Pro-Life Wisconsin's 2011 Golf Outing -- last
chance to register!
8:30 a.m. registration
9 a.m. shotgun start
Reception and lunch to
Hills Golf Course
3375 Highway 167 West
Richfield, WI 53076
Last year's celebrity
guests included Fr. James Kubicki, national
director of the Apostleship of Prayer (photo, above). Don't miss out!
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
Budget committee places abortion funding
restrictions on UW Hospital and Clinics Authority
15, 2010, Pro-Life Wisconsin and the Alliance Defense Fund revealed the disturbing results
of an open records request. The open records request proved that since
2007, more than $58,000 of funds of a state agency have gone to train
future abortionists at Planned Parenthood.
“Medical residents from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and
Clinics Authority [UWHCA] participate in training at the Planned
Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) facility in Madison, WI… UWHCA continues to pay its residents while
they are in training at PPWI,” stated James Dechene, senior vice
president and general counsel for UWHCA, in response to the open
records request. Click here
to view Dechene’s March 5, 2010 letter.
Late the evening of June 3, the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee
adopted a motion, offered by Sen.
Glenn Grothman and Rep. Dan
LeMahieu, that would apply current law abortion funding
restrictions to the UWHCA. State law (Wis. Stat. 20.927) already
prohibits the funds of the state or of a state agency from being spent
on the performance of an abortion. Passed on a 12-4 party-line vote,
the motion specifies that the UWHCA is a state “agency” as defined for
the statute. The Committee’s action will not only end public funding of
UWHCA's abortion training at Planned Parenthood; it will also present a
significant practical obstacle for the UWHCA to perform late-term
abortions at the Madison Surgery Center or other location, if they
choose to resume such plans. Click
here to read our press release.
The budget now moves to the State Assembly and Senate. Our special
thanks to Rep. Andre Jacque (a
grad) for crafting and pushing this motion.
PLW in Milwaukee Journal
Sunday, June 5 edition of the Milwaukee
Sentinel, in the Business section:
Wisconsin is on track to join other states that are targeting Planned
Parenthood by cutting or ending its access to state and federal dollars.
The Joint Finance Committee, which writes the state budget, voted last
month to bar organizations that provide abortions from receiving grants
given to city and county health departments, community health centers
and clinics for family planning.
Planned Parenthood was the only organization that provides abortions to
receive grants from the program.
State and federal law prohibits public funds from being used to pay for
abortions. But nine clinics operated by Planned Parenthood were
receiving about $1 million a year in state and federal funding under
Gov. Scott Walker had proposed eliminating the $3.4 million program,
funded by a mix of state and federal dollars, to devote resources to
"It was purely a matter of priorities," the governor said in March.
The Joint Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River
Hills) and Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington), voted to restore some of the
funding for the family planning grants but to use only state dollars.
The program had been funded with $1.9 million from the state and $1.5
million from a federal block grant.
[Matt] Sande of Pro-Life Wisconsin said that family planning should not
be funded with tax dollars. The group's position is that
"government-funded birth control" increases promiscuity.
"We would like a total defunding of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin,"
"Pregnancy is not a disease," he added. "Birth control is not health
care. It's a lifestyle choice."
Read the rest here.
A terrifying future for female fertility
From the UK's Daily
Djerassi is often asked what might have happened had he not invented
the birth control Pill.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the licensing of the pill in
the UK, and in October Professor Djerassi celebrates the 60th birthday
of his scientific discovery.
Now aged 86, but far from retired, he has agreed to meet me at his
London flat to discuss his legacy and present his startling — and some
might say unsettling — vision of the future.
Professor Djerassi believes that, with more of today’s women delaying
motherhood for economic reasons, his own invention could soon be
‘There are an enormous number of well-educated, proficient women who,
when facing the biological clock, first pay attention to their
professional ambitions,’ he says.
‘Before they know it they are in their 30s. By the age of 35, they have
lost 95 per cent of their eggs, and the rest are ageing rapidly.
Sooner or later, in the next 20 years, more young people will freeze
their eggs and gametes in their 20s, and bank them for later use.
They will do away with the
need for contraception by being sterilised, and withdraw their eggs and
sperm from the bank when they are ready to have a child via IVF.’
Today, it is not unusual to find childless
menopausal women giving birth, or same-sex couples becoming parents via
using donor eggs, sperm and IVF. This, Professor Djerassi argues, is
the logical consequence of separating sex from reproduction. If you can have sex without babies, the
progression is to have babies without sex.
Read the rest of the
PLW affiliates to observe Griswold v. Connecticut
Pro-lifers across the state
will be marking the 46th anniversary of the Griswold v.
Connecticut Supreme Court
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.
Here’s how communities
across the state will mark this solemn occasion:
gather at Family Planning health Services at 522 Hwy. 82 E in Mauston
on June 7 from 7-8 p.m.
will gather at Planned Parenthood on Hwy. 100 and Lincoln Ave. in West
Allis on June 7 from 5-6 p.m. An ice cream social will follow.
gather at the Options at 1201 Caledonia Street in La Crosse on
Wednesday, June 8 from 3-5 p.m.
for Life/Pro-Life Wisconsin-Dane County will gather at Planned
Parenthood at 3706
Orin Road on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
gather on June 7 at 3 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services at 719
North 3rd Ave in Wausau. A 7:30 a.m. Rosary at
the St. Joseph Pro-Life Memorial at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau will
be followed by 8 a.m. Mass.
Portage County and
the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold a prayer vigil on June
6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids. An
additional vigil will be held June 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point at
the Family Planning Health Services on Division St.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du
Lac County will hold a prayer vigil on Tuesday, June 7 from
10:30-11:30 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood, 333 N. Peters Ave.,
Fond du Lac.
Jefferson County will hold a June 7 prayer vigil at the Pllanned
Parenthood in Johnson Creek. Prayer will be at 6 pm, followed by an ice
cream social. Families are encouraged to come. Questions, call Ann at
(920) 342-7858 or Tracy at (920) 988-6288.
County and Pro-Life
County held their Griswold observances
this past weekend.
Pro-life news wrap-up
- NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin is
infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller by giving out
an award in his name. Read it here.
- The Contraception Contradiction:
evidence is showing that the "more contraceptives, less abortions"
theory is flawed. Read it here.
- The FDA is warning that
birth control pills are causing fatal blood clots. Read more here.
- Jack Kevorkian,
assisted-suicide advocate responsible for the deaths of more than 100
people, has died of "natural causes." Read more here.
- NPR tackled personhood. Read
- Denver Bishop: Girl Scouts
make girls more open to pro-abortion agenda. Read more here.
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), in Grantsburg at Immaculate Conception Church and Grace
Baptist Church along Hwy 70, May 26 through June 7. This will be
followed by a display on property owned by Holy Family Parish along Hwy
51 in Woodruff, WI., June 9 - June 22. Further set-ups are planned
throughout the summer. For more information, contact Bob Ornberg at
La Crosse area 40 Days for Life
"Ladies for Life"
2nd Annual "Ladies for Life" Tea will be held on Sunday, June 12
beginning at 2 pm at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall (130 Losey Blvd.,
La Crosse). The enjoyable afternoon will include tasty tea sandwiches,
scrumptious sweets, a silent auction, live local music, formal table
setting competition, and an activity corner with crafts for the young
ladies, and lots of door prizes! Keynote speaker will be Lisa
from Rachel's Vineyard. The tickets are $10 for adults (10 and older),
$5 for children under 10, babes in arms are free. Tickets are available
at La Crosse Catholic churches or by calling Elizabeth Garibaldi at
(608) 769-4014. If you would like to participate in the "Set a Table"
competition, contact Jennifer Fisk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608)
783-0246 for details. Tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co. prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan.
Signs are provided. For info call
Phil at (262) 742-3299.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Friday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or at (262) 656-0301.
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.
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!
to the Preborn will have a pro-life picket on Saturday, June 18
at 11:30am to 1pm in Bayside at the intersection of W. Brown Deer Rd.
and N. Port Washington Rd. Signs will be provided. Call (414) 462-3399
SOUL Ride 2011: The
charity motorcycle ride for WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee
will be held on Saturday, June 11. Check-in at 9am at Salem Lutheran
Church on 107th Street. The ride will begin at 10am, wind through the
scenic Kettle Moraine area and end at the Sam’s Club on North 76th and
Calumet. All paid registrants will receive a T-shirt and picnic lunch.
Whether you own a motorcycle or not you can join us in supporting the
sanctity of human life and local pregnancy care centers. Visit
www.SOULRide.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (414) 727-8176
Pro-lifers pray the
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.
Pro-life Catholics in
Berlin, Wis. gather outside
Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 5:30 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,
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.
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.
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.
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.