Seems ironic that the nation’s abortion icon, Planned Parenthood, should be selling, of all things, baby onesies with the above slogan. Since only 8 out of 100 unborn babies make it out of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities alive, we doubt the sales will skyrocket any time soon. If anything, this latest money grab attempt appears to be more like a major marketing faux pas.
Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling has this to say about the pro-abortion facility, “For years families have been planning vacations at the Dells. The last thing this jewel in Wisconsin’s tourism crown needs is a facility that promotes promiscuity among unmarried young people and consistently refers young women for abortions all under the misguided notion of “family planning.” In addition, much of what this facility will offer will be paid for with taxpayer money”
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It’s January which means it is Sanctity of Human Life month. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is this coming Sunday. On January 22 of this month it will be 41 years since the United States Supreme Court concocted pretty much out of thin air a “right to privacy” that made abortion legal across this country.
Over those intervening 41 years, Planned Parenthood both nationally and at the state level, has grown into multi-million dollar organizations. Planned Parenthood remains, nationally and here in Wisconsin, the number one provider of abortions each year. Planned Parenthood receives millions of dollars each year of taxpayer money—that’s your money—that then is used to promote in public schools and elsewhere programs and materials and ideologies that encourage our young people to engage in promiscuous, recreational sex—often illegal activity because of state under-age-sex laws. In so doing, Planned Parenthood is virtually assuring future business, if not for abortion at least for tests for sexually-transmitted diseases and infections.
While Planned Parenthood has been using millions, if not billions, of our hard-earned dollars to propagate it’s dangerous and insidious message and work, pro-life groups have managed to gain some important victories—nationally and at the state level—without drinking at the trough of government funds, a euphemism for your money.
In spite of this very obvious tilting of the field against us, pro-life organizations and pro-life citizens continue to gain the high ground. In Wisconsin, the number of abortions has consistently gone down over the last several years, reaching a record low in 2012 in both number of abortions performed and the abortion rate. The 2012 numbers are 6,927 abortions and 6.1 abortions per 1,000 Wisconsin women ages 15-44, which is well below the national statistics.
One abortion is too many; certainly nearly 7000 abortions are horribly too many. However, we are encouraged that the number is dropping. The number is going in the right direction because with the help of many of you as pro-life citizens, we’ve passed some good laws restricting abortion and making sure women are truly informed and protected as they consider this life-taking, high-risk procedure.
But it’s not just laws that are helping win the day. It’s changes in the culture, as well. More and more people think abortion any time for any reason is not right. That tells me some of the pro-life media campaigns have hit the mark. It also tells me that our churches have been getting the biblical pro-life message out. It tells me families are making sure the next generation knows the truth. Gains against the formidable, well-funded pro-abortion crowd don’t come easy but they are always worth the money, time and effort expended. Who can put a price on saving the life of a baby?
Now that’s the question of the day as we mark 41 years of the abortion holocaust in our country and 41 years of Planned Parenthood’s anti-life, anti-women scourge on our communities. That’s the question I ask now as we enter the last couple of months of our legislative session here in Wisconsin. I ask it directly of the State Senate where we have 2 pro-life bills sitting waiting for action in this house so the bills can go to the governor. Assembly Bill 216 would keep taxpayers from having to pay for the abortions of state employees and would also create a religious freedom exemption for churches and other religious organizations so they can offer their employees health insurance that does not include contraceptives that are abortion-inducing—against their religious beliefs. Assembly Bill 217 would ban sex-selective abortions in our state.
In addition to these two bills, we have Assembly Bill 206 in the Senate, ready for this body to vote on and get to the governor. Assembly Bill 206 authorizes a Choose Life Wisconsin license plate with proceeds from the sale of the plate going to our Pregnancy Resource Centers so they can continue and enlarge their life-saving, life-affirming, pro-women work.
Really, who can put a price—whether that price is financial, social, or political—on saving the life of a baby? I’m hopeful that our State Senate will clearly see the answer to that question and join wholeheartedly in 2014 Sanctity of Human Life month by acting on these bills so that in 2015, we can report more Wisconsin babies saved and more Wisconsin women protected from the horrors of abortion.
Dr. James Dobson Forced to Fund Abortion Pills
Obamacare’s mandate requires Dobson’s “Family Talk” ministry to provide access to abortion-causing drugs and devices (like the “week after” pill, or IUD’s) for employees covered by its health plan. If Family Tak chooses not to comply, it will be subjected to crushing fines. Dr. James Dobson and Family Talk have publicly stated they will not comply with this unjust law, and have called upon Alliance Defending Freedom to defend them in court.
Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling responds, “More and more ministries are finding out they are being forced, one way or another, to comply with Obamacare’s abortion and contraception mandate. The exemptions are very narrow; the so-called accommodation is a joke, frankly. Ministries here in Wisconsin had best be taking a close look at what Obamacare is going to mean to them. There’s legal help available. Ministry leaders should be proactive on this matter.”
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Two important pieces of pro-life legislation are currently waiting on the State Senate to approve them so they can go to Governor Walker for his signature. (Both of these bills have already been approved by the State Assembly.) One of the two bills (AB 216) also has a religious freedom component that is very important to Wisconsin churches and religious organizations.
- Assembly Bill 216 will protect Wisconsin taxpayers from having to pay for the abortions of state employees and will protect many religious institutions from being forced to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.
- Assembly Bill 217 will prohibit the shameful practice of performing abortions based on the sex of the child.
Please contact Governor Scott Walker TODAY at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 608-266-1212. Phone is especially effective!
IMPORTANT! Let him know how grateful you are for his staunch support of life issues.
Then, let him know of your strong support for AB 216 and AB 217. He needs to hear from his constituents how important it is to have these bills to his desk this January.
If these two bills are not put on the calendar in January, it is likely we will not get them passed before the Senate ends its session. We are especially concerned that churches and other religious organizations have the right to offer to their employees insurance coverage that does not violate their religious beliefs.
Please don’t delay!
JOIN OUR TWEETFEST! Send your message to Governor Walker using hashtags #WILovesLife – and ask your friends to join in, too!
Choose Life WI License Plate Moves to State Senate
State Assembly Passes Specialty License Plate
MADISON, Wis. — “We are extremely pleased that the State Assembly passed the bill authorizing a Choose Life Wisconsin specialty license plate,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action.
Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere), spearheaded the effort in the Assembly.
Appling continued, “We owe a huge thank you to Rep. Jacque for his work on this bill. Likewise, we are thankful for those who supported this measure. The liberal representatives in the Assembly went to great lengths in their opposition to this proposal. Their shenanigans on the floor last night showed once again that when they cannot attack an issue on its merit, they will make outrageous, unwarranted personal and organizational attacks.”
Sales from the Choose Life license plates will go to Wisconsin’s Pregnancy Resource Centers to assist in their life-saving, life-affirming work.
“Last session the State Assembly passed a resolution honoring Wisconsin’s Pregnancy Resource Center and proclaiming October 2011 as ‘Pregnancy Care Month.’ Just last night the Assembly passed a resolution recognizing November as Adoption Month. It is altogether fitting that this license plate, the proceeds from which will be used to educate and care for women and their unborn children and to promote adoption be approved in the Assembly right now,” said Appling.
The bill still needs a hearing and a vote in the Senate, where Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) is the lead author.
Photo: Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere)
Wisconsin Family Action Responds to Rep. Danou’s Outrageous Allegations
MADISON, Wis. — In the Assembly Transportation Committee’s Executive Session this morning, Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) made some outlandish allegations against Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), in his attempt to discredit WFA. Following is WFA’s president, Julaine Appling’s response.
“Rep. Danou’s statements today while discussing the proposed Choose Life Wisconsin license plate in the Assembly Transportation Committee show once again that people who are pro-abortion will make absolutely outrageous statements in an effort to advance their cause.
“Apparently, Rep. Danou isn’t such a hot-shot researcher. Had he been better at his research or less disingenuous in his statement, he would know that Wisconsin Family Action is not a ‘state affiliate’ with Family Research Council (FRC) or any other national or state group.
“That said, Wisconsin Family Action is proud to partner, from time to time, with Family Research Council on issues that are of mutual interest and importance. Family Research Council is run by some of our nation’s finest, including Tony Perkins, a former U.S. Marine and a former Louisiana state legislator; and Lieutenant General Gerald “Jerry” Boykin (ret.), whose 36-year military career included commands of both Delta Force and the United States Army Special Forces Command, as well as many other excellent staff members. These are most definitely the kind of people we are honored to work with and whose values we share.
(Photo right: Rep. Chris Danou, D-Trempeauleau)
“It is hard to believe that Rep. Danou would think that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its founder and leader Morris Dees are somehow more reputable and credible than Family Research Council. The SPLC has repeatedly been exposed for using its infamous and highly questionable comprised ‘hate groups’ listing primarily for massive fund-raising based on exaggerated representations.
“Actually, SPLC’s list of groups it has arbitrarily decided are ‘hate groups’ was involved in an act of domestic terrorism against FRC last year. In August 2012, Floyd Corkins went to FRC’s downtown Washington, D.C. office with a loaded pistol and extra rounds of ammunition. Fortunately, FRC’s Leo Johnson took Corkins on in the lobby. Mr. Johnson was shot but is credited with saving countless lives. Under oath prior to his conviction, Mr. Corkins admitted that he intended to shoot as many FRC staff members as possible and that he had identified FRC through the SPLC’s web site.
“I’ll take Tony Perkins and Leo Johnson any day as friends in this work. Rep. Danou ought to be embarrassed by his outrageous attempts to use the SPLC with its questionable practices and shoddy research as a means of slandering FRC and our organization. His colleagues and Wisconsin citizens are too smart to buy his foolish allegations.”
>>>>>Watch the video with Rep. Danou’s comments made available by Wisconsin Eye HERE.
From the desk of Julaine Appling:
Today, the State Assembly Transportation committee voted along party lines to recommend that the full Assembly vote on the “Choose Life” Wisconsin specialty license plate. An amendment to the bill requires that the state be reimbursed for the cost of producing the plate before any plates are available to the public. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on this bill on Thursday, November 14, in one of its last floor periods before January. The proceeds from the sale of this plate will go to Wisconsin’s pregnancy resource centers. To date, there has been no action on this bill in the Senate.
Wisconsin Eye has taped the session which will be made available via their website HERE.
>>>>>Read more about the plates HERE.