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May 31, 2011
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PLW affiliates to observe Griswold v. Connecticut, gear up for busy summer

Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliates have dramatically increased their peaceful presence in front of abortion and birth control centers throughout Wisconsin. On Palm Sunday, more than 150 PLW participants braved blustery conditions in Appleton and Green Bay to pray the Stations of the Cross. Meanwhile, PLW families in both Juneau and Sheboygan Counties launched their communities’ first ever 40 Days for Life vigils this spring.

We’ll see that increase in affiliate activity this June when pro-lifers from across the state mark the 46th anniversary of the Griswold v. Connecticut Supreme Court decision, which decriminalized birth control, led to the pseudoscientific redefinition of pregnancy from conception to implantation and paved the way for Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand.

Here’s how communities across the state will mark this solemn occasion:
Pro-Life Wisconsin-Juneau County will gather at Family Planning health Services at 522 Hwy. 82 E in Mauston on June 7 from 7-8 p.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Milwaukee County will gather at Planned Parenthood on Hwy. 100 and Lincoln Ave. in West Allis on June 7 from 5-6 p.m. An ice cream social will follow.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-La Crosse will gather at the Options at 1201 Caledonia Street in La Crosse on Wednesday, June 8 from 3-5 p.m.

Vigil for Life/Pro-Life Wisconsin-Dane County will gather at Planned Parenthood at 3706 Orin Road on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Kenosha County will gather on June 4 at 11 a.m. at the Planned Parenthood on Roosevelt Rd. and 36th Ave. in Kenosha.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Rock County will hold a vigil on June 3 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rockford, IL abortion facility at 10th St. and Broadway.

Pro-Life Wisconsin-Marathon County will gather on June 7 at 4 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services at 719 North 3rd Ave in Wausau. A picnic will follow. A 7:30 a.m. Rosary at the St. Joseph Pro-Life Memorial at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau will be followed by 8 a.m. Mass.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Portage County and the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold a prayer vigil on June 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids. An additional vigil will be held June 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point at the Family Planning Health Services on Division St.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du Lac County will hold a prayer vigil on Tuesday, June 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood, 333 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Jefferson County will hold a June 7 prayer vigil at the Pllanned Parenthood in Johnson Creek. Prayer will be at 6 pm, followed by an ice cream social. Families are encouraged to come. Questions, call Ann at (920) 342-7858 or Tracy at (920) 988-6288.

Griswold v. Connecticut plans are being finalized in additional locations. Call the Pro-Life Wisconsin office toll-free at (877) 463-7945 for information.

As in years past, affiliates will be participating in  staffing pro-life booths at county fairs across the state and spreading the pro-life message through community events, such as parades. Stay tuned to our website for details on county fairs and parades. Volunteers are needed for this summer!

Pro-Life Wisconsin's 2011 Golf Outing

Saturday, June 11
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

Last year's celebrity guests included Fr. James Kubicki, national director of the Apostleship of Prayer (photo, above). Don't miss out!

$50 per person
Includes 9 holes of golf (scramble format), shared cart, contests, lunch and prizes.

To register, call Pro-Life Wisconsin at (877) 463-7945 or register online.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to hold open houses

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin receives $18 million annually in state and federal taxpayer funds, and recently, the Wisconsin legislature voted to pull approximately $1 million of that money. Planned Parenthood is Wisconsin's largest abortion chain.

So in an effort to bolster its public image and gain new customers — don’t forget, PPWI was the target of a full-page Pro-Life Wisconsin ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Wisconsin’s largest abortion chain is holding open houses for PPWI “friends.” The open houses will be held in Oshkosh, Eau Claire and Portage (where Bishop Morlino recently held a prayer vigil).

Pro-Life Wisconsin Winnebago, Outagamie, Calumet, and Brown county affiliates are holding a prayer vigil Wednesday, June 1 at the Oshkosh Planned Parenthod during the open house. Your presence to “stand up” for LIFE and for the closing of Wisconsin's abortion chains is needed!
Please join in a peaceful prayer vigil with others who value life!

Wednesday, June 1, 4-6 p.m., Planned Parenthood, 378 S. Koeller Street, Oshkosh.

Bishop Morlino consecrates cemetery for the preborn

On Tuesday, May 24, 300 people joined Bishop Morlino in a unique celebration of life. The Miracle of Life Rosary Garden, constructed on the grounds of St. Mary of Pine Bluff (3673 County Road P, Cross Plains, WI), as a sacred place to bury babies lost before birth.

The Knights of Columbus Honor Guard led the procession, followed by the altar boys, then the Knights of Divine Mercy, and Bishop Morlino brought up the rear.

Fr. Rick Heilman — pastor of St. Mary’s, founder of the Knights of Divine Mercy, a wonderful pro-life priest and a great friend to Pro-Life Wisconsin — led the crowd in the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary [photo, above].

In Bishop Morlino’s homily, he discussed the importance of chastity, especially in today’s culture, and how IVF and contraception work against an appreciation of life. Bishop Morlino emphasized the importance of treating life as a miracle, and celebrating every day as a miracle.

The dedication and consecration prayers were followed by a family potluck cookout.

The cemetery is a place for people to bury babies lost before birth. 88 burial spots were created, and four babies are already buried there. Photo, left: One of the bricks surrounding the rosary garden states simply, “For all the babies only God has named.”

Boycott Pepsi over use of aborted fetal cell lines

From LifeSiteNews:

Scores of prolife groups are calling for a public boycott of food giant, PepsiCo, due to its partnership with Senomyx, a biotech company that uses aborted fetal cells in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers.

LifeSiteNews previously reported on Senomyx’s partnership with major food corporations, most notably PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé.

Pro-life watchdog group, Children of God for Life (CGL), is now joined by major pro-life organizations calling upon the public to target PepsiCo in a boycott.

Pepsi is funding the research and development, and paying royalties to Senomyx, which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells) to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages.

Read more here.

Pro-life news wrap-up

The mother of Steven Tyler's aborted baby broke her three-decade silence. Read it here.

- Former supermodel Kathy Ireland has backed the effort to defund Planned Parenthood. Read more here.

Affiliate activities

Sawyer County affiliate, Queen of Peace, Protector of Life,
will be displaying the "Cemetery of the Innocents" (400 crosses representing the thousands of daily abortions in the USA), in Grantsburg at Immaculate Conception Church and Grace Baptist Church along Hwy 70, May 26 through June 7. This will be followed by a display on property owned by Holy Family Parish along Hwy 51 in Woodruff, WI., June 9 - June 22. Further set-ups are planned throughout the summer. For more information, contact Bob Ornberg at (715) 699-1287.

La Crosse area 40 Days for Life "Ladies for Life" Tea:
The 2nd Annual "Ladies for Life" Tea will be held on Sunday, June 12 beginning at 2 pm at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall (130 Losey Blvd., La Crosse). The enjoyable afternoon will include tasty tea sandwiches, scrumptious sweets, a silent auction, live local music, formal table setting competition, and an activity corner with crafts for the young ladies, and lots of door prizes!  Keynote speaker will be Lisa Sommers from Rachel's Vineyard. The tickets are $10 for adults (10 and older), $5 for children under 10, babes in arms are free. Tickets are available at La Crosse Catholic churches or by calling Elizabeth Garibaldi at (608) 769-4014. If you would like to participate in the "Set a Table" competition, contact Jennifer Fisk at or (608) 783-0246 for details. Tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours soon!

Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co.
prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan. Signs are provided. For info call Phil at (262) 742-3299.

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 Winnebago County prays at the Planned Parenthood on Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton from 12 - 1 pm on the first Monday of every month. If you cannot attend please take a moment to say a prayer for defunding Planned Parenthood permanently. Bring your own signs or make your own if you would like.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County
prays 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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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. A pro-life Rosary is said at 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. Mass each Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Marquette St. at E. Merrill Ave., Fond du Lac.

Vigil for Life-PLW Dane County have a perpetual presence on the sidewalks in front of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road, Madison, WI 53704). Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business (every week day), 2 people (at least!) will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. The times and days are as follows: Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Thursday and Friday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these 2-hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. You may also "stop by." Those interested should click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact affiliate leader Laura Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or email

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, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. 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 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.

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 Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary.  We pray every Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood facility, located at Roosevelt Road and 36th Avenue in Kenosha. Please come and pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other prayers with us. For more information contact Karie Kinzler at or at (262) 656-0301.

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. 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!

Courtesy announcements

Love Life Library
invites you to our monthly discussions on life/love timely topics. We meet the 1st Tuesday of themonth (next meeting will be June 7) from 8-9:30 am at our location, 5424 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee.

SOUL Ride 2011: The charity motorcycle ride for WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee will be held on Saturday, June 11. Check-in at 9am at Salem Lutheran Church on 107th Street. The ride will begin at 10am, wind through the scenic Kettle Moraine area and end at the Sam’s Club on North 76th and Calumet. All paid registrants will receive a T-shirt and picnic lunch. Whether you own a motorcycle or not you can join us in supporting the sanctity of human life and local pregnancy care centers. Visit, email, or call (414) 727-8176 to register.

Pro-lifers pray the Rosary every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532 Shepherd’s Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on the West end of town, approximately 1-1/2 miles west of Hwy 45 on West Washington Street (aka: Highway 33) in West Bend. It is in a shopping mall on the north-side of the street. We are on the sidewalk.

Pro-life Catholics in Berlin, Wis. gather outside the Oshkosh Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. for a Rosary. Join them in praying for an end to abortion.

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,

Cenacles of Life meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108 McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6 p.m., and recites the second oral Rosary in the main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m.

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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