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Gov. Doyle signs sex education bill
On February 24, Governor Doyle signed
Assembly Bill (AB) 458 into law as 2009
Wisconsin Act 134. Act 134 effectively
prohibits local public school districts from adopting
"abstinence-only" or "abstinence-centered" human growth
and development programs – a freedom and flexibility they enjoyed under
previous law. Under the new law, if a school district chooses to adopt a
human growth and development program it will be forced to include in its
curriculum instruction on the "health benefits, side effects, and proper
use of contraceptives and barrier methods." Click here for a copy of Act
Governor Doyle’s signing of AB 458 is yet
another sad example of his bowing to the demands of Planned Parenthood of
Wisconsin. Planned Parenthood’s agenda in initiating and ramming through this
legislation is to: 1) sexualize our children at an early age; 2) get them on
contraception as soon as possible; 3) refer them to Planned Parenthood
abortion mills when the contraception inevitably fails; and 4) profit from
surgical abortions. Never the mind the deaths of innocent preborn children
and the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual damage to vulnerable
young mothers and fathers – Planned Parenthood’s number one objective is to
As parents and concerned citizens, we need
to fight this assault on our youth. Chastity/abstinence is the only message
that will protect their bodies and preserve their innocence. Pro-Life Wisconsin
urges public school districts across Wisconsin
to drop their human growth and development programs. If a school district
retains or initiates a program, we urge parents to opt their children out of
the program and either teach the subject matter themselves or find a private
program that teaches chastity/abstinence. Our children’s lives depend on
it, born and preborn.
On November 5, 2009, the Wisconsin State
Assembly passed AB 458 by a vote of 48-43 (click here for the roll call vote). The
Wisconsin State Senate passed AB 458 on January 28, 2010, by a vote of 18-15
(click here for the roll call vote). Pro-Life
thanks all those who called, emailed or wrote their state legislators and the
Governor in opposition to this harmful bill.
The Economist: Gendercide, the war on baby girls
From The Economist March 4 print
edition [emphasis added]
aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared — and the number
you are one half of a young couple expecting your first child in a
fast-growing, poor country. You are part of the new middle class; your income
is rising; you want a small family. But traditional mores hold sway
around you, most important in the preference for sons over daughters. Perhaps
hard physical labor is still needed for the family to make its living. Perhaps
only sons may inherit land. Perhaps a daughter is deemed to join another
family on marriage and you want someone to care for you when you are old.
Perhaps she needs a dowry.
imagine that you have had an ultrasound scan; it costs $12, but you can
afford that. The scan says the unborn child is a girl. You yourself would
prefer a boy; the rest of your family clamors for one. You would never dream
of killing a baby daughter, as they do out in the villages. But an abortion
seems different. What do you do?
For millions of couples, the answer is:
abort the daughter, try for a son. In China
and northern India
more than 120 boys are being born for every 100 girls. Nature dictates that
slightly more males are born than females to offset boys’ greater susceptibility
to infant disease. But nothing on this scale.
read more, click here.
Spring Awards Dinner
Memorial to the Unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Spring Awards Dinner will be held
Saturday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
(Visitor’s Center) in La Crosse,
Marie, FSGM, executive director of the Shrine, will give a keynote
presentation on the Memorial to the Unborn located at the Shrine. Sister
Christa Marie will discuss the vision behind, significance of and future
plans for this magnificent structure.
will be presented for the legislator of the year and activist of the year.
Seats are $35 each. A limited number of seats are available, so register
register, go to http://www.prolifewisconsin.org/files/2010AwardsDinner.pdf.
On the passing of Linda Schmidt, president of Citizens for
a Pro-Life Society of Wisconsin
Schmidt – president of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society of Wisconsin, a very
dear friend to Pro-Life Wisconsin, one of the Notre Dame 88, a mother, wife
and grandmother – passed into eternal rest on March 2, 2010. Citizens for a
Pro-Life Society co-hosted two events annually with Pro-Life Wisconsin – the
Rally for Life in Milwaukee
held around the Roe v. Wade
anniversary and a Good Friday Prayer Vigil.
proof of terminal cancer, prosecutors of the Notre Dame 88 refused to drop
charges against her. Click here to read the story. To read
Linda’s obituary, click here.
High school seniors: Apply now for
the Sharon Schumer Memorial Scholarship
Pro-Life Wisconsin is now
accepting applications for the 2009 Sharon Schumer Memorial Scholarship!
scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors (including
homeschoolers). Must be accepted at and planning to attend any college,
university or technical school – in-state or out-of-state.
are available from the state office or by clicking here for the link on PLW’s Web site.
Application deadline is April 15 – no exceptions!
Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County: Call Mark at (608) 335-9889 about
prayer dates and times.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Eau Claire
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
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
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, witness with signs or preach. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned
Parenthood Appleton North on 3800
N. Gillett St.
PLW Walworth County holds regular prayer vigils at
the Planned Parenthood in Delavan,
312 S. 7th St.
Please call Phil for dates and times, (262) 742-3299.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Waukesha County will
join other pro-lifers for weekly 40
Days for Life prayer in front of the Planned
Parenthood in Waukesha,
426 W. Main St.
Prayer gatherings will be held the every
Saturday during Lent from 11 a.m. to noon.
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
Wisconsin Kenosha will observe 40 Days for
Life by praying the Rosary every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 4:30 p.m.,
beginning on Ash Wednesday, in front of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located
at Roosevelt Rd.
and 36th Ave. We
will continue to have our usual Saturday prayer vigil at 11 a.m. during Lent.
Contact Karie Kinzler at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
is also on Facebook – click here.
Bishop Ricken of Green Bay will join 40 Days for Life in Green Bay on March 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join him in prayer for the unborn! For more information, go to http://40daysforlife.com/greenbay/.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats offer hope and healing for any person who has struggled with the emotional
and spiritual pain of abortion. Next retreat is April 16-18 in Madison. Call (608) 821-3177 or email HelpForYou@straphael.org.
Confidentiality is assured.
St. Anthony the Hermit Pro-Life Heralds will host a showing of Demographic Bomb
after 8 a.m. Mass and Rosary on March 13. Join us for all or part of these
Saturday morning events. St. Anthony the Hermit is located at N74 W13604
Appleton Ave. in Menomonee Falls.
Vicki Thorn, founder of post-abortion healing
ministry Project Rachel,
will speak in Fond du Lac at Holy Family
Church on April 18 and
April 19 at 7 p.m. Through scientific studies, Vicki shows how men
and women are inherently different, yet built to compliment each other. Learn
about the biochemistry of sex, the problems of the sexual revolution and the
fascinating science of attraction. Gina Loehr, author of Real Women,
Real Saints, will discuss NFP.
Eagle Forum of Wisconsin
meeting: Tuesday, March 9, 1 PM in the Community Room of the Brookfield
Library, 1900 N Calhoun Rd.
Our special guest
will be Pastor David King ( Milwaukee God Squad), speaking on the role
of Christians in civil government. In addition to this dynamic speaker, we
issues on which we can take action.
For more information
call Joan at 414-466-5431
A&A Alexandrina Center is proud to announce Alan Keyes as the
guest speaker for their first-ever Spring Gala in Green Bay. It will be held at the
KI Convention Center, on Saturday, April 17. For more information, go to aaalexandrinacenter.webs.com/springgala.htm.
Sixth Annual Midwest Regional Bioethics Conference: Saturday, May 1 at the St. Francis Seminary
(3257 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis,
WI). Theme: Moral Limits of
Autonomy. Keynote Speaker: George Weigel. For information, go to wisconsincma.org,
email email@example.com or call
Days for Life Milwaukee: Please consider signing up for weekend time slots if you work during
the week. Open time slots still exist for weekdays... review and sign-up. Always
dress appropriately, keeping in mine the wind swirls and it's COLD. Sign up online
Days for Life Madison is observing 40 Days for Life
outside the Madison
1 S. Park St.,
site of an approved late-term abortion facility. Go to vigilforlife.org
to get involved!
Stateline Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet:
celebrating 25 years on the "Life Side." March 11 at People’s
Church, 340 W Grand Avenue,
Beloit. Dr. Cathy Coyle will
speak. To register or for more information, call the clinic at (608)
40 Days for Life Wausau: All are invited to
participate. Go to 40daysforlife.com/Wausau,
where you may sign up or receive further information. 40 Days for Life
has been very successful with life-saving results.
The St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society will pray the Rosary once a
month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family Planning Health Services. Please
call Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm date.
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.
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
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