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Thousands March for Life in Chicago




On Sunday, January 18, over 50 Pro-Life Wisconsin supporters joined thousands of other marchers at the second annual Chicago March for Life.

This powerful event included speeches by pro-life activists, students, Bishops, and politicians, all calling for a culture that values and protects the lives of both women and babies in the womb. Click here for pictures from the March!

News outlets from across the nation included stories on the Chicago March, including one Chicago station that featured an interview with PLW marcher, Sean Hegarty. 
Shaun Haggerty [sic] traveled from Milwaukee for Sunday's rally. "It's about the children, it's about the babies---they are really important to us," Haggerty said. This March for Life joins other Pro-Life events across the country. Organizers say their message is that all lives are important and that abortions need to end.

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More news coverage of the March: 

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun Times

WGNTV (Chicago)
 

Act Now to Protect ALL Babies!




The newly sworn in 114th Congress has reintroduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  House Resolution (H.R.) 36 bans abortion after twenty weeks gestation on the basis of compelling scientific and medical evidence that the preborn child can experience pain at this developmental stage.

Regrettably, there is a fatal flaw in the legislation: it contains exceptions for rape, incest, and the so-called “life-of-the-mother.” We know these exceptions are discriminatory and a gross denial of equal protection under the law. They are a fundamental rejection of the personhood of the preborn child; the very thing we are decrying on yet another anniversary of Roe

Click here to read what people conceived in rape and incest have to say about the exceptions in H.R. 36.

Although H.R. 36 is only a “message” bill, in that President Obama has vowed to veto it, the question is: What message do we want to send? Is it the politicians’ half-hearted message: “We are pro-life, but…”, OR is it the pro-life faithful’s principled message: We are pro-life, period!”
ACT NOW! Call your congressperson!

Join Us for a Virtual Pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington D.C.! 




Can you believe the March for Life in Washington D.C is this week? On January 22, approximately 500,000 passionate pro-lifers will descend on the nation's capitol to call for an end to abortion and the protection of all human life!

While we have over a hundred Wisconsin pro-lifers marching with us, we realize many of you couldn't make it. But don't worry, you can participate from afar with our virtual pilgrimage!

We will be posting live updates from the March for Life here. Check back regularly for pictures, videos, and more! Whether it's on the bus or online, we hope to see you at the March for Life as we speak for the weakest and most vulnerable! 

PS: If you're attending the March for Life and want to contribute photos or videos, use the hashtag #PLWmarch to have them added to the virtual pilgrimage! 

Pope Francis Praises Humanae Vitae, Warns of Threats to the Family




Pope Francis again praised the beauty of openness to human life in marriage, warning that "every threat to the family is a threat to society itself."
In Manila today Pope Francis met with families in the overflowing “Mall of Asia Arena.” In the largely Catholic nation, which last year saw a law go into effect pushing contraception, the pope defended Catholic teaching against birth control. The Holy Father said that despite the “challenge of the growth of populations” Pope Paul VI nevertheless had the “strength to defend openness to life,” referring to the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae that confirmed Church teaching against the practice.

Francis noted that Paul VI knew of the difficulties in families and thus “in his encyclical, he expressed compassion for particular cases.” John Paul Meenan, a professor of moral theology at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy told LifeSiteNews that the 1968 encyclical did speak of particular difficult cases and suggested the use of natural family planning.
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Pro-Life News

  1. Wisconsin Bishop issues statement strongly opposing invitation of abortion activist to St. Norbert college
  2. New legislators in Michigan support personhood
  3. You want us to compromise our pro-life values MORE?
  4. Pro-Life leader Walter Hoye walks the walk
  5. Toddler who survived abortion is 'little miracle'
  6. Planned Parenthood continues to corrupt school children with graphic sex-ed
  7. Freedom of Information Act reveals NARAL's war on crisis pregnancy centers
  8. Planned Parenthood admits abortion stops a beating heart

Affiliate Announcements


Marshfield Walk for Life - The walk will begin at 6:00 pm on January 22 at Sacred Heart Church at 1017 south Central Avenue and will end at St. John the Baptist Church at 201 W Blodgett, where there will be a time for reflection and adoration. This is about a 1-mile walk and will take about 30 minutes, so please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a flashlight. Vans will be available to take drivers to their cars.

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The Walk for Life in Osceola is scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015. 3pm at St. Joseph Church in Osceola. Join us for a candle light walk through town and return to the church for chili and refreshments, and a showing of the movie Gimme Shelter.  We'll have Horton Hears a Who for children to enjoy. Interested in providing chili or treats? Contact Options for Women Tri-County at totallife@centurytel.net 
 
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Courtesy Announcements


The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will host a Day of Prayer for Life on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Opportunity for Confession is available before and after the 12:15pm Mass. At 1:00pm, at the Memorial to the Unborn, Sister Rosalia Bauer, F.S.P.A. will give a short pro-life reflection. At about 1:10pm, Sister Rosalia will lead the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Refreshments will be offered in the cafe. Note - If it is extremely cold, the Pro-Life talk and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will take place in the Church.

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Rep. Duffy Open House at March for Life - Rep. Sean Duffy will host an Open House following the 2015 March for Life on January 22nd from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at 334 Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill. The guest speaker will be Lila Rose, founder of Live Action. Other members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation will also be present. For more details, email Bobby Hamill at Robert.Hamill@mail.house.gov

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January 19, 2015

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