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Pro-Life Wisconsin Testifies on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Rep. Brandtjen introduces amendment to remove life-of-the-mother exception

On Tuesday, June 2, Pro-Life Wisconsin Legislative Director Matt Sande testified before a joint hearing of the state Senate and Assembly health committees on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB 179 & AB 237), legislation that would prohibit direct abortion at or beyond 20 weeks based on the preborn child’s capacity to feel pain at that gestational age.
Please read Matt’s full testimony HERE, and please listen to Matt’s testimony on WisconsinEye HERE starting at 2:32:30 (Internet Explorer only). He urged committee members to remove the medical emergency / life-of-the-mother exception in the legislation.
Pro-Life Wisconsin supports legislation shielding preborn children from the excruciating pain of late-term dilation and evacuation dismemberment abortions. But we cannot support SB 179/AB 237 in its current form because it includes an exception for a “medical emergency,” as defined in section 253.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Because the term medical emergency is defined to allow direct abortion, the medical emergency language in the bill constitutes an unacceptable life-of-the-mother exception.
Pro-Life Wisconsin applauds State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) for introducing Assembly Amendment 1 to AB 237 that would remove the medical emergency / life-of-the-mother exception in the legislation. Janel’s principled and courageous stand in support of a clean, no-exceptions fetal pain bill is pro-life leadership at its best. Thank you Janel!

Join a "Pill Kills" Vigil Near You!


What does the pill kill? Tiny embryonic childrenRelationships. The truth about sexuality. And sometimes even the women who take it. Join our affiliates throughout the state as we commemorate the tragic anniversary of the Supreme Court's Griswold v. Connecticut decision that legalized contraception nationwide and paved the way for abortion on demand.

Madison will have a Pill Kills event on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm outside of Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison. 

Milwaukee will have a Pill Kills event on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm outside of Planned Parenthood, 2239 S. 108th Street, West Allis. Signs will be provided. For more details, call Emma at 262-796-1111 ext. 14. 

Wisconsin Rapids will host a Pill Kills event on Monday, June 8 at 4:30 pm at 1355 S 8th Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494. For more details, contact Jen at

Stevens Point will host a Pill Kills event on Wednesday at June 10 at 5:15 pm at 200 Division Street, Stevens Point, WI. For more details, contact Jen at

Pro-Life Minute No. 20: The Pill Kills

Dan discusses the impact of the landmark Griswold v. Connecticut decision. 

Pro-Life News

  1. New documentary exposes dangers of contraception
  2. Pope affirms link between Church's pro-life and social teaching
  3. Pro-lifers discriminated against at county fair
  4. Cosmo reports on death by contraceptive pill
  5. California passes law forcing crisis pregnancy centers to push abortions
  6. Pro-life license plates killed in New York
  7. New contraceptive pills increase risk of blood clot fourfold
  8. Who is Dr. Willie Parker?
  9. Woman aborts 18 girls to give her husband the son he wants

Affiliate Announcements

Pro-Life Wisconsin is proudly sponsoring an event with the St. Gianna Molla Guild on July 16. The event begins with Mass at 5:15 pm at the Bridgewood Hotel in Neenah, WI. The featured speaker is Alex Shadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition​. Registration is $35 for guild members and $45 for non-members. Registration begins soon! More details available at
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Courtesy Announcements

Men of Christ Holy Hill 5K Run/Rosary Walk - Be sure to sign up for the 4th Annual Men of Christ Holy Hill 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 20th. This amazing event just got better as in addition to the Rosary Walk and the "Rosary Tent", there will be the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well. Bring the whole family and join participants starting with Mass at 11 am at Holy Hill). Other event features include a Kid's Run, Confession, Food, Fellowship, and a special visit by Bishop Donald Hying, who will join runners for pre-race Benediction and serve as the official starter.

All net proceeds will be donated to Wisconsin's newest Pro-Life pregnancy resource center - Life's Connection in Waukesha!

Click here for more details and registration. 

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June 8, 2015



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