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Pro-Life Wisconsin Sets High Bar for Political Candidates
 



Last Tuesday, Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC released its 2014 candidate endorsements. The same day, The Madison Capitol Times reported on Pro-Life Wisconsin's strong, no-exceptions position, and how our PAC only endorses candidates who share the same position. They note that Pro-Life Wisconsin, 

         ...is also reassessing its practices in an
         attempt to support candidates who will
         not only get a 100 percent score on the
         group's questionnaire, but will fight hard
         to end abortion in all instances.
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Pro-Life Wisconsin will continue to set a high bar for all current and future legislators in our state, as we work to protect every innocent human life.

Glenn Grothman Stands Out in 6th Congressional District Race



In the race to replace retiring Congressman Tom Petri in Wisconsin's Sixth Congressional District, three candidates have earned a 100% rating from Pro-Life Wisconsin.  Glenn Grothman, Joe Leibham, and Duey Stroebel all have strong pro-life voting records in the Wisconsin State Legislature, all embrace the total protection, no exceptions pro-life philosophy, and all would support federal personhood legislation. Yet Glenn Grothman was the only one of the three who had the courage to co-sponsor the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment (2013 Assembly Joint Resolution 49), state legislation that would extend the inalienable right to life already found in the Wisconsin Constitution to all preborn children from the beginning of their lives. Grothman has been the lead Senate author of the personhood amendment in the last two state legislative sessions.

The reintroduction and passage of the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment is Pro-Life Wisconsin’s top legislative priority every session. It seeks to end abortion in Wisconsin, not to regulate or restrict it. It seeks to end all violence toward preborn children in Wisconsin – surgical, chemical, experimental, etc. – at all stages of development. It recognizes the preborn child as a “person,” a citizen upon whom full legal rights confer from conception. Simply put, it treats the preborn child like you or me.

Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks Glenn Grothman for his principled leadership on the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment.
 

La Crosse Tribune Covers Franciscan Mayo Controversy, Bishop's Statement




The La Crosse Tribune reports on the ongoing controversy surrounding an abortionist working at Catholic-run Franciscan Mayo Healthcare in La Crosse.
 
The controversy over allegations that a doctor who works part-time at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare performs abortions is boiling over, prompting La Crosse Bishop William Callahan to label it “scandalous.”

The imbroglio began March 5, when Leif and Karen Arvidson of La Crosse began leading almost-daily pickets outside Mayo-Franciscan, based on their contention that Dr. Carl Rose of Mayo in Rochester, Minn., had advised an abortion during a difficult pregnancy in 2012.

Neither Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare nor Mayo Clinic have unambiguously said whether Rose performs abortions.
 
Read the rest of the La Crosse Tribune story here.

Read the LifeSiteNews.com story here.

Auction Items and Wine Donations Needed!




Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Annual Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, October 25th.  As the summer flies by, please take some time to gather any items you could donate to help make the auction a success!

Ideas for donations include electronics, sports tickets and apparel, entertainment packages, gourmet food and beverage baskets, themed gift baskets, hunting and recreational items, vacation packages, and gift cards.  All donations are tax-deductible. Auction items can be mailed to Pro-Life Wisconsin or dropped off at the office.

At this year’s Auction Dinner, Pro-Life Wisconsin plans to again host a wine pull.  Donations of various bottles of wine would be greatly appreciated to make this fun activity a success once again. If you wish to donate wine,please contact the office at 262-796-1111.

Rushing the Innocent to Die
 



Judie Brown, President of American Life League, has a hard hitting column about the increasing push to have the elderly killed, either through assisted suicide or outright euthanasia.

The British Medical Journal recently announced its support for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill. The editorial, “It’s the Right Thing to Do, and Most People Want It” reasons that since society already accepts when people decide “to reject lifesaving treatments, if they have mental capacity, regardless of any effects their subsequent deaths may have on those they leave behind,” why not move forward and decriminalize assisted suicide as well?

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A Protective Power of Attorney for Health Care document can help protect and preserve the lives of the elderly when they are most vulnerable. Click here to download Pro-Life Wisconsin's Advance Directive document. Click here to download an informative guide to navigating complex end of life issues.


Save the date! Pro-Life Wisconsin's Loving Life 5K, Grant Park, South Milwaukee

 


Pro-Life News


Affiliate Announcements
 

Madison Sidewalk Counselor Training - If you are interested in sidewalk counselor training - mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30 p.m. Veteran sidewalk counselor and head of the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Will Goodman, fellow servant, Jen Dunnett and head of Rachel's Vineyard in Madison, Mary Mead - will conduct the training. Location to be announced. For more details, contact Vigil for Life at info@vigilforlife.org. 

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Ladies for Life Tea - The Life League of La Crosse will be holding their 5th Annual “Ladies for Life” Tea on Sunday, July 20th from 2-4 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall.  There will be tasty tea sandwiches and goodies, activity for young ladies and pro-life advocate, Dan Miller, will be the featured speaker.  This is a fun-filled afternoon for ladies of all ages.  Tickets are $10 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 3-10, babes in arms are free.  For tickets or more information, contact Mari Erickson: (608)783-6407.  To set a table for the event, contact Jennifer Fisk: (608)783-0246.
 
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Courtesy Announcements


August All-Night Vigil of Reparation  The August All-Night Vigil of Reparation will be at St. Catherine of Alexandria, on 76th Place south of Brown Deer Road, Friday and Saturday, August 1st & 2nd. The opening Mass is Friday night at 8 p.m., followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration, talks, Holy Hour for Life, community prayers and confessions throughout the night, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 5 a.m. Come for the opening Mass if you can; then stay as long as you like. If you need a ride or more information, call 414-254-2790. 
 
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July 14, 2014

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