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November 26, 2012
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U.S. abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009, CDC report says


A new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the U.S. abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009.  A total of 784,507 abortions were recorded in 43 states that year.  Experts are pointing to the growing use of the morning after pill (an easily available form of emergency contraception[EC]) and the intrauterine device (IUD) as contributing to the decline.  The morning-after pill can cause a pre-implantation chemical abortion, whereas the IUD always acts as an abortifacient. Click here for the full LifeSiteNews story.

Planned Parenthood abortion clinic offers Black Friday discount


(From LifeNews.com) A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in southern Florida offered a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center.  Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23.Click here for the full story. 

40th Annual March for Life


March for LifeJoin 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 Friday, January 25, in Washington, D.C. Pro-Life Wisconsin's buses will be leaving on Wednesday, January 23, and returning Sunday,January 27.

The cost for the trip, including travel to and from Washington as well as hotel accommodations (four to a room) is $275. Call Pro-Life Wisconsin at 262-796-1111 to register. Register NOW to guarantee a seat! Download form here.

Happy BIRTHday


Kristin Van Spankeren is Pro-Life Wisconsin's student intern on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Kristin
Today is my 21st birthday, and I must say, I’m awfully ecstatic. I went to adoration, enjoyed some apple cider, got to eat lunch with my mom, celebrate with my friends, and a favorite bluegrass band of mine happens to be coming to town. It is going to be a great day!

Although these birthday activities are exciting and good, I think we often forget the meaning of birthdays. Today, I take some time to thank God for giving me life, and for parents who love me and accepted me into this world. Birthdays are obviously something that our culture celebrates and views as special, but somehow the root of the word seems to be missing importance. It confuses me – how can birthdays exist as holidays at the same time they are being taken away due to abortion? To me, if birth is something we celebrate, abortion should not exist.

So, I encourage you to take time today to be thankful for the simple yet beautiful gift of life that you were given how many years ago, and pray for those who were not given this special day due to abortion.


Pro-life news wrap-up

Hobby Lobby
- Hobby Lobby loses to HHS mandate in federal court  (LifeSiteNews) Read more here.


-12 women died from abortion complications in 2008, double previous year: CDC
(LifeSiteNews)Read more here.

-Lawyer finds anxiety mounting over contraception mandate (EWTNNews) Read more here.

Affiliate activities


40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Saturday, January 12, 2013
Join us for 15 Decades of the Rosary from 11 a.m. - Noon  on the State Street steps of the State Capitol in Madison followed by Pro-Life Potluck and Program 12:15 - 3 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church basement (404 E. Main St., Madison, WI) featuring, Jerry Schmutte, "Planned Parenthood's Agenda." Sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Vigil For Life Madison, and Diocese of Madison.
For those who can NOT pray outdoors at the Capitol that day:
Please pray 15 Decades of Rosary INDOORS at St. Patrick Church from 11-noon In case of inclement weather, we will ALL pray INDOORS at St. Patrick Church. Questions? Contact Bette - 608-358-5963 or info@vigilforlife.org

PLW 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 prayers.

PLW Juneau County meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library Community Room in Mauston at 7 p.m.

PLW 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.

PLW 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.

PLW 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 Lac.)

Vigil 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 info@vigilforlife.org.

PLW 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 info@prolifewisconsin.org.

PLW 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.)

PLW 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 kakinzler7@yahoo.com or call her at 262-646-0301.

PLW 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.


Courtesy announcements


Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Vigil for Life 5th Annual Respect Life Retreat will 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Vigils

  • Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids on 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 at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Tuesdays 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Wednesdays 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Wednesdays 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 or via email vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Fridays 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 vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

The third Monday of every month in Berlin at All 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 Outreach prays 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 at 920-457-8422.

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 262-358-0705.

Thursdays 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.
 



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