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Meet Our 2016 Love For Life Gala Keynote Speaker


There are some people in the world who have a God-given talent of being unabashedly blunt about their beliefs. In the pro-life sphere, this is an especially good skill to have in order to strip away the sugar coating abortion is often given by "pro-choicers." The team at Pro-Life Wisconsin is proud to welcome one such writer, Matt Walsh, as our keynote speaker at this fall's "Love for Life Gala" (formerly the Annual Auction Dinner.)

For those who might not be familiar with Mr. Walsh's work, he is a conservative blogger and commentator on recent events with his work being featured on the right-wing website The Blaze and his own blog, The Matt Walsh Blog. A quick scroll through his Facebook feed reveals his quick responses to the happenings in the world and an injection of dry humor with which he makes his remarks. His use of reason in his arguments is wonderfully refreshing in a time where emotions tend to trump reality. As a husband and father, he frequently makes use of his own experiences in his articles and they can be seen as a force behind his strong pro-life beliefs. One of his articles, yes-i-am-pro-life-even-in-cases-of-rape-and-incest-heres-why/, especially showcases why he believes in the pro-life movement and his use of rational and religious convictions in arguing against the abortion mindset.

Matt Walsh’s 100% pro-life position resonates perfectly with Pro-Life Wisconsin’s educational and legislative message, so we know you will be thrilled hear his keynote address this October. We look forward to seeing you this year at the Love for Life Gala on October 22, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

Griswold Vigils to be Hosted Around the State


Every year pro-lifers throughout Wisconsin mark the anniversary of the June 7, 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut U.S. Supreme Court decision with prayer vigils at local birth control centers. The landmark Griswold decision paved the way for abortion on demand in America by legalizing contraception and defining the so-called “right to privacy” upon which the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was based.
 
At the same time, however, these vigils also serve as a public celebration of the family and the joy that is experienced in following God’s plan for love and life. Participate in a Griswold Vigil near you!
 
Griswold vs. Connecticut Vigils

Juneau County Life Chain Committee - Join us TODAY in prayer and scripture reading, Monday, June 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Family Planning Health Services, 522 Hwy 82 East, Suite F- Midtown Mall, Mauston, WI. For questions contact Betty Lobenstein at 608-572-3176 or Jim Schmidt at 608-547-0665.

Madison/Dane County – Pro-Life Wisconsin Dane County affiliate, Vigil for Life Madison will hold a Griswold vigil on Tuesday, June 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Planned Parenthood on Orin Road.

 
Wisconsin Rapids/Portage County - The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pro-Life Wisconsin Portage County will hold a prayer vigil in reparation for the tragic Griswold v. Connecticut decision. Please join us Tuesday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. by the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids (1355 8th Street. Meet under the big Copps/Shop sign by 8th Street entrance). Matt Sande, Pro-life Wisconsin's Legislative Director/Deputy State Director will be joining us. After 5:15 p.m. Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul, there will be a potluck and Q & A with Matt Sande. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. For more information about the event, contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or email vitapretiosa@gmail.com.
 
Stevens Point/Portage County - The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pro-Life Wisconsin Portage County  will hold a prayer vigil in reparation for the tragic Griswold v. Connecticut decision. Please join us Wednesday, June 8 at 5:15 p.m. in front of the mall housing Family Planning Health Services (200 Division St, Stevens Point). Angel Gebeau, Water Engineer, will be speaking about "Drinking Water and Contraception.” After the vigil there will be a potluck. For more information about the event and the potluck, contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or email vitapretiosa@gmail.com. Find this event on Facebook by clicking here. 

Milwaukee/Waukesha County - The #PillKills campaign, already held in the Milwaukee area, was a resounding success!  According to WIDOT statistics, over 8,000 southbound Highway 100 travelers may have seen the message that the pill does indeed kill women and preborn babies. 

One of our participants noted based on the reactions from automobile occupants, that, “There were more guys who were FOR the pill than women.”  He wondered out loud why that may be.  Dan Miller replied, “The misunderstood part about the sexual revolution was that it put practically the entire burden on women to see to it that they didn’t get pregnant.  Whenever a male version of contraception was introduced, men rejected it flatly.  Contraception and abortion aren’t really for women – they are for men, so they don’t have to take any responsibility for their actions.”  Dan followed up with my own question to our protest participant, “How many women were on the Supreme Court when Griswold and Roe were decided?”  The answer is – NONE.

We were given many thumbs up from women and men alike. One lady rolled down her window to ask how the pill kills. We simply responded,  â€œThe pill is an abortifacient. It can chemically alter the lining of the uterus so that a newly conceived child is unable to implant in the womb, thus starving and dying. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the pill as a Tier One carcinogen. It’s just as bad for you as smoking or working at an asbestos factory.” Cigarettes and asbestos are also filed under the Tier One category by the WHO.

Those that opposed our message screamed their dissent out of their windows as the rain poured in.  The truth that the pill kills women and pre-born children attacks their world-view on “sexual freedom” – which is what got us into this mess in the first place.  

The abortion industry knows exactly how important The Pill is to their profits. The Pill drives abortion numbers up, not down.  The Brookings Institution did a study on this. Over a ten year period, 61 out of 100 women using The Pill will experience an unplanned pregnancy. That 61% failure rate is what fuels abortion numbers. Abortion becomes backup contraception.

The good news is that more and more women are rejecting The Pill.  It messes with their body, chemically, in over 151 different ways. 

U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Thursday on Texas Law Saving Tens of Thousands of Babies From Abortion


(LifeNews.com) It appears possible that the Supreme Court will decide on Thursday on the next major decision related to abortion. The high court — one member short — is expected to rule in the potential landmark case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt that concerns a Texas pro-life law.

Texas’ law is arguably responsible for saving the lives of tens of thousands of unborn babies by closing abortion clinics that are unable to protect women’s health. The laws protects women’s health and welfare by requiring abortion clinics to meet the kinds of medical and safety standards that legitimate medical centers meet. Abortion advocates challenged the law and those facility regulations and hospital admitting requirements, arguing that these clinics should not be held to the same health standards as other outpatient ambulatory facilities.

Read the full story HERE.

Pro-Life Minute 70 - Pro-Life Wisconsin Will Never Compromise




Jesus made it very clear to us in Matthew 18 - "It is not the will of the heavenly Father that even one of these little ones should perish."
 
Watch the video HERE.

Election Watch: Presidential Candidates on the Sanctity of Life


To help you stay informed, Pro-life Wisconsin will highlight what various presidential candidates are saying and doing on pro-life issues.

Pro-Life News

  1. La Leche League Co-Founder Mary White Dead at 93
  2. Congressional Investigation: Planned Parenthood Broke HIPAA Law To Sell Aborted Baby Parts
  3. Abortion Clinic Closed After Health Inspectors Found 52 Pages of Violations
  4. Chilling Evidence Shows Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts: "How's The Pancreas Forecast Today?"
  5. Archbishop Warns of 'Bloodless' Persecution as U.S. Faces Severest Threats to Religious Liberty
  6. Live Action: Watch Their Minds Change on Abortion

Affiliate Announcements

Pro-Life Wisconsin's Affiliate Life League of La Crosse:

The seventh annual Ladies for Life Tea will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, 130 S. Losey Blvd. in La Crosse at 2:00 PM. Featuring  pro-life speaker Julie Bennett, door prizes, refreshments, and a special activity for the younger girls. Tickets are $5 for ages 3-15, $15 for 16 and up; babes in arms are free! If you would like to set a table, call Marie Allen at 608-784-5189. For tickets, call Mari Erickson at 608-518-7655.

More Affiliate Activites

Courtesy Announcements

  • The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold a prayer vigil in reparation for the tragic Griswold v. Connecticut decision. Please join us Tuesday, June 7 at 3 p.m. at the Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Rapids. (1355 8th St. Meet under the big Copps/Shop sign by 8th Street entrance). Matt Sande, Pro-life Wisconsin's Legislative Director/Deputy State Director will be joining us. After 5:15 p.m. Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul, there will be a potluck and Q & A with Matt Sande. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Any questions contact Jen Dunnett. More details can be found on Facebook by clicking on this link.
  • The third Tuesday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.
More Courtesy Announcements

June 6, 2016

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