Hying to give invocation at Pro-Life Wisconsin's
Annual Auction Dinner
J. Hying, the auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese
of Milwaukee, will give the opening invocation at
Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner on
Saturday, October 22. The dinner will be held at
Olympia Hotel and Resort in Oconomowoc. Bishop
Hying will be in attendance the whole evening.
Silent auction and hors d'eouvres begin at 5pm and
dinner begins at 7pm. Join us!
to register online or to print off a registration
Hoye will be the guest speaker. Hoye is the
founder and president of the Issues4life
Foundation and a core member of the National Black
Pro-Life Coalition. Hoye, a strong personhood
advocate, was jailed for defending his
constitutional rights to sidewalk counsel outside
abortion facilties. Hoye brought a constitutional
challenge to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,
widely regarded as the most liberal appeals court
in the nation, which recently sided
with him in ruling that the City of Oakland’s
“bubble zone” ordinance “unconstitutionally
suppresses speech based on the content of its
Days for Life news
150 people turned out on Tuesday, September 27
for the 40
Days for Life kickoff in Madison. Dr.
Nancy Fredericks -- the
whistleblower who exposed the University of
Wisconsin's secret plans to perform late-term
abortions at the Madison Surgery Center -- shared
the inside story behind the derailment of the
late-term abortion plans, her personal trials,
and the role 40
Days for Life played.
Photo: Dr. Fredricks with PLW's Matt
Sande, Steve Karlen and Virginia Zignego.
40 Days for
Life in Milwaukee had a save on Day 2,
Thursday, September 29. In just over a year's
time, close to 100 babies have been spared from
abortion in Milwaukee, due to the presence of
sidewalk counselors and prayerful witness.
The Wausau 40
Days for Life made the local news on
September 28. The news story is fair to
pro-lifers, at least. If you watch the video,
you will notice the interview with the Family
Planning Health Services worker, where she
alludes to how people praying make the workers
uncomfortable. This is, interestingly, one of
the points about 40 Days for Life that Abby
Johnson made in her book Unplanned-- the reality
of what abortion workers do is brought into
focus by the thought and sight of people praying
on the sidewalk for 40 days.
life in Wausau:
nationwide movement 40 Days for Life kicked off
Wednesday. The group's Wausau-based chapter
will be walking and praying outside the Family
Planning and Health Services location on Third
Avenue until November.
Stephan spent an hour on Wednesday afternoon
walking along the sidewalk, praying the
rosary. "It's more a prayer vigil, it's not a
protest," she said.
to the group's website, 40 Days for Life
is committed to finding peaceful ways to end
abortion. Stephan said the local group
believes the same. "We're Catholic so we pray
rosaries and we're asking God to help save the
lives of unborn children who might be at risk
today from abortion."
Read the rest of the news article and watch the
news clip here.
Join us in prayer! 40 Days for Life needs
people to sign up for hours across the state.
Alert: Support Respect for Rights of Conscience
The 2010 federal health care reform law, the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(PPACA) commonly referred to as ObamaCare,
undermines the conscience rights of health care
purchasers, providers and payers. Under ObamaCare not
only will our federal tax dollars subsidize
private insurance plans that offer abortion
coverage, they will now be used to cover
contraceptives and sterilizations too.
The Obama Administration on August 1, 2011,
announced its decision to require all health
insurance plans to cover contraceptives and
sterilizations as basic care under the new
health care law. As parts of an essential
"preventive care" package, "contraceptive
methods and contraceptive counseling" as well as
sterilizations will be covered with no
Hormonal contraceptives can cause early chemical
abortions by blocking the implantation of the
newly formed human embryo in the uterine wall.
Abortifacient hormonal contraceptive drugs
include the pill, the morning-after pill or Plan
B, Ella, the patch, Depo-Provera, and the IUD.
Ella, labeled as an "emergency contraceptive
(EC)" by the FDA, has both pre- and
post-implantation mechanisms of action. It can
work by blocking implantation of the human
embryo but also has the same chemical makeup and
mode of action as RU-486, and thus can block
progesterone and kill an already-implanted
embryo. It is widely accepted that Ella is an
abortion drug. It will now be covered as basic
health care as if it were no more controversial
than a flu shot.
The Obama administration's decision to grant
entitlement status to contraception is
thoroughly ideological. It is not medical.
Pregnancy is not a disease. Fertility is a
natural state - it is not a health impairment to
be treated medically with birth control.
Birth control to prevent pregnancy is not health
care - it's a lifestyle choice. As such,
American citizens, many of whom are morally and
medically opposed to contraception, should not
be forced to pay for it with their tax dollars.
Rights of Conscience Act
To remedy these egregious violations of our
federal and state constitutional conscience
rights, United States (U.S.) Representatives Jeff Fortenberry
(R-NE) and Dan
Boren (D-OK) have introduced the
Rights of Conscience Act in the House (H.R. 1179)
and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has introduced
a companion bill in the Senate (S. 1467).
The stated purpose of the act is to ensure that
those participating in the health care system
“retain the right to provide, purchase, or
enroll in health coverage that is consistent
with their religious beliefs and moral
convictions, without fear of being penalized or
U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner is the only
member of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation
to have co-sponsored the Respect for Rights of
Conscience Act. Please call or email your U.S.
Representative and encourage him/her to
co-sponsor H.R. 1179. Click here
to find out who your U.S. Representative is (go
to “Get Involved” and type in your zip code).
Then click here for
your U.S. Representative’s contact information.
Or call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202)
Please call or
email Wisconsin Senators Herb Kohl and Ron
Johnson and encourage them to co-sponsor S.
• Contact Senator Herb Kohl: PH: (202) 224-5653,
• Contact Senator Ron Johnson: PH: (202)
224-5323; WEB: http://ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Thank you for standing up for your conscience
Defund failed policy of family planning
Jim Schmidt, PLW's Juneau County affiliate
leader, had the below editorial in the Wausau
Daily Herald on September 21. The letter is
co-signed by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Family Action, 40 Days For Life Wausau,
Morality In Media and Concerned Parents and
policy of family planning
Facing a massive budget deficit, Wisconsin's
lawmakers spent much of this year debating how
to fund education, BadgerCare, and other worthy
programs. With limited dollars to go around,
it's time to cut off public funding for Family
Planning Health Services. It's not in the
state's best interests to prop up an
organization that peddles birth control to
Desperately clinging to generous funding, FPHS
executive director Lon Newman has misled the
public by claiming his services save Wisconsin
money by reducing the prevalence of teen
pregnancy and STDs. But 50 years of history
conclusively demonstrate family planning
programs have failed to reduce these devastating
In fact, some studies have even found that
programs like those promoted by FPHS correspond
with drastic increases in teen pregnancy,
abortion and sexually transmitted disease. How
can this be? Harvard University AIDS expert
Edward Green describes a phenomenon called "risk
compensation," where access to condoms actually
fosters a sense of invincibility, which lowers
inhibitions, leading to an increase in risky
This explosion in risky behavior explains why
widespread condom distribution has failed to
slow the AIDS epidemic in developing nations and
why easy access to contraception has led to an
epidemic of teen promiscuity and the social
problems that accompany it.
Read the rest here.
- Notorious Rockford abortion mill license
suspended indefinitely by the state of Illinois.
Read more here.
- Cardinal: Not even Jesus would
qualify for HHS contraceptive mandate religious
Read more here.
- Congress investigating Planned Parenthood over sex abuse
cover-up allegations. Read more
Joseph dies at home, surrounded by
family. Read more here.
report details chilling stories of
China one-child policy. Read more here.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee/Waukesha will observe
National Memorial Day for Life on Oct. 3 with a
prayer vigil at Affiliated Medical Services on
Farwell from 4-6pm.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du Lac County will have a prayer
and public witness outside presence outside the
local Planned Parenthood on the days they are
open during the fall 40 Days for Life campaign.
For more information call Ann at (920) 921-6062
or email email@example.com.
Darla Meyers, Pro-Life Wisconsin St. Croix
County affiliate, will speak before
the Superior Diocese Council of Catholic Women
on October 15 at St. Bridget Catholic Church,
River Falls. The topic of her talk will be: "Our
Gravest Moral Responsibility: To Convert
the Contraception Mentality" whose title is
taken from Fr. John Hardon's talk of
the same title.
Sawyer County affiliate, Queen of Peace,
Protector of Life, will be displaying
the "Cemetery of the Innocents" (400 crosses
representing the thousands of daily abortions in
the USA) at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hwy 27,
Ladysmith, WI., Oct. 3rd - Oct. 17th. For more
information, contact Bob Ornberg at (715)
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or at
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
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.
Mothers seeking abortion enter between the hours
of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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!
La Crosse Diocesan Pro-Life Convocation: Saturday, Oct.
8, from 9 am -3 pm at St. Bronislava Parish in
Plover (3200 Plover Rd). Speakers include Matt Sande,
Legislative Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin,
on “Being an Effective Voice for Life”; Dr.
Louise Smyth of the Fertility Care Center, on
advances in ethical fertility treatment; and
Patti Maski, coordinator of "Gifts of Love," a
ministry for miscarriage. This gathering is
for parish pro-life coordinators and
volunteers, as well as anyone with a passion
for life. Come exchange ideas and enthusiasm
and enjoy lunch served by the parish PCCW
(free-will offering). There is no charge for
the day. RSVP by Monday, October 3 to
Christopher Ruff at
firstname.lastname@example.org (608-791-2667) or
Jennifer Fisk at email@example.com
Healing Vision: Understanding the Aftermath of
Abortion. An international conference that
brings together experts from diverse fields to
share information on the aftermath of abortion
as it impacts women, men and others and to
explore questions of healing. The conference
is open to everyone. Twelve conferences have
preceded this one. At the Radisson Hotel
Milwaukee West, 2303 North Mayfair Road,
Milwaukee. The conference begins the morning
of Wednesday, October 26 and concludes at noon
on Saturday, October 29. Archbishop Neumann
will give the keynote on Friday morning. Day
rates available. Call the Project Rachel
office at (414) 483-4141 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference website here.
The St. Thomas More Respect Life committee is
a series of speakers on life issues. St.
Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N Mcdonald
St # B, Appleton, WI; in the Father Faulk
gathering area from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
- October 10: Dr. John Puchner; he will speak
on bioethics, embryonic stem cell research,
human cloning, in vitro fertilization, and
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. This
talk is geared to 9th grade to adults.
- October 17: Dr. Marisa Beffel will speak on
quality of life, tube-feedings, end of life
issues (hospice care, terminal sedation,
durable power of attorney), euthanasia and
physician assisted suicide, withholding
treatment vs. withdrawing treatment, and the
nature of the medical profession with an
emphasis on the Hippocratic Oath and the role
of the physician.
The La Crosse area 40 Days for Life campaign will run
from September 28-November 5. We will be
praying outside of Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital
on the corner of South St. and 7th Ave.
S. To sign up for vigil times or for
more information, please visit our website at
or contact Elizabeth
Garibaldi at (608) 769-4014 or
email@example.com or Marie Allen at (608)
784-5189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Life Library invites you to
our monthly discussions on life/love timely
topics. We meet the firstTuesday of the month
(next meeting will be Oct. 4) from 8-9:30 am
at our location, 5424 W. Bluemound Rd.
(southeast corner entry), Milwaukee.
Run For The Unborn: The Knights of
Columbus and St. Peters Catholic Church in
Slinger announce the second annual Run For The
Unborn on Sunday, October 9. This event will
be a family friendly 5k run/walk through the
rolling hills of Slinger. The event will also
include a life fair and brat fry. All proceeds
will support local crisis pregnancy centers.
For more information please visit the race website.
Annual White Mass for Physicians and
Health Care workers, patients and their
families. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Guild of
the Catholic Medical Association. Basilica of
St. Josaphat, South 6th Street and Lincoln
Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. Celebrant: The Most
Rev. Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of
Milwaukee. October 18, 2011, Feast of St.
Luke, Patron Saint of Physicians. Mass at 6:30
p.m. Light Refreshments and Speaker to follow
in Undercroft of the Basilica No reservations,
open to public. Donations gratefully
Vineyard Weekend Retreat -- offers hope
and healing for anyone struggling with the
emotional and/or spiritual pain after
abortion. A retreat will be held outside
of Madison, Nov. 4 - 6. Confidentiality
assured. Call Mary at (608) 221-9593 or (608)
821-3177. Email email@example.com.
Websites: www.rachelsvineyard.org 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
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,
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.
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)
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.