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International manhunt still on for Wisconsin man who spiked girlfriend's drink with abortion-causing drug


From the May 25 issue of the Appleton Post-Crescent:
APPLETON — Law enforcement officers are confident a man who jumped a $750,000 bond more than two years ago for spiking his girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug will be brought to justice.

Outagamie County sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Shortess said an international warrant for Patel is still active, and the U.S. Marshals Service has checked to make sure the county was still interested in getting him returned for prosecution.

Charges filed in November 2007 included second-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child, placing foreign objects in edibles, possession with intent to deliver prescriptions, stalking, burglary, possession of burglarious tools and two counts of harassment for violation of a restraining order.

Click here to read more of the Post-Crescent article.

Life Issues Institute, in its June 2010 newsletter, discussed how the pro-abortion feminism strategy of mainstreaming abortion through RU 486 is backfiring. The Wisconsin case is one of several where abortion has been forced on a woman by a husband or boyfriend who has given her the drug in food or drink without her knowledge. In each case, the woman was pressured by the man to have an abortion and she refused. As Life Issues states, "The FDA approval of [RU 486] for such lethal purposes has unleashed a host of unintended consequences that have hurt women."

Click here to read the Life Issues newsletter.

The Pill Kills Day: Contraceptives on tap?


As a co-sponsor of American Life League's The Pill Kills Day, Pro-Life Wisconsin will hold a local prayer vigil and protest on Saturday, June 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood located at 2207 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. This Planned Parenthood is just west of the Marquette University campus. Please join Pro-Life Wisconsin's Virginia Zignego and members of our board.

The theme of this year's The Pill Kills Day is hormonal birth control's effect on the environment.

Pro-Life Wisconsin has consistently exposed the destructive nature of hormonal birth control, including the effect on our own Lake Michigan. In 2007, Gerald Ankley, a research toxologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Feminization of male fish has been linked to detectable levels of synthetic hormones from birth control and other prescription drugs." Click here to read more.

Griswold v. Connecticut prayer vigils


June 7 marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, which set a legal precedent by claiming the Constitution grants women the "right to privacy" in matters of sexual practice. This paved the way for Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand. As in years past, Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliates will observe the day with prayer and a community presence outside abortion mills and birth control centers.

American Life League has taken our Griswold v. Connecticut observances to a national level. Visit thepillskills.com for more information. Pro-Life Wisconsin is a proud co-sponsor of American Life League's Pill Kills nationwide events.

-Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County will gather at Family Planning Health Services, 522 Hwy. 82 E in Mauston, on June 7 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Winnebago/Outagamie will gather at Planned Parenthood in Appleton, 3800 N. Gillette St., on June 8 at 10 a.m.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County will gather at Planned Parenthood on Hwy. 100 and Lincoln Ave. in West Allis, on June 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An ice cream social will follow.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Jefferson County will gather at Planned Parenthood in Johnson Creek on June 7 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An ice cream social will be held after.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County will hold a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd. in Madison on June 7 at 10 a.m.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth County will hold a prayer vigil on June 8 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Planned Parenthood in Delavan.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha will gather on June 5 at 11 a.m. at Planned Parenthood on Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. in Kenosha.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County will hold a vigil on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the local abortion mill, 10th St. & Broadway, in Rockford, Ill.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Portage County and the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold a prayer vigil on June 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids. An additional vigil will be held June 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point at the Family Planning Health Services on Division St.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County will gather on June 7 at 3 p.m. at the Family Planning Health Services on 719 N. 3rd Ave. in Wausau.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du Lac will gather at Planned Parenthood, 333 N. Peters Ave, on June 5 at 10:30 a.m.
- Pro-Life Wisconsin La Crosse will gather at Options for Reproductive Care, 1201 Caledonia St., on June 7 at 10 a.m.


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Free birth control under health care?


The below article, from the Politico news and opinion website, describes how Planned Parenthood is lobbying for birth control to be included under health care.

The purpose of health insurance is to provide quality, affordable health care. The country's number-one abortion providor apparently views pregnancy as unhealthy, or even disease-like. Planned Parenthood is set to make millions in taxpayer dollars from health care "reform."

From Politico, June 1:
As health reform regulations begin to take shape, Planned Parenthood has begun a quiet campaign to ensure that birth control is counted among the free preventive services that health insurers must cover under the Affordable Care Act. 

Birth control barely came up in the health care reform debate, brushed aside by the more heated debate over abortion language and coverage. But with numerous religious groups opposed to contraceptive use, this issue is all but certain to become a flash point as implementation moves forward. 

“We see this as a tremendous opportunity to get no-cost birth control in the bill and ensure that this part of women’s health is covered under preventive health,” said Laurie Rubiner, Planned Parenthood’s vice president of public policy. 

Golf for Life



Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Golf Outing


Saturday, June 26

8:30 a.m. registration
9 a.m. shotgun start
Reception and lunch to follow

Kettle Hills Golf Course
3375 Highway 167 West
Richfield, WI 53076

$50 per person
Includes 9 holes of golf (scramble format), shared cart, contests, lunch and prizes.

To register, call Pro-Life Wisconsin at (877) 463-7945 or register online.

The West is dying, except for the U.S.


From Life Issues Institute:
We don’t hear too much these days about the population explosion. The reason being is that there isn’t one anymore. In order to take a closer look at this, we examine worldwide statistics
on birth, death and immigration. The birth rate is the ultimate determinant. In a developed nation, the average woman must bear 2.1 children in order to maintain its current level of
population. In underdeveloped nations, the rate must be 2.3 or more because of higher infant and child mortality.

In most countries, during recent years, fewer people have died than have been born. This is because the average age of life expectancy has been extended, and for now, results in an
increase in the total population. This varies in different countries. Many people want to come into the US, Canada and other developed nations. Very few want to move to Libya, Cuba or Russia. This is why total populations in the US and Canada, particularly, continue to increase.

In the US, people born in 1970 had a life expectancy of 70 years. By the mid-90s it was 76 and has continued to slowly increase. With this, there has been a change in ethnicity. The US
has become more Hispanic and Western Europe has become more Muslim.

To look at a tragic example of depopulation, Italy’s birth rate is 1.2 persons born per woman. This is the lowest in a nation where accurate records are kept. Ten years ago, there were about 5,000 more Italians buried each year than were being born, and this number has continued to rise. Projecting the above numbers forward a hundred years, Italy will shrink from 57 to 15 million people with half of these being over 65.

Russia also has one of the lowest birth rates in the West. Records there are not as accurate as some countries and medical care is improving. But a few years ago, there were still two abortions for every live birth. Life expectancy for men has dropped to 57 years, largely due to alcoholism and poor medical care. Russia is very concerned because it is still burying a half a million more people each year than are being born.

Click here to read more.

Courtesy announcements


Pro-Life Mass: The monthly pro-life Mass will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 9 a.m. at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Milwaukee, located at 5566 N. 69th St. Fr. Daniel Sherman will celebrate Mass.

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.knaack@gmail.com.

SOUL Ride: Charity motorcycle ride for WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee will be held on Saturday, June 12. It will start at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church on 107th St., wind through scenic Kettle Moraine/Holy Hill area, and end at Sam's Club on North 76th St. and Calumet. All paid registrants will receive a T-shirt and picnic lunch. Whether you own or ride a motorcycle or not you can join us for this event that supports the pregnancy care centers and the sanctity of human life by providing healthy choices. Register online at www.SOULRide.org, call (414) 727-8176 or office@welslflmilw.com for a registration form or more information.

Eyewitness for Life: You are invited to learn about the important lifesaving work of Eyewitness for Life. By attending a one-hour Seeing is Believing event you will get to tour our new facility and learn how Eyewitness for Life utilizes the miracle of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and the children they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion - thereby saving two lives at a time. The upcoming event will be held on June 26. Our program begins at 10 a.m. Eyewitness for Life is located at 9008 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee. Call (414) 462-5483 or email eyewitness@milwpc.com 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.

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