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       March 18, 2013

Personhood in the News!
 
Personhood is the future of the pro-life movement, and federal and state legislation is making the news across the country. Best of all, abortion advocates are truly scared that it could put an end to the culture of death!
 
Here are just a few stories highlighting the advances of personhood nationwide: 
 
 
 
 

 
We Have a Pro-Life Pope!
 
Liberals around the world were holding their breath during the papal election, hoping against hope that a pope would be elected who would embrace the culture of death and the evil it represents (They haven't realized yet that being pro-life is not an option for the pope, but a necessity!). And much to their chagrin, Pope Francis, a staunch defender of life, was elected. 
 
Here are some great, pro-life quotes from our new Holy Father: 
 
"‎Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court or kill you."
 
‎"We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
 
"The right to life means allowing people to live and not killing, allowing them to grow, to eat, to be educated, to be healed, and to be permitted to die with dignity."
 

 
Personhood: A New Pro-Life Paradigm
 
Personhood isn't just about banning abortion. It's ultimately about building a culture that respects and defends all human life, regardless of developmental stage. Spread the word and share the personhood video below!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Register now for our 2013 Spring Awards Dinner
 
Be sure to join us at our upcoming Spring Awards Dinner, Thursday, April 18, featuring keynote speaker, Walter Hoye II! Walter Hoye is the founder and President of the Issues4Life foundation and a key member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. We will also honor our Activist of the Year, Mary Gundrum, as well as our Legislator of the Year, Rep. David Craig.
 
For more information and to register, visit our website. Act now, space is limited!
 
 

 
News Wrap-Up
 

 
Affiliate Activities
 
Holy Week holds special significance for pro-lifers who gather in front of abortion clinics to pray the Stations of the Cross. As in years past, Pro-Life Wisconsin and our affiliates will be holding pro-life Stations of the Cross in memory of all those lost to abortion and for all those grieving a loss.
 
Milwaukee: On Good Friday, March 29 at 9 a.m. Stations will be said at St. Rita’s Parish, 1601 N. Cass St., Milwaukee, with procession to the Affiliated abortion mill.
 
La Crosse: March 22 at 5 p.m., Stations will be said at Options Clinic, Caledonia St., followed by a soup supper at St. James the Less Parish.
 
Madison: Stations will be said by Fr. Rick Heilman, 10 a.m. on March 29 at Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd. in Madison. For more details, visit  vigilforlife.org
 
Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliates around the state will be saying stations of the cross at their respective parishes. For more information, call 262-796-1111.
 
You’re invited to join other Christians in Stevens Point for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion –continues through March 24 outside Family Planning Health Services, 200 Division St, Stevens Point. If you’d like more information, please contact Jen Dunnett at 40daysforlifestevenspoint@gmail.com, 715-340-2779 or go to the website: www.40daysforlife.com/stevenspoint
 
PLW Wausau will hold a 40 Days for Life Vigil this Spring through March 23rd, we are asking for prayer volunteers. We are asking for peaceful prayers to volunteer for one hour a week during Lent. For more information please contact Janet at 715 848-2174.
 
La Crosse 40 Days for Life meets outside of Options Clinic, Caledonia St., in La Crosse, Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until March 22nd. To get involved, contact Elizabeth Garibaldi at 608-769-4014. A closing event will be held on March 22 at 5PM and will include Stations of the Cross at the Vigil site, followed by Soup Supper at St. James the Less Church in LaCrosse.
 
40 Days for Life Milwaukee continues through March 24 at 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee. To get involved, contact Dan Miller, Kerry Lawlor, or Pat McGartland at 262-424-8787, or visit  40daysforlife.com/milwaukee.
 
Sheboygan 40 Days for Life meets at Planned Parenthood, 2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, until March 24. To get involved, contact Sarah at  40dayssheboygan@gmail.com.
 
PLW Racine Area has a prayer vigil every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until noon at the Racine Planned Parenthood (832 Main St.) All are welcome to join with your presence or your prayers.
 
Green Bay: Closing 40 Days for Life ceremony will be held March 22, followed by a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5pm, celebrated by Bishop David Ricken at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Special guests will include Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen of the 40 Days for Life Team. More information can be found at  40daysforlife.com/greenbay.

PLW Juneau County meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library Community Room in Mauston at 7 p.m.

PLW Walworth County will again begin their Monday prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood in Delavan in April. Contact Phil Cullen at 262-742-3299 for more information.

PLW Marathon County prays the Rosary monthly on a Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Please call Ron Putzer at 715-842-5368 to confirm the date.

PLW 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 or Julie at 920-923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. before the 9:00 a.m. Mass 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. Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business, at least two people will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. Mon.-Wed. (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), Thurs. (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Fri. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for one hour or more. Click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact Elizabeth Weisshaar at info@vigilforlife.org.

PLW Milwaukee County gathers Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center (1428 N. Farwell, Milw.) from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sidewalk counselors are needed! If you can come pray or counsel women, contact Peggy Hamill at 262-796-1111 ext. 11 or email info@prolifewisconsin.org.

PLW Sheboygan County prays in front of Planned Parenthood (2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan) every Thursday from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. For more information call Sarah at 920-452-2759 or Shannon at 920-457-8422.

PLW 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 (3800 N. Gillett St.)
 
PLW Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary. You are invited to pray Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood (Roosevelt & 36th Ave.) Please come pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers with us. For more information, contact Karie Kinzler at kakinzler7@yahoo.com or call her at 262-646-0301.
 


Courtesy Announcements
 
The Biochemistry of Attraction: Vicki Thorn, who founded Project Rachel, the post-abortion healing ministry, is coming to Madison this upcoming Tuesday, March 19, for a free breakfast at St. Ambrose Academy (social hall at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 602 Everglade Drive Madison, WI 53717) from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Her presentation will explore the effects of contraception on bonding and sexual attraction.
 
Milwaukee Rosary Rally for Life with Bishop Hying: Come pray with Bishop Hying for an end to abortion and the sanctification of Milwaukee on Friday, March 22nd from 7-9 PM in a candlelight rosary procession. The procession begins at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.
 
The Milwaukee April All-Night Vigil of Reparation will be at St. Anthony’s Church, Appleton Ave. Menomonee Falls, April 5th and 6th. Opening Mass Friday Mass at 8 pm., followed by a procession, adoration, talks, Holy Hour for Life and confessions, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 5 AM. Come for the opening Mass if you can; stay as long as you like. If you need a ride or more information, call 414-254-2790.
 
The May All-Night Vigil of Reparation will be at Holy Hill, May 3RD and 4th. Opening Mass Friday at 8 pm, followed by a procession,adoration, talks, Holy Hour for Life and confessions, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 5 AM. Come for the opening Mass if you can; stay as long as you like. If you need a ride or more information, call 414-254-2790.
 
9th Annual Midwest Regional Bioethics Conference - The Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is co-hosting a bioethics conference with the Marquette Chapter of University Faculty for Life on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. The conference will be held at Marquette University (AMU) beginning at 10am and closing with the celebration of the Holy Mass at 4pm led by the Archbishop of Milwaukee, the Most Reverend Jerome Listecki. For more information contact Dr. Theresa Pardoe DOMilwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association  tmpardoe@gmail.com
 
Healing after Abortion Rachel's Vineyard Retreats offer Hope and Healing for anyone who is struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The next retreat is April 12 - 14, near Madison. For information call Mary at 608-221-9593 or email: HelpForYou@straphael.org or visit www.madisondiocese.org/rachel. Confidentiality is assured.
 
The third Monday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays in Kenosha at St. Mary's Catholic Church (7307 40th Ave.) there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to nearby Planned Parenthood. For more information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at 262-358-0705.

Thursdays from 6-6:30 p.m. in West Bend The pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets at Planned Parenthood (532 Shepherd's Drive on the west end of town about 1 1/2 miles west of Hwy. 45 and W. Washington St.-a.k.a. Hwy. 33. It's in a mall on the north side of the street.
 
 
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