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ACT NOW: Bills Circulating in State Legislature to Ban the Sale and Use of Aborted Baby Body Parts/Defund Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin




State Representatives Andre Jacque (R-DePere) and Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) are currently circulating for co-sponsorship legislation that would ban the sale and use of aborted human fetal body parts. Representative Jacque is also circulating for co-sponsorship legislation that would continue the defunding of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) that began with Governor Walker’s first budget in 2011.

Banning the sale and use of aborted human fetal body parts (LRB 1645/2)

LRB 1645/2 would prohibit the sale and use of aborted human fetal body parts. The bill bans persons from knowingly and for valuable consideration acquiring, receiving, or transferring a fetal body part. It also bans persons from knowingly providing, receiving, or using for experimentation a fetal body part. A fetal body part is a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of, or any material derived from any cell or tissue of, an unborn child who is aborted by an induced abortion. The legislation would also require the abortionist to determine, if medically possible, the gender of the preborn child and report it to the Department of Health Services (DHS). It also establishes new provisions on the proper disposal of aborted fetal remains, through either burial, interment, entombment, cremation, or incineration. The lack of current standard allows for disposal of fetal remains as trash or medical waste.

There is documented evidence of the UW-Madison conducting research on human fetal brain and pancreatic tissue. These preborn children did not consent to their abortions and certainly did not consent to experimentation. We expect Wisconsin’s medical research community to procure fetal tissue ethically; for example, from stillbirths or miscarriages with maternal consent. Federal law prohibits the interstate trafficking of human fetal body parts. Wisconsin’s intrastate commercial activity must have a similar prohibition so that we can guarantee the highest ethical standards of academic research and medical care in our state.

Defunding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin / Part 1: Eliminating Inflated Medicaid Contraceptive Drug Reimbursement Rates (LRB 2675/1)

LRB 2675/1 would reimburse Wisconsin’s Medicaid family planning providers, including PPWI, at acquisition cost, or the actual cost providers pay for contraceptive drugs under the federal 340B drug program. The bill would supplant informal agreements with DHS over the last ten years that paid Medicaid family planning providers a heavily inflated reimbursement rate for contraceptives.

Currently, PPWI and other family planning providers bill Medicaid high above what they actual pay for the heavily discounted 340B birth control drugs. The bill would curtail the exorbitant contraceptive drug reimbursement rates for PPWI and other Medicaid family planning providers. It’s bad enough that millions of taxpayer-funded family planning dollars annually subsidize chemical and surgical abortions in our state, without the “piling on” that has been occurring through insider deals struck during the Doyle administration. The bill’s common sense approach will reimburse Medicaid family planning providers what they actually pay for contraceptive drugs, nothing more and nothing less, as most states already do. If PPWI cannot operate its clinics under this equitable payment model, then they can seek private funding. It is expected that the bill’s enactment would cut PPWI’s annual public subsidy by approximately $4.5 million.

Defunding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin / Part 2: Diverting Federal Title X Family Planning Funds Away from Organizations that Perform of Refer for Abortions (LRB 2674/1)

Currently, federal Title X family planning funds are granted directly to PPWI, as they are the only applicant in Wisconsin. PPWI receives more than $3 million annually from Title X.

LRB 2674/1 would require the DHS to apply, on an annual basis, for family planning grant funds under Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act and to distribute funds received first to public entities, including state, county, and local health departments and health clinics. If any moneys remain after those distributions, DHS may then distribute grant funds to nonpublic entities that are hospitals or federally qualified health centers that provide comprehensive primary and preventive care. Under this bill, a public entity that receives family planning and preventive health services grant funds may provide some or all of the funds to other public or private entities provided that the recipient of the funds does not provide abortion services, make referrals for abortion services, or have an affiliate that provides abortion services or makes referrals for abortion services.
 

ACT NOW!


Please CALL or EMAIL Governor Walker, your state senator and state representative NOW and urge him/her to:
  1. Support legislation to ban the sale and use of aborted human fetal body parts;
  2. Call for a state investigation of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to assess whether they traffic in human fetal body parts and whether any state and federal laws have been violated;
  3. Call for a TOTAL defunding of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Governor Walker can be emailed at: govgeneral@wisconsin.gov and called at: (608) 266-1212.

To find out who your state senator and state representative is, click here and type in your street address, city and zip code in the upper right hand corner. Click on the search icon to the right and the name and contact information of your state senator and state representative will appear, along with their pictures.

If you prefer to leave a telephone message with your state senator and state representative, please call the toll-free State Legislative Hotline at (800) 362-9472.

Thank you for making your PRO-LIFE VOICE heard!

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Our 2015 Annual Auction Dinner will be the biggest yet, with a great new venue and an awesome keynote speaker, Abby Johnson! You don't want to miss this special event!

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Join Pro-Life Wisconsin for our second annual Loving Life 5K! This fun run will help moms and babies around Wisconsin by supporting our crisis pregnancy outreach efforts. Last year, around 90 pro-lifers came out to enjoy a beautiful morning and run for a great cause! 

This year's race will once again be held at beautiful Grant Park in South Milwaukee on 
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Pro-Life Minute No. 27: Loving Life 5K Run/Walk




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Pro-Life News

  1. Following tide of criticism, Assembly GOP leaders ask Democrats to return Planned Parenthood donations
  2. Senate Will Vote Soon on Bill to Immediately De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
  3. American Express and American Cancer Society: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood
  4. Meet the 38 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood
  5. Parents share why they chose life for their children
  6. Slaying the abortion giant
  7. What companies said about their donations to Planned Parenthood
  8. Obama Department of Justice to investigate...the journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood

Affiliate Announcements

 
Baby Shower for Bella - Bella is registered at Buy Buy Baby reg. #542410621. Gift cards are gladly accepted. All cash donations will be converted into an in-store gift card.

When: Tuesday, July 28 noon - 3 p.m.
Where: St. Jerome Parish, Oconomowoc, WI
RSVP - Bonnie via email at office@prolifewisconsin.org or phone 262-796-1111 ext. 10

Gifts can be dropped off at the Pro-Life Wisconsin office.

Read Bella's story here.

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Women Betrayed Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood -  Come together in solidarity with over 50 other rallies nationwide to call for DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD. Tomorrow, July 28, at 12:00 PM outside the Planned Parenthood at 2207 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee.

Our tax dollars should not be used to harvest and sell baby parts. Many groups participating; ALL WELCOME! Questions about participating? Email Kerry Lawlor at kslawlor@gmail.com.
 
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Courtesy Announcements

Historic 2015 National 54 Day Rosary Novena - August 15 through October 7, 2015. Join hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in prayer across America. Mark your calendars and spread the word.
A Message of Hope in response to the spiritual crisis in our culture and nation. 
What: Pray the rosary for 54 straight days for the Novena Intentions. 
Where: Pray the rosary individually or as a family in your home or as part of your parish community.
Primary Novena Intention: "For the Family & Marriage" including for peace, human life and religious freedom. A Hearts United Campaign of the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate. 
Visit the website for more information www.54days.org 

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July 27, 2015

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