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June 21, 2010
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Last chance to register for 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.


NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin advocates eugenics

Lisa Subeck, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, had the following letter to the editor in the June 18 edition of the Wisconsin State Journal (read it online here.)

A year and a half has passed since Madison's only provider of abortion care between 19 and 22 weeks of pregnancy retired. Though a plan has been approved to offer abortions at Madison Surgery Center, a gap in reproductive health care remains because the center is not yet providing them.

What happens to a woman diagnosed with cancer who must terminate her pregnancy to receive lifesaving treatment? Or who learns a severe fetal anomaly will leave her baby unable to survive outside the womb? Or to the 14-year-old incest victim, too ashamed to tell anyone she's pregnant until she can no longer hide it?

Women seeking abortions late in the second trimester generally face desperate circumstances and difficult choices. Without this service available here, they must travel to Milwaukee or Chicago for the care they need.

No woman faced with terminating her pregnancy under dire circumstances should have to travel to receive care away from her family, doctors and support system. This is the real story of the gap in abortion care in Madison.

This is nothing more than Hitler’s eugenics gone mainstream. Lest we forget, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger advocated for eugenics against the disabled, Catholics and minorities.
 
Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes abortion in ALL cases. The circumstances of a person’s conception or physical or mental abilities do not determine one’s worth. In the case of fetal abnormality, when abortion is used to do away with a disability, it is discrimination of the most severe kind. These children are not merely discriminated against for their disability; they are killed because of it. Abortions in these cases raise frightening prospects, for if it is right to kill a disabled person in the womb, could it not then be permissible to kill a disabled infant? A disabled adult? The answer is clearly “no” in those cases; why is there any question when the victim is a child in the womb? Preborn children diagnosed with disabilities deserve to be treated with the same respect as people born with or without a disability. Every person, born or unborn, has the same worth in God’s eyes.

Furthermore, Subeck's claim that "Madison's only provider of abortion care between 19 and 22 weeks of pregnancy retired" is not true. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin admitted in its Fall 2009 newsletter (click here for the PDF) that abortionist Dennis Christiansen was not retiring and would be performing abortions at least four days a month in Milwaukee and Rockford, Ill. Sidewalk counselors at the Madison Planned Parenthood, located on Orin Road, observed Christiansen entering the abortuary this past week.

Wrap-up report on UW abortionist Dutton leaving

The Associated Press picked up Pro-Life Wisconsin's press release about University of Wisconsin abortionist Caryn Dutton's departure. The Associated Press article was printed in the June 15 editions of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Boston Herald and many smaller newspapers across Wisconsin. The news was covered by Jill Stanek on her blog, and TV and radio stations. Click here to read the Associated Press article.

The Harvard Crimsom, the student newspaper at Harvard, confirmed that Dutton will be joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School (click here). This means Dutton will most likely be teaching medical school residents at Harvard how to perform abortions.

Jill Stanek: Coming soon or already here -- taxpayer funded telemed abortion systems

Last week, Pro-Life Wisconsin revealed Planned Parenthood's telemedicine system already in place for dispensing birth control pills. Jill Stanek wrote about the issue on her blog and later revealed that Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest has a similar setup in place in Alaska (click here to read).

From Jill Stanek's blog:
The New York Times reported on June 8:
So far only Planned Parenthood clinics in IA  use this [RU-486 telemed abortion] method, but around the country, abortion providers have begun asking how they might replicate the concept.

I don't necessarily believe it's true that RU-486 telemed abortions are confined to IA at this point. Adding fuel to my fire is the article below that Pro-Life WI has dug up, posted by The Business Journal of Milwaukee on July 10, 2009....

Takeaways: The telemedicine system has been in place at WI Planned Parenthoods and paid for with tax dollars for 2 years, the same length of time PP of the Heartland has been committing telemed abortions.

Wide scale PP collusion on telemed abortions for quite awhile is not only possible but probable. I expect many more PPs around the country have been girding for them with government grants, funding telemed systems under the guise of needing them to dispense birth control pills.

Furthermore, Teri Huyck, the new CEO of PP of WI, is definitely one not to be trusted if she says WI PPs haven't started committing telemed abortions. Huyck was instrumental in the Aurora  PP cover-up.

FDA panel endorses ellaOne, new abortifacient pill

The article below discusses how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] recommended approval of a new abortifacient drug, named ellaOne. Demonstrating that the FDA panel is not an independent panel of "experts," UW-Madison Law School professor Alta Charo, who sits on the boards of the Alan Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is currently a "senior advisor in the Office of Commissioner to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration." To read why Pro-Life Wisconsin is opposed to emergency contraception, click here.

Associated Press, Washington Post, June 18:
U.S. government health experts voted Thursday to endorse a new type of morning-after contraceptive pill that works longer than existing products, concluding that it is safe and effective.

The unanimous recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration's panel of reproductive health experts moves the pill ellaOne, which is approved in Europe, one step closer to the U.S. markets. The FDA is not required to follow the panel's advice, although it often does.

EllaOne [is marketed for use] for up to five days after sex. Plan B, the most widely used emergency contraceptive pill, is effective only if women take it within three days of having sex.

EllaOne has drawn criticism from anti-abortion groups, which say the drug is closer to an abortion pill than emergency contraception.

Click here to read more.

Affiliate announcements

Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Training: Saturday July 31, 9 a.m. to noon; St. Bridget Parish, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park, Ill. Sidewalk counseling is exactly what the name implies — standing on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, counseling women and couples on their way inside. It is a last attempt to turn their hearts away from abortion and offer real help. Veteran sidewalk counselor JT Eschbach from the Pro-Life Action League will be conducting this free seminar that is open to people of all ages who are interested in knowing how to be an effective witness for Christ and life at an abortion clinic. This free training is also very helpful for anyone interested in learning how to talk to people about abortion and help guide them to real help. To attend this free seminar email Kevin at everylifematters@comcast.net  or call (815) 494-0333. Sponsored by The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Ozaukee County invites all to join the parade! Come join us in Cedarburg on Sunday, July 4 for an 11 a.m. start! Proudly carry our banner, casually toss a few pounds of candy or just walk along with us and support PLW! Cheering "fans" all along the mile-long route help to make this an event worthwhile! Contact Charmaine at plwozaukeecounty@hotmail.com or (262) 387-0587.

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.

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


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 should promote and protect the dignity, life and rights of everyone. Click here to view flier.

Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, executive director of Human Life International, will give a presentation titled "An Evening with an Exorcist" on Sunday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay. Father will discuss the link between abortion and demonic possession. All are welcome. Call (920) 435-7548 with questions.

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.

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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