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Join Pro-Life Wisconsin as we travel to the 2016 March for Life of Chicago. It is shaping up to be the largest pro-life event in Illinois, with approximately 10,000 people anticipated! 

Join Pro-Life Wisconsinites and over 700,000 other pro-lifers as we mark the tragic anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The annual March for Life will be held Friday, January 22, in Washington D.C. Pro-Life Wisconsin's buses will be leaving on Wednesday, January 20, and returning Sunday, January 24.

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Medical Decision Making

ElderlyCouple.jpgIt's a myth that pro-lifers are only concerned about embryos and fetuses. Increasingly, the elderly, frail and handicapped are finding themselves declared "unwanted" or "burdens," just like the preborn.  Our vulnerable brothers and sisters at then end of life need our love and protection just as much they did at the beginning of life.  A unique range of threats to life - living wills, physician-assisted suicide, removal of food and fluids to cause death, and vital organ donation after "brain death" - are confronting us in subtle but dangerous ways.  Please educate yourself and your loved ones before the "right to die" mentality needlessly claims more lives around you.

"A society that treats ‘burdens' as something to be rid of rather than opportunities to deepen the human experience will quickly jettison ‘inconvenient' life if it robs us of our precious time and drains our inheritance." (Cal Thomas, columnist)

A Message from the State Director

Each fall, as we observe October, Respect Life Month, we are reminded of our obligation to combat the relentless attacks on all innocent human life. Our experience throughout this past spring and summer indicates that in addition to the tragic killing of our preborn brothers and sisters, assaults on vulnerable elderly, sick and disabled people are definitely on the rise, especially here in Wisconsin. Pro-Life Wisconsin is being enlisted to provide more and more materials, speakers, advice and direct advocacy regarding end-of-life and medical decisions.

In the past few months, we have distributed hundreds of our Protective Power of Attorney for Healthcare by mail, during hands-on workshops and through our website.

It is always helpful to be led and supported in our efforts by respected clergy. One such shepherd is Wisconsin native Cardinal Raymond L. Burke. Cardinal Burke has consistently, forcefully called for the dignified treatment of all innocent human life. In fact, on July 25, 2011 in Kansas City, before more than 300 people in the medical field, he stated, "No matter how much a life is diminished, no matter what suffering the person is undergoing, that life demands the greatest respect and care... It's never right to snuff out a life because it's in some way under heavy burden."

I was pleasantly reminded of our Pro-Life Wisconsin motto "Defending God's Plan" when I thought about Cardinal Burke's additional words. "Human life is a gift to be accorded the highest respect and care from its beginning until natural death... we are not the creators of human life and must respect the plan of the author of life for us and for our world," Cardinal Burke said. 

As successful as we are in alerting and motivating people to use our Pro- Life Wisconsin tools, death peddlers are foisting their own new weapon upon us. In fact, we are seeing in Wisconsin a dangerous document deceptively titled, "Physician's Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)". These POLST forms are being presented to patients who are viewed by caregivers as not worthy of life-sustaining care.

In other words, care, even minimal care, is viewed as futile. When attached to a medical chart, POLST can act to limit the use of life-saving treatment, technology and even ordinary care. The POLST forms are presented to a vulnerable patient often at a time when the patient's appointed advocate should be the one making decisions. Once the form is filled out and signed, it could override a patient's own advance directive. Pro-Life Wisconsin is working tirelessly with doctors, nurses, clergy and lawyers, attempting to defeat this deadly experimental program that is cropping up in hospitals and nursing homes. We will keep you informed as we progress. In the meantime, please fill out a Pro-Life Wisconsin Protective Power of Attorney for Health Care document and distribute our medical decision making brochures. Warn everyone to refuse to fill out POLST forms if they are presented.

Cardinal Burke reminds us all, "Respect for the dignity of human life is the foundation for good order in our individual lives and our society."

Call us at (262) 796-1111 to obtain our medical decision making materials or download our Protective Power of Attorney for Healthcare.  

God bless you.

Peggy Hamill
State Director
Pro-Life Wisconsin