Join us for the Good Friday Prayer
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
N. Cass St. Milwaukee
Friday - April 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
will be at St. Rita's, before we proceed to the Affiliated abortion mill.
For more information, call (877) GOD'S-WILL.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the University
of Wisconsin training
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28
Think you’re smarter
than UW docs?
By columnist Patrick McIlheran
The pro-lifers thought they had
of Wisconsin dead to
rights, breaking the laws that keep your government out of the abortion
business. The pro-lifers had e-mails, contracts, the diagram of entanglements
between the university's medical school and Planned Parenthood's Madison abortuary.
Fools. Who precisely did these
pro-lifers think they were dealing with? The university knows its way around
the law. And over, under and behind it, too.
The matter does look pretty
has two related laws, one saying that the state, its subdivisions and
agencies shall spend "no funds" for "the performance of an
abortion." The other says no state support can go to any group that
"promotes, encourages or counsels in favor of abortion services."
At the UW med school, students
training to be gynecologists learn abortions at Planned Parenthood. Nor is it
just students: Medical residents, who are paid for their work, wield
the forceps, too. UW faculty supervise this.
"They're basically training
future abortionists by sending them to Planned Parenthood," said
Virginia Zignego, Pro-Life Wisconsin spokeswoman. The group knew about the
rotation for years, said Zignego, but learned the monetary details via an
open records request.
"UWHC has been paying for
the rotation to date. We will continue to do so. Please let Planned
Parenthood know," reads one of the obtained e-mails, by Carl
J. Getto, for instance. He's the medical school's associate dean of hospital
Click here to read the rest of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.
As a recent story out of Vietnam
illustrates, doctors suffer psychological damage from performing
is not finished with this obvious flouting of Wisconsin
law. We encourage people to submit an editorial to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about UW’s attempt at semantics. A
state-created public entity is still taxpayer funded. We are concerned with
the use of the state’s money but also our great University’s name. E-mail the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with your letter to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
County District Attorney warns school districts about new sex education
In a March 24 letter sent to the five public school
districts in Juneau County, District Attorney Scott Southworth warns that the
new sexual education law recently passed by the Wisconsin Legislature and
signed by Governor Doyle could expose district school teachers to criminal
liability and school districts to civil liability for promoting “the
sexualization – and sexual assault – of our children.”
Early teen sexual activity, even if consensual, is against
the law. Wisconsin Statutes 948.02(2) states, “(w)hoever has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who
has not attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class C felony.” Southworth
points out that the new law, 2009 Wisconsin Act 134, requires public schools
that choose to have human growth and development programs to provide
instruction on the proper use of contraceptives. The letter states “(f)orcing
our schools to instruct children on how to utilize contraceptives encourages
our children to engage in sexual behavior, whether as a victim or an
offender…, our schools districts should never promote illegal activity.”
Wisconsin Statutes 948.40 criminalizes “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child.” Southworth explains in the letter that a
teacher who instructs any student aged 16 or younger how to use
contraceptives could be charged under this statute. The letter states, “(d)epending
on the specific facts of a case referred to my office upon a complaint by a
parent, another teacher or a child, this encouragement and advocacy could
lead to criminal charges. Our teachers should never be put in this
Southworth concludes his letter by urging the Juneau County school districts to
“temporarily withdraw from human growth and development instruction,
effective with the 2010-2011 school year, until the Wisconsin Legislature
amends or repeals these new mandates.”
These are not scare tactics by District Attorney
Southworth. Rather, his is a simple reading of current criminal law and how
Act 134 bumps up against it with potential serious consequences for our
teachers, school board members and district administrators.
Pro-Life Wisconsin commends
District Attorney Southworth for his courage and frankness in exposing the
consequences of this irresponsible new law, and we encourage you to download his letter on
PLW’s website and share it with your own county district attorney. Click here for a copy of the letter.
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’s college outreach continues
above ad appeared in many college newspapers this spring, urging students to
make smart choices. The ad was in the UW-Madison Badger Herald, the UW-Milwaukee Post, the UW-Green Bay Fourth
Estate and the Marquette
addition, Pro-Life Wisconsin, in partnership with Human Life Alliance,
sponsored pro-life inserts this spring in a number of Wisconsin
college newspapers. The 12-page insert, called …iCare, is a
compelling pro-life resource designed to educate people about chemical and
surgical abortion. To view …iCare, click here.
The morning after pill, also called
emergency contraception, can cause chemical abortions and fatal blood clots. Read about the risks here.
As we reported in the Monday Update last week, easier access to the morning after pill
doesn’t reduce “unwanted” pregnancies but it does increase risky sexual behavior.
Spring Awards Dinner
Above: Memorial to the Unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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.
The Shrine was recently profiled
in the March 18 edition of the Wall
Street Journal. Click here to read the article. Pro-Life
is thrilled and honored to have the privilege of hosting a dinner at the
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, click here.
Memorial Scholarship applications due April 15
is now accepting applications for the 2010 Sharon Schumer Memorial
Two $1,000 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.
Applications are available from the state office or by clicking here. Application deadline is April 15
– no exceptions!
Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha: On April 11, for Divine Mercy Sunday, the Kenosha
Affiliate will be sponsoring a distribution of the Divine Mercy Image at St.
James the Apostle Catholic Church, 5804
Sheridan Road, Kenosha,
after the 10:30 am mass. Our Merciful savior had asked St. Faustina to
encourage all to display this image in their homes. We will also be praying
the Divine Mercy Chaplet and reciting a prayer for all those victimized by the
abuse of abortion. Our dearly beloved Venerable Pope John Paul ll has said,
"Trust in the Lord, be Apostles of Divine Mercy."
Dane County: Call Mark at (608) 335-9889 about prayer dates and
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.
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 email@example.com 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 hold prayer
gatherings every Saturday during Lent from 11 a.m. to noon at the Planned
Parenthood in Waukesha.
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.
Wisconsin Kenosha will continue to have our usual Saturday prayer vigil at
11 a.m. during Lent in front of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located at Roosevelt Rd. and
Contact Karie Kinzler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 656-0301 for
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.
Chapter of Pro-Life Wisconsin encourages people to come to the
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.
Pro-Life Mass: The monthly
pro-life Mass will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 9 a.m. at the Schoenstatt
Shrine in Milwaukee.
Fr. Daniel Sherman will celebrate Mass.
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
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
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
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
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. Tour will conclude with the final stop:
- Monday April 5: Wisconsin Rapids "Planned
Parenthood" vigil site 4:30-5:15pm.
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