attend Griswold prayer vigils and Stand Up for
Religious Freedom Rallies across state
Thank you to the hundreds of people who turned out
this past week, joining Pro-Life Wisconsin in
observing the 47th anniversary of the Supreme
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 Griswold prayer vigils, Stand Up for
Religious Freedom rallies were held across the
state -- in Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse,
Stevens Point, Eau Claire and Green Bay.
The Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel had a photographer present at
the Milwaukee rally. View the Journal Sentinel's
Wisconsin's Peggy Hamill spoke at the Stevens
Point rally. Read an article about that rally in
Wisconsin's Steve Karlen spoke at the La Crosse
rally. Watch TV coverage from WEAU, the La
Crosse NBC affiliate, on the prayer vigil here.
Wisconsin's Matt Sande spoke at the Madison
rally. To view pictures, click here.
of thousands of people attended more than 160
events, all held on Friday. A record 3,600
attended in Chicago. Read a LifeSiteNews article
about the rallies here.
through fire": A mother's desperate fight against
breast cancer, and for her unborn baby
LifeSiteNews, an internationally recognized
pro-life news site, picked up our You Tube
video about Pamela Goris, a Wisconsin mother
of six, as she talked about her journey
through medicine, faith and hope as she
struggled with a breast cancer diagnosis and
treatment while pregnant. Watch the video here.
Below is an in-depth article about Pamela
and her family.
Wisconsin -- "Pam, I have some bad
news..." the breast-care coordinator from
the hospital said hesitatingly over the
phone. "It turns out that your tumor is...
well it's malignant... I'm sorry."
Pamela Goris, 28, felt a wave of devastation
wash over her as she put down the phone. The
mother of two young children quietly cried
and prayed, closely cradling her
nine-month-old Joseph in her arms, as
haunting thoughts of her children growing up
motherless paraded grimly before her.
"I'm not going to be here to see this little
baby go to Kindergarten," she thought as
tears streamed down her face. How would her
impetuous eight-year-old son Adam survive
without her guidance, she wondered. How
would her husband Tom take the news?
What made these thoughts seem even darker
for the young mother was the dismal
realization that the newest member of the
Goris family, whose existence had just been
confirmed by a pregnancy test the day
before, was probably never going to see the
light of day. Pam and her husband Tom had
eagerly welcomed the tidings of a new member
coming into their blossoming family. But now
yesterday's perfect joy seemed to Pam to be
suddenly eclipsed by the dreadful prognosis.
"If you want to save
your life... have an abortion"
It was October 1996 when the happily married
mom first became concerned about her health
after discovering a lump in one of her
breasts. A mammogram indicated nothing
amiss, but the results of a biopsy revealed
that a virulent cancer was attacking her
A few days after the call, a surgeon at the
hospital told Pam and her husband that if
they wanted to keep their two-week-old
pregnancy, then lumpectomy -- which would
remove the tumor -- was not an option since
the procedure would be followed by the
necessary radiation treatment, which could
cause serious damage to the developing baby.
In the best interests of the baby,
mastectomy was the only viable option, the
Pam agreed to the full removal of her breast
because she wanted to do all she could to
keep her unborn baby safe. After waking weak
and dazed from the operation, Pam was
immediately told by her oncologist that the
cancer had spread further than expected,
infecting her lymph nodes. She was told that
she must be prepared to make decisions that
would be in her best interest.
"I have to tell you that as your oncologist,
you are my patient and my goal is to save
your life," Pam remembers her oncologist
saying. "If we want to save your life, the
best thing for you to do would be to have an
Pro-Life Wisconsinites are celebrating the
recall election day victories of Governor Scott
Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch,
Senator Scott Fitzgerald and Senator-elect Jerry
"We congratulate Governor Walker, Lieutenant
Governor Kleefisch, Senator Fitzgerald and
Senator-elect Petrowski on their outstanding
victories, victories for Wisconsin's preborn
children and the vulnerable elderly and
disabled," said Matt Sande, director of the
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action
"Their convincing wins prove that Wisconsinites
will keep electing to high office men and women
of principle who proclaim that abortion is never
the answer to an unplanned pregnancy. Their wins
prove that the 'war on women' is as phony as it
sounds," said Sande.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund supports
candidates for public office who demonstrate a
commitment to protect each and every innocent
human life -- in all circumstances and at all
stages of development.
"We commend the dedication and hard work of
grassroots pro-life campaign volunteers around
the state, and we look forward to the fall
elections and the opportunity to build strong
pro-life majorities in the state legislature,"
Two Arizona abortion clinics welcome felony
sex-selection abortions of baby girls
The third undercover video in a series on
sex-selection abortions in America shows two
more abortion clinics willing to perform the
procedure in Arizona - where abortions targeting
baby girls are a class 3 felony.
The footage shows two National Abortion
Federation (NAF) clinic members, Camelback
Family Planning in Phoenix and the Tucson
Women's Center in Tucson, promising to perform a
sex-selective abortion and coaching a woman to
lie on official paperwork to conceal the reason
for the procedure.
"Don't tell us that, because we don't want to
know," says a counselor named Barb when told the
baby would be aborted for being the wrong
gender. She goes on to describe at length how
the potential patient should simply falsify the
information on the required form.
"Oh, I initialed everything without reading!"
says the woman. "No, that's fine, that's
better," Barb replies.
Referring to the clinic's abortion doctor,
Gabrielle Goodrick, Barb says, "You can tell
her, she's gonna tell you the same thing, just:
Don't let it be known! She's really good about
that. You'll like that about her."
At the Tucson clinic, the surgical assistant
Francisco initially refuses and tells the woman,
"We could lose our license." After some
hesitation, he agrees to cover up her
sex-selective abortion. "I'll just forget about
it," he says. "But just be sure not to mention
it [to the abortionist]. Don't even mention it
Below is an opinion piece in the Los
Angeles Times, written by Kay Hymowitz, on the demise
of two-parent families in the U.S.:
The single-mother revolution shouldn't need much
introduction. It started in the 1960s when the
nation began to sever the historical connection
between marriage and childbearing and to turn
single motherhood and the fatherless family into a
viable, even welcome, arrangement for children and
for society. The reasons for the shift were many,
including the sexual revolution, a powerful strain
of anti-marriage feminism and a "super bug" of
American individualism that hit the country in the
1960s and '70s.
In its broad outlines, the story is familiar by
now. In 1965, 93% of all American births were to
women with marriage licenses. Over the next few
decades, the percentage of babies with no father
around rose steadily. As of 1970, 11% of births
were to unmarried mothers; by 1990, that number
had risen to 28%. Today, 41% of all births are to
unmarried women. And for mothers under 30, the
rate is 53%.
Though other Western countries also concluded that
it was OK for the unmarried to have kids, what
they had in mind as the substitute for marriage
was something similar to it: a stable arrangement
in which two partners, cohabiting over the long
term, would raise their children together. The
embrace of "lone motherhood" -- women bringing up
kids with no dad around -- has been an American
"By age 30, one-third of American women had spent
time as lone mothers," observed family scholar
Andrew Cherlin in his 2009 book, "The
Marriage-Go-Round." "In European countries such as
France, Sweden and the western part of Germany,
the comparable percentages were half as large or
The single-mother revolution has been an economic
catastrophe for women. Poverty remains relatively
rare among married couples with children; the U.S.
census puts only 8.8% of them in that category, up
from 6.7% since the start of the Great Recession.
But more than 40% of single-mother families are
poor, up from 37% before the downturn. In the
bottom quintile of earnings, most households are
single people, many of them elderly. But of the
two-fifths of bottom-quintile households that are
families, 83% are headed by single mothers. The
Brookings Institution's Isabel Sawhill calculates
that virtually all the increase in child poverty
in the United States since the 1970s would vanish
if parents still married at 1970 rates.
Come celebrate 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
Sawyer County Affiliate (Hayward) - Queen of
Peace, Protector of Life - will be again be
offering offering the 'Cemetery of the
Innocents' display of 400 crosses representing
the thousands of daily abortions in the USA. In
addition, we have a new display of fetal models
consisting of 13 models, 5-35 weeks gestation
and one newborn. These are professional grade,
soft-touch models that can be handled, and are
available all year, with or without the crosses.
They're suitable for all ages. For more
information call Bob Ornberg at 715-699-1287 or
check out our new Facebook page at
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co. prays at Planned
Parenthood in Delavan, WI. Signs are provided.
Contact Phil Cullen for info - 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
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. During 40 Days For Life
which begins February 22, we will be
Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood Through
Mary on Tuesdays 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and
Thursdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For information,
call Ann at (920) 921-6062 or Julie (920)
923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also 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 has 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 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and Friday, 1pm
- 3pm. 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
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
email@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (262) 656-0301.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County members daily
praise and thank God for the January 13, 2012
permanent closure of the Rockford, IL abortion
mill. Chapter members meet monthly (except
June, July, August) in St. Jude's Hall, Beloit,
WI. The Spiritually Adopt-A-Baby
initiative resumed March 24/25 at St. Jude/St.
Thomas parishes, praying daily for nine months
for pre-born babies. If you'd like
information regarding this, contact Charlene
Tolmie 608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer
Practicing NFP or using contraception: "Same
Difference"? Dr. 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.
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.
"October Baby" movie
showing: Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. and 7
p.m. at the historic Al Ringling Theater on the
Square in downtown Baraboo. Sponsored
by St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Baraboo. No
admission charge, though free will offerings will
graciously be accepted. All profits
will be donated to the Women’s Care Center in
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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