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Monday Update

March 15, 2010

Defending God’s Plan

 

In This Issue

·         40 Days for Life: 298 babies saved and a desperate backlash

·         Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC endorses Mark Gundrum for Waukesha County Circuit Judge

·         Girl Scouts distribute Planned Parenthood sex guide at United Nations meeting

·         Planned Parenthood Los Angeles fundraiser garners support from nationwide businesses

·         Spring Awards Dinner

·         Good Friday Prayer Vigil

·         Affiliate announcements

·         Courtesy announcements

 

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40 Days for Life: 298 babies saved and a desperate backlash

 

40 Days for Life reports that nationwide, 298 babies have been saved so far from abortion, and those are just the ones we know of. Six of those saved babies happened in Milwaukee! This weekend in Milwaukee also saw many college pro-life groups turn out to pray at the abortion mill. Last Thursday in Green Bay, more than 30 people gathered to pray in the pouring rain in the middle of the day. For these and many more blessings, we thank God.

 

40 Days for Life is observed in the Wisconsin area in Milwaukee, Wausau, Green Bay, Madison and Rockford, Ill. For more information, go to 40daysforlife.com. 40 Days for Life runs until Sunday, March 28 and they still need you to pray with them!

 

As positive proof that 40 Days for Life is working, the Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation are striking back by intimidating pro-lifers and raising money off their efforts. On the Web site  forty4forty.com, the logo encourages donations with the slogan, “Pledging to end harassment… one picketer at a time.” This is not “choice,” nor is it pro-woman nor pro-health. It is threatening. On the Web site, Family Planning Health Services in Wausau and the Madison Surgery Center, both 40 Days for Life sites, are specifically targeted.  

 

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC endorses Mark Gundrum for Waukesha County Circuit Judge

 

The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed Mark Gundrum for Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 2. Elected to the State Assembly since 1998, Mark Gundrum has twice been honored as PLW’s Legislator of the Year for his committed leadership on behalf of preborn children. Mark’s legal background includes serving as Chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee for seven years, Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee for four years, judge advocate general (JAG) officer in the Army Reserve for nearly a decade, and local municipal prosecutor in Waukesha County for seven years. Deployed to serve in Iraq in 2008, Mark served as a Rule of Law attorney working directly with Iraqi judges to establish the rule of law in their fledgling republic.

 

Mark Gundrum’s broad legislative and judicial experience coupled with his commitment to the federal and state constitutions as written make him the only choice for pro-life voters in the upcoming spring general election, which will be held Tuesday, April 6.

 

Mark Gundrum received his law degree from UW-Madison Law School and his political science and economics degrees from UW-Madison. He is a graduate of Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School. Mark and his wife Mary live in New Berlin with their seven beautiful children. To learn more about Mark Gundrum’s campaign for Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, click here for his campaign Web site.

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC supports candidates for public office who demonstrate a commitment to protect each and every innocent human life in all circumstances and at all stages of development – from fertilization to natural death.

 

 

Girl Scouts distribute Planned Parenthood sex guide at United Nations meeting

 

From Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM):

The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations last week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concluded last week.

 

The brochure, aimed at young people living with HIV, contains explicit and graphic details on sex, as well as the promotion of casual sex in many forms… The brochure also tells students that national laws requiring HIV-positive people to reveal their status to their partner(s) “violate the rights of people living with HIV” and calls for advocacy to “change laws that violate your rights.”

 

To read more, click here [warning: graphic language].

 

 

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles fundraiser garners support from nationwide businesses

 

Last week, Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries revealed that a number of businesses were supporting a Planned Parenthood Los Angeles fundraiser. Businesses that donated to the Planned Parenthood fundraiser included the Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, American Idol, Dr. Phil, Paula Deen, Fogo de Chao Steak House, Benefit Cosmetics, Tiffany & Co., National Baseball Hall of Fame, Opus One winery, Stags Leap winery, Callaway Vineyard, La Jota Vineyard and many more. To view the list of donors, click here. 

 

Since then, the Cheesecake Factory has withdrawn their support of Planned Parenthood. To read an update from Stand True Ministries (and a list of businesses to continue boycotting), click here. This victory is due to pro-lifers speaking out! Make sure your voice is heard! Businesses may not notice if you choose not to patronize them, but they will notice a letter or phone call in opposition to Planned Parenthood.

 

 

Spring Awards Dinner

 

 

Above: 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, Wis.

 

Sister Christa 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.

 

Awards 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 soon!

 

To register, go to http://www.prolifewisconsin.org/files/2010AwardsDinner.pdf.

 

 

Good Friday Prayer Vigil

 

Join Pro-Life Wisconsin and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society for Good Friday Stations of the Cross with procession to the Affiliated abortion mill.

 

At Three Holy Women Parish - St. Rita's

1601 N. Cass St. Milwaukee
Good Friday - April 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  

 

Stations will begin at St. Rita's and proceed to the Affiliated abortion mill. For more information, please call (877) GOD'S-WILL.

 

 

Affiliate announcements

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County: Call Mark at (608) 335-9889 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.

 

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 Room.

 

Pro-Life 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 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 – click here.

 

 

Courtesy announcements

 

Vigil for Life of Madison: Join Fr. Rick Heilman, the Knights of Divine Mercy, Students for Life of Madison and people throughout the Madison community as we pray the Stations of the Cross outside the Madison Surgery Center on Sunday, March 21 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Let's pray for an end to late-term abortion plans at the MSC!

 

Appalachian Hike for Life: Mark Kimble will be hiking 900 miles of the Appalachian Trail this summer to benefit Pro-Life Wisconsin! Join him on Friday, March 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pine Bluff to hear more about this inspiring story. Adoration will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and Mark’s talk. Everything is free. RSVP for dinner to Jeanne at (608) 516-8632.

 

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.

 

The March 27 "Catholic Knights presents Living Our Faith" episode, hosted by Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, spotlights Holy Week: The Most Sacred Time of the Year. Father Steve Malkiewicz and Fr. Steve Lampe are guests on the show. Watch "Catholic Knights presents Living Our Faith" Saturday, March 27, at noon, on WISN TV 12. If you miss a show, every segment is available at www.livingourfaith.net.

 

Vicki Thorn, founder of post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel, will speak in Fond du Lac at Holy Family Church (271 Fourth St. Way, the corner of Cty. K and T) 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.                               

 

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.

 

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse is having a solemn celebration in honor of St. Gianna Molla on Sunday, April 25. Mass is at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. prayer and reflection on St. Gianna and at 3 p.m., there will be veneration and installation of a First Class Relic of St. Gianna. More information on the News and Events page at www.guadalupeshrine.org.

 

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 milwaukee@wisconsincma.org or call (414) 758-2214.

 

40 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 at: www.vigilcalender.com/milwaukee/logon.

 

40 Days for Life Madison is observing 40 Days for Life outside the Madison Surgery Center, 1 S. Park St., site of an approved late-term abortion facility. Go to vigilforlife.org to get involved!

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 2010 spring mission for life with the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The replica image was touch to the actual Tilma of St. Juan Diego. The stops on this tour will focus on the importance of being in solidarity with the most defenseless of our brothers and sisters, as well as standing with those generous individuals who are witnessing to the cause of life through the 40 Days for Life campaigns in our state. Schedule:

- Thursday March 18: Wausau 40 Days for Life site 3-4pm; St. Mary's Shrine 5-7pm;

- Friday March 19: Madison 40 Days for Life site 3-4pm; St. Mary's in Pine Bluff 5-8pm;

- Saturday March 20: Milwaukee 40 Days for Life site 10am-11:30am; Church of the Gesu 12-1pm;

- Tuesday March 23: Appleton 40 Days for Life site 3-4pm; St. Mary's Church in Greenville 5-7pm;

- Wednesday March 24: Stevens Point vigil site at "Family Planning Health Services" 5:30-6pm;

- Friday March 26: Green Bay 40 Days for Life site at 3-4pm; Relevant Radio Chapel 4:30-5pm;

- Saturday March 27: Marshfield; Our Lady of Peace Church 4:30-6:30pm;

- Monday April 5: Wisconsin Rapids "Planned Parenthood" vigil site 4:30-5:15pm.

 

 

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