to run Chicago Marathon to benefit Pro-Life Wisconsin
On October 10, Julie and Paul Frank of Mukwonago, Wis., will be running
the Chicago Marathon to benefit Pro-Life Wisconsin. The below message,
in the Franks' own words, explains why they feel so strongly about
pro-life issues they are willing to run a 26.2 mile marathon.
My name is Julie Frank and my
husband’s name is Paul. We live in Mukwonago, WI and have been blessed
with three beautiful children. On Sunday October 10, we will be running
the Chicago Marathon for the second year in a row. The photo to the
left is of my husband Paul and I after the 2009 Chicago Marathon.
Why might you ask are we
running for 26.2 miles? To raise money for Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Pro-Life Wisconsin believes all babies without exception have the right
to life. They believe that all life is sacred from the moment of
conception to the time of natural death. Since 1992 Pro-Life Wisconsin
has headed the effort to return the legal recognition of personhood to
our preborn brothers and sisters, and continues to carry out their life
saving work at the State Capitol and in communities throughout
sponsoring and/or praying for us as we run on October 10 in Chicago.
Your tax deductible donation will help reach those individuals who most
need to hear the message that ALL preborn life is a sacred gift. You
may donate in one of two ways. 1) Click
here for a form to fill out and mail to Pro-Life Wisconsin at 19270
North Hills Drive, Brookfield WI 53045. 2) Donations are welcome on
Pro-Life Wisconsin's website ProLifeWisconsin.org.
If we don't continue to
fight for the unborn, then who will? If we don't focus on this life
saving work now, then when? May God Bless you abundantly for your
Sign up today for
Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner!
On Saturday, October 16, Pro-Life Wisconsinites from across the state
will gather for PLW’s Annual Auction Dinner. The event will be held at
the Marriott West in Waukesha. There
are still seats available!
Archbishop Jerome Listecki will
give the opening invocation, and Matt
Bowman, legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, will give the
keynote speech. Bowman will be discussing what Pro-Life Wisconsin and
the Alliance Defense Fund have done together in the past 18 months –
from the Madison Surgery Center victory, to the revelation that the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security had performed a terrorism
assessment of Wisconsin pro-lifers, to the open records request
revealing that abortionist Caryn Dutton was fleeing to Harvard from
UW-Madison, and much more. Join us in
celebrating 18 years of advocating for total protection and personhood
Seats are $50 per person, $475 per table of 10. Advance reservations
To register online, click here.
administration pushes to make children's birth control program permanent
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is applying to the
federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make Wisconsin’s
Medicaid Family Planning
Waiver Program permanent. The program, applied for
periodically, currently provides free, taxpayer-funded birth control to
Wisconsin teen boys and girls as young as 15 years old without their
parents’ knowledge or consent. Federal and state law prohibits parents
from being notified that their minor sons and daughters are receiving
free contraceptives under this program.
DHS also wants to provide birth control drugs and devices provided
under this program to men and women who make as much as $32,940 (three
times the federal poverty line), up from the current annual income
limit of $21,660. Importantly, family income is disregarded as an
eligibility factor for women under 19 who are not married and have no
children. Therefore almost every teen girl in the state is financially
Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW) has worked the last several legislative
sessions to block minor girls and boys’ access to the program by
raising the minimum eligibility age from 15 to 18. These efforts
unsuccessful under the pro-abortion Doyle administration and
Democrat-controlled legislature, but we hope that under a pro-life
administration and Republican legislature, we can achieve this
This morning’s cover story in the Wisconsin
State Journal quotes PLW’s
legislative director, Matt Sande, on our opposition to this immoral,
dangerous and wasteful program. For the full story, click
Wisconsin launches campaign against 40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life officially began September 22 and runs through
In response to the joyful, hopeful message that 40 Days for Life brings, NARAL
Pro-Choice Wisconsin has launched its own 40-day observance.
Taking a cue from Planned
Parenthood of Wisconsin’s efforts to raise money off Pro-Life
Wisconsin, NARAL is asking supporters to donate money in response to 40 Days for Life. Lisa
Subeck, executive director of NARAL, sent this
email on September 27.
Where will this money go? To crisis pregnancy centers that help women
by providing free ultrasounds, prenatal care, baby clothes, counseling,
parenting classes and a supportive shoulder to lean on?
Nope. The money goes right into NARAL’s pocketbook. So Lisa Subeck can
continue to write pro-abortion editorials like
this one advocating for genocide in the womb.
NARAL’s desperate attempt to fundraise includes the “Forty 4 Forty”
logo, which states “Pledging to end harassment… one picketer at
a time”. What does this mean? What, exactly, is “one picketer at a
time”? This is not “choice,” nor is it pro-woman nor pro-health. It is threatening!
During 40 Days for Life, the
window shades at the Madison Planned Parenthood are shut, so the women
waiting to see the abortionist cannot look outside. If Planned
Parenthood cared about women and was confident in its message and
mission, why the fear? Why make the abortion facility a dark, hopeless
place? This simple change – closing the window shades so patients and
workers cannot see the people outside praying for them – demonstrates
the effect our prayers are having, more than we know.
Please – join 40 Days for Life
today as we celebrate the joy of life and offer women love and hope
outside Wisconsin’s abortion mills. If you can’t join us, keep us in
40 Days for Life
in the Wisconsin area in Appleton, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison,
Milwaukee, Wausau and Rockford, Ill. For more information on locations
and who to contact, go to the 40 Days for Life website.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pro-life citizens who are
interested in fighting this deadly disease should be aware that Susan
G. Komen for the Cure has a policy of explicitly allowing its state
affiliates to give monetary grants to abortion-providing facilities. Click
here to read a letter from Komen for the Cure, defending this
If you think Susan G.
Komen of Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin aren't linked
hand in hand, consider this:
• The Madison affiliate of Susan G. Komen refers women to Planned
here to see the brochure.
• Susan G. Komen of Milwaukee is listed as a major of sponsor of
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Click
here to view on PPWI's website.
Not all state affiliates give grants to Planned Parenthood. However,
each state affiliate must forward at least 25 percent of funds raised
in their state to the Komen National office. These funds are under the
discretion of a board that refuses to disassociate itself from Planned
Parenthood as shown by the facts below:
• At least 13 Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates have awarded at
least 55 grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates during the years 2000
through 2005. These grants are reported on the Susan G. Komen website
by entering "Planned Parenthood" on Komen's searchable grant page.
• Komen claims that money raised by affiliates who give money grants to
Planned Parenthood is for breast services only. However, Planned
Parenthood documents in its 2005-2006 annual report that 9,900 more
abortions were performed and 81,500 fewer breast exams were provided in
2005 than in 2004.
Pro-life news wrapup
– The Nobel Prize in
physiology or medicine has been awarded this year to Robert G. Edwards,
an English biologist who, with a physician colleague, Patrick Steptoe,
developed the in vitro fertilization procedure. Read more here.
– Planned Parenthood of Oregon has
received a $4 million federal grant for the purpose of "fighting teen
pregnancy." This move will only increase the abortion rate among Oregon
teens. Read more here.
– The Obama administration and the
FBI paired with Planned Parenthood for a training seminar on
pro-life activity. Read it here.
– A midwife who saved
hundreds of babies from death in a Nazi concentration camp will be
honored in Rome. Read it here.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee/Waukesha County will observe
Pro-Life Memorial Day with a prayer vigil in front of Affiliated
Medical Services, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee, from 3 pm to 7 pm
on Monday, Oct. 4.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du Lac County will observe Pro-Life
Memorial Day with a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 333 N.
Peters Ave. Fond du Lac from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Monday, Oct. 4.
Cemetery of the
like to make a strong pro-life statement without uttering a
word? PLW affiliate Queen of Peace, Protector of Life is looking for
appropriate sites. 400 crosses made from PVC pipe, 40" high and 2' wide
spaced every 3 feet, representing the thousands of abortions daily in
the U.S. The display is presently set up at the intersection of Hwy B
and 27 in Hayward near the Fishing Hall of Fame. Have trailer, will
travel. Call Bob Ornberg at (218) 321-4600 or (715) 699-2876 or email
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.
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.
Mark Kimble, a Dane
affiliate member, is doing an Appalachian Hike For Life this
summer. Mark has testified on pro-life issues at the Capitol and has
prayed in front of abortuaries in Madison for years. Pro-Life Wisconsin
is among the groups whom Mark will be donating the proceeds from his
Hike For Life to. Click here
for more information.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane
County maintains a regular prayer presence outside the Planned
Parenthood abortuary in Madison. Call Peter at (608) 256-0585 about
prayer dates and times.
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.
Milwaukee County gathers regularly on Saturday mornings at the
Affiliated abortion center 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.
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. Abortions are scheduled from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned Parenthood Appleton
North on 3800 N. Gillett St.
Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, 312 S.
7th St., on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call Phil for more
information, (262) 742-3299.
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 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 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 6th
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 (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. 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!
On October 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Immaculate
Conception Church of Saint Mary, 1610 Monroe Street, West Bend, the
Respect Life Committee will host Dr Michael Phillips. Dr. Michael J.
Phillips is the former chairman of the Pathology Department at
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. He currently serves on the board of the
Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, and serves as
president of Pro-Life Wisconsin. Dr. Phillips has testified numerous
times before the Wisconsin Legislature on issues regarding the sanctity
of human life. The topic will be: “The
Abortion Contraception Connection”. Admission is free and coffee and
donuts will be
served. Please join us for these interesting and enlightening
Missionaries to the Preborn is having a pro-life picket on
Saturday, October 16 from 11:30 am to 1 pm in Milwaukee at N.
Appleton Ave. & W. Capitol Drive. Signs will be provided. Contact
Jim Soderna at (414) 462-3399 for directions.
40 Days for Life
Wausau is observed until Oct. 31 from Monday - Saturday 6 a.m.
- 6 p.m.
at Family Planning Health Services, 719 N. 3rd Av, Wausau. To schedule
a time, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jean at (715) 842-5359
or Janet at (715) 848-2174.
Bowl for Life: Join the family fun and support Mother and Unborn
Baby Care on Sun. Oct. 10 at 12 p.m. at the Super Bowl on Northland Ave
in Appleton. Enjoy bowling, silent auction, raffles, Packer game, food
& refreshment and additional family entertainment. Register soon,
lanes filling fast. Call (920) 731-5021 or visit
www.fvmubc.org/bowlforlife for more information.
Run For The Unborn: The Knights of Columbus and St. Peters
Catholic Church in Slinger announce the first annual Run For The Unborn
on October 10. This event will be a family friendly 5k run/walk through
the rolling hills of Slinger. The event will also include a life fair
during registration, and brat fry. For more information please visit the
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be bringing the
image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that was touched to the actual tilma in
Mexico to some of the 40 Days for
Life sites around the state and other places where life is in
danger. If you have any questions contact Jen Dunnett at
715-340-2779 or email at email@example.com Please join us if you are able:
- Tuesday, October 5, 3:00pm. Planned Parenthood, 3800 N Gillet St,
Grand Chute (Appleton).
- Thursday, October 7 (Feast of Our Lady of Victory) 3pm. Family
Planning Health Services, 719 3rd Ave, Wausau.
- Friday, October 8, 3pm. Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd, Madison.
- Monday, October 11, 4:30pm. Planned Parenthood, 1355 S 8th St,
- Wednesday, October 13, 5:30pm. Family Planning Health Services, 200
Division St #K, Stevens Point.
EYEWITNESS FOR LIFE: By attending one of our one-hour
Seeing Is Believing Programs you will get to tour our facility and
learn how EYEWITNESS utilizes the miracle of ultrasound technology to
rescue the women we serve, and the children they are carrying, from the
tragedy of abortion – thereby saving lives two at a time. November 13
10 am to 11 am. Refreshments will be served.
Eyewitness For Life, Ltd. is located at 9008 W. Burleigh in Milwaukee.
Questions? Call (462-5483) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual White Mass for physicians sponsored by the
Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. The event is
open to the public and other health care professionals, administrators,
family and friends are most welcome to attend. The Annual White Mass -
will be celebrated by Most Rev. Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of
Milwaukee on Monday, October 18, at the Basilica of St. Josaphat in
Milwaukee. Mass 6:30 p.m. with reception and speaker to follow. Cost:
Donations gratefully accepted. Suggested donation $10. Guest Speaker:
Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, Associate Professor at Fordham University.
Pro-life Catholics in Berlin, Wis. gather outside the Oshkosh
Planned Parenthood the third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. for a
Rosary. Join them in praying for an end to abortion.
Holy Hour for the Unborn:
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 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.