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Pro-Life legislation on the move


The Assembly Committee on Transportation will hold an executive session (committee vote) tomorrow on 
Assembly Bill (AB) 206, legislation authored by Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) establishing a “Choose Life”  Wisconsin specialty license plate. The “Choose Life” plate will provide a wonderful opportunity for Wisconsinites to express their pro-life beliefs and facilitate and encourage adoption as a positive, life-affirming choice for women with unplanned pregnancies.

Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc. will disburse the proceeds from the sale of the plates to pregnancy care centers throughout the state. In addition to the regular vehicle registration fee, those who purchase the plate are required to pay a $15 fee for issuance or reissuance of the special plates and a $25 annual fee that provides funds to Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc., a non-profit 501 c(3) organization. Pro-Life Wisconsin is very proud of the “Choose-Life” Wisconsin plate design sporting our state’s signature red, white, and black colors, an image of a baby’s ink footprint, and the positive “Choose Life” moniker.

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted last Thursday in favor of Assembly Bill (AB) 216,  the “Health Care Conscience Act,” on a 3-2 party-line vote.  Authored by Rep. Andre Jacque, AB 216 passed the State Assembly on a 58-39 vote last June and now awaits a floor vote in the State Senate. The bill bans abortion coverage in state employee health plans by prohibiting the state Group Insurance Board (GIB) from entering into any contract with respect to a group health insurance plan or providing a group health insurance plan on a self-insured basis that provides abortion services.  The GIB provides health insurance coverage for all state employees and some local government employees under the Wisconsin Retirement System. 

Assembly Bill 216 also provides an exemption from the state contraceptive insurance coverage mandate for non-profit religious organizations, religious employers and religious institutions of higher education that meet certain criteria.  This exemption mirrors the federal exemption for religious entities under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). 

Victory Fund PAC endorses Bob Kulp for Assembly special election
 

The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed Bob Kulp (R) in the 69th Assembly District (AD) special election. The 69th AD, located in parts of Clark and Marathon counties, includes the cities of Abbotsford, Neillsville, Loyal and parts of the City of Marshfield as well as the villages of Stratford and Spencer. A Wisconsin State Assembly special election will be held next Tuesday, November19, in the 69th Assembly District.

For those of you who live in the 69th AD, next Tuesday's special election is too important to miss. Plan to exercise your right to vote on November 19, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Vote for life, and may God bless Wisconsin!

Powerlifter undeterred by Down Syndrome
 



One of the most tragic abortion statistics involves preborn babies with Down Syndrome: 95% of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb are aborted. Yet, despite this fact, many people with Down Syndrome go on to live happy, productive lives. Powerlifter Jon Stoklosa, who has Down Syndrome, is an excellent example. Read more

Join the Pro-Life Wisconsin team!




Pro-Life Wisconsin is seeking to add a new team member in the area of development. This person would be responsible for expanding the Pro-Life Wisconsin donor base, raising funds through direct mail, grant writing, direct asks, special events and use of the internet. This team member would also work to grow the Pro-Life Wisconsin statewide affiliate network.

The job is based at the headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Regular travel by car throughout the state is expected. A bachelor's degree in a related field, 3-5 years of experience, training in nonprofit fundraising and development, proficient computer skills and a valid drivers license are required.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to office@prolifewisconsin.org. 

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Affiliate Activities


Pro-Life Wisconsin March for Life pilgrimage - You are invited to participate in one fo the most exciting pro-life events of the year! Join Pro-Life Wisconsin for our annual pilgrimage to Washington D.C. for the March for Life, January 19-23, 2014. 

"If you've ever experienced the March for Life, you'll understand that words fall short in describing this monumental event," said Emma Scuglik, Pro-Life Wisconsin's Outreach Director. "There is a unity felt among hundreds of thousands of people, stretching further than the eye can see on the streets of Washington D.C. We are one voice, unstoppable and impossible to ignore in the face of our lawmakers and our entire nation, proclaiming that every human life is to be protected and loved.The March for Life never fails year after year to renew my passion for the pro-life cause," she said.

Travel is by motor coach and the pilgrimage includes two nights at the Capitol Hill Hyatt. Space is limited. Click here to download a registration form with additional details.
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Courtesy Announcements


Friday, November 29 through Saturday afternoon November 30th, the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Vigil for Life will be hosting the Sixth Annual Respect Life Retreat at Durward’s Glen near Baraboo, WI.

Retreat Master will be Fr. Eric Nielsen. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Liturgy of the Hours, silent prayer and time for personal reflection. Those who are involved in work to build a culture of life are invited to attend, but the retreat is open to everyone.

Spaces are limited, call now to reserve your room. Cost per person is $65. Call Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or email her at vitapretiosa@gmail.com
 
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November 11, 2013

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