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Oklahoma votes overwhelmingly to defund Planned Parenthood

 
Planned Parenthood has received our tax dollars for far too long. It is outrageous that an organization dedicated to sexually perverting our youth and killing babies on a massive scale is receiving tax payer funding.  

Fortunately, lawmakers in Wisconsin and other states are diverting funds away from America's #1 abortion provider. The latest state to defund Planned Parenthood is Oklahoma, overwhelmingly passing a bill last week that would effectively divert all taxpayer money away from Planned Parenthood and to organizations that don't do abortions. 

Read more here.

Bills banning abortion coverage in state employee health plans and sex-selective abortions to receive public hearing tomorrow

 
The Assembly Health Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow on legislation that would ban abortion coverage in state employee health plans and ban sex-selective abortions. 
 
Assembly Bill 216, authored by Rep. Andre Jacque (R-DePere) and Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), would prohibit the state Group Insurance Board (GIB) from entering into any contract with respect to a group health insurance plan or providing a group health insurance plan on a self-insured basis that provides abortion services.  The GIB provides health insurance coverage for all state employees and some local government employees under the Wisconsin Retirement System.  Assembly Bill 216 would also provide an exemption from the state contraceptive insurance coverage mandate for non-profit religious organizations, religious employers and religious institutions of higher education that meet certain criteria.
 
Assembly Bill 217, authored by Rep. Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake) and Sen. Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan), would ban sex-selective abortions, or abortions that are performed, requested, or sought solely because of the sex or gender of the unborn child.  Under the bill, the mother, father or grandparent of the unborn child that is killed by a sex-selective abortion may sue the abortionist for compensatory civil damages and may seek injunctive relief to stop the abortionist from performing another sex-selective abortion.
 
The public hearing will be held tomorrow Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the State Capitol, Room 225 Northwest, at 10:00 a.m.

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Affiliate Activities


Dan Miller, President of Pro-Life Wisconsin ETF, will be conducting a Sidewalk Counseling 101 training at St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Oconomowoc 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. 

The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pro-life Wisconsin Portage County will be holding a Eucharistic Procession for the protection of life with Deacon Jerome Ruesch on Monday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood,1355 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494. Another Eucharistic procession will be held with Father Greg Michaud on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Family Planning Health Services, 200 Division Street, Stevens Point.

These prayerful acts of reparation are being held as part of large national event to commemorate the tragic Griswald v. Connecticut Supreme Court decision which decriminalized abortifacients and contraceptives. If you have questions, contact Jen Dunnett, vitapretiosa@gmail.com or call715-340-2779

Madison Area: Indoor weekly Rosary Rallies For Life, Family, and Religious Freedom, lead by Fr. Rick Heilman, will continue at St. Marys Pine Bluff through Thursday, June 11. These rallies include confessions, a 5:30 p.m. Mass, adoration, devotions and 15 decades of the Rosary. 

On Thursday, June 20, outdoor Rosary Rallies will resume on Thursdays at 7 p.m. on the State Street steps of the State Capitol and will continue throughout the summer. Bishop Morlino will lead the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary for Religious Freedom, Life, Family, and Conversion of the World on Thursday, June 20, on the State Street steps of the Capitol.  

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

Price County Respect Life, an affiliate of Pro-Life Wisconsin, meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at First National Bank in Phillips. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Patti McCormick at jandpmac6@gmail.com
 
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


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.  
 
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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