, life issues, and marriage and family issues.


US-based groups to support (and location). Click to follow link:

Maggie's Place (AZ, ID, OH); A Simple House (DC, MO); Paul Stefan Home of Our Lady of Guadalupe (VA); Alexandra's House (MO); Franciscan Daughters of Mary (KY); Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (US).

The Knights of Columbus and many local chapters of St. Vincent de Paul are doing excellent work, so look them up!


International groups to support. Click to follow link:

Sisters of Charity; Missionaries of Charity; Sisters of Life; Little Sisters of the Poor

Aid to the Church in Need; Mary Mother of God Mission Society (Russia); Missionaries of the Poor; Franciscan Missions; Cross Catholic.  


For more information, click here.



Affiliate remembrances of Roe v. Wade


Pro-Life Wisconsin Outagamie/Winnebago County will gather for prayer at the Planned Parenthood in Appleton, located at 3800 N. Gillette St., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Jan. 22.


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 101 State St. in Mauston.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County will gather for a prayer vigil on Jan. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Madison Surgery Center.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County will be praying and witnessing at the abortion mill in Rockford, Ill., on Jan. 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A holy hour of prayer will follow at St. Peter’s Adoration Chapel in South Beloit, Ill. For more information call Charlene Tolme at (608) 362-3406.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha will have a prayer vigil on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m., at Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located at Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. All are welcome to join us whenever possible. Contact Karie Kinzler (262) 656-0301 for further details.


There will be a prayer vigil at Family Planning Health Services in Wausau, located at 719 N. 3rd Ave., on Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.

For additional events, please contact Pro-Life Wisconsin at (877) 463-7945 or visit



Courtesy announcements


Milwaukee Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Parish (1755 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield) on Jan. 22. Rosary for Life at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Make sure you stop by the PLW information table!


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


Green Bay Respect Life Masses with Bishop Ricken: Tuesday, Jan. 19 at St. Pius X Parish in Appleton and Friday, Jan. 22 at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Green Bay. Mass times are 7 p.m. at both parishes.


A rEVOLution (of Love): A chastity panel discussion for teens based on the Theology of the Body will be held at Christ the King Parish in McFarland on Sunday, Jan. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the Diocese of Madison, Pro-Life Wisconsin's Director of Legislation Matt Sande and his wife Rebecca will join a panel that includes Dr. Michael Kloess of Our Lady of Hope Clinic, Leah Stader, a nurse involved in fertility care, and Fr. Eric Sternberg, a priest of the Diocese ordained in 2005. Panel members will also answer real life questions from teens. All high school students and parents are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Andy Galvin at (608) 821-4517 or Sarabeth Bowe at (608) 838-9797.


40 Days for Life Wausau starts Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 and goes through Palm Sunday. All are invited to participate. Go to, 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 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!


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 God!

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.


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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