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“Choose Life” Wisconsin License Plate Legislation Introduced

 
Beginning with Florida in 2000, twenty-nine states have established “Choose Life” license plates raising over $12 million for adoption assistance. Pro-Life Wisconsin would like to see Wisconsin be the 30th state  to produce and sell a “Choose Life” license plate. To that end, Representative Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) and Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) have introduced companion legislation (Assembly 206 / Senate Bill 176) to establish a “Choose Life” Wisconsin specialty license plate. The bills have been referred to the transportation committees in their respective houses.
  
Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin have set up the bylaws of Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc. a non-profit organization which will disburse the proceeds from the 
sale of the plates to
 pregnancy care centers for adoption 
assistance. In addition to the 
regular vehicle registration fee, those who purchase the plate are required to pay a $15 fee for issuance or reissuance of the special plates and a 
$25 annual fee that provides funds to Choose Life Wisconsin. Initial funds will cover Department of Transportation costs of plate production, and thereafter all funds will be distributed to pregnancy care centers throughout the state. 
 
We thank Representative Jacque and Senator Mary Lazich for introducing this long anticipated legislation establishing a “Choose Life” Wisconsin license plate to facilitate and encourage adoption as a positive, life-affirming choice for women with unplanned pregnancies.

Douglas Karpen, "Texas Gosnell", Under Criminal Investigation


Throughout the Kermit Gosnell investigation, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups continually repeated the lie that Gosnell was an aberration and not the norm. Most abortion doctors were clean, safe, and caring, they claimed. 

Pro-lifers, of course, know this isn't true. Now, as if to prove that Gosnell was anything but the exception, Douglas Karpen, a Texas abortion doctor, is under criminal investigation for killing babies born alive in the most gruesome manner. 

Four clinic workers have come forward to describe common practices in Karpen's clinic, all of which involved the delivery of babies alive, followed by their cold-blooded murder at the hands of Karpen. 

While this news is sure to shock many, it is important to remember that abortion is inherently violent. It always involves the killing of a human life in a bloody manner. While cases like Gosnell's and Karpen's  serve to bring this violence to the forefront, it is nonetheless the unseen reality at abortion clinics across the country, where approximately 4,000 babies are killed each day.

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Affiliate Activities


Dan Miller will be conducting a Sidewalk Counseling 101 training at St. Jerome's Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30pm. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required at parish@stjerome.org

Join pro-life young adults to pray the rosary for the end of abortion the 3rd Saturday of each month. Rosary begins at 9:30 a.m. at the abortion clinic at 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee. For more information, contact Sam Guzman at 262-719-8026. 

Madison Area: Indoor weekly Rosary Rallies For Life, Family, and Religious Freedom, lead by Fr. Rick Heilman, will continue at St. Marys Pine Bluff on May 21. These rallies include confessions, a 5:30 p.m. Mass, adoration, devotions and 15 decades of the Rosary. On Thursday, May 30th, outdoor Rosary Rallies will resume on Thursdays at 7 p.m. on the State Street steps of the State Capitol. These rallies will include 15 decades of the Rosary for Life, Family, and Religious Freedom and will continue throughout the summer. More details to follow. 

Life League of La Crosse will host its 4th Annual “Ladies for Life Tea” on Sunday, June 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, 130 Losey Blvd. La Crosse.  Mary Ann Kuharski, director of PROLIFE Across AMERICA (“the billboard people”), will be this year’s speaker.  For information or ticket reservations call Mari Erickson at 608-783-6407.  If you are interested in our “Set a Table”competition contact Jennifer Fisk at 608-783-0246 or pfisk@centurytel.net
 
PLW Outagamie County holds a prayer vigil outside of Planned Parenthood in Appleton (508 W. Wisconsin Ave.) every Saturday at 1 p.m. The vigil lasts about an hour. To get involved, contact Larry Putzstuck at 920-707-6464.
 
PLW Racine has a prayer vigil every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until noon at the Racine Planned Parenthood (832 Main St.) All are welcome to join with your presence or your prayers.
 
PLW Juneau County meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library Community Room in Mauston at 7 p.m.
 
PLW Walworth County will have their Monday prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood in Delavan. Contact Phil Cullen at 262-742-3299 for more information.
 
PLW Marathon County prays the Rosary monthly on a Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Please call Ron Putzer at 715-842-5368 to confirm the date.
 
PLW 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 or Julie at 920-923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. before the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church ( Marquette St. at E. Merrill Ave,Fond du Lac.)
 
Vigil for Life - PLW Dane County has a perpetual presence on the sidewalks in front of Madison's Planned Parenthood. Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business, at least two people will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. Mon. (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), Thurs. (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Fri. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). Tuesdays and Wednesdays are abortion days at the clinic, and a presence will be maintained during all business hours---9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on  Wednesdays. Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for one hour or more. Click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact Elizabeth Weisshaar at info@vigilforlife.org.
 
PLW Milwaukee County gathers Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center (1428 N. Farwell, Milw.) from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sidewalk counselors are needed! If you can come pray or counsel women, contact Peggy Hamill at 262-796-1111 ext. 11 or email info@prolifewisconsin.org.

PLW Sheboygan County prays in front of Planned Parenthood (2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan) every Thursday from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. For more information call Sarah at 920-452-2759 or Shannon at 920-457-8422.
 
PLW 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 at Planned Parenthood Appleton North (3800 N. Gillett St.).
 
PLW Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary. You are invited to pray Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood (Roosevelt & 36th Ave.) Please come pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers with us. For more information, contact Karie Kinzler at kakinzler7@yahoo.com or call her at 262-646-0301.

Courtesy Announcements


Sacred Heart Croatian Parish (917 N. 49th St.) invites you to hear Fr. Shenan Boquet, President of Human Life International, tonight, May 20th, at 7:30pm.  Fr. Boquet travels the world spreading messages of our first and greatest blessing: LIFE! He has a gift for both motivating and energizing others with words of great HOPE.

The June All-Night Vigil will be held at St. Casmir's Church, 2600 North Bremen, Milwaukee, Friday May 31st and Saturday, June 1st. The vigil opens Friday night with Mass at 8 p.m., followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration, talks, Holy Hour for Life and confessions throughout the night, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 5 a.m. Come for the opening Mass if you can; stay as long as you like. If you need a ride or more information, call 414-254-2790.

Healing after Abortion - Rachel's Vineyard Retreats offer Hope and Healing for anyone who is struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  The next retreat is June 21 - 23, near Appleton.  For information call Lisa Sommers at 715-204-9561 or email rvstevenspoint@gmail.com. Confidentiality is assured.  

Christ King Parish invites you to attend the third in a series of Life Lectures titled Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit: Preparing for the End of Earthly Life, which will be held at Christ King Parish, 2604 N Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, on Wednesday, May 22nd in the North Hall from 6:30pm-8pm. This lecture is FREE, and all are welcome.
 
The third Monday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays in Kenosha at St. Mary's Catholic Church (7307 40th Ave.) there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to nearby Planned Parenthood. For more information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at 262-358-0705.

Thursdays from 6-6:30 p.m. in West Bend The pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets at Planned Parenthood (532 Shepherd's Drive on the west end of town about 1 1/2 miles west of Hwy. 45 and W. Washington St.-a.k.a. Hwy. 33. It's in a mall on the north side of the street.
 
Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Vigils: 
  • Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids on 8th Street by the Shopko mall to pray for the closing of Planned Parenthood. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. in Winona, MN in front of Semcac, and abortifacient delegate of Planned Parenthood. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.
     
  • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. in La Crosse in front of Options(corner of Caledonia and St. Paul Streets. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or vitapretiosa@gmail.com.
     
  • Wednesdays 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. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or via email vitapretiosa@gmail.com.
     
  • Fridays in Madison -12:10 p.m. mass at St. Patrick followed by prayer and counseling at Planned Parenthood on Orin Road (around 12:50 p.m.) Around 4 p.m., driving to Holy Redeemer for holy hour and optional dinner. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at vitapretiosa@gmail.com

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