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November 14, 2011
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Audio: Milwaukee Police Department lectures pro-lifer for asking for assistance at Affiliated Medical Services

On November 3, PLW broke the news that a young girl was physically prevented from leaving Milwaukee's abortion facility by clinic escorts — even though forced abortion is illegal. The story caught the attention of thousands, including Mark Belling, who devoted his popular Milwaukee talk radio show on November 7 to exposing the complicity of the Milwaukee Police Department in the abuse of this girl.

Belling obtained the audio of the phone call that Dan Miller (head of 40 Days for Life of Milwaukee and a witness) made to the Milwaukee Police Department, asking for police to investigate Affiliated Medical Services.

Listen to the audio of the MPD call here. You can hear the dispatcher lecturing Miller, supporting a mother's "right" to force her daughter into the abortion facility, and completely ignoring the sexual abuse that occurred, resulting in the alleged pregnancy.

As Belling pointed out on his show, dispatchers are not supposed to judge the right or wrong of a specific situation; that is what on-the-ground police officers are for.

Anne Schwartz, public relations manager for the Milwaukee Police Department, told Belling the MPD supported the decision the dispatcher made to ignore the volatile situation and not send out an officer.

Pro-lifers' relationship with the MPD is somewhat precarious, given the arrest of James Marcou earlier this year and the ongoing federal lawsuit against the MPD.

Over the last month, Pro-Life Wisconsin's social media efforts have educated tens of thousands of Wisconsinites on the horrors of abortion. In addition to this above incident, on October 26, PLW posted a video of Affiliated abortion facility staffers dancing in the streets and threatening 40 Days for Life participants shortly after a botched abortion sent a woman to the hospital. The video went viral and has been viewed more than 17,000 times.

Assembly Education Committee to hold public hearing on "Strong Communities... Healthy Kids Act"

The Assembly Committee on Education has scheduled a public hearing for Assembly Bill (AB) 337, the "Strong Communities…Healthy Kids Act," on Wednesday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 417 North (GAR Hall) of the State Capitol building in Madison. 

Please consider attending the hearing and registering for or testifying in favor of this critically important legislation.

Assembly Bill 337 is legislation authored by State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) that reverses the contraception education/instruction mandate of 2009, giving public school districts the freedom to adopt abstinence-only human growth and development curricula. Chastity/abstinence is the only message that will protect our children's bodies and preserve their innocence, and local school districts should be given this option. The bill also prohibits school-based volunteer health providers from providing instruction in human growth and development. Sexual development is not properly under the purview of a school health room physician or nurse, especially one from Planned Parenthood. The bill prevents Planned Parenthood nurses and physicians from teaching about abortion and contraception in our public schools. The Senate companion bill to AB 337, Senate Bill 237, passed the Senate on November 2.

Thank you for speaking up for our children! 

Planned Parenthood under seige: Protests at Planned Parenthood more than double as facility numbers sharply decline

40 Days for Life was observed in seven locations in Wisconsin; five of those locations are surgical abortion facilities. 40 Days for Life of Milwaukee had 25 saves just over the course of those 40 Days, and Bishop Morlino led a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood in Madison (photo, left). A greater number of youth are a voice for life, in their schools and communities, with their peers, taking an active stand by praying and sidewalk counseling. The national 40 Days for Life reports more than 500 lives were saved just over this fall campaign.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, in its own annual report, admitted to performing 612 less abortions in 2010 than 2009. Overall, abortions in Wisconsin declined in 2010. The total number of abortions in Wisconsin in 2010 was 7,825, down from 8,542 in 2009.

Your prayers, sidewalk counseling, support and pro-life efforts are making a difference! Thank you all!

American Life League's STOPP report provides a look at the impact of peaceful, prayerful vigils at chemical and surgical abortion facilities around the country:
Some amazing numbers have emerged over the past four years as a result of the growing emphasis on protesting at Planned Parenthood:

At the end of 2007, Planned Parenthood operated a total of 855 clinics across the country and there were 122 regularly scheduled protests at 103 different locations in 34 states. Thus, there was a regularly scheduled protest at one out of every eight (8.3) Planned Parenthood locations.

As of today, Planned Parenthood operates 756 clinics across the country and there are 292 regularly scheduled protests at 214 different locations in 42 states. There is now a regularly scheduled protest at one out of every four (3.5) Planned Parenthood locations.

The correlation between the increase in protests and the decline in Planned Parenthood facilities is not coincidental. As people take to the streets to inform the community in a peaceful, prayerful way that something is deadly wrong at Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant suddenly has to justify its existence and defend its position in the community — a position that is untenable and indefensible.

We will try again, vows head of Personhood USA after Mississippi defeat

From LifeSiteNews:

By Keith Mason, Director of Personhood USA

Personhood USA understands that changing a culture - and changing a country - will not happen with one election, and so it is not unexpected. We thank the over one quarter of a million Mississippians who voted for Amendment 26.  We vow to continue on this path towards affirming the basic dignity and human rights of all people because we are assured that it is the right thing to do, and we are prepared for a long journey.

Abortion is the greatest injustice of our day.  Children are brutally dismembered and killed in their mother's womb at the rate of over 3,000 per day. Abortion clinics are strategically located across the country.

State by state, and election by election, we are taking critical steps towards defending the right to life of all human beings, every person, and ending the dangerous and deadly practice of abortion. The time has come for America to stop treating the unborn as property to be disposed of as we see fit. We are thankful that lives were saved and hearts were changed through the Yes on 26 campaign, and we are prepared to do it again in multiple states across the nation.

Personhood USA firmly believes that our campaign fell victim to the outright lies of our opposition, and because of their lies, children will continue to be murdered in Mississippi.

Amendment 26 enjoyed the widest, broadest base of support that this country has ever seen on a pro-life amendment. This alone demonstrates that the tide is turning in America.  Politicians, doctors, nurses, lawyers, scientists, and ethicists are fearless in standing for human life, and for the rights of all people, regardless of age, race, development, gender, disability, or location.

Click here to read more.

Join PLW at the March for Life

Join pro-life Wisconsinites and 400,000 people from around the nation to mark the anniversary of the deadly Roe v. Wade decision.

The annual March for Life will be held Monday, January 23, in Washington, D.C.  Pro-Life Wisconsin's buses will be leaving on Friday, January 20, and returning Tuesday, January 24. 

Cost for the trip, including travel to and from Washington as well as hotel accommodations, is $275.

We will travel by bus and stay two nights at a Capitol Hill hotel. Register NOW to guarantee a seat!

Call PLW's office at (262) 796-1111 or e-mail for more info.

Pro-life news wrap-up

- Catholic college sues Obama administration
over abortifacient contraceptive mandate. Read more here.

- Increasing number of disabled Israeli children
sue for not being aborted. Read more here.

- Michigan Attorney General files suit to shut down two late-term abortion facilities. Read more here.

Affiliate activities

Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co.
prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, WI. Signs are provided. Contact Phil Cullen for info - 262-742-3299.

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 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.

Vigil for Life-PLW Dane County have a perpetual presence on the sidewalks in front of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road, Madison, WI 53704). Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business (every week day), 2 people (at least!) will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. The times and days are as follows: Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and Friday, 1pm - 3pm. Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these 2-hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. You may also "stop by." Those interested should click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact affiliate leader Laura Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or email

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, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. 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 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 at Planned Parenthood Appleton North on 3800 N. Gillett St.

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 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 36th 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 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. Although the abortion facility has been closed by the Illinois Health Department, pro-lifers are encouraged to continue praying here. 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

The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Vigil for Life
organizations are inviting all pro-lifers to “come away” (Mark 6:31) and spend some time in prayerful silence with Christ Jesus on our fourth annual Advent retreat. The retreat will run Friday December 2 to Saturday December 3 at Durwards Glen Retreat Center in Merrimac, Wisconsin. Anyone working to protect innocent human life, or concerned about building a culture of life is welcome to attend. The cost of the retreat is $55 per person. Scholarships are available. Father William Vernon, pastor of St Christopher Catholic parish in the Diocese of Madison, will lead the retreat. For more information or to register contact Jen Dunnett at (715) 340-2779 or

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

Pro-lifers pray the Rosary every Thursday evening
at 6 p.m. at the West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532 Shepherd’s Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on the West end of town, approximately 1-1/2 miles west of Hwy 45 on West Washington Street (aka: Highway 33) in West Bend. It is in a shopping mall on the north-side of the street. We are on the sidewalk.

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,

Cenacles of Life meets every Saturday morning at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cambridge at 8:30 am to pray two rosaries for an end to the culture of death.

Cenacles of Life meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108 McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6 p.m., and recites the second oral Rosary in the main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m.

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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