abortions drop to lowest level since Roe v. Wade
The number of abortions performed in 2011 in
Wisconsin was 7,249, a decrease of more than 500
from 2010 and the lowest number of abortions since
Roe v Wade. Click here to read the state
of Wisconsin's report on induced abortion in
Of the 7,019
reported induced abortions among Wisconsin
residents in 2011, 76 percent were surgical, 24
percent were chemically induced, and 0.6 percent
were surgical procedures following a failed or
incomplete chemically induced abortion. In 2010,
these proportions were 73 percent, 26 percent,
and 0.7 percent, respectively.
percent of reported induced abortions were
obtained by women who had never been married.
Women aged 20-24
accounted for the largest proportion (34
percent) of reported induced abortions in 2011.
In 2011, there were 321 induced abortions
reported for Wisconsin residents who were minors
(less than 18 years of age).
Wisconsin's increased presence in front of
Wisconsin’s abortion facilities, whether it’s
sidewalk counseling or 40
Days for Life, means that more women are celebrating
the births of their children and getting the
help they need. Our True to Life media campaign
has focused on crisis pregnancy outreach
throughout Wisconsin, emphasizing the humanity
of the preborn.
Wisconsin's crisis pregnancy advertising, as
seen on the back of a City of Milwaukee bus on
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Times: Religious groups fighting mandatory
contraception coverage in health care law
From the Cap Times:
As the political bickering over the historic
high court ruling that upheld the federal
health reform law continues, the next big
component of the law, which takes effect in
less than a month, is proving to be as
controversial, especially for religious and
Known as contraception equity, or the
“preventive services mandate” among critics,
this section of President Barack Obama’s
Affordable Care Act will eliminate the
co-payment women now pay for birth control
prescriptions. Depending on whether a woman
uses a generic or a brand-name prescription
or product, savings attached to the law
range from $10 to $35 a month, or $100 to
more than $400 a year, according to Sara
Finger, executive director of the Wisconsin
Alliance for Women’s Health.
... But many religious and pro-life leaders
say lumping birth control into the same
preventive-care category as, say, a flu shot
is a stretch that not only prevents human
life from forming but violates the religious
rights provided by the Constitution.
It’s a fight groups like Pro-Life Wisconsin
and the Wisconsin Catholic Conference began
waging three years ago. That’s when former
Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle included a
contraception equity provision into the
2009-2011 state budget.
Like the provision by the same name in the
Affordable Care Act, Wisconsin’s provision
also required insurance companies to cover
birth control. It did not, however, waive
the co-payment or provide for a religious
exemption, although it did not apply
Republican Gov. Scott Walker tried to repeal
the provision in the 2011-2013 budget, but
he didn’t have enough support among
legislators on the GOP-controlled,
budget-approving Joint Finance Committee.
Pro-Life Wisconsin’s director of
legislation, says the group has been
“vigorously” opposing these provisions ever
since Doyle’s time in office. He says they
amount to "pre-implantation chemical
abortion" that hinders the creation of human
Father of forced abortion victim details harrowing
escape story, threatens to sue
The Chinese woman photographed lying
next to her forcibly aborted child may be in
declining health, and her husband – who recently
escaped imprisonment at a hospital – promises to
make Beijing face justice over its murderous
Deng Jiyuan, 29, said he was beaten three times
while he and his wife were held under guard in
the Shaanxi Zhenping County hospital. He escaped
the facility on his third attempt, after a
village official left to use the telephone. He
said he tried but was unsuccessful in bringing
Feng with him.
Deng told the
Telegraph he removed the SIM card and
battery from his cell phone and set out on foot.
After losing a woman on a motorcycle, he laid
low for two days at a friend’s house. “I did not
sleep or get any new clothes,” he said. “I could
not risk being arrested.”
That began a series of long car and train trips.
“Every time we saw police, we stopped and I
would get out and walk along the river until we
had passed them,” he said. After driving as much
as 10 hours at a time in a rented car, he took a
train to Beijing to secure legal counsel.
His lawyer, Zhang Kai, said while he had been
hired to pursue the case, “We just haven’t
decided yet exactly [how] to pursue this
The government has offered no compensation for
the loss of their child, extending only vague
“living expenses.” Deng’s sister, Deng Jicai,
said government apparatchiks have canceled even
these discussions until her brother returns
Feng’s sister-in-law said she was worried “that
Feng’s situation is worsening again. She has low
blood pressure, frequent headaches, and
Last month the world became acquainted with the
image of 23-year-old Feng Jianmei, when Chinese
authorities forcibly aborted her seven-month-old
unborn child by injection.
founder's home attacked at night, children
From the gunning down of a pro-life picketer in
Michigan in 2009, to the filmed attack on
pro-lifers in New Mexico in 2011, to another
filmed attack in Washington last week, violent
assault against pro-life Americans are on the
Another pro-lifer was attacked last Tuesday, but
this time at his home, with his wife and
children terrorized in the middle of the night.
Personhood USA Founder and President Keith Mason
and his wife Jennifer have three young children
from eight years old on down, and a fourth child
due next month. That didn’t stop
pro-abortion vandals from throwing a heavy rock
through his front door window at 1:30 am, or
from spray painting his house with vulgarities
and images of coat hangers.
The attack likely stemmed from an article
featuring the couple in Newsweek
magazine which hit the stands June 27. The
article related the successes of the Personhood
movement, noting that related measures have been
introduced 22 times in the campaign’s four-year
history, and quoted pro-abortion leaders who
note that the movement presents a “formidable”
“They’re saying out loud what many anti-choice
activists believe but don’t say upfront—they
want to ban abortion in all circumstances,”
Donna Crane, a policy director at the advocacy
group NARAL Pro-Choice America, told Newsweek.
“In some ways, it’s the more honest conversation
Mason told LifeSiteNews in a phone interview
this morning that just after the Newsweek piece
went online, the comment board – which is now
closed - “went crazy.”
“One of the early comments,” recalled Mason,
“was that my wife should be raped and forced to
carry the baby.” Another he remembered, called
for him to be neutered and killed.
The comments continued to get more and more
bizarre. And then someone posted the couple’s
home address in the comment section of the
Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are needed
to organize and volunteers at Pro-Life Wisconsin's
booth at the St. Croix County Fair in
Glenwood City, Wis., from July 19-22.
Contact Darla Meyers at (715) 386-1089 or email
Wisconsin and the Knights of Columbus
will have a booth at the Fond du Lac County Fair,
July 17-22. We are looking for volunteers to
staff the booth from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
PLW Ozaukee County will have a booth at
the Ozaukee County Fair from Aug. 1-5, 10 AM -
10 PM, Cedarburg. Firemen's Park on Washington
Ave., between Hwy 60 and Bridge St., Cedarburg.
Volunteers needed - email
Sawyer County Affiliate (Hayward) - Queen of
Peace, Protector of Life - will be again be
offering offering the 'Cemetery of the
Innocents' display of 400 crosses representing
the thousands of daily abortions in the USA. In
addition, we have a new display of fetal models
consisting of 13 models, 5-35 weeks gestation
and one newborn. These are professional grade,
soft-touch models that can be handled, and are
available all year, with or without the crosses.
They're suitable for all ages. For more
information call Bob Ornberg at 715-699-1287 or
check out our new Facebook page at
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co. prays at Planned
Parenthood in Delavan, WI. Signs are provided.
Contact Phil Cullen for info - 262-742-3299.
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
Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County 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.
Pro-Life Wisconsin 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. During 40 Days For Life
which begins February 22, we will be
Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood Through
Mary on Tuesdays 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and
Thursdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For information,
call Ann at (920) 921-6062 or Julie (920)
923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said at 8:30
a.m. before the 9 a.m. Mass each Saturday 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 front of Madison's
Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin
Road, Madison, WI 53704). Each day that Planned
Parenthood is open for business (every week
day), 2 people (at least!) will be scheduled to
be present on the sidewalk. The times and days
are as follows: Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11
a.m.; Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and Friday, 1pm
- 3pm. Individuals or groups are needed to sign
up for these 2-hour shifts, especially on a
monthly basis. You may also "stop by." Those
interested should click
here to view the online scheduling
calendar or contact affiliate leader Laura
Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or email
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, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. 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
email@example.com 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 at Planned Parenthood Appleton North
on 3800 N. Gillett St.
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 Kenosha has consecrated our
fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus
through Mary. We pray every Saturday at 11 a.m.
in front of the Planned Parenthood facility,
located at Roosevelt Road and 36th Avenue in
Kenosha. Please come and pray the Rosary, the
Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other prayers with
us. For more information contact Karie Kinzler
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (262) 656-0301.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County members daily
praise and thank God for the January 13, 2012
permanent closure of the Rockford, IL abortion
mill. Chapter members meet monthly (except
June, July, August) in St. Jude's Hall, Beloit,
WI. The Spiritually Adopt-A-Baby
initiative resumed March 24/25 at St. Jude/St.
Thomas parishes, praying daily for nine months
for pre-born babies. If you'd like information
regarding this, contact Charlene Tolmie
608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato from "Priests For Life" to
be at St. Cecilia's parish in Wisconsin Dells: Friday,
July 20: coffee, donuts, questions and answers
with Fr. Stephen after 8:00 AM Mass. He will
speak Sat. July 21 at the 5:00 PM Mass and
Sunday July 22 at 8:00 and 10:00 AM Masses. Fr.
Stephen was ordained to the priesthood in 2005.
He has been involved in multiple Pro-life
activities and ministries. Thirty-five years ago
he was involved in an abortion. His girlfriend
became pregnant and he shares the guilt for her
decision to abort. He was the first
post-abortive man to give his witness as part of
the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. He
preaches the Gospel of Life "from the standpoint
of mercy." He will give a talk with questions
and answers Thursday July 19, 7:30-8:30 PM in
St. Cecilia Parish Hall, 603 Oak St., Wis Dells,
ground level entrance at the rear of the
Rosary Rallies at the State Capitol: Fr. Isaac Mary
Relyea and Fr. Rick Heilman invite you to kneel
in prayer together every Thursday evening at
7pm, at the State Street steps of the Capitol in
Madison. From June 16 - November 1.
Witness for Life: Each
Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha will
offer 8am Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to
the nearby Planned Parenthood. St. Mary's is
located at 7307 40th Avenue, Kenosha. For more
information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura
The Wausua 40 Days
for Life group will continue their prayer
vigil by meeting the first Thursdays of the month,
May through August. We will meet at Family
Planning Health Services, 719 N 3rd Avenue in
Wausau at 3 pm. Please join us in prayer to be a
public witness for the unborn and for mothers to
make the right choice.
Kneel for Life: Capitol Campaign meets Wednesdays
at the Capitol from 1-2pm. We try to precede
with Mass at St. Patrick's at 12:10, then we
walk over from there. Our purpose is to be a
peaceful, joyful presence praying to tear down
the evil strongholds present there and be an
encouragement for the pro-life
legislators/staff. We pray the Rosary, Chaplet
of Mercy and St. Michael prayer as we walk in
twos or independently, throughout the Capitol.
The third Monday of every month All Saints
Catholic Church in Berlin says a Rosary for
life at the church's monument for the unborn
after a 5:15p.m. Mass. Everyone welcome.
pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parishmeets
to pray every Thursday evening from6-6:30
p.m. at the West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532
Shepherd’s Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on
the West end of town, approximately 1-1/2
miles west of Hwy 45 on West Washington Street
(aka: Highway 33) in West Bend. It is in a
shopping mall on the north-side of the street.
We are on the sidewalk.
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,
Kathy.email@example.com. Cenacles of Life meets every
Saturday morning at St. Pius X Catholic Church
in Cambridge at 8:30 am to pray two rosaries for
an end to the culture of death.
meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108
McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6
p.m., and recites the second oral Rosary in the
main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m. Cenacles
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)
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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