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Iowa legislators introduce personhood amendment


The personhood movement continues to advance, with state legislators in Iowa filing a personhood amendment in the State Senate. 

Senate Joint Resolution 10 was filed April 25, and if it passes the state House and Senate, the amendment will go directly to Iowans for ratification through a popular vote.

There's a long battle ahead, but it's exciting to see more and more states realizing that personhood is the winning strategy---the way to end abortion once and for all! Let's pray for the legislators in Iowa, Wisconsin, and all the other states considering personhood initiatives, that they would be courageous in defending the unborn.

We won't quit until the personhood and dignity of every human being, no matter how small, is recognized and protected in our laws!

Bill defines life at conception in wrongful death actions


State Representative Andre Jacque (R-Green Bay) has introduced legislation that defines life at conception in wrongful death actions involving deceased minor children. Current law permits a deceased minor’s relative or other representative to make a wrongful death claim in order to recover damages from a person who, by his or her act or omission, causes the death of the minor child. Current law does not clearly define deceased minor child and courts have interpreted the statute to include only those preborn children who are “viable,” or who had reached the stage of “viability.”
 
Of course parents grieve the loss of a child at any stage of that child’s development before or after birth. Accordingly, Assembly Bill (AB) 160 defines “deceased minor" to include an unborn child who has died, and defines “unborn child" as a human being from the time of fertilization to the time of live birth for the purposes of a wrongful death claim. 
 
We thank Representative Jacque for introducing this compassionate and common sense bill that affirms the rights of parents and their deceased minor children in redressing wrongful actions. Assembly Bill 160 has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Health. Please click here to read the bill. 

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Affiliate Activities


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 May 7, 14, 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


Join Seed of Hope Pregnancy Medical Center for their Grand Opening and Dedication on May 11th. The event begins with an open house starting at 9 a.m., followed by a dedication service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic is located at 1110 Oak Street in West Bend. For more information, call 262-338-1205 or email seedofhopecenter@gmail.com

St. Gregory VII Chapter of CUF presents Michael Hichborn in a talk entitled "Robbing Peter to Pay Saul," Sunday, May 19, at the Clarion Hotel in Milwaukee. Director of "Defend the Faith," a project of American Life League, Michael Hichborn has researched and produced an annual report on organizations receiving grant money from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Payment and registration are required. To register, visit www.cufmilwaukee.org.

There will be a Candlelight Memorial for the unborn, Sunday, May 19 at Victory Christian Center ( Hwy 13) in Phillips, Wisconsin, starting at 7 p.m.

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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