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Act Now to Protect ALL Babies in Federal Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! 




Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives recently announced that they will bring the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection ActHouse Resolution (H.R.) 36, to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday, May 13, or Thursday, May 14. House Resolution (H.R.) 36 bans abortion after twenty weeks gestation on the basis of compelling scientific and medical evidence that the preborn child can experience pain at this developmental stage.

H.R. 36 had been scheduled for a vote on January 22nd during the annual March for Life, when hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates were in Washington D.C. to commemorate the Roe v. Wade anniversary. The bill was pulled at the last minute due to a reporting requirement for rape in the bill's rape exception.

Last January, Pro-Life Wisconsin opposed H.R. 36 because the bill contained exceptions for rape, incest, and the so-called life of the mother. Sadly, the new version of the bill still contains these discriminatory exceptions.

We know these exceptions are discriminatory and a gross denial of equal protection under the law. They are a fundamental rejection of the personhood of the preborn child. 

Click here to read what people conceived in rape and incest have to say about the exceptions in H.R. 36.

Although H.R. 36 is only a “message” bill, in that President Obama has vowed to veto it, the question is: What message do we want to send? Is it the politicians’ half-hearted message: “We are pro-life, but…”, OR is it the pro-life faithful’s principled message: We are pro-life, period!”
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Exception in Wisconsin Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Denies Equal Protection, Undermines Fetal Pain Argument


State Republican legislators on Thursday circulated legislation for co-sponsorship that prohibits abortion at or beyond 20 weeks based on the preborn child's capacity to feel pain at that gestational age. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (LRB 0401/1) includes an exception to the prohibition for a "medical emergency," as broadly defined in Wisconsin Statutes. 
 
"Pro-Life Wisconsin supports banning abortion based on the preborn child's ability to feel pain, but it is utter hypocrisy for proponents of the bill to decry the horror of dismembering a child through a dilation and evacuation abortion and then carve out an exception for babies whose mother's lives may be endangered, as if those babies somehow don't feel pain," said Matt Sande, Pro-Life Wisconsin Legislative Director. "We urge legislators to refrain from co-sponsoring this bill until the medical emergency exception is fully removed."

Read the rest of our press release here.

Reclaim the JOY of Being Pro-Life!



Come Awake, O Sleeper! Living in a culture filled with violence and immorality, it is easy to lose hope, especially when it comes to seeing an end to abortion and the respect of all human life. But the recent celebrations of Easter remind us that Christ has risen and He has triumphed over the grave, so we must be hopeful and joyful! 

Pro-Life Wisconsin invites high school aged teens to join us on our Awakening Hope retreat on the weekend of July 24-26 to reclaim the joy of being pro-life. Participants will have opportunities to learn how to more effectively share the pro-life message, meet new friends and be encouraged by the community, and have a lot of FUN! Activities will include group games, trail walks in the surrounding woods, a campfire with s'mores, and a lot more!

Register NOW because space is limited and you don't want to miss this!

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Pro-Life Minute No. 17 - It's a Scientific Fact




Pro-Lifers are often thought of as "unscientific." Dan Miller explains why that is not true!
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Pro-Life News

  1. South Carolinians aim to put Personhood on the ballot in 2016
  2. Planned Parenthood endangers women by hiding the link between the pill and breast cancer
  3. HuffPo: Celebrate Mother's Day with abortion
  4. Planned Parenthood bends rules to open mega-abortion facility in Texas
  5. Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail, urges pro-life supporters not to lose sight of Christ
  6. Blasphemous pastor praises Planned Parenthood's work
  7. Colorado Democrats kill fetal personhood bill
  8. Life begins before the womb
  9. Virtual abortion comes to Montana
  10. China's one-child policy responsible for approximately 400 million abortions
  11. A real danger: Evangelicals could cave on abortion

Affiliate Announcements


Pro-Life Wisconsin is proudly sponsoring an event with the St. Gianna Molla Guild on July 16. The event begins with Mass at 5:15 pm at the Bridgewood Hotel in Neenah, WI. The featured speaker is Alex Shadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition​. Registration is $35 members and $45 non-members. Registration begins soon! More details available at http://sgmgnew.com/
 
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Courtesy Announcements

NFP Class at Holy Angels Parish - The class dates are May 19 and Tuesday June 16. The classes are all from 6-8:30pm at Holy Angels Parish School in West Bend. The course does cost $150 which includes the instruction, all of the materials needed, a nutritional reference book, thermometer, and a year-long membership to Couple to Couple League. There is some scholarship money available. Babysitting will also be available on the class dates. Couples can register online at www.ccli.org and if they have any questions, they can contact (262) 707-3018 or amandaramthun@gmail.com.  

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May 11, 2015

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