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June 6, 2011
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Pro-Life Wisconsin's 2011 Golf Outing -- last chance to register!


Saturday, June 11
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

Last year's celebrity guests included Fr. James Kubicki, national director of the Apostleship of Prayer (photo, above). Don't miss out!

$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.

Budget committee places abortion funding restrictions on UW Hospital and Clinics Authority


On March 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 UW grad) for crafting and pushing this motion.

PLW in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   


From the Sunday, June 5 edition of the Milwaukee Journal 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 the program.

Gov. Scott Walker had proposed eliminating the $3.4 million program, funded by a mix of state and federal dollars, to devote resources to other programs.

"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," Sande said.

"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 Mail newspaper:

Professor Carl 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 redundant.

‘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 article here.

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:
Pro-Life Wisconsin-Juneau County will gather at Family Planning health Services at 522 Hwy. 82 E in Mauston on June 7 from 7-8 p.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Milwaukee County 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-La Crosse will gather at the Options at 1201 Caledonia Street in La Crosse on Wednesday, June 8 from 3-5 p.m.

Vigil 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Marathon County will 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Kenosha County and Pro-Life Wisconsin-Rock County held their Griswold observances this past weekend.

Pro-life news wrap-up


- NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin is celebrating infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller by giving out an award in his name.
Read it here.

- The Contraception Contradiction: More 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 it here.

- Denver Bishop: Girl Scouts make girls more open to pro-abortion agenda. Read more here.

Affiliate activities


Sawyer 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 (715) 699-1287.

La Crosse area 40 Days for Life "Ladies for Life" Tea:
The 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 Sommers 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 pfisk@centurytel.net or (608) 783-0246 for details. Tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours soon!


Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co.
prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan. Signs are provided. For info call Phil at (262) 742-3299.

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 Winnebago County 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County
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.

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.

Vigil 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 laura@vigilforlife.org.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County gathers 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 info@prolifewisconsin.org for more information.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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 Kenosha has 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 kakinzler7@yahoo.com or at (262) 656-0301.

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!

Courtesy announcements


Missionaries 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 with questions.

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 office@welslflmilw.com, or call (414) 727-8176 to register.

Pro-lifers pray the Rosary 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 the Oshkosh 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
: 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.

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.

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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