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October 25, 2010
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Barrett accuses Walker of "Playing god" with rape victims


In a brazen attack on Scott Walker’s campaign for governor, pro-abortion Democrat Tom Barrett lashed out against Walker’s total protection pro-life position which permits no exceptions for rape, incest or a perceived threat to the mother’s life. Barrett’s latest television ad, running in Milwaukee and Green Bay, features parents of a rape victim who coldly accuse Walker of “play(ing) god with our family” and labeling him “too extreme” for Wisconsin. Click here to view the ad. Click here for the Associated Press article about the ad and Pro-Life Wisconsin's response. This AP article was carried in major metropolitan newspapers across the country on Friday and was featured on the pro-abortion Huffington Post website.

Pro-Life Wisconsin denounces this incendiary scare tactic by a desperate Barrett campaign. Those who support direct abortion in any circumstance are the ones ‘playing god.” The hypocrisy of this ad could not be more evident.

The pro-life community’s disposition toward victims of sexual assault is compassionate and life-affirming. The compassionate response to rape is to meet the real needs of the victim. In the rare instance of pregnancy resulting from rape, providing life-affirming medical, financial, emotional and spiritual care meets these needs. Pro-life groups across the state of Wisconsin — more than 100 crisis pregnancy centers, and groups like Life After Assault League — are doing this critical work. Adoption is a life-affirming alternative that can help transform something horrible into something beautiful — a loving gift to a couple desperately yearning for a child. Such a selfless act of love assists in the healing process of the traumatized woman.

Abortion takes the life of a living human being. The circumstances of conception may have been criminal, but the life of the newly-created child is just as valuable as any other person's.  We ask Tom Barrett: Are children conceived in rape any less valuable or worthy of protection than his own children? We do not put criminals' innocent children to death in our culture; it simply isn't done. It should not be done in this situation, either. Click here to read about Pro-Life Wisconsin’s “no-exceptions” pro-life philosophy.

Last week of 40 Days for Life


This is the last week of 40 Days for Life. The campaign began Sept. 22 and ends Sunday, Oct. 31. As of today, 445 babies have been saved due to the campaign.

Fourteen of those saved babies happened in Milwaukee. This past Saturday, the abortion facility in Milwaukee — Affiliated Medical Services, located at 1428 N. Farwell Ave. — was closed. This is the second time during just this fall's 40 Days for Life that Affiliated has been closed on a Saturday!

In the picture to the left, Pro-Life Wisconsin's Virginia Zignego (left) and Peggy Hamill (right) are with Dan Miller, the Milwaukee 40 Days for Life coordinator. The vests say "Parenthood Volunteer" and are a pro-life take on the vests the abortion facility volunteers wear.

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. There's only one week left! If you can’t join us, keep us in your prayers.

40 Days for Life is observed in the Wisconsin area in Appleton, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau and Rockford, Ill. Closing ceremonies will be held this weekend. Check the 40 Days for Life website for more information. For more information on locations and who to contact, go to the 40 Days for Life website.

What do "deathscorts" do on their day off?


The term "deathscort" is given to the pro-abortion men and women who act as escorts for those seeking entry into abortion mills. As volunteers, these people believe they are protecting women by taking them by the hand to lead them into the abortion mills.

Affiliated Medical Services, Milwaukee's only abortion facility usually open on Saturdays, was closed this past Saturday. This is great news, as Affiliated normally performs 10-15 abortions on a Saturday.

Two deathscorts (see picture, left) and one Affiliated Medical Services worker staged a three-person pro-abortion rally on the other side of the street, in front of a pro-life crisis pregnancy center. It is sad that their commitment to the pro-abortion cause runs so deep they feel compelled to return to the abortion mill on a day when it is closed.

Pro-life sidewalk counselors attempt to minister not only to those entering the abortion mill, but also to the workers and escorts. Please keep everyone in your prayers, so that hearts may be softened.

Chinese woman forced to abort 8-month-old baby


This is how China enforces its one-child policy.

From the New York Times:
BEIJING (AP) — A pregnant woman in south China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month before her due date because the baby would have violated the country's one-child limit, her husband said Thursday.

Construction worker Luo Yanquan said his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen people on Oct. 10 and detained in a clinic for three days by family planning officials, then taken to a hospital and injected with a drug that killed her baby.

Family planning officials told the couple they weren't allowed to have the child because they already have a 9-year-old daughter, Luo said.

Read more here.

Congratulations to Archbishop Burke on his appointment as a Cardinal


Wisconsin native son and former La Crosse Bishop Raymond L. Burke was among 24 new cardinals announced by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 20. Archbishop Burke is currently Archbishop emeritus of the St. Louis archdiocese and is prefect of the Vatican's apostolic signature.

“This is such a blessing for the Church and the faithful,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “Pro-Life Wisconsin is honored to enjoy his express support of our life-saving mission.”

Archbishop Burke is a staunch defender on teachings of the Catholic Church regarding contraception, abortion and denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians who persist in their error.

Archbishop Burke recently stated, “When a person has publicly espoused and cooperated in gravely sinful acts, leading many into confusion and error about fundamental questions of respect for human life and the integrity of marriage and the family, his repentance of such actions must also be public. The person in question bears a heavy responsibility for the grave scandal which he has caused. The responsibility is especially heavy for political leaders.”

The Church, Her faithful and society at large can only benefit from Archbishop Burke’s commitment to defending innocent human life. We pray for Archbishop Burke and wish him all the best.

Pro-life news wrapup


– The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
: Patrick McIlheran writes about a woman whose "ammo is diapers." Read more here.

Jill Stanek: In anticipation of the upcoming one-yr anniversary of the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller on May 31, 2009, liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is airing a one-hr special tonight at 9p EST entitled, “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller.” Read more here.

Personhood Colorado: Pam Tebow, mother of five including Denver Bronco Tim Tebow, has endorsed Colorado's Personhood Amendment, Amendment 62, which is the only pro-life issue on the ballot anywhere in the U.S. in 2010. Read more here.

Personhood Colorado has a video comparing Obama to an angel of death. Watch the video here.

Affiliate announcements


Pro-Life Ashland Co.
will picket the Health Care Clinic at 313 3rd St. West, Ashland, on Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information call Kathy at (715) 746-2577.

Cemetery of the Innocents
: Would you 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 rornberg71@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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 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 info@prolifewisconsin.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. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned Parenthood Appleton North on 3800 N. Gillett St.
 
Pro-Life Wisconsin 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.

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 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 kakinzler7@yahoo.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!

Courtesy announcements


Pro-life baby shower:
The pro-life committee at St. Cecilia is hosting a baby shower to benefit Elizabeth House, a place for women to go who need support with their decision to choose life for their unborn children. Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall, 603 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells.

Love Life Library Open House:
Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Love Life Library is located at 5424 W. Bluemound, Milwaukee. Questions? Call (414) 258-2864 or email lovelifelibrary@sbcglobal.net.

Pro-life Rosary:
All Saints Catholic Parish will have a Rosary at the Monument of the Unborn in Berlin on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.

Sidewalk counseling training session:
Missionaries to the Preborn are holding a sidewalk counseling training session on Saturday, November 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 1459 S. 81st St., West Allis. Learn how to approach women (and men) coming to the killing-center, and what to say to them.  No cost; light refreshments; child care provided. Questions? Call (414) 462-3399 or email defendbabies@missionariestopreborn.com.

“BLOOD MONEY”
: To learn how Planned Parenthood works with our Government to
destroy family values and how both make millions thru legalized abortion. One night only… All Saints Day – Monday, November 1 at the Times Cinema, 5906 West Vliet Street, Milwaukee. Showtimes are at 6:15pm and 8:15pm.  Admission is $8.00 per person. For more information email timflash23@gmail.com or call Tim at (414) 426-1208.  To order tickets in advance for this event, go to timescinema.com.

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 40daysprayevigil@gmail.com or call Jean at (715) 842-5359 or Janet at (715) 848-2174.

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 from 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: eyewitness@milwpc.com.

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
: 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, Kathy.knaack@gmail.com.

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.

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