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State Assembly Passes Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Photo: Rep. Janel Brandtjen and Rep. André Jacque
A bill diverting $3.5 million in federal Title X Family Planning funds away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin passed the State Assembly on Thursday. Assembly Bill (AB) 310 passed on a 60-35 vote and would redirect federal Title X funds away from organizations that perform abortions to public entities including state, county, and local health departments and clinics. The bill now moves to the State Senate.

“We thank Assembly Republicans for taking another bite out of Wisconsin’s abortion giant,” said PLW State Director Dan Miller. “Abortion is not healthcare. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, a non-profit organization with a net worth of over $10 million that profits from killing unborn babies, should not be considered a healthcare provider. Wisconsin cannot continue to throw money at organizations that perform abortions.” Please read Pro-Life Wisconsin’s press release HERE.

Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks Rep. André Jacque for his strong leadership on AB 310, and we also thank Rep. Janel Brandtjen for her pointed and accurate critique of Planned Parenthood during the Assembly floor debate. "Planned Parenthood is nothing more than a maintenance garage that treats women like sex objects," said Brandtjen . "Women need access to real health care. Let's get that done." We couldn’t agree more!

HURRY! Auction Donations Needed by October 7!

Our 2015 Annual Auction Dinner is coming up on October 17, and it is going to be HUGE! There is a lot of excitement around this event, but don't forget that we need auction donations too

Donations to the auction are accepted until October 7. That's next week! For more information on donating to our auction, contact Bonnie at or 262-796-1111 ext. 10. Thank you for your support!

Wisconsin’s Pro-Life Organizations Form “Heal Without Harm” Coalition

Four statewide pro-life advocacy organizations – Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Wisconsin Family Action, and Wisconsin Right to Life – have formed a strong coalition backing legislation that would ban the sale and use of aborted fetal body parts.

The Heal Without Harm Coalition urges the Wisconsin Legislature to pass of AB 305/SB 260 to defend the human dignity of aborted children and uphold the integrity of medical research. Please read the HWH press release and question and answer HERE.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Testifies on Bills Banning the Sale and Use of Aborted Fetal Body Parts, Defunding Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday, September 22, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services held a public hearing on three pro-life bills: Senate Bill (SB) 260, SB 237, and SB 238. PLW State Director Dan Miller and PLW Legislative Director Matt Sande offered public testimony in support of all three bills.

Senate Bill 260 bans the sale and use of aborted fetal body parts, SB 237 diverts federal Title X family planning funds away from organizations that perform abortions, and SB 238 eliminates inflated Medicaid reimbursement rates for contraceptive drugs. Senate Bill 237 and SB 238 will, together, cut approximately $7.5 million in public funding from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

Please watch Dan and Matt’s public testimony on WisconsinEye HERE starting at 1 hour, 49 minutes, 30 seconds (Internet Explorer only). Please read Dan’s written testimony on SB 260 HERE, and please read Matt’s written testimony on SB 260 HERE. Please read Matt’s written testimony on SB 237 HERE and Matt’s written testimony on SB 238 HERE.

We thank Senator Duey Stroebel for authoring SB 260 and Senator Chris Kapenga for authoring SB 237 and SB 238, as well as for their excellent testimony. We especially thank Senate Health Committee Chairwoman Leah Vukmir for hearing all three bills so expeditiously.

Pro-Life Minute No. 35 - Loving Life!

Our excited staff reports from the awesome Loving Life 5K!

Election Watch: Presidential Candidates on the Sanctity of Life

To help you stay informed, Pro-life Wisconsin will highlight what various presidential candidates are saying on pro-life issues. 
  1. Huckabee says electing the right president will protect human life
  2. Fiorina: Planned Parenthood is a 'political slush fund' on top of butchery
  3. Fiorina defends Planned Parenthood comments with graphic new ad
  4. Jeb Bush: Don't shut down government over Planned Parenthood
  5. Republican presidential candidates demand Planned Parenthood defunding

Pro-Life News

  1. Supreme Court may decide on Texas abortion laws
  2. Senate Democrats thwart pro-life laws
  3. Ted Cruz: Pope Francis leads the way on abortion, marriage, religious liberty 
  4. He used to be an abortionist, now he wants abortion banned
  5. Parents release video of 18-week baby born alive
  6. Pope visits nuns in Obamacare contraception lawsuit, shows support
  7. Planned Parenthood blasts Pope for pro-life remarks
  8. Blackburn: We are activating 'reconciliation' process to defund Planned Parenthood 
  9. My granddaughter had a severe and frightening reaction within seconds of receiving Gardasil vaccine 

Affiliate Announcements

Wine Wednesday - Wednesday, October 7 - Drop off a bottle of wine ($20 value or more suggested) as a donation for the wine pull fundraiser at our Annual Auction Dinner and get a tour of our new state headquarters!  Hours: 8 am - 8pm Location: 15850 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 311, Brookfield WI, 53005

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Courtesy Announcements

26th Annual Milwaukee Life Chain -  LifeChain participants stand along the roadside, peacefully, prayerfully, and politely for one and a half hours holding a sign. This is done once each year on the first Sunday afternoon in October. In Milwaukee this has been done annually since 1990. Join Milwaukee Life Chain on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2-3:30 p.m.For more information, contact Mike Kofroth at 414-732-5991. 

Cedarburg Life Chain - Where: Washington Ave and Lincoln Blvd When: October 4, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. For more information, contact Charmaine Herbert at 262-796-1111.

Elm Grove Life Chain - LIFE CHAIN Elm Grove Please join us on Sun. Oct. 4th from 2-3:30 pm as we witness before God and our community that "Abortion Kills Children". Pick up signs in the Atrium of St. Marys Elm Grove after all Masses Oct. 3 and 4. On Sun. Oct 4 meet at our location - Bluemound Rd. between 124th and Elm Grove Road.

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September 28, 2015



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