elections tomorrow -- Don't forget to vote!
Recall elections will be held tomorrow,
Tuesday, June 5. The PLW Victory Fund
political action committee (PAC) has proudly
endorsed four candidates in the recall
elections: Governor Scott Walker,
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca
Kleefisch, State Senator Scott
Fitzgerald and State Representative
Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch and Scott
Fitzgerald of Juneau are incumbents running
to defend their positions while Jerry
Petrowski of Marathon is running to fill the
Wausau-area senate seat vacated by former
senator Pam Galloway who resigned earlier
this year. All four have worked hard to
build a culture of life in Wisconsin.
Democrat gubernatorial challenger Tom
Barrett has a long pro-abortion voting
record and Democrat lieutenant governor
challenger Mahlon Mitchell is pro-abortion.
Both Barrett and Mitchell have been endorsed
by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the
state's number one abortion provider.
The recall elections for governor and
lieutenant governor are separate elections.
The Republican incumbents (Walker/Kleefisch)
and Democrat challengers (Barrett/Mitchell)
are NOT running on the same ticket. You must
vote for these seats separately.
Plan to exercise your right to vote
tomorrow, June 5, and encourage your family
and friends to do the same. Vote for life,
and may God bless Wisconsin!
established birth control as a right; now being
enshrined as an entitlement through HHS
Commentary by Peggy Hamill
June 7 marks the 47th anniversary of the
U.S. Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut
set the precedent for the bogus claim
that the U.S. Constitution grants
individuals the right to privacy in matters
of sexual practices. In 1965, in an
orchestrated act of civil disobedience,
Estelle Griswold (director of Planned
Parenthood League of Connecticut) and Dr. C.
Lee Buxton opened a birth control clinic. To
their delight, they were arrested and fined
for selling birth control which was illegal
in Connecticut. They succeeded in taking
their (civil disobedience) case all the way
to the U.S. Supreme Court. As intended, the
paved the way for Roe v. Wade through the
so-called right to privacy.
When Pro-Life Wisconsin was
founded 20 years ago, we recognized that the
deadly spiritual, physical and judicial
connection between contraception and
abortion is all too real. Our campaign
against the contraceptive mentality has
always been seen by the right-to-life
establishment as defying their silence on
birth control. Consequently, here we are, in
2012, reaping the fruit of their silence.
succeeded in establishing as a
"right" is now being enshrined as an
entitlement through the Health and Human
Services birth control mandate.
We must not cooperate
should the mandate withstand court
challenges. Image: The
line of attendees at the March 23 "Stand Up
for Religious Freedom Rally" in Milwaukee
stretched for blocks.
In fact, Cardinal Raymond Burke discussed
the gravity of what we are facing, in an
interview with Catholic Action Institute.
Cardinal Burke describes the HHS mandate as,
"... contrary first of all to the
fundamental human right, the right to the
free exercise of one's conscience, and at
the same time, to the very foundation of our
As a true shepherd guiding his flock,
Cardinal Burke challenges employers to defy
the mandate. He decries compliance, stating,
"It is not only a matter of what we call
'material cooperation' in the sense that the
employer by giving this insurance benefit is
materially providing for the contraception
but it is also 'formal cooperation' because
he is knowingly doing this, making this
available to people. There is no way to
justify it. It is simply wrong."
True to form, Pro-Life Wisconsinites in
record numbers are challenging the birth
control mandate, standing up for the rights
of conscience and the lives of tiny
embryonic children. We will continue our
public advocacy the week of June 7, the 47th
anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut.
Our affiliates will rally and pray outside
family planning centers across Wisconsin. We
will recommit ourselves to combat not only
the birth control mandate, but the entire
contraceptive mentality. We will mourn the
loss of the untold millions of babies lost
to abortifacients. We will pray for the
Church, for employers, for individuals and
for ourselves, asking God for the courage to
stand strong in rejection of the HHS
How ironic it is that in 1965, it was agents
of the culture of death (Griswold and
Buxton) who engaged in civil disobedience in
order to legalize birth control. In 2012,
pro-lifers are on the brink of being driven
to civil disobedience to simply adhere to
the gospel of life.
Join us as pro-lifers from across the state
mark the anniversary of the Griswold v.
Connecticut U.S. Supreme Court
decision, which decriminalized birth
control. We need your prayers and support.
Together with God, we press forward in this
battle for life.
Join communities across the state in marking the
47th anniversary of the Supreme Court Griswold v.
Connecticut decision, which
decriminalized birth control, led to the
pseudoscientific redefinition of pregnancy from
conception to implantation and paved the way for
Roe v. Wade
and abortion on demand.
In addition to our local Griswold events,
PLW co-sponsored American Life League's "The
Pill Kills 2012 National Symposium" on June 2.
Watch the webcast panel of nationally renowned
experts on the medical, cultural, and spiritual
impact of the birth control pill here.
List of PLW Griswold observances: Pro-Life Wisconsin
affiliates from Ozaukee and Washington
counties will gather at the West Bend
Planned Parenthood on Thursday, June 7 from
7-8pm. PLW's Virginia Zignego will speak. An ice
cream social will follow.
PLW Milwaukee County will gather on
June 7 from 5-6p.m. at Planned Parenthood on Hwy
100 and Lincoln Ave in West Allis. An ice cream
social will follow.
Catholic Pro-Life Group / Jefferson County
will gather on Thursday, June 7 at the Planned
Parenthood in Johnson Creek at 6:30 p.m.
An ice cream social will follow at Culvers at
County will gather at the Juneau County
Courthouse in Mauston from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday,
June 10 for prayer and scripture reading.
PLW Fond du Lac
will gather on June 7 from 4 - 5 p.m. at
Planned Parenthood, 333 n. Peters Ave., Fond du
County will gather on June 7 at 3 p.m.
at Family Planning Health Services, 719 North
3rd Avenue, Wausau.
County will gather June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
with a prayer vigil in front of Planned
Parenthood, 96 Stoddart Street, Beaver Dam.
Vigil for Life
will gather for a prayer vigil on June 7 at 6
p.m. at Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin
Outagamie and Winnebago Counties will
gather on June 7 at noon at Planned Parenthood,
508 West Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton.
County & Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe
will hold a prayer vigil on June 4 at 4:30 p.m.
at the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids.
An additional vigil will be held June 6 at 5:30
p.m. in Stevens Point at the Family Planning
Health Services on Division St.
and PLW Fond
du Lac also held observances this past
Saturday, June 2.
Race for the Cure registrations down 25 percent in
WI State Journal:
Registrations for Saturday's Susan G. Komen Race
for the Cure in Madison are down 25 percent from
last year, raising concerns that fundraising
figures will drop, too.
Race officials say they don't know how much
blame to place on a controversy involving
Planned Parenthood, noting that a difficult
economy has hurt many fundraising efforts.
The national Komen organization announced in
January it would no longer fund breast
cancer-related services provided by Planned
Parenthood. It quickly reversed itself after a
"It's really hard to say what the impact has
been in our community because we don't have any
money funding Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin,"
said Michelle Heitzinger, executive director of
the South Central Wisconsin Komen affiliate.
Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin did not apply
for Komen grants, so none of the three Komen
Wisconsin affiliates is currently funding the
organization, Heitzinger said. She was among
affiliate officials who opposed the national
Komen organization’s decision to defund
A quick Google search turned up a similar
situation across the country — Seattle;
Salt Lake City,
and others. Some of these cities — Madison and
Seattle, for example — are notably more liberal
(and more apt to support Komen in wake of the
Planned Parenthood funding fiasco) than others,
such as Tuscon, AZ.
Planned Parenthood's 'Margaret Sanger' clinic in
NY welcomes sex-selection abortion
An employee at the flagship abortion clinic
of Planned Parenthood in New York has been caught
on tape telling a woman how to be sure of her
unborn baby's female sex in order to abort her in
a second undercover video released Thursday, May
The footage shows the undercover investigator,
walking past a sign on the wall that reads "WOMEN
COUNT," meeting Planned Parenthood social worker
Randi Coun at the Margaret Sanger Center
International on Bleecker St.
Coun walks the investigator through obtaining a
CVS test to determine gender as early as the first
trimester, but assures the potential patient that
it would be just as safe to obtain an abortion as
late as 24 weeks.
"Yeah, so, you know, with—an abortion at any stage
up to 24 weeks is considered a safe procedure. Um,
the biggest difference is that after 16 weeks, the
procedure becomes a 2-day procedure, rather than a
procedure that’s done just on one day," says the
social worker. "It's just there's more steps
involved and it's just a little more complicated."
Unborn children younger than 16 weeks are aborted
by either dilation and curettage (D&C) or
dilation and evacuation (D&E), in which the
body is cut into pieces to ease removal from the
womb. After 16 weeks a saline abortion can be
used, in which a strong salt solution is injected
into the amniotic sac. This kills the baby by
burning its outer layer of skin and poisoning it
when the solution is swallowed, a process that
takes around an hour. Labor to expel the body
normally sets in naturally within 24 hours,
completing the abortion procedure.
Coun tells the investigator that Planned
Parenthood would not question her sex-selection
motivations. "I can tell you that here at Planned
Parenthood we believe that it's not up to us to
decide what is a good or a bad reason for somebody
to decide to terminate a pregnancy," she said.
Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies: On June 8,
tens of thousands of faithful citizens will be
gathering in prayer and public witness in towns
and cities across the United States to oppose the
HHS Mandate and Stand Up for Religious Freedom.
Join rallies across Wisconsin and say NO to the
Health and Human Services Mandate that forces all
employers - including catholic charities and
ministries - to provide contraception, abortion
inducing drugs, and sterilization free to all
employees through their healthcare plans or face
crippling fines. The very existence and
continuation of our religious institutions,
hospitals, educators and ministries are at stake!
- La Crosse:
Friday, June 8 from noon - 1 PM at the corner of
4th and State Streets in La Crosse. For info and
to help please contact Elizabeth Garibaldi at
608-769-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 8 at noon -- Mass and Rosary at St.
Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1711 S. 9th
St., Milwaukee. The celebrant will be Fr. Norman
Friday, June 8 at noon at 1320 Main Street in
Stevens Point (US Post office).
Friday, June 8, at noon at the Kastenmeier
Federal Courthouse (120 North Henry Street) in Madison. - Green
Friday, June 8 at noon at the Brown County
Courthouse in Green Bay.
NFP or using contraception: "Same Difference"?
Michael Kloess, a family practice physician and
the Executive Director of Our Lady of Hope Clinic
(in Madison, WI), will give a presentation
on NFP, with Question & Answer Session.
The talk will be June 14 at 7pm at St. John the
Evangelist Parish, 8500 W. Cold Spring Rd.,
Greenfield, WI, in the Church Hall. For more
information, please contact Kathy at 414‐329‐0991.
life with Pro-Life Wisconsin Ozaukee County in
our Cedarburg July 4 parade unit! Meet at
Fireman's Park prior to the 10 am start for
decorating and fun! Families are welcome to use
bikes, wagons, strollers, etc. on this one-mile
route through historic downtown Cedarburg. Help
carry a banner or distribute candy... and don't
forget to wear your red PLW t-shirt or borrow one
at the park. Please join us as we walk in
gratitude for God's precious gift of life all
around us, as we look toward the day when living
in this "land of the free and home of the brave"
can by enjoyed by all! For additional information,
contact Charmaine Herbert at
Men of Christ 5k
Run: Join us for the first annual Men of
Christ 5K Holy Hill run on June 16! You can
download the race flyer here.
Proceeds will benefit 40 Days for Life of
the Preborn will have a pro-life picket
on Saturday, June 16 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in
West Allis, WI at the intersection of W.
Greenfield Av. (Hwy 59) & S 108th St. (Hwy
100). Any questions call (414) 462-3399 or email
Witness for Life: Each
Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha will
offer 8am Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to
the nearby Planned Parenthood. St. Mary's is
located at 7307 40th Avenue, Kenosha. For more
information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura
The Wausua 40 Days
for Life group will continue their prayer
vigil by meeting the first Thursdays of the month,
May through August. We will meet at Family
Planning Health Services, 719 N 3rd Avenue in
Wausau at 3 pm. Please join us in prayer to be a
public witness for the unborn and for mothers to
make the right choice.
Kneel for Life: Capitol Campaign meets Wednesdays
at the Capitol from 1-2pm. We try to precede
with Mass at St. Patrick's at 12:10, then we
walk over from there. Our purpose is to be a
peaceful, joyful presence praying to tear down
the evil strongholds present there and be an
encouragement for the pro-life
legislators/staff. We pray the Rosary, Chaplet
of Mercy and St. Michael prayer as we walk in
twos or independently, throughout the Capitol.
The third Monday of every month All Saints
Catholic Church in Berlin says a Rosary for
life at the church's monument for the unborn
after a 5:15p.m. Mass. Everyone welcome.
pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parishmeets
to pray every Thursday evening from6-6:30
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,
Kathy.email@example.com. Cenacles of Life meets every
Saturday morning at St. Pius X Catholic Church
in Cambridge at 8:30 am to pray two rosaries for
an end to the culture of death.
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
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)
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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