chance to register for Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual
Wisconsinites from around the state, our staff and
board, Bishop Hying, Walter Hoye and pro-life
legislators in an evening of pro-life fun.
Bishop Donald 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
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
billboard launches in Green Bay
Wisconsin is excited to announce the launch of a
multi-media effort, spreading the personhood
message across Wisconsin. The personhood
movement has tremendous grassroots support in
Wisconsin and throughout the country, and we are
excited to spread that message even further.
A billboard (image above) located on Highway 41,
south of Green Bay, features people at different
stages of development, along with the tagline,
“You, Me, Everybody… We’re all just grown-up
embryos.” The billboard directs viewers to PersonhoodWisconsin.com,
a website launched to promote the personhood
movement here in Wisconsin.
To view a larger version of the billboard, click here.
The billboard will move to a different Green Bay
location every three months.
With the recent news that abortions in Wisconsin
declined in 2010, we hope this billboard will
raise even greater awareness of the humanity of
the preborn person and emphasize that, at one
point, all of us were just embryos.
Wisconsin State Representative Andre Jacque
(R-Green Bay) plans to introduce an amendment to
the Wisconsin Constitution that would apply
personhood rights to preborn children at all
stages of development. The amendment is
currently in drafting and will be formally
introduced in October, Respect Life Month.
The proposed amendment extends the inalienable
right to life found in the Wisconsin
Constitution to all preborn children. It seeks
to bring into the Wisconsin Constitution a true
definition of human life, thus making the
highest law in our state cover all people, every
person, at any stage of development. We are
excited to begin educating the public and the
legislature on the necessity of legal
personhood. Only by enshrining the right to life
in our state constitution will preborn children
be afforded full and lasting legal protection.
The billboard is a collaborative effort between
Pro-Life Wisconsin, 40 Days for Life of Green Bay,
and Youth Defence,
Ireland’s most active pro-life group.
to donate to our True to Life media campaign,
which allows us to do educational campaigns such
Education Committee to hold public hearing on
"Strong Communities... Healthy Kids Act"
The Senate Committee on Education has scheduled
a public hearing for Senate Bill (SB) 237, the
“Strong Communities…Healthy Kids Act,” on Wednesday, October
19, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 201 Southeast
of the State
Capitol building in Madison.
Please consider attending the hearing and
registering for or testifying in favor of this
critically important legislation.
Senate Bill 237
is legislation authored by State Senator Mary
Lazich (R-New Berlin) 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.
For those of
you who reside in the Beloit area, the Beloit
School District has been developing human
growth and development curriculum proposals
through an ad hoc committee since last
December. The district is currently without a
sex education program. Listening sessions on
curriculum proposals will begin on October 24
and continue into early November.
Thank you for speaking up for our
for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
11, Groupon featured
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
as one of its deals.
The premise for the so-called deal? “If 48
People Donate $10, Then Planned Parenthood of
Wisconsin Can Fund Cancer Screenings for Eight
So really, you don’t get anything in return,
only the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that a
woman (your sister? friend? cousin? spouse?
neighbor? co-worker?) will be receiving a cancer
screening while an abortion is performed in the
But wait… aren’t taxpayers already funding those
cancer screenings? PPWI receives $18 million in
federal and state taxpayer funding
annually. In the state budget signed this year,
PPWI did lose approximately $1 million in
funding; but it is still receiving millions and
millions in Title X funding, which DOES provide
funding for cancer screening.
PPWI performed 612 less abortions in 2010 than
2009. Given the huge profit margin made from
performing abortions, is PPWI looking to recoup
some lost money?
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is the state’s
largest abortion provider, accounting for 4,827
of Wisconsin’s 7,825 abortions in 2010. Live
Action has caught PPWI on video giving misleading
medical information and covering up
If you are a Groupon customer and disagree with
Groupon directing donations to Planned
Parenthood of Wisconsin, contact Groupon via
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Customer
Service at (877) 788-7858, Monday-Friday,
Morlino to lead candlelight vigil at 40 Days for
Life in Madison tomorrow
Join 40 Days for Life
of Madison tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18, at 6
p.m. for a candlelight midpoint vigil with
Bishop Robert Morlino. He will lead us in prayer
and motivate us spiritually to continue with the
sacrifices that 40 Days for Life requires. The
vigil will be on the sidewalk in front of
Planned Parenthood at 3706 Orin Road, Madison.
The national 40
Days for Life team reports that 229
babies have been spared from abortion nationwide
during the first half of the campaign. Read the
latest report here.
Six of those saves happened right here in
Milwaukee, and sidewalk counselors had one save
PLW and our affiliates are organizing and
participating in 40 Days for Life, which are
being observed this fall in Appleton, Green Bay,
La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Wausau
and across the border in Rockford, Ill.
To get involved, call PLW toll-free at (877)
463-7945 or email email@example.com.
- Ron Paul describes witnessing a
late-term abortion in a hard-hitting pro-life
ad. Read more here.
- Former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline found
guilty of ‘ethical misconduct’ due to his
investigation of Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
- Undercover calls reveal Medicaid covering
$9,000 late-term abortions. Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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
email@example.com. 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 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.
Bowl for Life: Join the family fun and support
Mother and Unborn Baby Care on Sun. Oct. 23rd
at 12pm at the Super Bowl on Northland Ave in
Appleton. Enjoy bowling, silent auction,
raffles, which includes Packer tickets, Packer
game on TV, food & refreshment and
additional family entertainment. Register
soon, lanes filling fast. Call (920) 731-5021
or visit www.fvmubc.org/bowlforlife
for more information.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Allen at (608)
784-5189 or email@example.com.
Be a Part of the Global Movement for Life! Attend the
nation's first ever International ProLife
Youth Conference THIS November 11-13, in sunny
California! For details and registration visit
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
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.