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September 7, 2010
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Why is NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin "outraged" with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel?

Lisa Subeck, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, is “outraged” with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, according to a NARAL email sent to supporters on September 1. View the entire email here.

But why, exactly, did NARAL state the organization is outraged with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a mere week after the newspaper’s editorial board wished Planned Parenthood a very public “Happy 75th Birthday”? Why is NARAL asking its members to demand higher journalism standards?

On Sunday, August 22, the Wisconsin State Journal printed a high-profile article about the Women’s Fund, an organization that exists solely to pay for poor women to have abortions. You can read that article here.

What prompted NARAL’s rage?

On August 24, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an opinion column about the Women’s Fund by columnist Patrick McIlheran. In the column, McIlheran refers to Anne Gaylor, founder of the Women’s Fund, as “Sweet little old Granny Blood-Money.”

It took NARAL more than a week – from the publishing of McIlheran’s column on August 24 to September 1 – to collect their thoughts and get a handle on their rage. Or did it take a week for NARAL to realize the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wouldn’t budge?

NARAL’s attempts to manhandle the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel failed, as the email indicates the newspaper refused to issue a retraction for an opinion column. NARAL didn’t protest the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s birthday wish to Planned Parenthood, so is it only pro-life opinion columns that fill Lisa Subeck full of rage?

Subeck’s demands for higher standards in the abortion debate are laughable, considering NARAL awarded a “George Tiller Memorial Award” at its recent Milwaukee and Madison “Wine and Choice” fundraiser events. An award in the name of Tiller’s trust in women is a disrespect to the thousands of baby girls Tiller killed via grisly late-term abortions. Subeck’s editorial on the Tiller Memorial Award can be found here.
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Executive education with UW-Madison and former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

For $2,495, you can hear Faye Wattleton, former President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speak at a University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business “Executive Education” summit on October 1. View the entire schedule here (Wattleton’s presentation is second-to-last, at the bottom of the page).

The mission of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business Executive Education program is to, “Help companies improve their business performance through practical education and applied knowledge.”

The UW School of Business Executive Education program consistently receives high marks from the London-based Financial Times, which ranks business school program all over the world. The UW School of Business is ranked at #67 in the world by the Financial Times.

University of Wisconsin School of Business graduates do well in the world – in 2005, UW joined Harvard as the most common university attended by S&P 500 CEOs. More than 1,050 UW-Madison alumni serve as CEO of a company and nearly 16,000 hold an executive management position, according to the UW School of Business website.

With all of this hard-earned prestige, is throwing Planned Parenthood of America into the mix a good idea?

None of these 1,050 alumni CEOs were available?

As Wattleton’s autobiography on her website indicates, she did not attend nor receive a degree from UW-Madison.

While Wattleton’s resumé may be impressive, why is it more impressive than any of the 16,000 UW graduates in executive management positions?

UW-Madison’s entanglement and fascination with the abortion industry is well-documented. You can read more here and here and here.

It is unfortunate that potential alumni speakers were passed over in favor of an affiliation with Planned Parenthood, an organization that has killed so many future Badgers.

Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner is fast approaching

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.

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 total protection and personhood in Wisconsin!

Seats are $50 per person, $475 per table of 10. Advance reservations are required.

To register online, click here. For a flier [PDF], click here.

Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Annual Auction Dinner on October 16 offers businesses, organizations and individuals a special opportunity to contribute to building a Culture of Life in Wisconsin. As a banquet sponsor, your support directly funds PLW’s efforts to educate state residents on the sanctity of each and every human life—from conception to natural death.

Your sponsorship also provides the opportunity to showcase your business, organization or event to the more than 500 pro-lifers who attend. You’ll receive a three-line entry in the banquet program—which serves as a handy resource for attendees who look to patronize PLW supporters in their communities. Our four sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $100. For more information or to register as a sponsor, contact Development Director Steve Karlen at (262) 796-1111 or by September 15.

On Fr. Euteneuer's departure from Human Life International

From LifeSiteNews:

Following the recent announcement that Fr. Tom Euteneuer has left Human Life International to return to his diocese, it seems appropriate to comment on his years of dedication to the pro-life cause. 

Courage and heart are Fr. Euteneuer's defining characteristics. The incident for which he is most famous (or infamous depending on your outlook) is his interview on the Fox News show Hannity and Colmes. He was invited onto the program for having called on famed Catholic conservative and Fox News personality Sean Hannity to repent for publicly backing birth control. The program famously ended with Hannity asking Father if he would deny him communion to which Father replied frankly and in charity in the affirmative.

Read more here.

Merrill School Board to vote on adopting sex ed program tomorrow, Sept. 8

Attention parents
: The Merrill School Board will be voting on whether or not to adopt a sex ed program at its meeting tomorrow, September 8. The school board meeting is open to the public. We urge concerned parents and citizens to attend and voice your concerns. The Merrill School Board has moved up this meeting from its originally scheduled date of September 27. Read more here.

If a school district retains or initiates a program, we urge parents to opt their children out of the program and either teach chastity/abstinence themselves or find a private program that does. Our children's lives depend on it, born and preborn.

For a sample form to file with your school to opt your child(ren) out of sex ed, click here.

Government-funded birth control, whether provided directly or promoted educationally, encourages sexual promiscuity and with it a host of social pathologies including underage pregnancies, chemical and surgical abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases. Hormonal contraceptives are also dangerous in their own right, posing serious and sometimes fatal health risks to women and often causing pre-implantation chemical abortions.

Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes the sexualization of our children! As parents and concerned citizens, we need to fight this assault on our youth. Chastity/abstinence is the only message that will protect their bodies and preserve their innocence. Pro-Life Wisconsin urges public school districts across Wisconsin to drop their human growth and development programs.

Pro-life news wrapup

– The Milwaukee Catholic Herald profiled the Women's Support Center of Milwaukee, a local pregnancy help center. Read the article here.

– The September 3 Wall Street Journal featured the 2 scientists behind the lawsuit that has temporarily blocked federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Read the print article here. The Wall Street Journal also has a separate article on quotes that didn't make the final article cut, which you can read here.

– The criminal division of the IRS has opened an investigation into the finances of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, reports the New York Times. Read it here.

– The Radiance Foundation is running "Black and Unwanted" billboards in Texas, the state where Roe v. Wade began. Read more here.

Affiliate announcements

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.

Mark Kimble, a Dane County 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.

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 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 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

Students for Life of Wisconsin
is holding a social event at Bradford Beach on Saturday, September 18 from noon to 4 p.m. Meet south of the volleyball courts. FREE FOOD! Bring all people! Maybe some lawn chairs, a volleyball, soccer ball, football, frisbee, etc. Come meet everyone who is going to be working alongside you in the fight for life this year on college campuses across the state! Questions? Email Jessica Brown at

Women's Support Center of Milwaukee:
Inaugural Banquet for Women in Crisis on Sunday, September 19 at the Brookfield Sheraton. Social Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner at 7p.m. Archbishop Listecki will be the guest speaker. To register or for more information, call (414) 934-8888.

Vicki Thorn, foundress of Project Rachel, will be speaking on September 10 and 11 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Necedah, Wis. from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both evenings. Vicki's talk will cover "What you never learned in sex ed" and "As the world turned: Struggles of those born after 1960." Questions? Contact Mary Glavin at (608) 565-7179.

Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is hosting Dr. Paul Byrne, MD, on September 22 at Polonez Restaurant in St. Francis, Wis. Dr. Byrne's talk will focus on "What is needed to consent for organ donation." Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Make checks payable to “Milwaukee Guild of the CMA” and mail to: Milwaukee Guild of the CMA, c/o Dr. Zainer, 737 N. Robertson St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Email with questions.

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. The upcoming dates are September 18 and November 13. They will begin promptly at 10:00 am and end promptly at 11:00 am Refreshments will be served. Eyewitness For Life, Ltd. is located at 9008 W. Burleigh in Milwaukee. Questions? Call (462-5483) or e-mail:

Destiny's Point Women's Home:
Annual auction banquet on Friday, September 17 at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Silent auction at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Contact (715) 344-2391 or to register or for more information.

You are invited to St. Pius X's Eucharistic Procession which will be held on Saturday, September 18. Gather for 8 a.m. Mass at St. Pius X Parish at 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton. The Eucharistic Procession will leave from St. Pius X after the Mass and travel the 2.1 miles to the Grand Chute Planned Parenthood facility. Please join with hundreds of others from the Fox Valley area as they come together to pray for an end to abortion, not only in local communities but in the world.

An Evening for Life fundraising banquet supporting WELS Lutherans for Life,
Metro-Milwaukee, will be held Friday, October 22, at the Grace Center (Downtown Milwaukee) from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The guest speaker will be former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson. Join us for an inspirational evening that celebrates life while supporting healthy alternatives to abortion. To register online go to (and for complete details) or call (414) 727-8176 or email to request a registration form or for more information. Cost is $44 per person. RSVP required by October 8.

Cemetery of the Innocents
: Would you like to make a strong pro-life statement without uttering a word? The group 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

40 Days for Life - Wausau
: The 40 Days for Life vigil this fall will be held at Family Planning Health Services, not the Court House. We invite all to our kick-off rally on September 19 at 3 p.m. at Oak Island Park in Wausau (E. Thomas St. and River Drive.) Our quest speaker is Mary Turner, past president of LIFEVOICE. Music is provided by Chris Mahner and a bounce house for the children. Please bring your lawn chairs. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

40 Days for Life - Appleton
: Join us for the kickoff on Tuesday, September 21! Meet at Community Church (3701 N. Gillett St. Appleton, right before the abortion mill). PLW's Steve Karlen will speak. Join us for prayer, music, and inspiration. The hours will be 8 a.m. til 6 p.m. every day at Planned Parenthood, 3800 Gillett St., Grand Chute, Wis. For questions or to schedule your time please call Jeanne at (920) 243-3665.

40 Days for Life - Milwaukee: Will be held September 22 through October 31 at Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee. For details call (414)236-0688.

40 Days for LifeMadison
: Kickoff will be Wednesday, September 22 (Time TBA). PLW's Steve Karlen will speak, and Shawn Carney - executive director of 40 Days for Life - will be the keynote.

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,

St. Mary's Oratory Holy Name Society 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.

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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