debate may hit Wisconsin roadways" with Choose
Life license plates
From the Cap Times:
Driving with an anti-abortion message is a
great way to drive the anti-abortion
At least according to Rep. Andre Jacque,
R-Bellevue, who has introduced legislation
that would allow Wisconsin motorists the
option of paying extra for a "Choose Life"
The freshman lawmaker says the plate he is
proposing is no different than the dozens
of other specialty plates currently
available, including ones that celebrate
the Packers, Harley Davidson or the
But it’s not just the message he is after.
His bill would have the extra money that
people pay for the specialty plate go to
an organization, Choose Life Wisconsin, a
chapter of the national group Choose Life
America, which began the push for such
license plates 15 years ago in Florida.
According to Jacque, Choose Life directs
the money to centers that offer pre-natal
and adoption assistance to pregnant women.
He says in Florida the plates raise over
$750,000 for such programs.
“I had some individuals reach out to me
since I had been the leader of
establishing October 2011 as ‘Pregnancy
Care Month,’” he explains. That resolution
recognized groups that provide counseling
and other support to women with unplanned
pregnancies, such as facilitating
The practice of using specialty plates to
fund outside groups is not new, Jacque
points out. For instance, the $25-per-year
extra motorists pay for a Packers plate
goes to fund maintenance of Lambeau Field.
Wisconsin would become the 26th state that
offers a Choose Life license plate if
Jacque’s bill is approved. The effort,
which first succeeded in Florida, has
spread to almost all other southern
states, as well as many others, including
liberal-leaning states such as
Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Unsurprisingly, the pro-choice crowd is
striking back. Two Democrats, including
Madison Rep. Chris Taylor, a former
Planned Parenthood executive, have
introduced a bill to create a license
plate that would direct funds to her
“We’ve seen so many attacks on family
planning ... and why shouldn’t consumers
have an opportunity to support Planned
Parenthood?” she says. “At least Planned
Parenthood provides vital health care
In contrast, she says, Choose Life
Wisconsin is still in the process of being
set up. Indeed, the group does not even
have a website yet. Right now,
the Choose Life America site lists
representatives of two conservative
groups -- Wisconsin Family Action and
Pro-Life Wisconsin -- as the contacts
for the Choose Life Wisconsin effort.
here to read more.
It will cost up to $15,000 to make Choose
Life Wisconsin license plates a reality. Click here
to help us reach that goal.
online now to see David Bereit speak!
the founder of 40
Days for Life, will be speaking at
two Pro-Life Wisconsin events!
We are hosting an "Evening with David Bereit" in
Madison on Thursday, April 26. Register online here.
David will be the keynote speaker at our Annual
Spring Awards Dinner, to be held Saturday, April
28 in Green Bay. Register online here.
We will be presenting awards for the Legislator
and the Activist of the Year at the Spring Awards
Dinner. Rep. Andre Jacque will be receiving the
Legislator of the Year award. Jim Ball, leader of
40 Days for Life
in Green Bay and pro-life activist extraordinaire,
will be receiving the Activist of the Year award.
Join us in honoring these great pro-life men!
Register today for these can't-miss events! David
is a dynamic speaker with a very inspiring story
to share about how 40 Days for Life has made a
pro-life impact around the world.
rights amendment fails in U.S. Senate, seven
states file suit
On Thursday the United States Senate voted against
an amendment that would have remedied the Obama
Administration’s egregious violations of our
federal and state constitutional conscience
Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) offered Senate
Amendment No. 1520 to S. 1813, the highway
authorization bill, to protect the right to
religious liberty against the Obamacare rule
mandating that religious institutions provide
coverage for abortion-inducing drugs,
contraceptives, and sterilization. The Blunt
Amendment was defeated on a bi-partisan 51 to 48
vote by adoption of a motion to table, or kill,
Three Democrats voted with Republicans for the
amendment: Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin
of West Virginia and Ben Nelson of Nebraska. The
only Republican to vote against the amendment was
Olympia Snowe of Maine who recently announced her
retirement. Wisconsin’s senators were split on the
amendment with Ron
Johnson voting in support and Herb Kohl
voting against. Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks
Ron Johnson for standing up for the conscience
rights of pro-life Americans.
Speaking in support of the amendment, Republican
Senator Orin Hatch of Utah said that “…our
Constitution demands that those individuals and
institutions that object to providing these
services on religious and moral grounds be
protected.” Hatch added that “under this
administration, our Bill of Rights has been
subordinated to President Obama’s desire to
micromanage the nation’s health care system.”
The Blunt Amendment mirrors the language in the Respect for Rights of
Conscience Act (S. 1467) authored by
Senator Blunt. The stated purpose of the act is to
ensure that those participating in the health care
system “retain the right to provide, purchase, or
enroll in health coverage that is consistent with
their religious beliefs and moral convictions,
without fear of being penalized or discriminated
against….” The Blunt Amendment overrides the
Obamacare mandate noting that, until the enactment
of the Obamacare statute in 2010, “the Federal
Government has not sought to impose specific
coverage or care requirements that infringe on the
rights of conscience . . . .”
The good news is that the attorneys general of seven states –
Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma,
South Carolina, and Texas – have filed
suit to block the Obamacare mandate. Two private
plaintiffs, Catholic Social Services and the
Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America, have
joined the states’ suit. Click here
for the full story.
prof gives thanks to Planned Parenthood in new
Marquette prof Dan McGuire has a new book out…
Church? A Concise Guide to Progressive
Catholicism.” Maguire is an emeritus
member of the board of Planned Parenthood of
Wisconsin and is openly pro-abortion. As his
official Marquette University bio shows,
he is a professor in the university's theology
Excerpt of a
book review from the New
There are many
shepherds today who act like sheep, along with
many wolves who pose as shepherds. Daniel
Maguire is a case in point. In Whose Church? A
Concise Guide to Progressive Catholicism,
the ethics professor from Marquette University
poses as a shepherd guiding us to an
alternative Catholic Church, one that can
exist without a pope and bishops.
start with Maguire’s acknowledgments: He gives abject
thanks to Planned Parenthood for lavishing
“awards” on him and inviting him to present
“keynote addresses at the annual events of
at least a third of their 130 affiliates.”
Oh, how he loves them: “Being with them
has always infused the blood of hope into my
veins.” Yes, the blood of hope. Well,
that group indeed has a lot of blood to spare,
since it is up to its neck in it. It’s
definitely not “the blood of hope,” however,
but the blood that crieth to Heaven from the
earth (Gen. 4). Then Maguire gives an
accolade to Marquette (run by the Jesuits)
for defending his academic freedom “almost
perfectly” for 35 years. What this
implies is that they defended his “freedom” to
teach the opposite of the Church’s moral
theology, as he has done, on contraception,
masturbation, pre-marital sex, homosexuality,
abortion, and embryonic stem-cell research.
He instructs the
bishops that on abortion, too, they are not
as Catholic as he is: “The Roman
Catholic position on abortion is pluralistic
and always has been.” Of course, this is a
downright lie, but it is one that Maguire has
repeated for several decades, with impunity.
The difference here is that he is boldly
shoving it down the bishops’ throats by saying
that “if bishops don’t know that, there is a
cure for their ignorance: they can be sent
back to school.” What school? In his book he
refers favorably to Daniel Dombrowski and
Robert Deltete of the Jesuit University of
Seattle, who promote the myth of a
“pluralistic” Catholic tradition on abortion.
to read the rest.
- One Couple’s
Story: The moral shipwreck of in vitro
fertilization. Read more here.
- Obama agency
rules Pepsi use of aborted fetus is
“ordinary business”. Read more here.
- ‘Cookies for
Life’: 10-year-old ex-Girl Scout raises
thousands for pro-life with home-baked cookies.
Read more here.
Almost half of Catholic hospitals perform
sterilizations. Read more here.
co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex …
We’re going broke buying birth control. Read
PLW affiliates are involved in 40 Days for Life
this spring. Cities include Eau Claire, Green
Bay, La Crosse, Medford, Milwaukee, Stevens
Point and Wausau. Contact PLW at (262) 796-1111
or email email@example.com to get
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
firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com or at (262) 656-0301.
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
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.
Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreats offer Hope and
Healing to anyone hurting emotionally and
spiritually from abortion. Our next retreat
will be March 23 - 25. All contact is
confidential. To register or to ask questions
go to www.madisondiocese.org/rachel
or call Mary (608) 221-9593 or (608) 821-3177;
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-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 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.
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.