We have been truly
blessed this year in many ways, and we couldn’t
have done it without you! Thanks to God and to
all our pro-life supporters for the countless
blessings of 2012.
- Bishop Donald J. Hying celebrated
our 2012 “Rally for Life” Mass and joined the
PLW board as our spiritual advisor.
- Hundreds of Pro-Life
Wisconsinites traveled to Washington, DC for
the largest March for Life ever (nearly half a
- In communities across Wisconsin
PLW affiliates held Roe v. Wade, Good
Friday, Griswold vs. Connecticut, Memorial
for Life, and 40 Days Vigils.
- PLW volunteers led “Stand Up
for Religious Freedom” rallies in March,
June and October, drawing tens of
thousands of participants, including
- On February 25th 175 people
from around the state attended our
activist training camp in Madison, Sarah
Zelenak and Angelyn Von Rueden were
awarded our college scholarships, and we
kicked off our college intern program
with Kristin Van Spankeren.
- Statewide gatherings
included evenings with David Bereit in
Madison and Green Bay and our 20th
anniversary fall dinner with special
guests Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch,
Bishop Donald Hying and Joe Scheidler.
We awarded Nancy
Fredericks, R.N. our guardian angel
award, Rep. Andre Jacque was named
Legislator of the Year, and Jim Ball
was named Activist of the Year.
- We held
sidewalk counseling and medical
decisions workshops, training
hundreds of life advocates.
ProLifeWisconsin.org was further
upgraded with a new “Video and
Audio” tab and “The Banner”
- Our True
to Life media campaign brought
billboards, bus ads, YouTube
advertising and inserts, and
radio promotions to the public.
record number of our Protective
documents were sent out or downloaded
- Adults and students alike
were reached by our speakers,
fair booths, parade units,
blog, Twitter, websites,
YouTube, pamphlets and
- Last spring the
Wisconsin State Legislature
passed and Governor Walker
signed into law pro-life
legislation repealing the
education mandate, banning
webcam chemical abortions,
and opting Wisconsin out of
abortion coverage in our
prospective Obamacare health
Thanksgiving and may God
bless your families!
Van Spankeren is Pro-Life Wisconsin’s student
intern on the University of Wisconsin-Madison
issue of the world does not depend on us but
is in God’s hands.” – Pope Benedict XVI
I often feel very small working in
the pro-life movement. In a left-leaning
town such as Madison, I question my ability
to make even the slightest change to the
culture of death. As I type away in this
coffee shop, I look around me, pondering how
many customers share the same pro-life views
as me. Probably not very many, I conclude,
and the lonesomeness creeps in. But maybe
it’s not their fault, I continue. Maybe they
haven’t even been introduced to the truth.
Maybe they have never been shown this real
love. It’s possible they are on my side, but
the odds are against me.
Read the rest of Kristen's blog
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Supreme Court case: Forced abortion no
longer an option
November 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Judge Egan
Walker announced today that abortion is no longer
an option being considered in the case of a
pregnant Reno woman with mental
disabilities. Judge Walker had been holding
hearings to determine whether to force 32-year-old
Elisa Bauer to abort her baby against the wishes
of her adoptive parents, Bill and Amy Bauer, who
say she wants to have the baby and give it up for
for the rest of the story.
- Video: Scientists
reveal the consciousness of a man in
Persistent Vegetative State' (PVS)
(LifeSiteNews) Read more here.
- UN agency declares birth
control a 'human right' (LifeSiteNews)
Read more here.
'The Adoption Option' pro-life ad now airing
on Oxygen TV network
ad features a pregnant woman explaining why she
plans to place her unborn child for adoption,
saying adoption will give her baby a better life
than she can provide. Read more here.
abortion workers quit during last 40 Days for
Life campaign (and 789 babies were saved!)
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
Juneau County meets the second Tuesday of
the month at the Hatch Public Library Community
Room in Mauston at 7 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.)
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 email@example.com or call her at
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.
Bus trip to D.C. for the March
for Life from Phillips, WI:
from St. Therese Church in Phillips
to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Life will be
leaving Phillips on
Thursday, January 24
and returning Saturday, January
26. The cost is $165.00
for the bus only.
Meals will be extra. A
tour of the National
Holocaust Museum before returning home will
be included. To reserve a spot on
the bus call Florence
soon to reserve your
may still be
available. Youth are
Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Vigil for
Life 5th Annual Respect Life Retreat
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
Servants of Our Lady of
Guadalupe Prayer Vigils
at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids
8th Street by the Shopko mall to pray for
the closing of Planned Parenthood.
Questions? Contact Will Goodman at
608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett
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 or Jen Dunnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-6 p.m. in La Crosse in
front of Options(corner of Caledonia and St.
Paul Streets. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett
at 715-340-2779 or email@example.com.
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.
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
third Monday of every month in Berlin
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.
Sheboygan County Pro-Life
in front of Planned Parenthood (2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan) every Thursday
from 4:00 to 4:45
p.m. For more information
call Sarah at 920-452-2759 or Shannon
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
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.