Wisconsin thanks Gov. Walker for signing
life-affirming budget bill
Yesterday Governor Scott Walker signed a budget
bill that 1) redirects $1 million in state and
federal family planning funds away from Planned
Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state’s largest
abortion provider, 2) applies current law
abortion funding restrictions to the University
of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC)
Authority, and 3) removes boys/men aged 15-44
from the BadgerCare Family Planning Program and
requires parental notification for minor girls
in the program. Click here
for more detail on these budget provisions.
Pro-Life Wisconsin is grateful to Governor
Walker for signing into a law a life-affirming
budget bill. This budget respects the
consciences of Wisconsin taxpayers who oppose
the use of public funds to directly or
indirectly subsidize abortion. The provisions to
cut state and federal grant money to Wisconsin’s
largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood;
stop state payments to UW medical residents for
abortion training; block UW plans to establish a
late-term abortion facility; and make common
sense changes to the BadgerCare Family Planning
program are all fiscally and morally responsible
steps that further a culture of life in the
great state of Wisconsin.
Sexual freedom has its
Pro-Life Wisconsin's Virginia Zignego had the
below op-ed in the Friday, June 24 edition of
Journal Sentinel, in response to a
June 21 letter from
a Planned Parenthood community organizer.
Props to the MJS for printing a pro-life
has not liberated women. Instead, it has
made them slaves to pregnancy tests, STD
tests, cancer-causing hormonal
contraceptives and abortion used as backup
As a 2005
graduate of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, I had many opportunities
to witness the havoc the "hookup" culture
wreaks on women. It's a little difficult to
say, "I am woman, hear me roar!" with a
friend as she is hunched over at the student
health center with a pregnancy test and STD
works to change the way people think about
sex and pregnancy. Contraceptives provide a
false sense of security; contraceptives not
only fail to lower rates of unintended
pregnancy and abortion but may increase
to read the rest.
United Way launches
statutory rape ad campaign in Milwaukee
Back in May, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about
an effort by United Way of Greater Milwaukee
to reduce teen pregnancy in Milwaukee. The
effort involved an ad campaign using
Disney-type fairy princesses; the ad campaign
was put on hold due to concerns of copyright
On Friday, June 24, the “Fairytale statutory
rape ad campaign” launched at bus stops
throughout the city. Read more here.
Preventing teenage pregnancy is something
we’re all in favor of, but mixing United Way,
Planned Parenthood, sex ed and Disney
princesses into the mix is hardly the
United Way is tied very closely to Planned
Parenthood of Wisconsin (click
here for a 2010 pledge form, listing
PPWI as a “Community Health Charity”). In
addition, United Way and PPWI are members of a
Youth Alliance,” pushing comprehensive
sex ed across Wisconsin. The list of ties goes
on and on.
United Way refers these young girls to PPWI
for treatment or “services.” PPWI has been
shown willing to cover up purported
statutory rape, sending these
young girls right back to their abusers. It’s
a vicious circle, rather than a deplorable
societal injustice moving toward an end point.
Through its ties to Planned Parenthood, United
Way is assisting in the cover-up of statutory
rape, exacerbating the problem and allowing it
An article about teenage pregnancy in urban
high schools, titled “Nobody gets married
anymore, Mister,” hits the nail on the head.
Read it here.
lifetime, single parenthood has been
transformed from shame to saintliness. In
our society, perversely, we celebrate the
unwed mother as a heroic figure, like a
fireman or a police officer. During the last
presidential election, much was made of
Obama’s mother, who was a single parent.
Movie stars and pop singers flaunt their
daddy-less babies like fishing trophies.
None of this is
lost on my students. In today’s urban high
school, there is no shame or social
ostracism when girls become pregnant. Other
girls in school want to pat their stomachs.
Their friends throw baby showers at which
meager little gifts are given. After
delivery, the girls return to school with
baby pictures on their cell phones or
slipped into their binders, which they
eagerly share with me. Often they sit
together in my classes, sharing insights
into parenting, discussing the taste of
Pedialite or the exhaustion that goes with
the job. On my way home at night, I often
see my students in the projects that
surround our school, pushing their strollers
or hanging out on their stoops instead of
doing their homework.
The war on girls
From the Wall
Mara Hvistendahl is worried about girls. Not in
any political, moral or cultural sense but as an
existential matter. She is right to be. In China,
India and numerous other countries (both
developing and developed), there are many more men
than women, the result of systematic campaigns
against baby girls. In "Unnatural Selection," Ms.
Hvistendahl reports on this gender imbalance: what
it is, how it came to be and what it means for the
In nature, 105 boys are born for every 100 girls.
This ratio is biologically ironclad. Between 104
and 106 is the normal range, and that's as far as
the natural window goes. Any other number is the
result of unnatural events.
Yet today in India there are 112 boys born for
every 100 girls. In China, the number is 121 —
though plenty of Chinese towns are over the 150
mark. China's and India's populations are mammoth
enough that their outlying sex ratios have skewed
the global average to a biologically impossible
107. But the imbalance is not only in Asia.
Azerbaijan stands at 115, Georgia at 118 and
Armenia at 120.
What is causing the skewed ratio: abortion. If the
male number in the sex ratio is above 106, it
means that couples are having abortions when they
find out the mother is carrying a girl. By Ms.
Hvistendahl's counting, there have been so many
sex-selective abortions in the past three decades
that 163 million girls, who by biological averages
should have been born, are missing from the world.
Moral horror aside, this is likely to be of very
Read more here.
NY director admits to felony theft; Planned
Parenthood Virginia official caught stealing wine
Things that make you go, hmmm.
On Friday, June 24,
the former NARAL NY director plead guilty to
president of a prominent abortion-rights group’s
New York chapter admitted Wednesday she got the
organization to pay for thousands of dollars in
a summer house rental, child care, clothes and
other personal plums by passing them off as
NARAL Pro-Choice New York leader Kelli Conlin
pleaded guilty to falsifying business records, a
felony. Her case will be closed without jail
time or probation if she pays more than $75,000
Parenthood official in Roanoke, Virginia, was
caught stealing wine:
Nova, vice president of Planned Parenthood
Health Systems in Roanoke, was charged earlier
this year with three counts of petit larceny.
The charges stem from bottles of wine Nova took
through a self-checkout line at the Cave Spring
Kroger. The incidents occurred on two separate
dates in January, according to online court
part of an agreement reached in Roanoke County
General District Court last week, Nova was not
convicted. The case was continued for a year,
with the understanding the charges will be
dismissed after Nova completes his jail time and
avoids further charges.
In 2002, the then-director of NARAL Pro-Choice
Wisconsin was convicted of felony theft in a remarkably similar
NARAL checkbook, Katherine Venskus siphoned off
$12,939 from the organization over the next
several months, according to the criminal
complaint. She was charged with felony theft and
forgery in April 2002 in Dane County Circuit
Court and pleaded no contest to the theft charge
in August of that year, with prosecutors
dropping the forgery charge.
- A Catholic
church's Respect Life group was banned
from an Illinois parade after the parade
committee found their ultrasound banner
offensive. Read more here.
is dying," a U.S. population expert told the
Senate hearing. Read it here.
- Putting money
over "healthcare", Indiana Planned
Parenthood facilities have stopped seeing
Medicaid clients as the funds ran out. Read more here.
Our affiliates need your help this summer!
Waukesha (July 20-24), Ozaukee (August 3-7),
Wausau (also known as the Wisconsin Valley Fair,
August 2-7), Fond du Lac (also known as the
Fondy Fair, July 20-24), Juneau (August 17-21)
& St. Croix (July 20-24).
Brown, Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Co.
affiliates will be doing an info table at LiFest
in Oshkosh (July 7-10).
Ashland 4th of July; Cedarburg 4th of July;
Sheboygan Brat Days (Saturday August 6); and
Eastman (Crawford County) 4th of July Parade.
All of these efforts are coordinated and staffed
solely by volunteers! We need your help! Contact
Pro-Life Wisconsin toll-free at (877) 463-7945
or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out
how you can spread the pro-life message in
Wisconsin this summer.
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), at 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)
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co.
praying at Planned Parenthood in Delavan,
WI on Monday, June 13 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Signs are provided. Contact Phil Cullen for info
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
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
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 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
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
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!
The Lumen Christi Respect Life Committee invite you to
Sidewalk Counseling 101
with Dan Miller, the 40 Days for Life Milwaukee
Coordinator. Sessions held at Lumen Christi
Catholic Church Library, 11300 North St. James
Lane (and Mequon Road) Mequon, WI, At 7:00 pm
on Thursday, June 30, Wednesday, July 13,
Tuesday July 19, and 9 am, Saturday, July 30.
All are welcome to any or all sessions but
participants must RSVP to Kerry by phone (414)
559-1032 or email: Lalermk10@aol.com.
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
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,
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)
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.