does not improve prognosis for cancer patients
A leading Belgian cancer physician will tell an
international symposium in Dublin on maternal health
this week that induced abortion does nothing to
improve the prognosis of pregnant women with cancer.
Described by The Lancet as “leading the agenda on
cancer on pregnancy” Professor Frédéric Amant will
say, “In the case of cancer complicating pregnancy,
termination of pregnancy does not improve the
Amant, a gynaecological oncologist and lecturer at
the Catholic University of Leuven, is the lead
researcher of an international study on pregnancy
and cancer, and the author of a series of articles
published in The Lancet and Lancet Oncology on
malignancy in pregnancy.
here to read more from LifeSiteNews.com.
here to learn more about why exceptions in
abortion legislation are never necessary to save
the life of a mother.
here to watch a Pro-Life Wisconsin interview
with a mother who chose life while battling breast
cancer--and lived to raise six children.
Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch to speak at PLW Auction
Dinner on Oct. 20
Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (pictured left with PLW
Director of Legislation Matt Sande) will honor
Pro-Life Wisconsin at PLW's 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
Bishop Donald Hying will deliver the invocation,
and the keynote address will be given by Joe
5:30 Raffle, social & hors d' oeurves
7:00 Dinner/Oral Auction
Download flier here
OR click here
to register online.
Seats are $50 each, and a table of 10 can be
purchased for $475. PLW encourages you to buy a
table and invite your pastor, deacon,
seminarian, religious, and friends and family to
join you to help celebrate this very special
For additional information on attending or
sponsoring the event, contact PLW
's Director of Development Steve
Karlen at 262-796-1111 ext. 14.
Boy They Couldn't Kill
From Sports Illustrated:
One night 13 years ago a wound was opened in the
dark, in a place deep in the abdomen that
surgeons call the seat of the soul. The wound
was a subterranean river, and it was not closed
off until there was no more blood to lose.
Professional athletes have done many terrible
things over the years, but this was probably the
worst. An unborn boy lay in the dark near the
rising lake of his mother's blood, and soon he
would join her on the brink of death....
The lethal bullet missed the boy, just as the
four other shots did. It missed his mother's
uterus by an inch or two. But her blood was his
blood. It flowed through the uterine artery to
the placenta and gave him the nutrients and
oxygen he needed to live. Now the blood was
diverted. It was pooling in his mother's chest.
And the unborn child began to suffocate.
Nearly 70 minutes passed from the time of the
shooting to the time the boy was delivered by
emergency C-section. Ten more and he might have
been stillborn, according to Docia Hickey, the
neonatologist who helped save his life. But the
effects of those 70 minutes would be
irreversible. Without oxygen, cells began to die
in his cerebellum and basal ganglia. There was
tissue death in the brain. The human body is
quite adept at self-healing and regeneration.
But lost brain cells are gone forever.
here to read more.
and women's equality
Professor Patrick Lee explains and
dismantles a popular legal and political
argument in favor of abortion.
From Legatus Magazine:
In the last decade or so there has been a
shift in the kind of argument usually
advanced by abortion advocates. The new
approach is to argue that laws against
abortion violate the Equal Protection clause
of the 14th Amendment (“nor shall any state
deny to any person within its jurisdiction
the equal protection of the laws”).
The basic argument was expressed by Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a dissenting opinion
in a 2006 case: “Women, it is now
acknowledged, have the talent, capacity, and
right to participate equally in the economic
and social life of the Nation. Their ability
to realize their full potential … is
intimately connected to their ability to
control their reproductive lives. Thus,
legal challenges to undue restrictions on
abortion procedures do not seek to vindicate
some generalized notion of privacy; rather,
they center on a woman’s autonomy to
determine her life’s course, and thus to
enjoy equal citizenship stature.”
In other words, without access to abortion
(they argue) sexually active women will be
subject to the burdens of pregnancy and the
immediate responsibility for child care in a
way that men will not, and will therefore be
less able to compete in society — and less
in control of their destiny. So, they
conclude, laws against abortion deny women
the equal protection of the law and are
President Obama made this argument his own —
and has consistently acted on it. Speaking
in January to a crowd at a Planned
Parenthood celebration of Roe v. Wade, the
President said: “We must also continue our
efforts to ensure that our daughters have
the same rights, freedoms and opportunities
as our sons to fulfill their dreams” — in
other words, not having access to abortion,
or even difficulties in that access, would
impede women from “fulfilling their dreams.”
here to read more.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Intern: So you're
pro-choice?: Read more here.
- Rape survivors: Our ‘needs are not met’
because people ‘assume abortion will solve the
problem’: Read more here.
- College abortion supporters afraid of
debate: Read more here.
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.
Pro-Life Wisconsin-Ozaukee County
will host Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 7. in
Cedarburg at the intersection of Washington
Ave and Lincoln Blvd at 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
For additional information, contact
Charmaine Herbert 262-387-0587.
Please join Pro-Life Wisconsin
Racine for a prayer vigil every
Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until noon at
the Racine Planned Parenthood (832 Main
St.) All are welcome to join with your
presence or your prayers.
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).
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
Hwy. 50 and
Wright and in
East Troy at
Hwy. 20 and ES.
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
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.
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 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
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
firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com 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
King Parish in Wauwatosa will
host Time for Life, an
evening of pro-life speakers featuring
Bishop Don Hying and Fr. John Burns. The
free event takes place at the church's South
Hall (2604 N. Swan Blvd.) on Monday, Oct. 22
from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For additional
information, contact Amy Grau at
The Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic
Medical Association will celebrate
the Annual White Mass and lecture on October
18, 2012 at the Basilica of St. Josaphat at
6:30 p.m. The White Mass and lecture provide
a setting in which health care providers
will contemplate the importance of their
spiritual role in patient care. The Most
Reverend Donald J. Hying, Auxiliary Bishop
of Milwaukee will be the main celebrant. A
reception will follow the Mass in the
Undercroft of the Basilica and Bishop Hying
will speak at 8:00 p.m. on the Catholic
Response to Suffering.
Come join the family fun and support
Mother and Unborn Baby Care on Sun.
Oct. 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Super Bowl
on Northland Ave. in Appleton. Enjoy
bowling, silent auction, raffles, food &
refreshment and additional family
entertainment. Register soon. Lanes are
filling fast. Call 920-955-3773 or visit www.fvmubc.org/bowlforlife
for more information.
Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition
citizen action seminars to train concerned
citizens on topics like how to work with the
faith community to influence public policy.
The first free session will take place on
Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
Delaney's Charcoal Steaks in Madison (449
Grand Canyon Dr.). For additional
information, contact Carol at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-335-0143.
Based largely on the history of Milwaukee's
pro-life movement, Abandoned: The
Untold Stories of the Abortion Wars
has been called "the best book ever written on
abortion." For additional information or to purchase
a copy, click
The Third Annual Run for the Unborn will
take place in Slinger on Sun., Oct. 14. The
5k run/walk will benefit pregnancy resource
centers. The event will also include a
children's table, Diaper Dash, face
painting, brat fry and collection of new and
gently used baby items. Day of registration
and packet pick-up will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The Diaper dash will begin at 1:30 and the
5k run/walk start will follow. The course
will be open approximately one and a half
hours. For complete information, call Kate
at 262-623-4459 or visit the race website at
Dr. Alveda King will be at the Rock
Garden Supper Club in Green Bay from 6:00 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
email@example.com with your name,
email, phone and how many to reserve!
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.
Kenosha Area pro-lifers will
hold Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 7 from
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on 52nd Street in
Kenosha across from Tenuta's Restaurant.
Signs will be provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.madisondiocese.org/rachel
for more information. For retreats held in WI,
the USA and around the world, go to
www.rachelsvineyard.org 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 8:00
a.m. 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
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.
pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish
to pray every Thursday evening from
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.
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.
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)
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.