YOLO! Get your Pro-Life Wisconsin T-Shirts!

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It’s still a little cold out, but we are super excited to announce the launch of several new Pro-Life Wisconsin t-shirts! These fun shirts are designed to start conversations, send a life-affirming message, and help you look good at the same time!

There are four new designs:

1. “Life” - We aren’t just anti-abortion, we are PRO-life! Declare to the world that you stand for life with this colorful shirt.

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2. “Keep Calm and Choose Life” – This eye catching shirt plays off a popular meme, encouraging people to choose life for their babies!

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3. “YOLO” – YOLO means “you only live once.” Life is precious, and we only have one! This shirt encourages conversations about the value of each human life.

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4. “Love Life” - At Pro-Life Wisconsin, we love life. This trendy shirt declares it to the world!

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Order now!

Get your t-shirt for a donation of $15! To order, email Bonnie at office@prolifewisconsin.org with the design, size, and quantity you would like. You can also call 262-796-1111 ext. 10 to place an order.

 

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Honor Real Life Heroes at PLW’s Living Courage Awards Dinner!

registration_formYou are officially invited to the 2015 Living Courage Awards Dinner on April 16! Formerly known as the Spring Awards Dinner, this special event honors passionate pro-life people that have the courage to live their convictions.

This year, we are honoring three heroic pro-life activists, Leif and Karen Arvidson, our Activists of the Year, and Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, our Legislator of the Year! Join us this April for a night of food and inspiration as we show our appreciation for these dedicated pro-life leaders.

Keynote Speaker: Dan Miller, PLW State Director

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015

5:30pm arrival and drinks
6:30pm Dinner

Where: Radisson Hotel, La Crosse
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

Register Now Online!​

 

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Baby Plays in the Womb While Parents Watch By Ultrasound

Watch the video below and see a beautiful pre-born baby jumps joyfully like a frog in her mother’s womb. The video was recorded in the first trimester. Isn’t life amazing?

It’s incredible that organizations like Planned Parenthood continue to deceptively assure women that their pre-born child is nothing but a disposable “clump of cells.” As this video shows, life in the womb is fully human from the earliest moments!

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Bishop Donald Hying: “I would encourage everyone to be involved with Pro-Life Wisconsin…”

For over 20 years, Pro-Life Wisconsin has been faithfully laboring to cultivate a culture of life in the state of Wisconsin. But how do we plan to end abortion? Why are youth attracted to us? And why does Bishop Hying think you should support our work?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in our latest video!

 

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Senate Special Election Today! Don’t Forget to Vote!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Wisconsin State Senate special election will be held today, Tuesday, February 17, in the 20th Senate District (SD). The 20th SD, located in parts of Washington, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Calumet counties, includes the cities of Hartford, West Bend, Port Washington and New Holstein as well as the villages of Campbellsport, Cascade and Kewaskum.

The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) has proudly endorsed former Republican State Representative Duey Stroebel (R) in the 20th SD special election. As there are no Democrat candidates running for the seat, today’s Republican primary election will confirm the next state senator from the 20th District.

For those of you who live in the 20th SD, today’s special election is too important to miss. Plan to exercise your right to vote today and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Vote for life, and may God bless Wisconsin!

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“It Changed Me”: A Teen’s Story from the March for Life

WE are the pro-life generationby Lucy Wirtz

I just got back from an amazing trip to the March for Life in Washington! I was invited to go to the March by the staff from Pro-Life Wisconsin offices, where I often volunteer. As soon as I was old enough to understand what abortion was, I wanted to do anything I could to fight against it, to try to end it. I was excited about the possibility of going on the March for Life, but didn’t really know what to expect. I was going on a pro-life pilgrimage, but I hadn’t really realized that. I thought I was simply going to march with a sign in my hand against the Roe v. Wade decision, but I learned that there was much more to the March than that!

After a nearly-sleepless 16-hour bus trip, we stopped at an abortion mill to pray. I had never done this before and didn’t know what to expect. We were in the middle of the fourth mystery of the rosary when a woman walked out of the clinic. I had noticed that she was emotional, but it was not until we got back to the bus that I heard that she had chosen to keep her baby! We were all amazed and dumbfounded! But for some reason it did not seem real. I could not really get excited in my heart because I wasn’t thinking that she had a growing baby in her. I just saw her as a woman walking past me. Later on during the trip, however, our chaperon told us of another woman she knew who was scheduled for an abortion at 3 p.m. that day. She asked us all to pray and offer our discomforts from the lack of sleep for the mother’s heart to be changed.. This time, I felt a strong urge to beg for the baby’s life, to keep it from being destroyed. At 4 p.m., we got a text that this baby, too, was saved and going to be adopted. I was so overwhelmed at the realization that this was a real, living human our prayers had helped to save.

There were Masses offered each day. I love going to Mass, but frankly, I was kind of dreading both these Masses because I’d been told they would be very long, uncomfortable, and early. The first Mass we attended was at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Just seeing this beautiful church took my breath away! Hundreds of people were there, but the thing that shocked me was the number of young people – about 80% under the age of 30 and more than half of the people still in high school! It took 45 minutes just for the priests to process in, and most of them were very young too! It was so exciting to see that everyone who was there wanted to be there, they were so enthusiastic! The second Mass was a youth rally at the Verizon center, a huge stadium. There were, again, hundreds of priests, nuns, seminarians, and excited teens. After these two Masses, I was ready to take on the March.

The day of the March came, and I was stunned by the number of people gathering. You cannot understand from pictures; you have to experience it. People were singing, praying, smiling, and peaceful. We walked from noon to 4 p.m., which was pretty hard. But the atmosphere was so encouraging! I wasn’t just there holding a sign. I was part of something prayerful, powerful, and moving.

The March for Life was much more than a political event; it was spiritually moving, and I felt like I had drunk pro-life coffee and had woken up to the reality of the pro-life message. It took on a new meaning to me. I realized that the life in a mother’s womb was more precious than I had ever imagined! It was a blessing to go. It really changed me. Even though I am young, I am determined to go and stand up for life on the sidewalks and encourage others to join me in this incredible mission.

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The Most Pro-Life Commercial Ever?

Advertisers often seen to be in a race to the bottom, with raunchy commercials becoming more and more commonplace. But Pampers has chosen a different path. They recently launched a beautiful commercial highlighting the joy of tiny lives, including in the womb. Viewed well over a million times already, the commercial has clearly spoken profoundly to viewers. Check it out below.

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PLW Gives Thousands to Crisis Pregnancy Centers!

Last September, Pro-Life Wisconsin hosted our first-ever Loving Life 5K to raise funds for Crisis Pregnancy outreach. The run was a huge success, an we raised over $8,000 thanks to many generous donors!

Last week, we had the great joy of hand delivering checks to three wonderful crisis pregnancy centers: Women’s Care Center, Women’s Support Center, and Life’s Connection! These centers on the front lines, saving lives by helping women in need. Each of them has exciting projects in the works that Pro-Life Wisconsin is helping to support. We can’t wait for this year’s Loving Life 5K, coming this September!

Check out photos below:

 

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Legislative Republicans Call for Comprehensive Audit of Wisconsin Family Planning Providers

418px_Wisconsin_State_Capitol_as_viewed_from_Monona_TerraceIn the wake of an ongoing department of health investigation of two Wisconsin family planning clinics (which has already uncovered $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars falsely billed to Medicaid for birth control services), thirty-two Republican state legislators led by Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Mary Lazich are requesting the non-partisan Joint Legislative Audit Committee to “conduct a comprehensive, independent audit of Wisconsin’s Medicaid family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.”

The audit request was made in a letter sent to Sen. Robert Cowles and Rep. Samantha Kerkman, co-chairmen of the Audit Committee. The letter reads in part, “It is peculiar and deeply troubling that any large recipient of taxpayer dollars would pre-emptively divulge that they are guilty of massively defrauding the government and actively in violation with their billing practices, with no plans to change or reimburse taxpayers – and yet that is precisely what Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has admitted to doing.” Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) has publicly stated that if they are audited, they will likely have to close their birth control clinics in the state.

Pro-Life Wisconsin applauds this bold legislative effort to root out waste, fraud and abuse in Wisconsin’s Medicaid family planning program. It is bad enough that these family planning monies fuel surgical and chemical abortions in our state. It is intolerable that Wisconsin taxpayers are ripped off in the process!

In partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom, Pro-Life Wisconsin recently coordinated a massive open records request on PPWI through Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS). The open records request revealed 26 DHS audits of PPWI between 2006 and 2012, uncovering a modest $43,272.80 in over billing. However, these audits were very limited in scope in terms of location, time frame, and type of claims. And all but the last audit were conducted and released under former Gov. Jim Doyle, a pro-abortion Democrat.

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Marching for Life…And a Baby Saved!

1cbbc430-8007-4c7a-bbf5-002567ab9172On Wednesday, January 21st, two buses filled to capacity with Pro-Life Wisconsin pilgrims rolled into Wasington D.C. for the annual March for Life—the biggest human rights march in the world.

The first stop was Planned Parenthood, where marchers stopped to pray for the unborn as well as mothers considering abortion. A woman entered the clinic as pro-lifers prayed outside. A few minutes later, she left the building and happily announced she had decided to keep the baby! Dan Miller, Pro-Life Wisconsin’s State Director, described the moment like this:

“I’ve been sidewalk counseling for  a long time – five  years. I think I’ve cried  a grand total of  three  times after a save.  After what happened today, I was overwhelmed with such a superabundance of joy as I had never experienced before. On  the  way  to  DC, I had  been  telling my stories from  the  sidewalk to  those on our bus at every chance.  I wanted them to feel what I had felt so many times before in my work. God answered that prayer today!  Now they know – they  were there!”

What a great way to start the March!

Later, marchers joined over 600,000 other pilgrims from all over the world to call for an end to abortion!

Check out the pictures from this powerful event here!

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