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November 1, 2010
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General election tomorrow Don't forget to vote!


Don’t forget to vote in tomorrow’s fall general election (Tuesday, November 2nd) – let your pro-life voice be heard!

Tomorrow's general election is too important to miss. We have an incredible opportunity to elect a 100% pro-life governor and lieutenant governor - Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch, respectively - and reclaim pro-life majorities in the state Senate and state Assembly. Plan to exercise your right to vote tomorrow, November 2, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Vote for life, and may God bless America!

PLW Victory Fund PAC candidate endorsements
The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) has endorsed 62 candidates who are 100 percent pro-life and running for state office in tomorrow’s general election. We are pleased to be able to endorse these candidates who proudly support the ‘no exceptions’ pro-life philosophy. Only when we have lawmakers who will not discriminate against those preborn children who are politically unpopular – those conceived in rape or incest, for example – will we see an end to the scandal of abortion. Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund 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. 

For a list of the Victory Fund’s endorsed candidates, click here

Candidates for U.S. Congress return 100% pro-life PLW surveys
The following candidates for United States Congress have returned 100% pro-life surveys from Pro-Life Wisconsin:

U.S. Senate

Rob Taylor (C)

U.S. House of Representatives
District 2
Chad Lee (R-Mount Horeb)

District 3
Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse)

District 4
Dan Sebring (R-Milwaukee)

District 8
Reid Ribble (R-De Pere)

Paid for by the Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC, George Kriegl Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s agent or committee.

40 Days for Life closing ceremonies


40 Days for Life
concluded Sunday, October 31. 40 Days for Life was observed in the Wisconsin area in Appleton, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau and Rockford, Ill.

Some of the blessings we experienced from 40 Days for Life:
— 18 babies were saved due to 40 Days for Life in Milwaukee, held at Affiliated Medical Services, 1428 N. Farwell.
—  Archbishop Listecki led 40 Days for Life Milwaukee in closing prayers.
— Affiliated Medical Services was closed two whole Saturdays during 40 Days for Life. Normally Affiliated does 10-15 abortions every Saturday.
— Madison's Bishop Morlino closed Madison's 40 Days for Life, along with the Knights of Divine Mercy and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard. More than 200 people attended!

The following 40 Days for Life closing ceremonies will be held this week:
40 Days For Life - Grand Chute/Appleton: The Capitol Centre, 725 W Capitol Drive (west of Richmond Street/Highway 47) in Appleton, Monday, November 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
40 Days for Life - La Crosse: Blessed Sacrament Parish on Hwy 16/Losey Blvd in La Crosse on Saturday, November 6.  There will be a pot luck and fellowship following the 4:30 p.m. Mass. Pro-Life Wisconsin's Steve Karlen will give the keynote speech.
40 Days for Life Wausau: Closing rally at St. Mary's Oratory on Grand Avenue, Wausau on Tuesday, November 2. There will be Benediction at 5:45 p.m. followed by a slide show with refreshments, downstairs of St. Mary.

MATC referendum will further embryonic stem cell research


From Pro-Life Wisconsin's blog:
For Madison voters, a $133.8 million referendum awaits their Yes or No vote on November 2. If approved, the referendum will allow Madison Area Technical College [MATC] “to raise taxes on area property owners to fund $133.8 million in new building projects and upgrades to MATC’s campuses throughout the region,” according to an October 25 article in The Capital Times.

The Capital Times is vague about what, exactly, the $133.8 million will be used to fund. There is this innocuous line, “At the top of the wish list for the college’s expansion hopes is a $43.1 million health education building and clinic.”

Sounds great. Those in favor of the referendum go back to the old appeals of, “Who doesn’t want better schools? Our youth deserves the best taxpayer dollars can buy them!”

What we know is this: MATC currently does embryonic stem cell research [ESCR]. Not too many people are aware of this, as UW-Madison is mostly viewed as the big, bad lone wolf in town that does embryonic stem cell research.

A December 2, 2009 press release confirms MATC’s foray into the ESCR world, “Madison’s community college has established an advanced degree that educates students on the basics of working with human embryonic stem cells. It’s thought to be the only program at a college of this kind that offers hands-on experience with human embryonic stem cells.”

How cute… students can have “hands-on experience” killing tiny, vulnerable human beings. On taxpayer dollars no less, as MATC is currently taxpayer-funded.

This referendum will allow MATC to further its embryonic stem cell research, killing even more tiny human beings. An August 27 Rasmussen poll showed only one-third of U.S. voters approved of taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research. If you’re part of the two-thirds majority, let your ballot do the talking.

Pro-Life Wisconsin in the news


Barrett ad falsely attacks Scott Walker on birth control. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.

Mississippi's personhood initiative to be on 2011 ballot


From LifeSiteNews:

On Oct. 26, Judge Malcolm Harrison ruled in state circuit court that Personhood Mississippi can be on the state's ballot in the November 2011 election. This lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who were seeking to keep Initiative 26 off the ballot, in spite of the fact that it received more than the required number of signatures.

Personhood Mississippi is an organization working to prevent abortions by amending the state Constitution to include the unborn in the definition of "person." The organization gathered more than 100,000 signatures in support of the proposed amendment, which is 10,000 more than necessary. This was despite Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's interpretation of the law that resulted in an early cutoff date, which prevented a number of signatures from being counted.

Judge Harrison stated, "Plaintiffs carry a heavy burden in attempting to restrict the citizenry's right to amend the Constitution. Initiative Measure No. 26 has received more than the required amount of signatures to be placed on the ballot and the Constitution recognizes the right of citizens to amend their Constitution."

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represented Personhood Mississippi, said, "The right to life is the right of all rights. Without the right to life, all other rights are illusory. The Declaration of Independence acknowledges that the right to life is the foundation of all rights. America needs to return to a culture of life."

Click here to read more.

Pro-life news wrapup


Children found in dumpsters in two cities: When our children become trash. Click here to read more.

– Arizona Judge: Planned Parenthood can’t have non-doctors do abortions. Read more here.

From Catholic Vote: Brazil is facing a historic election, but the advice Pope Benedict gave to the bishops of that country on Oct. 28 also applies to us in the United States as we prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 2. Read more here.

Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Montana over taxpayer-funded birth control for teens. Healthy Montana Kids, formerly called CHIP, provides health care services to uninsured children up through age 18, but it does not provide contraceptives if they are used to prevent pregnancy. Read more here.

Affiliate announcements


Cemetery of the Innocents
: Would you like to make a strong pro-life statement without uttering a word? PLW affiliate Queen of Peace, Protector of Life is looking for appropriate sites. 400 crosses made from PVC pipe, 40" high and 2' wide spaced every 3 feet, representing the thousands of abortions daily in the U.S. The display is presently set up at the intersection of Hwy B and 27 in Hayward near the Fishing Hall of Fame. Have trailer, will travel. Call Bob Ornberg at (218) 321-4600 or (715) 699-2876 or email rornberg71@gmail.com.

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.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County maintains a regular prayer presence outside the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Madison. Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 about prayer dates and times.

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 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 info@prolifewisconsin.org 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 Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S. 7th St., on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Call Phil for more information, (262) 742-3299.

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 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 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 6th 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 kakinzler7@yahoo.com 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


Pro-Life Mass:
The monthly pro-life Mass will be held Thursday, November 4 at 10a.m. at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Milwaukee, located at 5566 N. 69th St. Fr. Daniel Sherman will celebrate Mass.

Sidewalk counseling training session: Missionaries to the Preborn are holding a sidewalk counseling training session on Saturday, November 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 1459 S. 81st St., West Allis. Learn how to approach women (and men) coming to the killing-center, and what to say to them.  No cost; light refreshments; child care provided. Questions? Call (414) 462-3399 or email defendbabies@missionariestopreborn.com.

“BLOOD MONEY”
: To learn how Planned Parenthood works with our Government to
destroy family values and how both make millions thru legalized abortion. One night only… All Saints Day – Monday, November 1 at the Times Cinema, 5906 West Vliet Street, Milwaukee. Showtimes are at 6:15pm and 8:15pm.  Admission is $8.00 per person. For more information email timflash23@gmail.com or call Tim at (414) 426-1208.  To order tickets in advance for this event, go to timescinema.com.

EYEWITNESS FOR LIFE: 
By attending one of our one-hour Seeing Is Believing Programs you will get to tour our facility and learn how EYEWITNESS utilizes the miracle of ultrasound technology to rescue the women we serve, and the children they are carrying, from the tragedy of abortion – thereby saving lives two at a time. November 13 from 10 am to 11 am. Refreshments will be served. Eyewitness For Life, Ltd. is located at 9008 W. Burleigh in Milwaukee. Questions? Call (462-5483) or e-mail: eyewitness@milwpc.com.

Pro-life Catholics in Berlin, Wis.
gather outside the Oshkosh Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 6 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, Kathy.knaack@gmail.com.

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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