Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin urges
donations in Pro-Life Wisconsin's name
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin [PPWI]
agrees with Pro-Life Wisconsin: PPWI
is bad for Wisconsin! Click here
to view the fundraiser email that PPWI sent out last
week, encouraging donations to PPWI in Pro-Life Wisconsin's name. While
there is much that could be said, PPWI, abortionists and all those who
are pro-abortion remain in our prayers. We urge you to pray for them as
Join our protest of Cecile Richards'
fundraiser for Tom Barrett
On Thursday, July 8, Planned
Parenthood of Wisconsin [PPWI] announced that Cecile Richards,
president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will be the
keynote speaker for two fundraisers for gubernatorial candidate Tom
here to view the event on PPWI's website.
Planned Parenthood’s theme
of ‘Moving Wisconsin Forward’ is disrespectful to the thousands of
babies they kill every year, babies who will never see the light of day
We will prayerfully and peacefully protest the bloody collaboration of
Governor Jim Doyle (a PPWI lifetime achievement award recipient) and
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (endorsed by PPWI for Wisconsin governor).
The communities in which these events will
be held – at the homes of Planned Parenthood supporters – will not be
able to ignore Planned
Parenthood’s destructive agenda.
Milwaukee: Wednesday, July
Protest 4pm - 7pm, as the event is from 5pm-7pm. We will witness to
they arrive and leave, as well as the street traffic.
Event will be at the home of Chris & Miriam Abele, 3319 N. Lake
Drive, Milwaukee. We will be across the street and on the sidewalk.
Madison: Thursday, July 29
Protest 4pm - 7pm, as the event is from 5pm-7pm. We will witness to
they arrive and leave, as well as the street traffic.
At the home of Peggy Hedberg, 69 Cambridge Road, Madison. We will be
across the street and on the sidewalk.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call toll-free (877) 463-7945.
Pro-Life Wisconsin made our endorsements for governor official on June
22 (read the press release here)
Parenthood put out a press release about our
endorsements (read it here).
Rasmussen poll results
show both of Pro-Life Wisconsin's endorsed
candidates lead Barrett by a significant margin. An Associated Press
article discussed how the abortion debate will be one of the deciding
factors in the governor's race. Pro-Life Wisconsin's Matt Sande is
quoted in the article. Read the AP article here.
New York Times article reveals long-term plan
to push abortion in medical schools
On July 12, the New York Times published
long article on abortion providers and pro-abortion strategies. The
article discusses how abortion was introduced to ob/gyn medical
students at universities, in order to train students in a grisly
procedure. The article admits most medical students do not want to be
abortionists; indeed, who would want to kill life rather than work to
UW-Madison is a textbook example of what the New York Times describes. Medical
residents in the UW School of Medicine Ob/Gyn Department have
two four-week rotations at Planned Parenthood, where they view and
participate in abortions. To view the rotation schedule, click here.
the signed contract between UW and Planned Parenthood of
Wisconsin, click here.
From the New York Times:
"[Abortion activists] have built residency programs and fellowships at
university hospitals, with the hope that, eventually, more and more
doctors will use their training to bring abortion in their practices.
The bold idea at the heart of this effort is to integrate abortion
so... that it's a seamless part of health care for women - embraced
rather than shunned."
Pro-Life Wisconsin submitted a request for an opinion to Attorney
General JB Van Hollen on whether UW-Madison is violating state law by
training abortionists. Van Hollen has recommended an audit of the
program. Click here
to view PLW's press release.
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
email@example.com or call (815) 494-0333. You MUST pre-register in order to
The Rockford abortion mill was recently in the news, after the
owner attacked sidewalk counselors with a chainsaw. Read it here.
"Full service" assisted suicide clinic planned
By Julie Grimstad,
Executive Director, Life Is Worth Living
Recently, I received a shocking letter from Rita Marker, JD, Executive
Director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted
Suicide. She asked those who received this letter to share the
information with others, hoping that we would help our friends and
families understand what is at stake.
Oregon was the first place in the U.S. to legalize physician-assisted
suicide. That law became effective in 1997. Marker has been in
the forefront of the fight against such laws, repeatedly warning, “Once
assisted suicide has been transformed into a medical treatment, it is
inevitable that assisted-suicide clinics will eventually become a
The following is a brief
summary of the information in her letter:
In late June, a Portland
psychiatrist, Stuart Weisberg, MD, announced his plan to open “Dignity
House.” It will be a “full-service” assisted suicide clinic where you
can schedule the day of your death and have friends, family and pets
present. For an extra fee, a catered last meal, fresh garden flowers
and music can be arranged. You’ll also have the option of a makeup
specialist so you’ll look your best if you choose to have an
“end-of-life camera” videotape your death. Total cost of the “package
deal” is $5000.
As unbelievable as it
seems, it’s true. The details described above are from Dr. Weisberg’s
website and news articles about his endeavors. Furthermore, he has made
it clear that he would be following the requirements of the Oregon
Death with Dignity law.
Damage control was swift.
The Oregon Medical Board issued an emergency suspension of Weisberg’s
medical license – not because his clinic would be unlawful, but because
of prior drug prescribing irregularities. Weisberg has vowed to get the
suspension lifted. The executive director of Compassion & Choices
(C&C) – formerly the Hemlock Society – issued a press release in
which she claimed that Oregon’s law would not permit Weisberg’s
assisted suicide clinic. She claimed that a psychiatrist can’t
prescribe lethal drugs or be an “attending physician” under Oregon’s
law. She’s dead wrong on all counts.
An openly operating
assisted-suicide clinic would hamper plans to gain approval of
Oregon-style laws in other states. Marker wrote, “Until they have a few
more states in their win column, assisted suicide activists don’t want
people to know where their plans inevitably lead…They know that the
concept of assisted suicide clinics horrifies people.”
Now that you are
informed, get the word out to others. We must not allow assisted
suicide to spread because people are uninformed. Silence is deadly.
Pro-life news wrap-up
Wisconsin is calling upon the Wisconsin State Legislature to
pass legislation opting the state of Wisconsin out of abortion coverage
in its prospective state health insurance "exchange." United States
House Resolution (H.R.) 3590, the Patient
Act (a.k.a. Obamacare)
plans offering abortion coverage to participate in a state's exchange
and to receive federal subsidies unless the state legislature
proactively opts-out of offering such plans. Download the petition here
or click here
to sign the petition online. We ask you to sign the petition and
encourage your family, friends and neighbors to sign it as well. Feel
free to photocopy the petition and gather as many signatures as you can.
- In Montana, parents are fighting proposed sex ed for kindergartners.
Read it here.
- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a self-professed
devout Catholic, received an award from abortion giant Planned
Parenthood at a reception July 15. The award will be given in
recognition of her efforts in passing the federal health care
legislation, and, in particular, for her help in ensuring that the
Stupak abortion funding ban was not inserted in the bill. Read more on
- Human Life International is asking for prayers for Kenya, as the
nation will be voting on a referendum to the constitution. The revision
to the constitution would legalize abortion on demand and lead other
African nations to do the same. Read Fr. Euteneuer's weekly column here.
- In Spain, the Archbishop of Burgos, Francisco Gil Hellín, has issued
a call to Spanish Catholics to resist the country's new abortion law,
which he says is no law at all. "What society would continue if it
declared that it is the right of citizens to kill innocent persons by
majority [vote]?" the Archbishop stated. Spain's new law abolishes
penalties for all abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. It
also allows minors to obtain abortions without parental permission.
Read more here.
- Jill Stanek has an update on Elena Kagan's confirmation
process. Americans United for Life revealed the part Kagan played in
the Clinton Administration, in pressuring the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists to change their policy statement on
partial-birth abortion. Kagan may have perjured herself during
testimony, according to AUL. Read it here.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers
are needed to help man pro-life
booths at the following county fairs: St. Croix County, Fond du Lac
County, Ozaukee County, Waukesha County, Wisconsin Valley (Marathon
County) and Juneau County. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Join Pro-Life Wisconsin in
Sheboygan Brat Days parade on August 7! To volunteer call Pat Piper
at (920) 286-1004.
Pro-life Wisconsin St.
Croix County is manning a booth from July
22 through July 25 in Glenwood City, Wis., sponsored by the Knights of
Columbus. As this is the 100th anniversary of the St. Croix
County Fair, we hope to promote the culture of life to many new
souls! If you would like to volunteer to be present at the booth
for a two-hour time slot, please contact Darla Meyers at (715)
386-1089. This is an easy way to not only promote the culture of life
but to leave spiritually rewarded!
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.
Mark Kimble, a Dane
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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!
Cemetery of the Innocents:
like to make a strong pro-life statement without uttering a
word? The group Queen of Peace, Protector of Life is looking for
appropriate sites. 400 crosses made from PVC pipe, 40" high and 2' wide
spaced every 3 feet, representing the thousands of abortions daily in
the U.S. The display is presently set up at the intersection of Hwy B
and 27 in Hayward near the Fishing Hall of Fame. Have trailer, will
travel. Call Bob Ornberg at (218) 321-4600 or (715) 699-2876 or email
40 Days for Life -
Appleton: The hours will be 7 a.m. til 5 p.m. every day at
Planned Parenthood, 3800 Gillett St., Grand Chute, Wis. For questions
or to schedule your time please call Jeanne at (920) 243-3665.
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.
Holy Hour for the Unborn:
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.