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September 10, 2012
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Pro-Life Wisconsin launches new digital personhood billboard in Green Bay

On Thursday Pro-Life Wisconsin launched a new digital billboard in Green Bay comparing abortion with slavery. The billboard--a PLW original--emphasizes how the United States Supreme Court sanctioned both forms of dehumanization.

"Abortion proponents so frequently try to justify the slaughter of pre-born children by appealing to the authority of the Supreme Court," said PLW State Director Peggy Hamill. "But abortion is just one example of the Court's long and deadly history of arbitrarily picking and choosing which human beings are given legal protection."

PLW Personhood Billboard

The billboard is based on Pro-Life Wisconsin's video, The Final Frontier of the Civil Rights Movement, which has been viewed more than 5,000 times on YouTube, and many more in live screenings. The new billboard will be seen by more than 64,000 people each day. It's already made a splash on Facebook, where more than 1,000 people have seen it since it was posted last week. 

Click here to donate to help fund Pro-Life Wisconsin's billboards through our True to Life Media Campaign. You can also call 262-796-1111 ext. 14.

Pro-Life Wisconsin to celebrate 20th birthday at Annual Auction Dinner

This year’s Auction Dinner will celebrate PLW’s 20th anniversary. The dinner takes place on Saturday, October 20 at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc.

Bishop Donald Hying will deliver the invocation, and the keynote address will be given by Joe Scheidler (photo, left). Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will join us as a guest of honor.

5:30 Social & hors d' oeurves
7:00 Dinner/Oral Auction

Download flier here OR click here to register online.

The event, our most important fundraiser of the year, is made possible through the support of our banquet sponsors. Sponsorships start as low as the $100 level, and sponsors are showcased in the event program.

For additional information on attending or sponsoring the event, contact PLW's Director of Development Steve Karlen at 262-796-1111 ext. 14.

A Love Letter (from a post-abortive mother)

From Operation Outcry Wisconsin:

Dearest Aubrey,

22 years ago today I was in the valley of decision. I didn't know what to do. I was pregnant, alone and afraid.  I walked through the door of the Meadowbrook mill in Minneapolis, MN. You died 22 years ago today in my abortion and I walked out that door emotionally and spiritually wounded.

I miss you.  Every year my longing for you grows and I can hardly wait to see you in heaven. You will run to me sweet girl. You will run to me across that meadow of wildflowers and jump into my arms and I will be healed. The waiting and the grief will be over and we will be together for eternity. How I long for that day. You are so beautiful. I imagine your sweet smile. I bet you look at lot like your sister Sarah.

I need you. I need you in my life. Our story has changed hearts and lives Aubrey. I keep telling it and people keep listening. There are children alive today because I have shared. I will never stop telling our story and I am very proud of you for helping to save lives!

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Sandra Fluke's war on womanhood

From LifeSiteNews:
Sandra Fluke’s speech at the Democratic National Convention yesterday leaves one scratching one’s head in bewilderment wondering how America managed to raise such a disgruntled, disillusioned woman—and that a political party thought it appropriate to give her a national audience at which to spew her venom.

When Fluke lamented during her speech that “too many women are shut out and silenced” liberal columnist Kirsten Powers wondered on Twitter if Fluke was talking about Saudi Arabia or the United States.

“Women are ‘silenced’? Please…I find this speech so offensive as a woman,” she tweeted. “The idea that women are silenced victims.”

Powers tweeted that Fluke should “visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and then see how she feels about how the US treats women…I hope that any young girl who saw that Fluke speech has someone to tell her it’s a lie.”

What insidious fear compels Fluke to endorse a presidential candidate who would make sure, in her words, that “we’d have the right to choose”? What is this “right to choose” that Fluke is so fearful about losing and that seems to embody the spirit of many disgruntled and disenchanted women across America?

The right to choose is euphemistic for the right of a mother to kill the innocent child within her womb through extremely violent means. Choice is euphemistic for the hideous dismemberment, grotesque decapitation, suction of a ripped apart body, and burning poisoning of the youngest members of the human family.

When did being a woman come to be synonymous with the right to destroy human life in the name of “choice”?

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Pro-life news wrap-up

- Video: Cardinal Dolan's pro-life, pro-family prayer rocks the Democratic National Convention: Read more here.

- Planned Parenthood insider is director of government affairs for assisted suicide group: Read more here.

Affiliate announcements

Pro-Life Wisconsin's Milwaukee and Waukesha Affiliates-
will hold the annual Life Chain on Sunday, October 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. as we witness before God and our community that "Abortion Kills Children." On Sunday, October 7, meet at Bluemound Road between 124th and Elm Grove Road. During Life Chain, extra signs will be available near TCF Bank. For more information, call Peggy at 262-796-1111.

PLW-Walworth County - will hold vigil on Monday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood in Delevan and simultaneous Life Chains on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. The life chains will be held in Delevan at the intersection of Hwy. 50 and Wright and in East Troy at Hwy. 20 and ES.

Juneau County Affiliate - will hold Life Chain on Sunday, October 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Mauston (To be announced), Necedah (Highway 21 & 80), and Adams-Friendship (Highway 13 & 21).

Sawyer County Affiliate (Hayward) - Queen of Peace, Protector of Life - will be again offering the 'Cemetery of the Innocents' display of 400 crosses representing the thousands of daily abortions in the USA. In addition, we have a new display of fetal models consisting of 13 models, 5-35 weeks gestation and one newborn. These are professional grade, soft-touch models that can be handled, and are available all year, with or without the crosses. They're suitable for all ages. For more information call Bob Ornberg at 715-699-1287 or check out our new Facebook page at
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 Community Room.

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 or Julie (920) 923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also 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 has 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 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 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 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 or at (262) 656-0301.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County members daily praise and thank God for the January 13, 2012 permanent closure of the Rockford, IL abortion mill.  Chapter members meet monthly (except June, July, August) in St. Jude's Hall, Beloit, WI.  The Spiritually Adopt-A-Baby initiative resumed March 24/25 at St. Jude/St. Thomas parishes, praying daily for nine months for pre-born babies. If you'd like information regarding this, contact Charlene Tolmie 608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer 608-364-2830.

Courtesy announcements

St. Pius X Parish
in Appleton will again sponsor its annual Eucharistic Procession for Life on Saturday, Sept. 22. It will begin at St. Pius X and end at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 3800 N. Gillett St. in Grand Chute. The procession begins with 8:00 a.m. Mass and the procession starts at 9:00 a.m. Call 920-993-4410 with questions or for additional information.

Human Life International President Fr. Shenan Boquet
will visit Milwaukee on Sept. 19-20. On Wednesday, Sept 19, Fr. Boquet will visit Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay for Mass followed by a presentation. All are welcome. At 7:00 p.m. he will present at Marquette University's Gesu Parish in Herian Hall/Gesu Parish Center. On Thursday, September 20, Fr. Boquet will pray at the Affiliated Medical Services abortion facility at 9:00 a.m. He will celebrate a healing Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church at 7:00 p.m. followed by a talk on Human Life International.

Dr. Alveda King
will be at Rock Garden in Green Bay from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 for a complimentary Hors doervres reception and special presentation. Dr. Alveda King is the niece of Martin Luther King,Jr. and is an international speaker on human rights issues continuing her uncle's work promoting Civil Rights for all human life. Dr. King will give a powerful presentation addressing the Civil Rights issues of our times and share her personal testimony. TO MAKE RESERVATIONS TODAY, send email to with your name, email, phone and how many to reserve!

Missionaries to the Pro-Born
invite you to a pro-life picket at Durand Avenue and Gren Bay Road in Racine on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. Contact 414-462-3399 or for additional information.

One Nation Under God: A Place for Freedom & Faith:
On Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Parish (8500 W. Cold Spring Road, Greenfield, WI) will host Dr. Marisa Beffel, a popular member of the Pro-Life Wisconsin Speakers Bureau for a presentation on her passion for patriotism and the Catholic faith. She'll discuss how we are called to better understand, love and hand on the faith to our children and grandchildren; and how we are called as Americans to again become a nation founded on the protection of inalienable rights. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kathy at 414-329-0991.

Rachel's Vineyard
- Healing the pain of abortion, one weekend at a time. Rachel's Vineyard welcomes women, men, couples and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child. If you or someone you love is hurting after abortion, contact Mary at 608-221-9593 or email The next retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Madison will be held October 19 - 21, 2012 at a beautiful and private location in the country. Go to for more information. For retreats held in WI, the USA and around the world, go to or 1-877-HOPE-4-ME. All contact is confidential."

Rosary Rallies at the State Capitol: Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea and Fr. Rick Heilman invite you to kneel in prayer together every Thursday evening at 7pm, at the State Street steps of the Capitol in Madison. From June 16 - November 1.

Witness for Life: Each Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha will offer 8am Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to the nearby Planned Parenthood. St. Mary's is located at 7307 40th Avenue, Kenosha. For more information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at 262-358-0705.

Kneel for Life: Capitol Campaign meets Wednesdays at the Capitol from 1-2pm. We try to precede with Mass at St. Patrick's at 12:10, then we walk over from there. Our purpose is to be a peaceful, joyful presence praying to tear down the evil strongholds present there and be an encouragement for the pro-life legislators/staff. We pray the Rosary, Chaplet of Mercy and St. Michael prayer as we walk in twos or independently, throughout the Capitol.

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 is welcome.

The pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets to pray every Thursday evening from 6-6:30 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 sidewalk.

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,

Cenacles of Life meets every Saturday morning at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cambridge at 8:30 am to pray two rosaries for an end to the culture of death.

Cenacles of Life meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108 McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6 p.m., and recites the second Rosary in the main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m.

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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