Madison Surgery Center will not be providing late-term abortions
The Wisconsin Attorney General’s office confirmed last
week that the Madison
will not be providing late-term abortions. Thank God! For that reason, we are
happy to announce that the boycott of the Madison Surgery
Center has ended.
The University of
Wisconsin, however, continues to
insist it is committed to providing late-term abortions in the Madison area. There is
no chosen location as yet to replace the Madison Surgery
Center, and the UW is
cloaking their search in secrecy. Click here to read an updated LifeSiteNews article on the
Matt Sande told LifeSiteNews, “While UW Health may be committed to this
procedure in general, somewhere, sometime, that's one thing — but that doesn't say where you're
doing it. It's a way for them to save face. They didn't want to say that,
yes, we've abandoned plans at the Madison
They're loathe to say that."
Above: Pro-lifers in the pouring rain outside the Madison Surgery Center.
This is a victory for all those who participated
in 40 Days for Life, standing at
the corner every morning at 7 a.m. with a pro-life sign as the MSC
employees came to work. This is a victory for the volunteers who spent
hours on the corner of Park
St. and Regent St., being threatened, yelled
at and given obscene gestures. This is a victory for the thousands who
signed our pro-life petition, boycotted the MSC and contributed to our
pro-life TV commercials.
This is a victory for the thousands who attended our
pro-life rally in February, standing in single digit temperatures to witness
to life. State director Peggy Hamill led our closing vigil at the Madison Surgery Center
on Friday, May 7 as daily vigilers gathered. To all of you: We salute you and
may God bless you!
remains opposed to UW’s involvement in the destruction of innocent human life
and our boycott of the UW continues. Stay tuned to NoUWabortions.com!
of Wisconsin-Madison to hold alumni reception at the American College
of Obstetrics & Gynecology annual meeting
The American College
of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) is avidly pro-abortion and favors restricting pro-life doctors’ conscience rights.
ACOG is held up by the pro-abortion industry as a standard for all medical
The ACOG position statement on
abortion is used as leverage against pro-life doctors. Specifically, the University of Wisconsin
emailed the ACOG statement to the Madison
staff as a “reminder” in February 2009 when pro-life physicians took a stand
against late-term abortion.
ACOG and UW-Madison are
apparently a good fit. UW-Madison will hold an alumni reception at ACOG’s
annual meeting in San Francisco,
which occurs May 15-19. Click
here to see the ACOG convention schedule. Seminar
titles include: Prevalence of mood symptoms in women who present for a therapeutic
abortion; Contraception for adolescents and young women; How many embryos to
implant?; and Talking with your children about sexuality.
Other universities hosting
alumni receptions at the ACOG meeting include Bellevue University, Drexel
University, Emory University, George Washington University, Indiana
University, Penn State University, University of California-San Francisco, University
of Illinois-Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Louisville, University
of Michigan, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina, University
of Southern California, Virginia Tech and Wayne State University.
Alumni receptions at this ACOG
meeting are a good marker for how pro-abortion the university leadership is.
Solicitor General Elena Kagan for Supreme Court
President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan today
as the Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Kagan is known for strongly favoring taxpayer funded
abortion, and is a critic of the 1991 Supreme Court decision Rust v. Sullivan, which upheld federal
regulations prohibiting Title X family planning fund recipients from
counseling on or referring for abortion.
Americans United for Life also reports that Kagan once
suggested that faith-based groups operating pregnancy care centers should not
counsel pregnant youths, for fear that they would include their religious
beliefs in the counseling process.
In April, the White House reacted with fury when Ben
Domenech, writing in a blog post for CBS News, declared that Kagan would be
the "first openly gay justice" on the U.S. Supreme Court. Under
increasing pressure from the Obama administration, CBS eventually pulled the
post and Domenech apologized for "a Harvard rumor" - but not before
posting an addendum stating: "I have to correct my text here to say that
Kagan is apparently still closeted - odd, because her female partner is
rather well known in Harvard circles."
Click here to read more.
turns 50 years old
By Judie Brown, co-founder and president, American Life League
Isn’t it interesting that as
the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation’s
most popular recreational drug, the birth control pill, special interest
media is ginning up the presses — or in this case, the websites —with all
sorts of ideas for the next 50 years. A sampling of what America’s
birth control worshippers are saying may give one pause to rethink.
For example, on May 3, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research institute (LA
BioMed) announced “that it has received $1.5 million in grant funding to
study a contraceptive for men that uses a combination of two hormonal gels
applied to the skin of the arm and abdomen.”
The report explains:
The Food and Drug Administration approved the birth control pill on May 9,
1960, giving women greater control over their reproductive choices and their
lives. Drs. Christina Wang and Ronald Swerdloff are LA BioMed principal investigators
and directors of one of only two of the National Institutes of Health centers
dedicated to clinical research on male contraceptives. They have conducted
several studies of male contraceptives, including the current one.
Dr. Swerdloff, the director of the LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA
Male Contraceptive Clinical
says the development of a male contraceptive will change men's view of their
health and their role in reproductive decisions.
"Just as women gained greater control over their reproductive choices
and their health with the advent of the birth control pill, a male
contraceptive would get men more involved in their personal health care and
would give them greater reproductive choices," said Dr. Swerdloff.
In addition to the research
devoted to men, there are other voices with different bones to pick about the
pill’s 50th anniversary.
Susan Reimer’s opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun laments that the
pill “didn't stabilize marriages that might be stressed by too many children
or sexual tension. Divorce has only increased since 1960, impacting almost
half of all marriages. The pill didn't stabilize populations in developing
countries or control disease, famine and political unrest. The women in those
countries couldn't get the pill.”
“And it didn't prevent unwed pregnancies, either. Those numbers have nearly
Click here to read more.
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.
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 Planned
Parenthood abortuary in Madison.
Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 about prayer dates and times. Schedule is as
follows: May 10, UW Hospital, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 12, Orin Road Planned
Parenthood, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; May 13, Orin Road Planned Parenthood 1
p.m. to 3 p.m.; and May 14, Orin Road Planned Parenthood, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will join on Friday.
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. 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 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.
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
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 W.
Burleigh St., Milwaukee.
Call (414) 462-5483 or email email@example.com
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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