Wisconsin Abortion Decline

• The number of Wisconsin lives saved, cumulatively, from abortion since 1987 is 170,401.

• The number of abortions in Wisconsin dropped to an all-time low of 5,612 in 2016.

• The number of abortions in Wisconsin has been reduced by 69% from a high of 17,986 abortions in 1988 to 5,612 in 2016.

Teen & College Outreach

• Educated and trained 22 teens and college students at statewide conference and 39 teen leaders at summer leadership camps.

• Awarded 13 grants to college students to start or continue Life on Campus groups at their colleges and universities, allowing them to bring pro-life speakers to campus, set up educational displays, support pregnant students, and more.


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Educational Activities

• Awarded 17 Emergency Grants in 2017 to pregnant women in immediate financial crisis so they could choose life for their babies.

• Aired ads on digital media as well as television, increasing the number of views for less money.

• Utilized television advertising to promote a toll-free helpline number & text word for pregnant women.

• Held 10 educational/fundraising events in cities around Wisconsin with guest speakers including Rebekah Buell, mother of one of the first babies saved by an RU486 reversal.

• Hosted the 2017 National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee, WI.

Election & Voter Education

• Educated voters on the importance of voting pro-life in the WI State Supreme Court election and three special elections.

• Achieved over 136,000 voter contacts via targeted social media ads exposing Tammy Baldwin’s awful record on life.

• Updated our endorsement policies to raise candidates to a higher standard when it comes to being pro-life in both word and deed. WRTL’s endorsements are now the gold standard in measuring a candidate’s character, campaign viability, and most importantly, his or her dedication to the pro-life cause, even when facing pressure from leadership.

Legislative

• Spearheaded efforts to end the trade and use of aborted baby body parts with a coalition of other pro-life groups in the state of Wisconsin.

• Sent over 400,000 E-Voice Action Alerts and targeted over 300,000 Wisconsin pro-lifers on social media to contact their legislators on key legislative initiatives.

• Achieved over 200 media interviews and sent regular and timely news releases.

Legal

• Attorney General Brad Schimel appealed Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge James Peterson’s decision to strike down a 1997 WRTL-backed law that would protect pregnant mothers and their unborn children who are battling addiction.

Social Networking

• Educated 10,606 Facebook friends; 4,058 Twitter followers; and 1,157 Instagram followers with daily updates.

• Live-Tweeted the 2017 Education Fund Dinner & Auction with Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

Websites / Emails

• Attracted tens of thousands of teens to the right-to-life website at www.TeenBreaks.com.

• Attracted over 230,000 visitors to the Wisconsin Right to Life website at www.WRTL.org.

• Attracted 11,500 visitors to the www.123GiveLife.com website, a resource to help women find the Wisconsin pregnancy resource centers closest to them.

• Published numerous blog posts.

• E-mailed over 18,000 LifeVoice Online newsletters weekly.

• E-mailed over five million informational pieces.

Chapter & Region Activities

• Funded newspaper advertisements around the state.

• Held community events including Appleton’s Life in the Park, hosted by WRTL and Fox Valley Right to Life, which attracted hundreds of guests for a picnic and pro-life education.

• Held L!fe Chats, joint efforts with chapters and WRTL to increase awareness of WRTL’s work and membership in local chapters.

• Sponsored showings of pro-life movies in local theaters.

• Helped support pregnancy resource centers in local communities.

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