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Pro-Life Wisconsin

Monday Update

May 3, 2010

Defending God’s Plan


In This Issue

·         Wisconsin Partnership Program gives $427,500 to Planned Parenthood to target Hispanic women

·         Think Planned Parenthood doesn’t have your money? Think again

·         Arizona opts out of abortion coverage in health care

·         New York proposes ‘assumed consent’ organ donation law

·         National Day of Prayer observances

·         Affiliate announcements

·         Courtesy announcements


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Wisconsin Partnership Program gives $427,500 to Planned Parenthood to target Hispanic women


Pro-Life Wisconsin filed an open records request with the Wisconsin Partnership Program after discovering a document showing financial ties to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Partnership Program is a program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The Wisconsin Partnership Program is funded in part through Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin's (the health insurance company) conversion to a for-profit corporation.


What did we find?


The Wisconsin Partnership Program gave a $427,500 grant to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to implement a cancer education program for Hispanic/Latina women. Click here to view the signed agreement.


Abortion and birth control have been linked as a cause of breast cancer, a link Planned Parenthood continues to deny. Click here to read the results of a study confirming the link. It is ironic the state’s number-one abortion provider is trying to help women detect breast cancer, when abortion has been identified as one of the causes.


Planned Parenthood’s racist beginnings and current practices are well-documented. We are outraged that, once again, monies of a state entity are employed to fund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood does not help women, and it is very clear they are targeting a demographic that values life and the unborn. Where is Planned Parenthood’s therapy program for women who suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts after abortion? By drawing women in under the guise of offering help, women will then be subtly coached on the nuances of birth control and abortion, which Planned Parenthood sells – for a price.



Think Planned Parenthood doesn’t have your money? Think again


Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin reported more than $20.16 million in income in 2008, according to their tax forms.


At least $12 million of this money comes from federal and state tax funding.


Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin even had enough money in 2008 to pay off a $400,000 loan from abortionist Dennis Christensen!


Other findings from Planned Parenthood’s tax forms?

$366,405 was paid to Brookfield, Wis-based Hunzinger Construction;

$130,000 was paid to the Medical College of Wisconsin, which also performs abortions;

Planned Parenthood gave away $1.4 million in grants, including $620,214 to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, which is Planned Parenthood’s lobbying arm; $433,288 to Options in Reproductive Care, based in La Crosse; and $212,849 to Community Action Inc., based in Janesville.


To view Planned Parenthood’s 2008 tax forms, click here.



Arizona opts out of abortion coverage in health care


Arizona became the first state to enact legislation opting out of abortion coverage in their prospective state insurance Exchange under the Obamacare bill. On April 24, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the opt-out bill into law. Click here for the full story from LifeNews.


United States House Resolution (H.R.) 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, allows states to opt out of abortion coverage in the Exchange. The Exchange does not go into effect until 2014, but some states are moving now to opt out of abortion coverage. Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida have already passed bills similar to Arizona and are awaiting their respective governors’ signatures. If we can elect pro-life majorities in the Wisconsin Legislature and a pro-life governor this fall, Wisconsin should follow suit next legislative session. 



New York proposed ‘assumed consent’ organ donation law


From LifeSiteNews:

Citing the shortage in organs available for transplant, a state assemblyman in New York has proposed that all citizens of the state become automatically enrolled as candidates for organ harvesting.


New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky has introduced a new bill in Albany that aims to enroll all New Yorkers as organ donors unless they take action to opt out.


If passed, Brodsky's bill would become the first such law in the U.S. However, a similar bill was introduced in Illinois earlier this year.


"We have 10,000 New Yorkers on the list today waiting for organs. We import half the organs we transplant. It is an unacceptable failed system," Brodsky said, according to CBS News 2. Brodsky pointed to other nations who have passed similar laws that now are in force "without a lot of controversy."


Despite the altruistic goal of such legislation, the current practice of organ harvesting has increasingly alarmed the pro-life community, as evidence continues to surface that the prerequisite "brain death" is often defined to ease the process of collecting fresher organs, rather than according to whether a person has actually died. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine confirmed these fears in a 2008 article that backed up the notion that "brain dead" patients are often, in fact, still alive. Click here to read the NEJM article.


There have been several recent cases in which patients deemed "brain dead" resuscitated only moments before their organs were to be removed. Such cases have brought more evidence to the table showing that the highly contested definition of "brain death," and the later idea of "cardiac death," do not eliminate the possibility that donors may yet recover from seeming lifelessness. 


Earlier this year, 21-year-old Zack Dunlap was spared from dissection when a relative saw him react to touch minutes before he was scheduled to have his organs removed. Zack was originally deemed eligible to donate his organs when doctors could detect no blood flow to his brain. He later said, however, that he could hear the doctors pronouncing him dead as he lay seemingly unconscious. Click here to read more.


Pro-Life Wisconsin has a variety of information available on our website about end-of-life and medical decision making issues. Click here to view.



National Day of Prayer observances


The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 6. Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliates and other organizations will be observing the day at the following locations.


When in my/your lifetime have we ever needed prayer more than now?

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Outagamie County will gather for the National Day of Prayer at Planned Parenthood, 3800 Gillett St., Appleton from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County will be gathering in Rockton, Ill., from noon to 1 p.m. by the flagpole located by the swimming pool. In case of rain, go across the street to the Methodist Church. Please feel free to park your car in their lot.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin will be in attendance at the Unite for Life observance of the National Day of Prayer at Community Church of Appleton, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

- Wisconsin Family Council is co-sponsoring a National Day of Prayer observance in Madison at the King St. entrance to the Capitol at noon.



Affiliate announcements


Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County and state director Peggy Hamill will join with the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Madison Surgery Center on Friday, May 7 for a prayer vigil from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Plans also include 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church, 404 East Main St., Madison, followed by a lunch break en route to Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison. The prayer vigil with the Missionary Image at Planned Parenthood on Madison's eastside is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that same day. All pro-lifers welcome. Call Jeanne at (608) 516-8632 with questions.


Mark Kimble, a Dane County affiliate member, is doing an Appalachian Hike For Life this spring. Mark has testified on pro-life issues at the Capitol and has prayed in front of abortuaries in Madison for years. Pro-Life Wisconsin is among the groups whom Mark will be donating the proceeds from his Hike for Life to. Click here for more information.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County maintains a regular prayer presence outside the Madison Surgery Center and the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Madison. Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 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 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 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.


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 have a Saturday prayer vigil at 11 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood in Kenosha, located at Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. Contact Karie Kinzler at 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


Abortion-contraception connection talk: Dr. Michael Phillips, president of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s board, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the abortion-contraception link at Our Lady of Good Hope parish’s Respect Life meeting. The meeting will be Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the school building, located at 7152 N. 41st St., Milwaukee. Contact Steve with questions at (414) 358-0145.


Holy Hour for the unborn: St John The Evangelist 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,


Missionaries to the Preborn will have a pro-life picket and protest on Saturday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milwaukee at SR-181, 76th Street & CR-S, Mill Rd.


LIFE-A-THON! The annual walk-run supporting WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro- Milwaukee will be held Saturday, May 8 at McCarty Park in West Allis. All paid registrants will receive an event T-shirt and refreshments. Registration and check-in is from 9-10a.m. and the walk/run begins promptly at 10 a.m. Join in a family event that celebrates life and supports alternatives to abortion. To register go to, call (414) 727-8176, or email to request a registration form or for more information.


Eyewitness For Life: You are invited to learn about the important lifesaving work of Eyewitness For Life. By attending a one-hour Seeing Is Believing Event you will get to tour our NEW facility and learn how Eyewitness for Life utilizes the miracle of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and the children they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion - thereby saving two lives at a time. The upcoming events will be held on May 15 and June 26. Our program begins at 10 a.m. Eyewitness For Life is located at 9008 West Burleigh Street, Milwaukee. Call (414) 462-5483 or email with questions.


In Wausau, there will be a prayer vigil on Thursdays at 3 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services. For more information, contact Janet Nichols at (715) 848-2174. FPHS now closes on Friday at 1 p.m. Thank God!

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. 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.



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