"Choice Kills Those Without One": Madison
billboard placed in Planned Parenthood's parking lot
A pro-life billboard placed on S. Park
Street in Madison will be there
for the next 30 days, in the parking lot of a Planned Parenthood that
targets minorities. To view the billboard, click here.
The billboards aim to
raise awareness about abortion, Planned
Parenthood’s history of racism and the continuing eugenics movement in
Wisconsin. The campaign directs the public to TooManyAborted.com
created by Ryan Bomberger (who is biracial), the Chief Creative Officer
of The Radiance
“Our goal is to expose an
industry that doesn’t trust women enough to
tell them the truth, injects gender animosity by demonizing men, and
targets minorities resulting in hugely disproportionate rates of
abortion in the urban community,” explained Bomberger.
The billboards are a
collaborative effort between Pro-Life Wisconsin
and the national organization The Radiance Foundation.
This Wednesday, March 23, Ryan
co-founder of The
Radiance Foundation, will speak at 7pm
at the Bishop O'Connor Center, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison.
Ryan is an
adoptee and adoptive father. Ryan's powerful multimedia live
presentation illuminates the truth about pressing social issues,
especially abortion and adoption. Ryan was a featured speaker
at the national Students for Life of America conference in Washington,
Event is free. A reception will
follow Ryan's presentation. Event
for Life of Madison and the Diocese of
here to support this project. Your donations allow us to continue
life-saving projects such as this one.
Building tomorrow's pro-life leaders... today!
In our continued efforts to recognize and develop pro-life leadership
and convictions among Wisconsin’s youth, the Pro-Life Wisconsin
Education Task Force is offering the Sharon Schumer Memorial
Scholarship to two Wisconsin graduating high school seniors. Pro-Life Wisconsin is accepting
applications for the 2011 Sharon Schumer Memorial Scholarship through
These $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two young adults who meet
the listed requirements, complete the application process, and are
chosen by the selection committee. $500 will be paid the first year of
college with an additional $500 paid the second year pending continued
leadership in the pro-life movement.
Applications are available from the state office or by clicking
here. Application deadline is April 15 – no exceptions!
Joe Scheidler to speak at PLW's Spring Awards
Dinner in Madison
be held Saturday,
April 9 at the Crowne
in Madison (cocktails at 6pm; dinner and program begin at 7pm).
Awards will be given for the Activist of
the Year and Legislator of the Year.
Cost: $35 per person.
Pre-registration required. Register online here.
Joe Scheidler is the
national director of Pro-Life Action League. Read his bio here.
National Tribute to Joe Scheidler: Citizens
hosting a special evening of tribute to Joe
Scheidler on the Saturday prior to PLW's event at the Holiday Inn Mart
Plaza Hotel in
Chicago. Pro-Life Wisconsin is one of the event co-sponsors. Click here for more information.
PLW launches petition drive to defund Planned
Let's tell the Wisconsin
"END TAXPAYER FUNDING OF
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT PERFORM OR
REFER FOR ABORTION"
Pro-Life Wisconsin is
calling upon the Wisconsin State Legislature to include in the
2011-2013 biennial budget bill a provision to end all state and federal
funding of Planned Parenthood of
Wisconsin (PPWI) and other organizations that perform or refer
to download copies of the petition. Please circulate them among your
family and friends and mail back to the PLW state office. Or click here to sign the petition online. The
petitions will be presented to the Wisconsin Legislature in June.
As it confronts an over $3 billion
structural deficit, the state of Wisconsin can no longer afford the
controversial business of "family planning." Family planning funding is
available on the federal level through Title X (Public Health Services
Act), Title XIX (Medical Assistance) and Title V (Maternal & Child
Health) programs. The state provides matching funds for Title XIX and
Title V programs.
All money is fungible.
Family planning funds free up resources within receiving organizations,
like Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, to engage in the surgical abortion
business. Confidential family planning services also include the
provision of chemically abortifacient birth control drugs, such as the
morning-after pill and the patch, to adults and minor children. Rather
than throw money at organizations that perform or refer for abortion,
family planning funds should be eliminated to help balance the state
budget proposal makes a good start toward this end by
eliminating the Title V Maternal & Child Health family planning
program ($3.4 million in
annual state and federal spending). Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin,
the state’s largest abortion provider, annually receives close to $1
million in Title V state and federal matching funds. Polls consistently
demonstrate that Americans are opposed to taxpayer funding of
abortions. PLW will work to ensure the Governor’s Title V family
planning deletion is retained in the final budget. And signing and
circulating our petition will help with this effort!
Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies deliver female
Milwaukee abortuary, in shackles and handcuffs
Services, located at 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in
Milwaukee, is one of the four surgical abortion facilities in the state
of Wisconsin. It is the only facility in the state that performs
late-term abortions. 40 Days for Life has been observed
at Affiliated for a couple years,
and vigilers have seen the sad,
the joyful, the unexpected, the heart-breaking and the truly awful.
This past Thursday, March
17, two male Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies brought a female
prisoner to Affiliated for an abortion. The deputies were in
uniform, and the prisoner was in shackles and handcuffs.
a post-abortive woman,
published by Jill Stanek on her
blog, illustrates all too well how abortion hurts women, how women feel
they have no other choice, and how women are coerced into abortion.
Thursday was St.
Patrick’s Day. We ask all of you to pray for this
woman and the deputies who delivered her to the abortuary.
“If I have any worth, it
is to live my life for God as to teach these peoples; even though some
of them still look down on me.” – St. Patrick.
Please join us in prayer
outside Wisconsin's chemical and surgical abortion facilties throughout
the state. See list of affiliate observances below, or go to 40daysforlife.com.
Pro-life news wrap-up
- Abortions in Catholic
hospitals in Spain: A Barcelona priest has resigned his post as
vice-president of the board of a local Catholic hospital after the
institution refused to stop distributing the abortion-inducing drug
RU-486 to patients. Read more here.
- New York City's Mayor Bloomberg signed
a bill that will require crisis pregnancy centers to disclose
whether or not they offer abortions. Read
- North Dakota bishops: Catholics
should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions,
citing Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for
the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research. Read
- Cardinal Burke: Fighting the contraceptive mentality is
essential for the culture of life. Read here.
- Catholic Vote has the story of two Catholic fathers,
one unemployed, who refused work on Planned Parenthood facilities. Read
Wisconsin 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 like.
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.
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.
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 and Friday: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
County prays at
Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S.
7th St., on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call Phil for more
information, (262) 742-3299.
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.
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.
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 6th
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 (262) 656-0301.
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.
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!
Join the pro-life club
from Trinity Academy as they pray outside the Planned Parenthood
on Hwy 100 & Lincoln in Milwaukee this Thursday from 4:30 pm to
Pro-Life Spaghetti Dinner:
Saturday, April 2 from 4-7 p.m. at Mercy Academy, 2160 Wauwatosa
Avenue, in Wauwatosa. Proceeds to help in supporting, counseling and
educating those in need with a pregnancy and to help Mercy Academy,
established in 1995 to support families in the academic and moral
formation of their children in the Catholic tradition. Diapers, baby
blankets, new or gently used clothing needed for the Women’s Support
Center. There will be a drop off site at the dinner for your donations.
Dinner will be catered by Michael’s Italian Feast of Oconomowoc. Please
email Lindapete@tds.net if you are
counseling training: The Women's Support Center is hosting a
crisis pregnancy training on April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The WSC
is located at 2051 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Training is free but
RSVP required. Contact Mary Gilpin at (414) 934-8888.
Monthly All Night
Prayer Vigil: April 1-2
at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Milwaukee. Opening Mass at 8 p.m.
All night exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, pro-life
Satations of the Cross, pro-life holy hour from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30
a.m. and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Everyone welcome, stay as long as you
can. For additional information call (414) 321-3900. Stations of the
Cross for the Victims of Abortion is now being printed and distributed
by the all night vigil. To order copies call (414) 254-2790.
Campaign for Human Dignity:
Christi Catholic Church is
hosting pro-life speakers at the parish throughout Lent. Speakers
as follows: Ryan
Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation, March 22; Cindy Wagner, mother of
19, March 27; Fr. Javier Bustos of Sacred Heart School of Theology,
April 3; Vicki Thorn of Project Rachel, April 12. For more information,
click here. Pro-Life Wisconsin
is one of the co-sponsors of this project.
Public Showings of Blood
Money: Saturday, April 2, 10 am at the Cosmo Theatre in Merrill,
Wis.; Sunday, April 3, 1:30 pm at the Marathon County Public Library,
3rd floor, in Wausau.
Abby Johnson will
speak at Dubuque County Right to Life's annual L.I.F.E. DINNER
on Saturday, April 30 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Register online at www.dcrtl.org.
Contact DCRTL with questions at (563) 556-5690.
von Hildebrand, world renowned lecturer, philosopher and
theologian will speak at the Magnificat breakfast on Saturday, April 9,
2011 from 9 am - noon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Milwaukee.Tickets:
$15.00. Dr. von Hildebrand has been seen on EWTN more than 80 times and
authored many books. For information call Terri at (262) 677-1192 or
check out the website at www.magnificatwb.com. For tickets: send a
self-addressed stamped envelope with ticket order to: Marlene
Nagel—W213 N16551 Glen Brooke Dr. Jackson, WI 53037
Join Lutherans for Life as we “Run for their Lives!” in the
Life-A-Thon. This annual 5k walk/run is scheduled for Saturday, May 14
in West Allis at McCarty Park and supports 4 Milwaukee area pregnancy
care centers operated by WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee. The
registration fees are: $17/person; $50/family of 3 or more; $85 for an
elementary school group. Every registrant will receive an event t-shirt
and can raise additional funds via Facebook, other social media, and
e-mail with their own personalized FundEasy webpage. Register and get
more info at www.life-a-thon.org
or call (414) 727-8176.
Eyewitness for Life:
of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and thechildren
they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion Seeing Is Believing
Programs will be held on the following Saturday mornings:
April 16, May 21, June 18. They will begin promptly at 10am
and end promptly at 11am. No pre-registration is required.
Refreshments will be served. Eyewitness is located at 9008 W. Burleigh
Pro-life Catholics in
Berlin, Wis. gather outside
Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. for a
Rosary. Join them in praying for an end to abortion.
Holy Hour for the Unborn:
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,
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.
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.
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.