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July 18, 2011
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Senate recall primary elections tomorrow -- Don't forget to vote!

Two Senate recall primary elections will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19.

The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed the following candidates in tomorrow’s Republican primary elections:

Kim Simac (R)            Senate District 12
Jonathan Steitz (R)    Senate District 22

The 12th Senate District in northeast Wisconsin includes Lincoln and Florence counties. Click here for a complete map of the district. Republican Kim Simac is challenging Democrat incumbent Jim Holperin. Simac faces a primary election tomorrow. If she wins, she will take on Holperin in the general election on Tuesday, August 16.

The 22nd Senate District in Kenosha County includes the cities of Burlington and Kenosha.  Click here for a complete map of the district. Republican Jonathan Steitz is challenging Democrat incumbent Robert Wirch. Steitz faces a primary election tomorrow. If he wins, he will take on Wirch in the general election on Tuesday, August 16.

For those of you who live in the 12th and 22nd Senate Districts, tomorrow’s recall primary elections are too important to miss. Plan to exercise your right to vote tomorrow, July 19, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Vote for life, and may God bless Wisconsin!

Contraception and condoms on tap

American Life League and other pro-life organizations have been warning for years that tap water contains contraceptives and other drugs, which survive the “treatment” process.

Milwaukee has a more visible, more disgusting reminder of the contraceptive, free-sex mentality — condoms floating in Lake Michigan.

From the July 11 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

In April 2003, a local angler complained of thousands of condoms floating in Lake Michigan near the Jones Island plant.

The next year, MMSD installed a temporary fix: a series of nets at the end of the treatment process designed to collect condoms, tampons and other floatable trash and prevent them from being discharged to the lake. The array of condom-catching nets, and replacement nets, cost around $1.6 million.

Installing new, smaller screens to remove debris, trash, plastic containers and condoms from wastewater flowing into the Jones Island sewage treatment plant, as well as other upgrades at the 25-year-old preliminary treatment facility, will cost $14.9 million, under a proposed contract.

But not all pollutants are visible to the naked eye. Recent studies reveal how widespread pharmaceuticals are in Wisconsin’s tap water. While tap water can be filtered in your home, unfiltered tap water is still used for bathing, cooking, brushing teeth, etc.

A 2005 Associated Press article highlighted the finding of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants,  mood stabilizers and birth control — in the drinking water of at least 41 million Americans.

In a 2004-06 study, Bill Sonzogni, a researcher with the state Laboratory of Hygiene, found accumulations of endocrine-disrupting chemicals used in drugs such as birth control pills in water entering and leaving Madison’s sewage treatment plant.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about pharmaceuticals in the water, even after the water was treated:

Rebecca Klaper, an assistant scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Great Lakes WATER Institute, tested for pharmaceuticals in the sewage piped to the Jones Island plant and the treated wastewater pouring into the harbor.

Among the substances she found entering and exiting the treatment plant are the antibiotic tetracycline, the common pain reliever acetaminophen, and carbamazepine, a drug used to control epileptic seizures.

Even after dilution of the treated wastewater in the harbor, Klaper found the antibiotic in the open water.

Several years ago, researchers started finding male fish carrying eggs and displaying other female characteristics. All lived downstream of municipal sewage treatment plants, said Gerald Ankley, a research toxicologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Duluth, Minn.

This feminization of male fish has been linked to detectable levels of synthetic hormones from birth control and other prescription drugs, Ankley said.

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district has been providing free condoms to students since the 2010-11 school year. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin hands out condoms and birth control to the tune of millions of dollars every year, courtesy of Wisconsin taxpayers, who are now paying to clean up the mess they paid to create.

Bishop-elect Hying a voice for the unborn, poor, families

From the Milwaukee Catholic Herald:

On a cold, gray morning last March, Bishop Donald J. Hying prayed with a group of people outside a Milwaukee abortion clinic. Praying at abortion facilities is something he has done for more than 20 years, but it was that day’s experience that he shared as a guest blogger on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Web site,

In the blog post he described an encounter he had with a woman he identified as having a management position at the abortion clinic.

When he quietly said, “Please stop killing people here,” and added that he will pray for her, the woman reacted with rage, shouting derogatory words and making an obscene gesture as she drove away.

Bishop Hying ended his blog post with: “The abortionists want their deeds to go unseen, unnoticed and unchallenged. By our public prayer and presence, we shine the light of God on a very dark place.”

Sets example with prayers, presence
Members of local pro-life groups say it has been Bishop Hying’s prayers and presence that have strongly encouraged them for many years.

“He leads by example. He is a true prayer warrior who is not afraid to pray publicly at abortion centers,” said Dan Miller, a coordinator for 40 Days for Life in Milwaukee. Miller was with Bishop Hying that morning at the clinic.

“He has shown us through his example how to effectively combat abortion, which begins and ends with prayer,” Miller said.

Peggy Hamill, state director for Pro-Life Wisconsin, has known Bishop Hying for about 10 years. “He is a pro-life leader through prayer and action,” Hamill said. “His demeanor is prayerful, encouraging and holy. I’ve always seen him as a man of principle, faith and a true shepherd.”

Hamill noted his participation in pro-life events, ranging from speaking with those holding vigils at abortion facilities and “sidewalk counseling” women outside the clinic, to leading the Pro-Life Wisconsin Stations of the Cross procession on Good Friday.

Click here to read more.

Pennsylvania abortion facility cited for using unsterilized instruments, blood on the walls

From the Pennsylvania Daily Caller:

Allentown Medical Services at 2200 Hamilton St. was cited recently for preparing to use unsterilized instruments on patients, having drugs and single-use devices that were past their expiration dates and for splattering blood on the walls and on the floor of a scrub room freezer, according to a state Department of Health report recently made public.

The citations were issued against the new operators of the clinic, who took over ownership of from Dr. Steven Brigham , who was previously barred from operating in Pennsylvania. It's unclear when operation and ownership of the clinic changed hands. It continues to operate as Allentown Medical Services, as it did under Bringham.

The Health Department inspected the Allentown center on May 26 and said operators "failed to maintain a safe and sanitary environment."

It noted that in two "procedure rooms," an employee showed inspectors dozens of metal devices used in abortions that had been sterilized, but not wrapped to maintain sterility. Nine packages of surgical instruments, the report said, "had an accumulation of brown debris in the hinge areas and brown staining on the inside of the packages." An employee, who was unnamed, "confirmed that these surgical instruments were considered sterile and ready for patient use."

In addition, inspectors found instruments in sterile packages that were past the expiration dates listed on the packages. Two disposable uterine catheters had expiration dates of March 15, 2003 and September 2005. Clonidine tablets were also out-of-date.

The report said: Other instruments were stored in dirty containers. A freezer for infectious waste in a scrub room was splattered and smeared with blood and the bottom of the freezer was coated with a "thick layer" of frozen blood.

Click here to read more.

Pro-life news wrap-up

- Pro-family groups in El Salvador are slamming the U.S. ambassador, an Obama apointee. Read more here.

- Controversial Costa Rican ads compare IVF to homicide.
Read more here.

Affiliate activities

Our affiliates need your help this summer!
County Fairs: Waukesha (July 20-24), Ozaukee (August 3-7), Wausau (also known as the Wisconsin Valley Fair, August 2-7), Fond du Lac (also known as the Fondy Fair, July 20-24), Juneau (August 17-21) & St. Croix (July 20-24).

Parades: Sheboygan Brat Days (Saturday August 6).

All of these efforts are coordinated and staffed solely by volunteers! We need your help! Contact Pro-Life Wisconsin toll-free at (877) 463-7945 or email to find out how you can spread the pro-life message in Wisconsin this summer.

Sawyer County affiliate, Queen of Peace, Protector of Life, will be displaying the "Cemetery of the Innocents" (400 crosses representing the thousands of daily abortions in the USA) at Bethel Baptist Church, Hwy 27N, Hayward, July 11th - July25th; Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hwy 35, Webster, WI., July 30th - August 15th; Vacant property at Hwy 12 & 63, Baldwin, WI., Sept. 1st - Sept. 8th (over Labor Day); St. John's Lutheran Church, Hwy 27, Ladysmith, WI., Oct. 3rd - Oct. 17th. Set-ups are planned throughout the summer. For more information, contact Bob Ornberg at (715) 699-1287.

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 Community Room.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Winnebago County prays at the Planned Parenthood on Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton from 12 - 1 pm on the first Monday of every month. If you cannot attend please take a moment to say a prayer for defunding Planned Parenthood permanently. Bring your own signs or make your own if you would like.

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. For information, call Ann at (920) 921-6062. A pro-life Rosary is 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 have 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 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 or at (262) 656-0301.

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. 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

The Lumen Christi Respect Life Committee
invite you to Sidewalk Counseling 101
with Dan Miller, the 40 Days for Life Milwaukee Coordinator. Sessions held at Lumen Christi Catholic Church Library, 11300 North St. James Lane (and Mequon Road) Mequon, WI. At 7:00 pm on Tuesday July 19, and 9 am, Saturday, July 30. All are welcome to any or all sessions but participants must RSVP to Kerry by phone (414) 559-1032 or email:

Pro-lifers pray the Rosary every Thursday evening
at 6 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,

Cenacles of Life 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 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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