Sonya’s Law Delivers — Mother’s Informed, Babies Saved By Barbara Lyons, Retired Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life Sonya was a young mother of two – and now pregnant. She was thinking of having an abortion when she saw a bus sign sponsored by Eyewitness for Life offering a free ultrasound. In the caring …Continue reading "Wisconsin Abortions Down Another 10%"
By Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director Emerita, Wisconsin Right to Life Wisconsin Right to Life has as its major purpose and mission to protect human life from abortion, infanticide and euthanasia using educational, legislative, and political means. As with our counterparts in other states, we have found ourselves limited in the ability to disseminate …Continue reading "Wisconsin Right to Life Succeeds in Major Free Speech Effort"
By Barbara Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life In 2012, the Wisconsin legislature enacted a law to protect women from coerced abortions and to prohibit web cam abortions. The purpose of the law was to protect women from individuals in their lives who exert undue pressure, including coercion, causing women to “choose” abortion …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood’s Frivolous Lawsuit against Wisconsin Law"
By Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life and Heather Weininger, Legislative Director of Wisconsin Right to Life From May 27 through May 30, 2014, U.S. District Judge William Conley heard testimony in his federal court room on Wisconsin Act 37, a law which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges …Continue reading "Wisconsin admitting privileges trial in federal court: an overview"
By Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Imagine stepping into a room that looks as big as a football field. Your eyes strain as you scan from one end to the other. Your ears pick up the buzz around the room from a sea of people – 1,500 strong – enjoying …Continue reading "The Ben Carson Phenomenon Benefits Wisconsin Right to Life"
By Barbara Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life On March 27, a three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a Texas law which requires an abortionist to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. A similar law was enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2013 and is currently not …Continue reading "Why the Fifth Circuit Decision on Admitting Privileges Matters"
By Barbara L. Lyons Editor’s note. This commentary appeared earlier this week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Barbara Lyons is executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life. A simple note read, “This is for you, Gwen.” The simple note pierced my heart and brought tears, for I immediately knew who Gwen was. The note …Continue reading "Remembering Gwen — and the millions like her"
By Barbara Lyons, executive director, Wisconsin Right to Life Sonya’s Law went into effect in July of this year. Last Friday morning, the team responsible for enactment of Sonya’s Law got together to relive, remember, and celebrate this tremendous gain for Wisconsin mothers and babies. Sonya’s Law requires that a woman view an ultrasound of …Continue reading "Emotional Celebration of Sonya’s Law"
By Barbara L. Lyons, Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. The top legislative priority of Wisconsin Right to …Continue reading "Wisconsin Right to Life Thrilled with Enactment of Sonya’s Law Requiring Ultrasound Prior to Abortion"
Abortions Dip 4.4% in 2012 By Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life It’s hard to describe the feeling when we learn of another abortion decrease! Our staff, board and volunteers are filled with joy to know that our work results in life for hundreds of unborn babies. The Wisconsin Department of Health …Continue reading "Wisconsin Abortions At All-Time Low"
By Barbara Lyons, executive director Wisconsin Right to Life All of you sports fans are familiar with sports injuries and players with seemingly career-ending injuries return after surgery or treatment to perform at a high level. What, say you, does this have to be with being pro-life? A lot, it seems. The most famous sports …Continue reading "Ethical Stem Cell Treatments Pioneer a New Era in Sports Medicine"
By Barbara Lyons, Executive Director Wisconsin Right to Life Editor’s note. Yesterday NRL News Today ran an excellent critique of what happened in Iowa when “webcam” abortions were introduced. (“Study shows that telemedicine expands abortion access in Iowa.”) Today Barbara Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, continues the discussion and concludes by noting …Continue reading "Web Cam Abortions Expand RU 486 Abortions Dramatically in Iowa"