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Pro-Life Wisconsin

Monday Update

May 17, 2010

Defending God’s Plan

 

In This Issue

·         Pro-abortion columnist: Madison Surgery Center necessary to kill babies who have “genetic defects”

·         HPV vaccine now marketed to young boys

·         Social workers pressure those in their care into abortions

·         Golf for Life

·         Griswold v. Connecticut prayer vigils

·         Affiliate announcements

·         Courtesy announcements

 

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Pro-abortion columnist: Madison Surgery Center necessary to kill babies who have “genetic defects”

 

Writing about the Madison Surgery Center and quoting Pro-Life Wisconsin’s press release, pro-abortion columnist Robin Marty stated,

 

“The [Madison Surgery Center’s] intent was to perform abortions that would have occurred in the weeks shortly after a woman has her fetal abnormality scan. In other words, it was most often likely to provide abortions to women who discovered that their wanted babies had genetic defects that made them often too sick to survive outside the womb. 

 

If anti-choice activists had their way, all they want to accomplish with closing this clinic would be forcing women to carry to term babies that they wanted but would not live for long after birth, if they even made it to term.

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin considers forcing another 120 women a year to have to carry wanted, loved, but unviable babies to be a ‘victory for God.’ My God has much more compassion than that.”

 

This is nothing more than Hitler’s eugenics gone mainstream. Lest we forget, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger advocated for eugenics against the disabled, Catholics and minorities.

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes abortion in ALL cases. Not even in the case of fetal abnormality? When abortion is used to do away with a disability, it is discrimination of the most severe kind. These children are not merely discriminated against for their disability; they are killed because of it. Abortions in these cases raise frightening prospects, for if it is right to kill a disabled person in the womb, could it not then be permissible to kill a disabled infant? A disabled adult? The answer is clearly “no” in those cases; why is there any question when the victim is a child in the womb? Preborn children diagnosed with disabilities deserve to be treated with the same respect as people born with or without a disability.

 

Every person, born or unborn, has the same worth in God’s eyes. The circumstances of a person’s conception or physical or mental handicaps do not diminish our worth. As we pray outside abortion clinics – we pray for the souls of the babies killed and the souls of those involved in the abortion.

 

 

HPV vaccine now marketed to young boys

 

The article below from the Chicago Tribune outlines how the HPV vaccine is now being marketed to young boys.

 

Unfortunately, the article quotes the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration as saying most side effects of the drug have been mild.

 

In reality, at least 18 young women have died from the vaccine since it was approved in 2006. In 2008, there were 140 reported "serious" complications, 27 of which were categorized as "life-threatening," as well as ten spontaneous abortions and six cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, according to LifeSiteNews.

 

In 2007, Pro-Life Wisconsin defeated an attempt to mandate the Gardasil vaccination of sixth grade girls in Wisconsin’s public, private and charter schools. We continue to keep a watchful eye on government intrusion into private affairs.

 

From the Chicago Tribune:

For parents already uneasy about vaccinating their children, the news that the maker of Gardasil recently began promoting its HPV shots to boys as young as 9 is prompting yet another round of internal debate.

Gardasil was introduced for girls in 2006 as the first vaccine to offer protection against human papillomavirus, or HPV. The sexually transmitted virus can cause genital warts in both sexes.

But although HPV has been linked to rare types of cancers in males, most who carry the virus never have symptoms. Certain types of HPV in females, though, are known to raise a much greater risk of cervical cancer. So advocates say the most important reason to have men vaccinated is to protect their female partners.

 

Most side effects have been mild, according to the CDC and Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

Social workers pressure those in their care into abortions

 

Earlier in May, a Philadelphia social worker revealed that a girl under her care was pressured by the Department of Human Services to get an abortion. The social worker was then fired after she took a stand against abortion.

 

From LifeSiteNews:

A caseworker with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) allegedly pressured a pregnant teenager in foster care into a late-term abortion by threatening to take away her toddler or her yet-unborn baby.  Additionally, Marisol Rivera, the girl's social worker, said that she was fired for refusing to take the teen to a late-term abortion clinic.

 

"They hired me to work in child protection, not to kill children," Rivera told the Philadelphia Daily News.

 

Then last week, Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, Florida, revealed a social worker tried to pressure his mother into aborting him during the Great Depression. From LifeSiteNews:

Bishop Victor Galeone, who has been a priest for nearly fifty years and the bishop of St. Augustine Florida for the past nine, recently revealed that he owes his life to his mother, who resisted pressure by a government social worker to abort him during the Great Depression.

 

In the May-June edition of the St. Augustine Catholic, Galeone told the story of how he might never have been born, if the social worker had her way in 1935, and had not his mother courageously stood up for his life with his father’s brave support.

 

Bishop Galeone is the son of Angelo and Rita Galeone. His mother, he said, was an immigrant from southern Italy, who could not speak good English and was poorly educated. She had advanced only as far as the third grade when in Italy at a mediocre school.

 

How many future bishops, presidents, scientists, mothers and fathers have we aborted?

 

 

Golf for Life

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin’s annual golf outing

 

Saturday, June 26

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 toll-free at (877) 463-7945 or register online.

 

All proceeds support Pro-Life Wisconsin’s life-saving work!

 

 

Griswold v. Connecticut Prayer Vigils

 

June 7 marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, which set a legal precedent by claiming the Constitution grants women the “right to privacy” in matters of sexual practice. This paved the way for Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand. As in years past, Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliates will observe the day with prayer and a community presence outside abortion mills and birth control centers.

 

American Life League has taken our Griswold v. Connecticut observances to a national level. Visit thepillkills.com for more information. Pro-Life Wisconsin is a proud co-sponsor of American Life League’s Pill Kills nationwide events.

 

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County will gather at Family Planning Health Services, 522 Hwy. 82 E in Mauston, on June 7 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Winnebago/Outagamie will gather at Planned Parenthood in Appleton, 3800 N. Gillett St., on June 8 at 10 a.m.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County will gather at Planned Parenthood on Hwy. 100 and Lincoln Ave. in West Allis, on June 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An ice cream social will follow.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Jefferson County will gather at Planned Parenthood in Johnson Creek on June 7 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An ice cream social will be held after.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County will hold a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd. in Madison on June 7 at 10 a.m.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth County will hold a prayer vigil on June 8, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Planned Parenthood in Delavan.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha will gather on June 5 at 11 a.m. at Planned Parenthood on Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. in Kenosha.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County will hold a vigil on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the local abortion mill, 10th St. & Broadway, in Rockford, Ill.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Portage County and the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold a prayer vigil on June 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids. An additional vigil will be held June 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point at the Family Planning Health Services on Division St.

- Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County will gather on June 7 at 3 p.m. at the Family Planning Health Services on 719 N. 3rd Ave. in Wausau.

 

 

Affiliate announcements

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin and Vigil for Life of Madison are hosting a baby shower for a couple who did not abort their baby, due to the efforts of sidewalk counselors. The couple’s baby boy was born April 2. The baby shower will be held at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Madison on Sunday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Steve Karlen at sjkarlen@hotmail.com or (608) 445-2063.

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.


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 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.

 

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 kakinzler7@yahoo.com 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

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin and Vigil for Life of Madison are hosting a baby shower for a couple who did not abort their baby, due to the efforts of sidewalk counselors. The couple’s baby boy was born April 2. The baby shower will be held at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Madison on Sunday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Steve Karlen at sjkarlen@hotmail.com or (608) 445-2063.

 

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.

 

SOUL Ride: Charity motorcycle ride for WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee will be held on Saturday, June 12. It will start at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church on 107th St., wind through scenic Kettle Moraine/Holy Hill area, and end at Sam’s Club on North 76th and Calumet. All paid registrants will receive a T-shirt and picnic lunch. Whether you own or ride a motorcycle or not you can join us for this event that supports the pregnancy care centers and the sanctity of human life by providing healthy choices. Register online at www.SOULRide.org, call (414) 727-8176 or office@welslflmilw.com for a registration form or 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 event will be held on 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 eyewitness@milwpc.com with questions.


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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