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Wisconsin State Senate reclaimed for life!

Pro-Life Wisconsinites are encouraged by Election Day victories of total protection pro-life candidates across the state of Wisconsin. A new pro-life majority in the state Senate and a larger pro-life majority in the state Assembly, coupled with a pro-life governor, will help continue building a culture of life in Wisconsin.

The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) congratulates Senator-elect Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac on his outstanding victory, a victory that helped reclaim the state Senate for life. Having endured outrageous and malicious attacks on his pro-life beliefs, Rick proved that Wisconsinites will elect to high office people of principle who proclaim that abortion is never the answer to an unplanned pregnancy.

Unofficial reports show Republicans gaining 1 seat in the state Assembly and 2 seats in the state Senate to secure pro-life majorities in both houses. In the Assembly, 23 of the 31 candidates endorsed by the PLW Victory Fund PAC were elected and in the Senate, 3 of the 5 endorsed candidates were elected (pending final general election results).

The lives of innocent preborn children are more on the minds of candidates than ever, thanks to the dedication and hard work of grassroots pro-life campaign volunteers around the state.  In the coming legislative session, Pro-Life Wisconsin will be working to make sure that our success in this election translates into greater legal protection for these innocent lives.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC supports candidates for public office who demonstrate a commitment to protect each and every innocent human life – in all circumstances and at all stages of development.  Senator-elect Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac), Representatives-elect John Spiros (R-Marshfield) and Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) and all our endorsed candidates care passionately about protecting preborn children without exception.  We are so proud of their efforts and look forward to working with them!


National election failures no excuse for discouragement / surrender

Despite the re-election of Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in American history, and a pro-abortion United States Senate that will uphold Obamacare and its abortion/contraception funding, pro-life Americans must not surrender to despair and discouragement.  We are a people of hope who know that God is in control and can and does bring good from evil – every day and all around us!  Let us continue to be Jesus’ hands and feet, changing the culture one heart at a time, not relying on the politicians for a quick fix.  The following three articles will inspire you to stretch even more for our vulnerable preborn brothers and sisters in this difficult time.

“Shake Off the Nightmare, Get Back to the Mission,” by Joe Scheidler, Pro-Life Action League. Please click here.
 

“A Day to Advance!,” by Personhood USA. Please click here.

“Hold Steadfast, Fight the Good Fight, Never Surrender,” by Peter Baklinski, LifeSiteNews. Please click here.


HHS mandate lawsuit count reaches milestone

(By Bethany Monk, CitizenLink) The number of lawsuits against the Obama administration over a rule forcing employers to provide insurance covering contraceptives and possible abortifacient drugs reached 40 this week, when a medical supply company in Minnesota filed a complaint on Nov. 5.  Please click here for the full story.


Nevada Supreme Court gives go-ahead for forced-abortion case, hearings continue

Reno, NV, November 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews) – The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that hearings can continue in the case of a disabled woman who may be forced by court order to submit to an abortion. Meanwhile, hearings continued in the case, featuring testimony from the woman’s neurologist, who said it is safe for her to continue her pregnancy.

Elisa Bauer, 32, suffers from epilepsy and mental impairment as a result of her birthmother drinking too much alcohol while pregnant. She is thirteen weeks pregnant, and her adoptive parents, Bill and Amy Bauer, who are still her legal guardians, made the decision to allow her to carry the baby to term. They plan to place the infant with an adoptive family.

Judge Egan Walker of Nevada’s 2nd District Court has challenged that decision, ordering an investigation into Elisa’s physical and psychological condition to help him determine whether to order an abortion for Elisa over the objection of her parents. Read more here.



Pro-life news wrap-up

-Want to Find a Good Husband and Have a Family? Don't Use the Pill. Read more here.  (National Catholic Register) 

-I wish like HELL I didn't have the right to choose that day
(LifeSiteNews) Read more here.

- 40 Days for Life ONWARD teleconference and web simulcast tonite at 8:00 p.m. Learn about the record-breaking results of this fall's campaign, the largest and longest worldwide pro-life mobilization ever, as well as Friday's closing of the latest Planned Parenthood abortion center, the 25th to shut down following a 40 Days for Life campaign. Register here.

- 40 Days for Life closing ceremony in Green Bay Over 100 pro-lifers attended. -- see the great photos here.

Affiliate activities

PLW Racine Area 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 again begin their Monday prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood in Delavan in April. 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 from of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road.) Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business, at least two people will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. Mon.-Wed. (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), Thurs. (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Fri. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these two hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. 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 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.

PLW Rock County daily praise and thank God for the Jan. 13, 2012 permanent closure of the Rockford, Il. abortion mill. They meet monthly (except June-August) at St. Jude's Hall, Beloit. Contact Charlene Tolmie at 608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer at 608-364-2830.



Courtesy announcements

Missionaries to the Preborn will hold a pro-life picket in Brookfield this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. They will show the public the truth of what a baby looks like after it has been in the hands of an abortionist. Signs will be provided.  For location and questions call 414-462-3399 or email defendbabies@missionariestopreborn.com.

Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Vigil for Life 5th Annual Respect Life Retreat will take place on Friday, Nov. 30, through Saturday afternoon, Dec.1st, in the beautiful retreat center of Durward's Glen near Baraboo, WI. The event, led by Fr. John Sasse from the Diocese of Madison, is open to all involved in work to build a culture of life. The cost per person is $55 (assistance may be made available to those in need). For reservations please contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or email her at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

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.

  • 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.

  • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. in La Crosse in front of Options(corner of Caledonia and St. Paul Streets. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at 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.

  • 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.
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.

The third Monday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life ar the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Executive Director Position: The River Falls Pregnancy Helpline Center is seeking a part-time Executive Director. The candidate must have a strong pro-life commitment and provide leadership and direction to a growing center. The Executive Director is responsible for grant writing, developing a fundraising plan, public and community relations, developing client-centered programs, staff and volunteer supervision and direction, building relationships with churches and organizations, and daily operations of the center. This candidate will work closely with the Pregnancy Helpline Board of Directors. This person should possess the ability to multi-task and be flexible to the needs of the center, be positive, self-motivated, creative, and goal-oriented. Management and fundraising experience is a plus. A good attitude is a must.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience working with a non-profit organization or in a business setting. An established ability to fundraise and practice good interpersonal communication skills.

Salaried, part–time work (10 hours a week) with the expectation of  increasing to 30 hours a week.

Please send a letter of application and resume to tricia4life@att.net and a hard copy to: 109 West Walnut Street River Falls, Wisconsin 54022.




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