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A message from our State Director: Be prepared for medical decisions


 

As we wind down the year, we seem to hear of more and more people who are dealing with illness and hospitalization. One of the first questions asked of a person as they are being admitted is, "Do you have an advanced directive?" This is far from an ideal time to be scrambling to obtain the most acceptable form and to try to fill it out in accordance with our Christian faith. It is much better to have a carefully filled out and signed advanced directive in hand or on file. Conscientiously planning ahead, or reviewing and possibly changing an advanced directive you might have filled out years ago, is critical for your wellbeing.

The Church lovingly gives us very specific guidelines as to what is morally acceptable in medical decision making. Pro-Life Wisconsin has spelled out many of these principles in a set of easy to understand pamphlets.

Some of the titles read "Advanced Directives for Healthcare," "Feeding and Hydration," "Get a Grip on the Grammar," "Persistent Vegetative State," and "The Money Factor". 

Even more importantly, Pro-Life Wisconsin offers a protective Power of Attorney for Healthcare document  for you to record your advanced directives in accord with your faith. Both the Power of Attorney for Healthcare and the pamphlets are available at no charge at ProLifeWisconsin.org under "Medical Decision Making," or by calling 262-796-1111. Pro-Life Wisconsin also offers,  through our speakers bureau, a brief workshop on how to fill out the Protective Power of Attorney for Healthcare document.

It is strongly advised that anyone 18 years of age or over have this critical directive filled out. Never hesitate to call with questions. Be prepared to safeguard God's precious gift of life.

In Christ,

Peggy Hamill

Elections are finished, but our job isn't!




Throughout the country, pro-life and pro-family advocacy groups are celebrating sweeping Republican victories in last Tuesday's elections. But while there certainly are signs of hope, we realize we still have lots of work to do!

Shockingly, over 6,000 babies are aborted in Wisconsin each year. These children were unique human beings who had love to give and a story to tell. Thanks to the work of our dedicated sidewalk counselors, no-compromise legislative efforts, and life affirming educational initiatives, that number has dropped steadily each year. In fact, the abortion rate in Wisconsin is now the lowest it has been since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision!

But even one baby aborted in our great State is simply unacceptable. We refuse to rest easy on our past successes. Our mission is to bring the abortion rate to zero! Will you help us?

Tuesday, December 2nd is a special day known as Giving Tuesday. It's a national day of generosity designed to encourage you to support your favorite causes following the holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What better way to celebrate the coming of the Christmas season than to support our life-saving work---work that acknowledges that each life is a gift!

What will you give?
 

Personhood Amendments: Where do we go from here?




On November 4, Personhood amendments nationwide were dealt a serious blow with amendments being roundly defeated in Colorado and North Dakota. In a LifeSiteNews.com story, attorney Gualberto Garcia Jones, Legislative Director for the newly founded Personhood Alliance, wisely councils that the Personhood movement take a step back and rethink our strategy going forward.

The rest of conservative America may be celebrating, but for the Personhood movement, it is time for some sober analysis. Tuesday’s election results were certainly not good for pro-abortion Democrats, but they were even worse for the Personhood movement.

I have to admit that my own predictions were off and I am sorely disappointed. After the defeat of Measure 1 in North Dakota by an unexpectedly wide vote of 64-36 and of the Brady Amendment in Colorado by an almost identical margin of 65-35, it isn’t an overstatement to say that the statewide personhood ballot measure is dead for now.

 
These amendment defeats cannot be characterized as anything but a huge setback, but at Pro-Life Wisconsin we remain firm in our commitment that Personhood is the only way to end legal abortion, and that Personhood amendments have great educational value.

Pro-Life News

  1. Should pro-life groups be forced to help destroy life?
  2. Pope Francis demotes Cardinal Burke to ceremonial role
  3. Inventor of contraceptive pill says intercourse will have nothing to do with reproduction by 2050
  4. 40 Days for Life moves headquarters to former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic
  5. San Francisco parents shocked by Planned Parenthood sex-ed

Affiliate Announcements


PLW Outreach Director Emma Scuglik to Speak to Lolek Young Adults - The next Lolek meeting will be Nov. 11, with speaker Emma Scuglik of Pro-Life Wisconsin, on "Turning the Tide: The Emergence of Youth in the Pro-Life Movement". Lolek meets at  St. Mary's Parish, 1260 Church St, Elm Grove.

 
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Courtesy Announcements


Roll Back Roe Dance - Join Catholics from around Milwaukee for a night of fun and dancing! The Roll Back Roe dance is designed to raise funds for local pregnancy help centers. The dance begins at 7pm, Friday, November 14th. $5 entry fee. Young adults aged 18-40 are welcomed.

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Life's Connection Bowling Tournament - Join Life's Connection pregnancy outreach center for a 9 pin "no tap" bowling tournament fundraiser on November 15th. The even will be held at Jays Lanes in Mukwonago. Entry fee is $25. For more details, call 262-470-3119 or visit www.lifesconnection.org.
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November 10, 2014

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