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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin currently dispensing abortifacients via teleconferencing


What do Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland [Iowa and Nebraska] have in common? For starters, both are pushing abortifacients via teleconferencing, a process whereby a woman consults with a doctor on a video camera, and at the end of the "appointment," out pops abortion-causing drugs.

Describing how abortions are dispensed via videoconference in Iowa, the New York Times, June 8: "A modified cash register drawer pops open in front of the woman seated next to a nurse in a clinic — perhaps 100 miles from this city — with mifepristone, the medicine formerly known as RU-486, that is meant to end her pregnancy." Click here to read more.

Iowa is the only state in the U.S. to provide abortions through videoconferencing. But, as the New York Times reports, "So far only Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa use this method, but around the country, abortion providers have begun asking how they might replicate the concept." Operation Rescue has filed a complaint with the Iowa State Board of Medicine, asserting that this method does not meet the state requirement that licensed physicians — not nurses or others — perform abortions.

Currently, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin [PPWI] dispenses birth control, which can act as an abortifacient, via teleconferencing. Federal tax dollars financed the setup of PPWI's teleconferencing system.

The Business Journal of Milwaukee reports, "The video phones, which are the size of a laptop computer, are at 10 Planned Parenthood locations — Racine, Delavan, Waukesha, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Portage, two clinics in Madison and clinics in Milwaukee on Mitchell Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The 10 locations were chosen because they are the organization’s Title 10 clinics, which means they receive funding from the federal government. Planned Parenthood’s other centers are either state-funded or self-sustaining. A federal grant paid for the video phones, which cost $15,000 each, including the infrastructure needed to operate the phone." Click here to read more.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is an organization that, by its own admission, has morale problems and saw half of its senior management staff quit in 2008.

Teri Huyck, currently president and CEO of PPWI, was the vice president and chief operating officer of Planned Parenthood Chicago Area before arriving here in Wisconsin. Huyck is credited with raising more than $500,000 to further PPWI's work killing preborn children.

Pro-Life Wisconsin's annual golf outing



Saturday, June 26
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

$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.

UW abortionist Dutton leaving, documents show


Update
: The Associated Press confirmed that Dutton is leaving. Click here to view article.

Emails obtained through an open records request, filed by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Pro-Life Wisconsin, reveal that University of Wisconsin (UW) abortionist Caryn Dutton is leaving to take a position in Boston. The documents also show how the negative press surrounding the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics’ involvement in abortion was affecting its public image.

The emails demonstrate that UW purposely blurred their failed attempt to provide late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center. Beth Fultz, director of corporate communications for UW Health, referenced UW’s May 5 statement as, “Here’s the vaguer than vague version 2.” Click here to view.

“UW no longer upholds its famous dictum, ‘The University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which the truth alone can be found,’” said Virginia Zignego, communications director and a UW graduate. “UW instead aims to obfuscate, slice and dice the truth with the blood of the unborn.” 

In a May 5 email, Ron Gilmore, vice president for public affairs for UW Health wrote, “The whole topic of second trimester abortions has been a UW Health issue – and unfortunately the media has tied the whole issue to UW Hospital. The stories were very negative to us in the press.” Click here to view.

The emails show how Pro-Life Wisconsin’s press release spurred UW to admit abandoning late-term abortion plans at the Madison Surgery Center (click here to view); the departure of abortionist Caryn Dutton (click here to view); and the crafting of a canned statement in response to the publicizing of phone numbers of UW personnel who supported the late-term abortion plan (click here to view).

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In Britain, dozens of teenage girls have had three abortions or more


When abortion is being sold in television commercials and encouraged in schools, it is not surprising to see these sad results. The soul of a nation is lacking when more than 1,000 women or girls were on their fifth abortion at the time of the survey. May God have mercy on us all.

From Britain's
The Daily Telegraph newspaper:
Government data have disclosed that 89 girls aged 17 or under who terminated a pregnancy last year had had at least two abortions previously.

The head of Britain’s largest abortion provider said many young women were living chaotic lives that meant they could not organise contraception.

Christian doctors said the statistics demonstrated the failure of liberal sex education policies.

The Department of Health figures for 2009 show that, for the first time, more than a third (34 per cent) of abortions were performed on women who had already ended one or more pregnancies.

Across all ages, more than 1,000 women or girls were on at least their fifth termination, including 214 on their sixth, 70 on their seventh and 48 who underwent the procedure for at least the eighth time.

Dr. Peter Saunders, from the Christian Medical Fellowship, which represents Christian doctors, said that the figures were profoundly depressing. “It is increasingly clear that abortion is simply being used as a form of contraception by a growing percentage of girls and women, and that tired policies of values-free sex education, condoms and morning-after pills are not working,” he said.

Pastor arrested for praying at Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.


From LifeSiteNews:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, was arrested on Tuesday for praying on property where hundreds have prayed before - in front of the Washington, DC Planned Parenthood (PP) facility.

The grass and walkway between the facility and the road have often been the scene of peaceful prayer protests. Several weeks ago, however, PP built a fence around the walkway and put up signs claiming that the area is private property.

According to Mahoney and others, however, the claim is absurd.

"Thomas Jefferson said eternal vigilance is the price of liberty," Mahoney told LSN on Friday.  "So if you don't stand up for free speech rights, they can be stripped or removed.  And that's what we'll be doing on Tuesday."

Hence, at about 11:30 on Tuesday, after informing police of his intention, Rev. Mahoney knelt on the sidewalk leading to Planned Parenthood and began praying.  A few moments later, police arrested him for unlawful entry.

"We're not blocking what they want to say. We're preventing them from trespassing onto private property," said Diane Quest, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, according to Congress.org.

But according to Mahoney and his lawyer Jim Henderson, this claim is but the latest of many deceptions by PP over this piece of land.

Click here to read more.

Affiliate announcements


Patriotic means pro-life for the Fourth!
Join Pro-Life Wisconsin Ozaukee County in Cedarburg’s 4th of July Parade. All are invited to let patriotism shine by walking to celebrate life! If interested, please contact Charmaine Herbert, (262) 387-0587. The parade will be in downtown Cedarburg on Sunday, July 4 at 11 a.m. Families and strollers welcome!

Mark Kimble, a Dane County affiliate member, is doing an Appalachian Hike For Life this summer. Mark has testified on pro-life issues at the Capitol and has prayed in front of abortuaries in Madison for years. Pro-Life Wisconsin is among the groups whom Mark will be donating the proceeds from his Hike For Life to. Click here for more information.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County maintains a regular prayer presence outside the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Madison. Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 about prayer dates and times. Schedule is as follows: May 10, UW Hospital, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 12, Orin Road Planned Parenthood, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; May 13, Orin Road Planned Parenthood 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and May 14, Orin Road Planned Parenthood, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will join on Friday.

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 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 Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St., on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Call Phil for more information, (262) 742-3299.

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 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 Kenosha will have a Saturday prayer vigil at 11 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located at Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. Contact Karie Kinzler at kakinzler7@yahoo.com or (262) 656-0301 for further details.

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. Called “NIWC,” 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


Pro-life stations of the cross and picnic
with Fr. Rick Heilman and the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Sunday July 18 at 5 p.m. at the Orin Rd. Planned Parenthood in Madison. Pro-life family picnic to follow across the street at Our Lady of Victory property. Bring dish to pass if able, not required. Table settings and drinks will be provided. Bring your own lawn chairs. Call Jeanne at (608) 516-8632 any questions. Headcount helpful, not required, for picnic.

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.

Elizabeth Ministry Seminar: June 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Stephen Parish in Oak Creek. There is no cost to attend. To register, call (414) 758-2201 or email basalduaa@archmil.org. Questions? Email lococol@archmil.org. Elizabeth Ministry offers hope and healing to women and their families on issues related to sexuality, childbearing and relationships.

How do we help build a culture of life in America? Marisa Beffel will give a talk at St. John the Evangelist (8500 W. Coldspring Rd., Greenfield) on Tuesday, June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the parish's Respect Life committee. Marisa's talk will cover how modern technology, medical practice and democratic laws would promote and protect the dignity, life and rights of everyone.

Eyewitness for Life: You are invited to learn about the important lifesaving work of Eyewitness for Life. By attending a one-hour Seeing is Believing event you will get to tour our new facility and learn how Eyewitness for Life utilizes the miracle of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and the children they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion - thereby saving two lives at a time. The upcoming event will be held on June 26. Our program begins at 10 a.m. Eyewitness for Life is located at 9008 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee. Call (414) 462-5483 or email eyewitness@milwpc.com with questions.

St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society 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.

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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