State primary elections tomorrow — Don't
forget to vote!
Don’t forget to vote in tomorrow’s fall primary election (Tuesday, September 14)
– let your
pro-life voice be heard!
Please keep the following points in mind as you vote tomorrow:
• The Wisconsin fall primary is a “closed” primary.
• You have the choice whether to declare a party
• You must
limit your votes to candidates in only one party.
• If you cast votes for candidates in more than one
party, your entire ballot will be invalidated.
PLW Victory Fund PAC candidate endorsements
The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund
political action committee (PAC) has endorsed 96 candidates who are 100
percent pro-life and running for state office in the upcoming fall
primary and general elections. We are pleased to be able to endorse
these candidates who proudly support the ‘no exceptions’ pro-life
philosophy. Only when we have lawmakers who will not discriminate
against those preborn children who are politically unpopular – those
conceived in rape or incest, for example – will we see an end to the
scandal of abortion. Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund
for public office who demonstrate a commitment to protect each and
every innocent human life – in all circumstances and at all stages of
For a list of the Victory Fund’s endorsed candidates, please click here
Candidates for U.S.
Congress return 100% pro-life PLW surveys
The following candidates for United States Congress have returned 100%
pro-life surveys from Pro-Life Wisconsin:
Rob Taylor (C)
Dave Westlake (R)
Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse)
Dan Sebring (R-Milwaukee)
Dan Mielke (R-Rudolph)
Terri McCormick (R-Appleton)
Reid Ribble (R-De Pere)
Roger Roth (R-Appleton)
Paid for by the
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC, George Kriegl Treasurer. Not
authorized by any candidate or candidate’s agent or committee
Wisconsin Bishops: Faithful citizenship begins
with right to life
While voters should weigh several factors in choosing a candidate to
support, the right to life is the most essential of all, said the
Catholic bishops of Wisconsin in a pastoral letter on the U.S. bishops'
voters guide. Read it here.
Entitled “A Letter to Catholics in Wisconsin on Faithful Citizenship,”
the document addressed four themes: the right to life, the nature of
marriage, the poor and dependent, and the environment. However, the
bishops made clear that these were not “pick and choose” values, but
were built on a hierarchy with the right to life as the most
The letter was signed by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee;
Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison; Bishop Peter F. Christensen of
Superior; Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay; and Bishop William P.
Callahan of La Crosse.
Expanding upon the U.S. bishops' guide "Forming Consciences for
Faithful Citizenship," the pastoral letter stated its intent to provide
a “framework of Catholic social teaching” to assist Catholics “in
forming your conscience, in evaluating political candidates and public
policies, and in fulfilling your calling to bring the love and truth of
Jesus Christ into a world where these are so dearly needed.”
“First and foremost, the right to life of every human person – from
conception to natural death – is the primary and thus most essential of
all human rights,” the letter stated. “Faith teaches and human reason
confirms that human life is not a privilege bestowed on us by others,
but rather a right that society must recognize and protect.
"As Christians, we are called to witness to an authentic ‘human
ecology’ which safeguards all human life – no matter how frail or
impaired – from being manipulated or destroyed.”
Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner is
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 advocating for total protection and personhood
Seats are $50 per person, $475 per table of 10. Advance reservations
To register online, 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
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 —
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
firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15.
Board approves sex ed in 5-4 vote
From the Wausau Daily Herald
Merrill public school students will learn about contraception this
year, despite objections from parents who wanted the district to cancel
After nearly three hours of debate and emotional testimony, the School
Board voted 5-4 September 8 to accept a state mandate and offer a
comprehensive human growth and development curriculum. The classes will
include information about birth control and sexually transmitted
The School Board also required that an advisory committee be formed to
determine how and when the information will be presented to students.
It also said the curriculum must be developed and opened to public
scrutiny at least 45 days before being taught, to give parents a chance
to review the lessons and remove children from the courses if they
object to the content.
The law requires districts offering human growth courses to teach about
birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and other topics related
to human sexuality, in addition to emphasizing abstinence. If districts
don't present the information, they must cut human growth and
development courses, according to the law. Prior to this year, Merrill has relied on
an abstinence-only curriculum.
here to read more.
If a school district retains or initiates a human growth and
development program [sex ed], Pro-Life Wisconsin urges 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.
seminar in Milwaukee on Oct. 2
Pro-Life Wisconsin is sponsoring a sidewalk
counselor training session on Saturday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. St. Rita’s/Three Holy Women Parish will be hosting the event. The
church is at 1601 N. Cass St., Milwaukee. Snacks and beverages will be
Sidewalk counseling is exactly what the name implies — standing on the
sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, counseling women and couples on
their way inside. It is a last attempt to turn their hearts away from
abortion and offer real help. Veteran sidewalk counselor JT Eschbach
from the Pro-Life Action League will be conducting this free seminar
that is open to people of all ages who are interested in knowing how to
be an effective witness for Christ and life at an abortion clinic. This
training is also very helpful for anyone interested in learning
how to talk to people about abortion and guide them to real help.
To attend, email Pro-Life Wisconsin at email@example.com or
call (262) 796-1111. You MUST
pre-register in order to
Pro-life news wrapup
– American Life League revealed
Planned Parenthood Federation of
America committed 324,008 abortions in 2008 – a 6.1-percent increase
over 2007. While abortions are on the rise at Planned Parenthood,
adoption referrals declined to just 2,405 – a staggering 51-percent
drop since 2007. Thus Planned Parenthood now commits 134 abortions for
every adoption referral. Read more from ALL here.
– A four-state abortion empire crumbled
a botched abortion. Read the article here.
– A Washington, D.C. appeals court
ruled September 9 that federally funded embryonic stem cell research
can continue pending lawsuit. Read about it here.
– Jill Stanek writes about
abortionists' medical licenses being suspended. Read it here.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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!
Catholics United for the Faith is hosting a Monsignor Popek
Award Banquet honoring Bishop Yanta of Texas. The topic of Bishop
Yanta's talk will be, "Prayer, the Greatest Pro-Life Weapon". The event
will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 5311 S. Howell
Avenue, Milwaukee. 5 pm social hour, 6 pm dinner. Click here
for the registration form (deadline is today!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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 email@example.com with questions.
Missionaries to the Preborn will have a pro-life picket on
Saturday, September 18 from 11:30am to 1 p.m. in Milwaukee at
North Ave. & Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (3rd St.) Park on 4th St.,
south of North Ave. Signs will be provided. Contact Jim Soderna at
(414) 462-3399 with questions.
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. The upcoming
dates are September 18 and November 13. They will begin promptly at
10:00 am and end promptly at 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION FOR
LIFE: 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
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
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 EveningForLife.org
(and for complete details) or call (414) 727-8176 or email
email@example.com to request a registration form or for more
information. Cost is $44 per person. RSVP required by October 8.
Cemetery of the Innocents:
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 at 6:30 p.m.! Meet at Community Church (3701 N. Gillett
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. 40daysforlife.com/milwaukee
40 Days for Life - Madison: Kick-off is Wednesday, September
22 at 6 p.m. at the building across the street from Planned Parenthood
(3711 Orin Road, Madison, WI 53704). Our special guest will be Shawn
Carney, National Director of 40 Days
for Life. The evening will include food and fellowship, a
presentation from Shawn and prayers at Planned Parenthood offered by
Fr. Brian Dulli of Sun Prairie. Plan on attending with your family and
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:
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.