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July 5, 2010
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 Happy Fourth of July!

On July 4th we celebrate the birth of our nation, a country founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all. As we celebrate with our families and communities, let us not forget that we as pro-lifers are working diligently to restore legal protection of our preborn brothers and sisters. We look forward to one day celebrating a Fourth of July when life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are protected rights for every person in the United States − born and unborn. 

As we celebrate Independence Day, we couldn’t think of a better time for us to reflect on our Pro-Life Wisconsin mission. Pro-Life Wisconsin exists for a singular purpose: to restore and protect the inalienable right to life of all citizens of our state, whether born or preborn, young, old, disabled or terminally ill. We affirm that the right to life exists at the moment of fertilization and extends until natural death; this truth being handed down by God and articulated in the Declaration of Independence.

God bless you and your families, and may God Bless America!

Pro-Life Wisconsin's gubernatorial endorsements spark Planned Parenthood press release and Capitol Times news article

Pro-Life Wisconsin's Victory Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Scott Walker and Mark Neumann in the Wisconsin governor race. Read the June 22 press release on the endorsements here.

On June 28, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin put out a press release focusing on the Victory Fund PAC endorsements. Read PPWI's press release here.

Finally, on July 1, Madison's Capitol Times newspaper discussed, at length, Pro-Life Wisconsin's endorsements. The article correctly states that Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes abortion in ALL cases. Read the Capitol Times article here.

Milwaukee man charged with 11 counts of sexual assault of a child; told her to have an abortion

A Milwaukee man is charged with 11 counts of sexual assault of a child. The child is a 15-year-old girl he met online. When the girl became pregnant, the man told her to have an abortion, according to the criminal complaint. Read the Fox News story here.

As Live Action has shown over and over in their undercover videos, Planned Parenthood covers up sexual abuse. Live Action exposed a Milwaukee Planned Parenthood telling a 15-year-old girl how to cover up her pregnancy from her 31-year-old boyfriend. Watch the video and read more here.

While situations such as the above abuse story are sad, they are not unexpected. Planned Parenthood is in our schools, teaching minors how to have sex. Milwaukee Public Schools are handing out condoms to high school children. Read about that here.

As Pro-Life Wisconsin has stated in our press releases, and testified at the state Capitol, Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes the sexualization of our children. As parents and concerned citizens, we need to fight this continued assault on our youth. Chastity/abstinence is the only message that will protect their bodies and preserve their innocence. We adults must have the courage and confidence to raise the moral bar for our children - to show them that we love and care for them by expecting the best for them. Only then will things get better.

Thanks to all who attended this year's golf outing!

From all of us at Pro-Life Wisconsin: Thank you to everyone who attended this year's golf outing! We had a near-capacity crowd this year along with perfect weather.

In this photo: Julie Archibald, past PLW board president (white); Virginia Zignego, PLW's communications director (middle); Fr. Jim Kubicki SJ (in yellow), national director of the Apostleship of Prayer; and members of Fr. Kubicki's foursome (left side).

Pro-life sidewalk counselor training

Pro-Life Wisconsin and the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative are co-sponsoring a sidewalk counselor training session. The event will be Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Bridget Parish, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park, Ill.

Sidewalk counseling is exactly what the name implies — standing on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, counseling women and couples on their way inside. It is a last attempt to turn their hearts away from abortion and offer real help. Veteran sidewalk counselor JT Eschbach from the Pro-Life Action League will be conducting this free seminar that is open to people of all ages who are interested in knowing how to be an effective witness for Christ and life at an abortion clinic. This training is also very helpful for anyone interested in learning how to talk to people about abortion and help guide them to real help.

To attend, email Kevin at  or call (815) 494-0333. You MUST pre-register in order to attend.

Affiliate announcements

Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County will have pro-life stations of the cross and a picnic with Fr. Rick Heilman and the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Sunday, July 18 at 5 p.m. at the Orin Rd. Planned Parenthood in Madison. Pro-Life Wisconin's state director Peggy Hamill will be in attendance. Pro-life family picnic to follow across the street at Our Lady of Victory property. Bring dish to pass if able, not required. Table settings and drinks will be provided. Bring your own lawn chairs. Call Jeanne at (608) 516-8632 any questions. Headcount helpful, not required, for picnic.

Mark Kimble, a Dane County affiliate member, is doing an Appalachian Hike For Life this summer. Mark has testified on pro-life issues at the Capitol and has prayed in front of abortuaries in Madison for years. Pro-Life Wisconsin is among the groups whom Mark will be donating the proceeds from his Hike For Life to. Click here for more information.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County maintains a regular prayer presence outside the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Madison. Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 about prayer dates and times.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Chippewa Valley prays and gives public witness against abortion and contraception outside the Eau Claire Planned Parenthood (1231 Menomonie St.) every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County gathers regularly on Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center in Milwaukee, between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. SIDEWALK COUNSELORS ARE NEEDED! If you can come pray or counsel women entering the abortuary, please contact Peggy Hamill, (262) 796-1111, or e-mail for more information.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned Parenthood Appleton North on 3800 N. Gillett St.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St., on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Call Phil for more information, (262) 742-3299.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Waukesha County will join other pro-lifers for monthly prayer in front of the Planned Parenthood in Waukesha, 426 W. Main St. Prayer gatherings will be held the fourth Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County gathers for prayer witness every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services, 522 State Road 82 # F, in Mauston. Please call Richard Irwin, (608) 565-6706, for more information. They meet every second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha will have a Saturday prayer vigil at 11 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located at Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. Contact Karie Kinzler at or (262) 656-0301 for further details.

Please join Pro-Life Wisconsin Racine for a prayer vigil every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until noon at the Racine Planned Parenthood, 832 Main St. All are welcome to join with your presence or your prayers.

Rock County Chapter of Pro-Life Wisconsin encourages people to come to the Rockford abortion mill to pray, witness and counsel. Called “NIWC,” the Northern Illinois Women’s Center, is located at 10th St and Broadway, Rockford, Ill. Mothers seeking abortion enter between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Rosary begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet. For more information please call Mary Jane Stephan (815) 624-2270 or (815) 670-1166. PLW Rock County is also on Facebook!

Courtesy announcements

40 Days for Life Wausau: In honor of St. Maria Goretti's feast day on July 6, we will pray the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy at Family Planning Health Services, 719 N. 3rd Avenue in Wausau, on Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. Be a witness for the unborn and to promote the virtue of chastity in honor of Saint Maria Goretti. Saint  Maria Goretti died at the age of twelve.  She was obedient to God and gave mercy to her attacker. Pray for us,  Saint Maria Goretti, to be silent no more. Any questions, please call Janet, (715) 848-2174.

40 Days for Life - Milwaukee
: Save the date for the fall 40 Days for Life! Will be held September 22 through October 31 at Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee. For details call (414) 236-0688.

Pro-life Catholics in Berlin, Wis.
gather outside the Oshkosh Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. for a Rosary. Join them in praying for an end to abortion.

Missionaries to the Preborn
will have a pro-life picket on Saturday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Greenfield, Wis. at S. 76th St. & W. Layton Ave. Park on S. 74th St. Signs will be provided. Contact Jim Soderna with questions at (414) 462-3399.

Holy Hour for the Unborn
: St. John the Evangelist Parish, 8500 W. Cold Spring Rd., Greenfield, Wis. We come together every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to pray for the end of abortion. The church has 24 hours of Adoration seven days a week. Contact Kathy Knaack with questions,

St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society prays the Rosary once a month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family Planning Health Services. 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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