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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ad highlights Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin's $18 million price tag, rising abortions 


The full page ad [left], placed by Pro-Life Wisconsin, in the Tuesday, May 3 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights the taxpayer money Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) receives in contrast with the “services” provided and the increasing number of abortions performed. Click here to view the ad.

PPWI collected more than $18 million in 2010 in federal and state taxpayer dollars, yet chemical and surgical abortions in the state continue to rise. PPWI performed 5,439 abortions in 2009, a 56% increase from 2008, when PPWI was responsible for 3,053 abortions.

PPWI is pulling the wool over taxpayers’ eyes in the guise of providing healthcare. PPWI does not even provide mammograms and has been shown willing to cover up purported statutory rape.

In 2010, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received $18 million in federal and state taxpayer funding.

According to its 2009 tax forms, PPWI has a net worth of $9.8 million and paid its CEO, Teri Huyck, a salary of $248,819.

In addition, according to its 2009 annual report, PPWI performed 5,439 abortions and 6,164 minor children received “services” at PPWI facilities without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

A non-profit organization with a net worth of $9.8 million, which profits from killing unborn children, preys on minor children and exploits women in distress, should not be considered a healthcare provider. The time is now to defund Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

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Pro-life Christian music star Rebecca St. James to be in Appleton this Saturday


Pro-life groups, students, churches, and pregnancy centers throughout Wisconsin are joining together for this outreach event featuring pro-life Christian music artist and actress Rebecca St. James, who stars in the newly-released movie, Sarah's Choice.

Through Rebecca's music and powerful movie, Sarah's Choice, you will be inspired by her life-affirming message and her passion for youth. Pro-Life Wisconsin is one of the sponsors of this great event. Join us!

Date: May 14, event starts at 7pm
Location: Appleton West High School Auditorium, 610 N Badger Ave., Appleton
Tickets: $10 at the door or online here.

Pro-Life Wisconsin's 2011 Golf Outing


Saturday, June 11
8:30 a.m. registration
9 a.m. shotgun start
Reception and lunch to follow

Kettle Hills Golf Course
3375 Highway 167 West
Richfield, WI 53076

$50 per person
Includes 9 holes of golf (scramble format), shared cart, contests, lunch and prizes.

To register, call Pro-Life Wisconsin at (877) 463-7945 or register online.

United Way, Planned Parenthood and teenage pregnancy in Wisconsin  


A May 3 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article focused on an effort by United Way of Greater Milwaukee to reduce teen pregnancy in Milwaukee.

Eliminating teenage pregnancy is something we’re all in favor of, but mixing United Way, Planned Parenthood, sex ed and fairytale princesses into the mix is hardly the solution.

United Way is tied very closely to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (click here for a 2010 pledge form, listing PPWI as a “Community Health Charity”). In addition, United Way and PPWI are members of a “Healthy Youth Alliance,” pushing comprehensive sex ed across Wisconsin. The list of ties goes on and on.

The point is this: United Way refers these young girls to PPWI for treatment or “services.” PPWI has been shown willing to cover up purported statutory rape, sending these young girls right back to their abusers. It’s a vicious circle, rather than a deplorable societal injustice moving toward an end point.

Why is molesting a child and leaving that child with a child acceptable to Planned Parenthood?

Continuing to push “comprehensive” sex ed on young girls starting at age 8, and then wondering why the teenage pregnancy rate is so high, is akin to holding a lighted match next to a piece of paper and then wondering why it catches on fire.

Starbucks helping UNFPA, Planned Parenthood push abortion in third world countries


Much like United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s attempt to eliminate teenage pregnancy, by way of partnering with Planned Parenthood, here is another example of pushing abortion when there is no need to.

In third world countries, maternal and child mortality is more of an issue than here in the US. The rate of mothers and babies dying before, during and after childbirth is high. Supermodel Christy Turlington founded a non-profit called Every Mother Counts, which seeks to lower the maternal and child mortality rates in third world countries [Bangladesh, Guatamela and Tanzania are the focus right now].

But lowering maternal and child mortality somehow means legalizing abortion, as you can see from the organization's fact sheets on “family planning”.

Rather than partnering with Human Life International or many other excellent humanitarian groups which assist in these countries without pushing for legalized abortion, Every Mother Counts has instead linked itself to the Planned Parenthood, the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] and… wait for it… Starbucks. See the entire list of partnering organizations here.

But Starbucks is doing more than lending its name to the abortion-pushing organizations. Starbucks is financially supporting Every Mother Counts, by way of a Mother’s Day CD. The irony of funding abortion through Mother’s Day.

For those looking for more specifics on Starbucks and Planned Parenthood of America, please read this article. For those looking for more specifics on maternal/child mortality and so-called population control, please read this from Human Life International.

Pro-life news wrap-up


- Update on Wisconsin Catholic colleges linking to Planned Parenthood
. Read more here.

- Rate of women
taking the abortifacient morning-after pill has doubled. Read more here.

- "Jesus, what have I done?"
Rock star Steven Tyler's traumatic encounter with abortion. Read more here.

Affiliate activities


PLW Walworth Co.
will stand with signs at Planned Parenthood in Delavan on Tuesday, May 10 from 4-5 p.m. Call Phil for info at (262) 742-3299.

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 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County
prays 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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. 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.

Vigil 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 laura@vigilforlife.org.

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, 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 info@prolifewisconsin.org 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.
 
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St., once a week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. We vary the day depending on weather conditions. Signs or pictures will be provided. For information call Phil at (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 Kenosha has 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 kakinzler7@yahoo.com or at (262) 656-0301.

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. 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!

Courtesy announcements


LIFE-A-THON 2011
: 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. Register and get more info at www.life-a-thon.org or call (414) 727-8176.


Pro-lifers pray the Rosary every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532 Shepherd’s Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on the West end of town, approximately 1-1/2 miles west of Hwy 45 on West Washington Street (aka: Highway 33) in West Bend. It is in a shopping mall on the north-side of the street. We are on the sidewalk.

Pro-life Catholics in Berlin, Wis. gather outside the Oshkosh Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. for a Rosary. Join them in praying for an end to abortion.

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, Kathy.knaack@gmail.com.

Cenacles of Life meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108 McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6 p.m., and recites the second oral Rosary in the main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m.

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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