From Pro-Life Wisconsin:
A celebration of the family
In a society that constantly assaults traditional family values, it’s good to be counter cultural.
That’s why Pro-Life Wisconsin, together with pro-life groups around the nation, mark the anniversary of the Griswold v. Connecticut Supreme Court decision with a family celebration.
Instead of focusing on the pain, lives lost and families torn apart, we want to focus on the happiness and joy that children and strong families bring.
Griswold v. Connecticut marked the legalization and widespread use of contraception, in and outside of marriage, in the U.S. It’s also the Griswold v. Connecticut decision that gives us the so-called right to privacy. Both contraception and “privacy” set the stage for Roe v. Wade and widespread social acceptance of abortion.
Join us to fight against this spread at our celebration of families, in Madison or Milwaukee. Each peaceful, prayerful vigil will conclude with an ice cream social.
Madison: Wednesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m., on the public right-of-way near Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road; ice cream social at Culver’s afterward
Milwaukee area: Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m. on the public right-of-way near Planned Parenthood, 2239 S. 108th St., West Allis, near the corner of Highway 100 and Lincoln Avenue; ice cream social at Oscar’s afterward
We hope to see you there!
ABORTION AS MURDER: The Oklahoma House of Representatives adopted a resolution this week stating that abortion is “murder” and is to be opposed by state leaders. In the resolution, state lawmakers direct “every public official in Oklahoma … to exercise their authority to stop (the) murder of unborn children by abortion.” They also direct Oklahoma judges not to interfere with efforts to protect pre-born children. It does not carry the weight of law but is regarded as a statement of official policy. PLW: We agree with resolution author Rep. Chuck Strohm that the Supreme Court in Roe violated “every act of decency and law” when it “forc(ed) the murder of unborn children on our society” and that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means “no one — not a doctor, not a father or a mother — has rights that allow them to murder an unborn child.”
MATERNITY CARE: “In particular, women should have access to quality prenatal, maternal, and newborn care. Under the current healthcare system, however, the lack of choice in health insurance and in healthcare providers, along with skyrocketing premium and out-of-pocket costs, are failing our citizens, our families, and, in particular, our women,” President Trump said. PLW: Trump’s comments came after a bill to defund Planned Parenthood passed in the U.S. House. For too long, the public has believed the lie that Planned Parenthood offers full care to women. There are better options, which deserve to be funded.
PRO-LIFE DEMS: Deomcratic candidate for Omaha mayor, Heath Mello ultimately lost his race Tuesday and Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb – and Mello himself – are putting some of the blame squarely on the DNC. PLW: The Democrats “unity tour” to help lower ballot candidates didn’t help the candidates and it didn’t bring unity. When will the party open its umbrella for pro-life citizens?
CANADA: Pro-life advocate, 89-year-old Francis Barret, coordinated with Ottawa city officials to fly the flag over the city for the National March for Life and was in the process of writing Watson a letter of appreciation for allowing it to fly when he was informed that he had it taken down – a rash decision he called “ridiculous.” PLW: Even after going through the proper channels and receiving signed permission from the mayor, the pro-life flag was taken down early in the day, despite the city allowing flags for other commemorative events.
CHRISTIANITY: The early church was decidedly, vocally, and courageously pro-life and opposed to abortion. PLW: Despite what “Christian” abortion providers like Dr. Willie Parker say, it is not just or moral or right to abort a child. Christians must stand firm on this.
TENNESSEE: Tennessee’s governor signed into law Friday a 20-week abortion ban that exposes doctors to felonies and explicitly forbids exceptions when a woman’s mental health is in danger. PLW: While laws stopping abortions are good, this Tennessee law includes a life of the mother exception and determines when abortion can occur based on a child’s “viability.” It’s not up to someone else to choose if another’s life is “viable,” and subjective decisions about human life end in death.
AUSTRALIA: Catholics in the Australian state of New South Wales applauded the rejection of bills in the upper house of the parliament that would have legalized abortion. PLW: Currently, abortion is illegal, though these laws are not enforced. The bill circulating the parliament would not only make abortion legal but would mandate all doctors refer for abortion regardless of their conscience.
CAMPUS SPEECH: “Free speech on campus is not limited to a ‘free speech zone’ or any other narrowly defined area,” he said. “Those disagreeing with the students’ message have a right to their own speech, but they do not have the right to erase or stifle someone else’s speech under the guise of their own right to free speech.” PLW: A California college pro-life student group had its chalk messages wiped away by other students and a professor. It’s clear this professor needs a refresher on the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines: Students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.
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AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…