Wisconsin Right to Life says, “Thank You for Standing for Life at the Hearing for SB 423 & SB 424!”

Thank you to all who came to the hearing for the Heal Without Harm Legislative Initiative on Nov. 2nd and to all who contacted their legislators. While SB 423 and SB 424 did not get out of committee by Nov. 3rd, there is still a chance for the Initiative to be passed by the end …

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Wisconsin Right to Life Conference: A Life-Changing Experience

By Chelsea Shields, Legislative/PAC Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Last weekend was Wisconsin Right to Life’s State Conference, an annual gathering of hundreds of pro-life activists from around the state for right-to-life training and fun. Attendees had the chance to catch up with pro-life friends while hearing from a slate of compelling speakers like Burke …

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Unofficial Abortion Numbers Show Sharp Decline in 2013 Wisconsin Abortions

  Abortions Drop Another 16% As NRL News Today reported, last week testimony was presented in the Wisconsin Federal Court Western District on a challenge to Wisconsin’s new law which requires that an abortion provider have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. Wisconsin abortion providers stated under oath that …

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The Ben Carson Phenomenon Benefits Wisconsin Right to Life

  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 …

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Wisconsin Right to Life sponsors state-wide Jan. 22-related activities, others attend March for Life in Washington, DC

By Doreen Shirek, Chapter Director, Wisconsin Right to Life The below zero temperatures did not stop Wisconsin Right to Life chapters from participating in a variety of activities on January 22nd, commemorating the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Not only did our local chapters participate in events this month but our Wisconsin College students …

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Emotional Celebration of Sonya’s Law

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 …

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Profiles of Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion leaders tell us much about which direction the battle for life is headed

By Dave Andrusko Last week the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran a story that profiled Barbara Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, and Teri Huyck president and CEO of Milwaukee Planned Parenthood. These sorts of stories are not done often and when they are the results can be a caricature of the pro-life figure, …

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Two Wisconsin Right to Life-Backed Bills to Receive Public Hearing

Two Wisconsin Right to Life priority bills will receive a public hearing Wednesday, May 29 before the Assembly Health Committee. Assembly Bill 217, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, is authored by Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) and Representative Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake). Under the bill, no person shall intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion with …

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Wisconsin law on WebCam abortions intact

By Dave Andrusko Planned Parenthood sues at the drop of a hat, indeed they’d sue, if they could, while the hat is being made. Take Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, for example. They’ve just reached an understanding with the state Department of Justice about a piece of 2012 legislation titled the “Coercive and Web Cam Abortion …

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Hundreds Gather in Wisconsin for Concert for Life Commemorating 40 Years Since Tragic Roe v. Wade Decision

On Friday evening January 11th, hundreds attended Wisconsin Right to Life’s commemoration of 40 years since the tragic Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Although the commemoration was a somber remembrance of the 55+ million lives lost under Roe v. Wade and those left deeply injured, it was also a joyful time …

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Wisconsin Right to Life Applauds 2011 Wisconsin Abortion Decrease

576 fewer abortions than 2010 “Numbers released today by the Department of Health Services (DHS)show a 7.4% reduction in Wisconsin abortions in 2011 compared to 2010,” stated Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.  “We are elated to see a continuation of reduced abortions in our state with the stunning reality that the …

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Another Wisconsin Abortion Clinic Eliminates RU 486 Chemical Abortions

By Barbara Lyons, executive director, Wisconsin Right to Life At this time, RU 486 chemical abortions, which comprise 26% of all Wisconsin abortions, are not readily available in Wisconsin.  Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, which operates three abortion clinics in Wisconsin, suspended RU 486 abortions last month.  Affiliated Medical Services, located in Milwaukee, has also suspended …

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