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January 21, 2013
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Nation Mourns the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, over 55 million lives have been lost to the evil of abortion. Pro-lifers around the state and across the country are gathering to remember these precious lives and to renew efforts to end abortion once and for all.
Read our affiliate activities and courtesy announcements below for pro-life events in your area commemorating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Remember to pray for the 100% pro-life work of Pro-Life Wisconsin---especially our personhood efforts, which are essential to ending legal abortion by recognizing the dignity and worth of every human life from the moment of conception.

Pro-Life Wisconsin's State Director, Peggy Hamill, will be attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. this week, and she was recently quoted in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Catholic Herald about the almost 2,000 more Wisconsinites who will also be attending.

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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Welcomes New Communications Director

Pro-Life Wisconsin is pleased to announce the hire of Sam Guzman as Communications Director. With a wide range of experience in communications, Sam has worked in such varied fields as broadcasting, non-profit development, and web design.

A native Wisconsinite, Sam---along with his wife, Laura, and baby son, Peter---looks forward to defending life in the great state of Wisconsin.

"There is no cause more important or more urgent than protecting the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death. I look forward to furthering the 100% pro-life mission of Pro-Life Wisconsin in the days ahead," he said.



Loving the Unwanted: Pro-Life Wisconsin Young Adult Volunteer Featured on LifeSiteNews.com

Jay Egan, one of Pro-Life Wisconsin's young adult volunteers, recently had a column featured on LifeSiteNews.com. Take a moment to read this insightful and extremely well written piece about the goals and hopes of young pro-lifers.

The Pro-Life Movement: Loving the Unloved, Wanting the Unwanted



Pro-life News Wrap Up



Affiliate Activities

PLW Milwaukee Countywill be participating in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Holy Hour for LIFE, Monday, January 21, at parishes across the diocese, from 7 - 8 p.m. Prayer and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament led by deacons of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Visit www.johnpaul2center.org for the nearest participating parish. PLW Milwaukee will also participate in the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Respect Life Masson Tuesday, January 22nd, Archbishop Listecki will preside at the Archdiocese’s observance of the National Day of Penance and Prayer. The Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass will be held at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay. Seminarians from St. Francis de Sales Seminary will lead the Rosary for Life at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Come join in fellowship with Catholics from around the Archdiocese as we pray in penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion and for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. Please click here for an informational flyer.

PLW Dane County held a successful rally to commemorate Roe v. Wade in Madison on January 12. Read the report.

Watertown Catholic Pro-Life Group: Roe v. Wade Memorial on Tuesday, January 22 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 114 S. Church (Bus. Hwy. 26). Rosary before 5:15 p.m. Mass, Stations of the Cross after Mass, and light refreshments to follow.
PLW Juneau County is having a March for Life on Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Juneau County Courthouse, 101 State Street, Mauston, WI. Marchers will march around the courthouse, peacefully and prayerfully for 40 minutes holding signs or carrying candles. Reception following at St. Patrick's Church basement, 401 Mansion Street, Mauston, WI. Questions? Call Juneau County Life Chain Committee at 608-572-3176 or 608-547-3513.

PLW St. Croix County will be participating in the following events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade: The 40th Memorial of Roe v. Wade Prayer Vigil on Tuesday, January 22 from 8:30 am – 9:30 am at Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114, the Prayer Service for Life on January 22 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the 2013 MCCL March for Life, beginning at 12 noon on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul on January 22nd.

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 from of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road.) 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 these two hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. 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 Outreachprays 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

Tuesday, January 22, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will host a Day of Prayerful Remembrance and Intercession for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The church is located at 1110 1st Street North, Wisconsin Rapids. This event includes holy mass, opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the chaplet of Divine Mercy, stations of the cross, benediction, a pro-life talk, and more. Contact the parish at (715) 423-1351 for more information.

Sunday, January 27, Dan Zeidler of Family Life Council will give a pro-life talk at the St. John the Evangelist Parish hall at 2pm. The church is located at 8500 W. Cold Springs Road in Greenfield, WI. A rosary will be prayed before the talk beginning at 1:45pm.

In response to the USCCB's Nationwide Call for Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage for Life, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe La Crosse has scheduled a Day of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage for Life next Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
  • Following the Shrine's 12:15pm Mass, participants will be invited to gather at the Memorial of the Unborn.

  • At 1:00pm, Mr. Chris Ruff, Director of the Office of Ministries & Social Concerns for the Diocese of La Crosse, will give a short pro-life reflection talk.

  • At about 1:15pm, the Friars will lead the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

  • Opportunity for Confession is available an hour before Mass and following Mass.

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 3:30pm, with recitation of the Rosary and the praying of Vespers led by the Friars. Benediction is at 4:25pm.
All-Night Vigil of Reparation will be at Gesu Church, 12th and Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd. It opens Friday night with Mass at 8, followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and a holy hour for life at 11 pm. Adoration, talks, community prayers and confessions throughout the night, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 5 a.m. Come for the opening Mass if you can; stay as long as you like. If you need a ride or more information, call 414-254-2790.

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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.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 BendThe 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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