Program gives $427,500 to Planned Parenthood to target Hispanic women
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
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.
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
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;
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
should follow suit next legislative session.
New York proposed ‘assumed consent’ organ donation law
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
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.
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
When in my/your lifetime have we
ever needed prayer more than now?
- Pro-Life Wisconsin
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.
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.
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
for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or (262) 656-0301 for further details.
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
is also on Facebook – click here.
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
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
the Preborn will have a pro-life picket and protest on
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 www.LIFE-A-THON.org, call (414)
727-8176, or email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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