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11/4/2015 
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! 
9/1/2015 

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)







Never a Burden

 By Greg Chesmore

 

Dear Mom and Dad,

I never dreamed I'd be writing this letter. I've always assumed that there is an unspoken bond by which parents know that their children love them deeply and would do anything for them. But as I listen to the news reports about the move to legalize so-called "aid in dying," and hear people clamoring for this supposed "right" to help other people kill themselves (mainly the aged or the terminally ill), I realize that I need to share my heart with you.

The most common reason people favor assisted suicide is that they don't want to be a burden on their families. I know this fear is real, even for you. I've heard you say, "If I ever found out I was going to die, I'd just end it all. Better that than using up all our life savings and forcing the family to watch me die."

The reason I'm writing you this letter today is to beg you to understand that even though caring for you may involve hard work and sleepless nights, I will never consider you a burden. Human beings are never "burdens" - they're people with dignity. Assisted suicide and euthanasia aren't merciful. They are selfish acts that rob us all of our humanity. Mom and Dad, you will never be "burdens"; you'll always be Mom and Dad.

You have given me so much. I can't even begin to count the selfless things you've done to make my life better. You've sacrificed, you've worked, you've worried, you've loved. I'm asking you to allow me to do these things for you. Allow me to love. Allow me to sacrifice. Allow me to show you how much I care. Please don't take these opportunities away from me.

We all come into this world needing help with the simplest acts of life. We needed someone to feed us and help us get around. When we prepare to leave this world, many of us will need that same kind of assistance. Why do people think we lose dignity when we need care at the end of life? It's a natural part of life's path. Yet there seems to be a growing number of people who think that dignity depends on whether we're able to feed ourselves or use the bathroom on our own. They don't see every human being as having inherent dignity and inestimable value.

Sometimes it takes something very tragic and frightening to help you realize what you've got. This whole debate over assisted suicide has made me face my mortality and the mortality of those I love. When I think of losing you, Mom and Dad, it frightens and saddens me. But what truly disturbs me is the thought of not having the chance to take care of you when you need care, not being able to love you when you need love, not being able to give back just a little of the love you have given me for so many years.

Even in the most difficult times, I could never think of your lives as a burden to me - please remember this! Please don't rob us of those precious hours, days, months, and years we have left together. Allow me, in my own small way, to be like Christ to you. Allow me to be Christ-like by serving you and rejoicing in the opportunity to show you how much I love you.

You've been so strong, Mom and Dad. You've taught me how to face life's challenges with grace. As we all reach that time when our Lord calls us out of this imperfect world, let me be strong when you are weak. Please allow me the honor of bearing your burdens. Allow me to show you how much I love you.

All my love,