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Local Roe v. Wade Anniversary Events

If you can’t make it to the March for Life, why not join a pro-life event in your area? 

Below is a list of events near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade all around Wisconsin – find something near you and join pro-lifers in your area! 

ASAP – Taylor County – Join their pro-life signature ad!

ASAP – Waukesha County – Join their pro-life signature ad!

Jan. 18th – La Crosse County – Peaceful Vigil

Jan. 17th – Fond du Lac County – Non-Denominational Prayer Service

Jan. 21st – Door County – Silent Candlelight Walk

Jan. 21st – Milwaukee County – Mass for Life

Jan. 22nd – Milwaukee County – Mini-March for Life

Jan. 22nd – Fox Valley – Celebration of Life

Jan. 22nd – Marathon County – Light the Night for the Unborn

Jan. 22nd – Dodge County in Madison – Stand for Life Rally

Jan. 22nd – Sauk County – Rally for Life

Jan. 22nd – Manitowoc County – Candlelight Remembrance for the Unborn

Jan. 22nd – Marshfield/Wood County – 1st Ecumenical March for Life 

Jan. 23rd – Wood County/Tri-City – Roe v. Wade Memorial

Jan. 23rd – Kenosha County – Roe v. Wade Event – Call Marcia Fitzgibbon at 262-891-2069

Jan. 24th – Menominee/Shawano Counties – Memorial Walk

Jan. 27th – Sheboygan County – Sign Holding

Jan. 31st – Portage County – Walk for Life

Jan. 31st – Eau Claire County – Rally for Life

Want to get involved in our chapters? Click here. Are you a student and want to get involved in one of our teens or college groups? Click here.

Are we missing your local event? Email cshields@wrtl.org!

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It’s Time to Pass the Fetal Tissue Bill

     

     Wisconsin has a pro-life State Senate, State Assembly, and Governor. They have protected life before, with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Sonya’s Law, the Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act, and other important pieces of pro-life legislation that were all made into law. And now, Wisconsin’s legislative majorities and governor can prohibit the sale or use of body parts of aborted unborn babies for research with AB 305/SB 260.

     What our leaders in state government need right now is encouragement – maybe even a nudge – to move forward with the fetal tissue bill. The reality is, very powerful and moneyed interests who profit off of fetal tissue are pressuring our leaders to back off of a bill that honestly puts a fairly meager limit on the abortion industry, and a very reasonable ethical limit on our research industry. While every day, unborn children are torn apart limb from limb at abortion facilities, all that the fetal tissue bill asks for is that these children’s organs are not peddled for profit. We should not add to Planned Parenthood’s profit margin by embedding the need for abortion into our research industry in Wisconsin. And our research industry can do better in a state where we know ethical alternatives to abortion-derived tissue exist.

     Our leaders understand that unborn children cannot be used as a means to an end. They know we have an opportunity here in Wisconsin to lead the nation with a research industry that can truly heal without harm. And they know that we cannot incentivize abortion by fueling an unethical and so-called “need” for fetal tissue.

     That’s why our legislators need a push to make sure this bill passes before this legislative session ends. We need them to stand up in caucus, to ask for a vote, and get this to the Governor’s desk. Please, give them a call, encourage them to get this fetal tissue bill done, and even come to Madison for the Rally for Life on Jan. 12th.

 

This article was originally posted in Right Wisconsin

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Rally for Life!

TIME CHANGE!

Who: All pro-life Wisconsin citizens! – Sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Right to Life

What: (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!)
12 noon – 1:00 p.m. – Rally outside at King Street Entrance to State Capitol.
Pro-life leaders and authors of AB 305/SB 260, AB 310/SB 237, and AB 311/SB 238, as available, will speak.

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. – Visit legislative offices urging legislators to put the bills on the floor.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, 12 noon – 2 p.m. (TIME CHANGE)

Where: King Street Entrance to the State Capitol, Madison, WI

Why: There are three strong pro-life bills in our state legislature that need to pass before this legislative session ends.

  • Assembly Bill 305/Senate Bill 260 bans the sale and use of the body parts of aborted babies in Wisconsin.
  • Assembly Bill 310/Senate Bill 237 redirects money from the federal Title X grant program away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
  • Assembly Bill 311/Senate Bill 238 prohibits family-planning organizations, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, from overbilling the state for drugs they purchase and dispense through a Medicaid program.

Media Contacts:
Matt Sande, Pro-Life Wisconsin – msande@prolifewisconsin.org – 262-352-0890
Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action – jkappling@wifamilyaction.org – 608-334-6435
Heather Weininger, Wisconsin Right to Life – hweininger@wrtl.org – 414-778-5780

Learn more about the three bills

Contact your legislators!

 

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Wanted: Pro-Life Interns!

Calling all pro-life college students!
Do you want to become an invaluable part of WI’s right-to-life movement? Join our internship program! Email cshields@wrtl.org for more info.

Why intern with WRTL? 

We want what YOU can bring to the table: 

Regardless of your major:

So if you are a driven and passionate pro-life student, looking for a career in the right-to-life movement, email cshields@wrtl.org!

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It’s Been a Great Year – Let’s Thank Our Legislators!

It takes a lot to change the culture for life, whether by activism, volunteering, giving, or legislative action. That’s why, looking over this past year, we as a pro-life movement have accomplished much, especially in the legislative arena.

This past year we had some big legislative priorities – and thanks to the leadership of our pro-life legislators on both the federal and state level, they have become a reality. Please, take some time now that the year is wrapping up to thank our right-to-life legislators for all that they have done for life!

Call, email, or write – all are appreciated by our pro-life legislators!

Federal

Who to Thank: U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Rep. Reid Ribble, Rep. Sean Duffy, Rep. Glenn Grothman (Find your legislators and all contact info here.)

Legislative Victories:

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – received a vote in both the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. Although there weren’t sufficient votes in the Senate for the bill to advance, pro-life Sen. Ron Johnson did take a stand with his fellow right-to-life legislators to vote in favor of this bill that protects unborn babies 20-weeks post-fertilization and beyond from painful late-term abortions.

Reconciliation Bill – passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. Although President Obama has vowed to veto this bill that cuts off $400 million taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood and repeals the most odious parts of Obamacare, this bill will blaze a trail that can be followed to victory once we have a pro-life president!

State

Who to Thank: Governor Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, State Senators Rob Cowles, Alberta Darling, Rick Gudex, Sheila Harsdorf, Chris Kapenga, Frank Lasee, Devin LeMahieu, Howard Marklein, Terry Moulton, Stephen Nass, Luther Olsen, Jerry Petrowski, Roger Roth, Duey Stroebel, Tom Tiffany, Leah Vukmir, Van Wanggaard, and State Represenatives Scott Allen, Tyler August, Joan Ballweg, Kathy Bernier, Mark Born, Janel Brandtjen, Ed Brooks, Rob Brooks, Dave Craig, Mary Czaja, Cindi Duchow, James Edming, Bob Gannon, Dave Heaton, Cody Horlacher, Rob Hutton, Andre Jacque, John Jagler, Adam Jarchow, Terry Katsma, Samantha Kerkman, Joel Kitchens, Joel Kleefisch, Dan Knodl, Dean Knudson, Dale Kooyenga, Jesse Kremer, Scott Krug, Mike Kuglitsch, Bob Kulp, Tom Larson, Amy Loudenbeck, John Macco, David Murphy, Jeff Mursau, John Murtha, Lee Nerison, Adam Neylon, Todd Novak, John Nygren, Al Ott, Jim Ott, Kevin Petersen, Warren Petryk, Romaine Quinn, Keith Ripp, Jessie Rodriguez, Mike Rohrkaste, Joe Sanfelippo, Michael Schraa, Ken Skowronski, John Spiros, David Steffen, Jim Steineke, Rob Swearingen, Gary Tauchen, Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Paul Tittl, Travis Tranel, Nancy VanderMeer, Tyler Vorpagel, Tom Weatherston (Find your legislators and all contact info here.)

Legislative Victories:

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – thanks to the efforts of our right-to-life State Legislature and Governor, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is now law in Wisconsin! This was Wisconsin Right to Life’s #1 legislative priority this legislative session, and we are especially grateful for authors Sen. Mary Lazich, Rep. Jesse Kremer, Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, and Rep. Joan Ballweg who led the effort to protect pain-capable unborn babies.

Rewrite of Campaign Finance Law to Protect Free Speech – after fighting in court for so long to protect First Amendment principles that previously went unprotected in our state’s campaign finance law, especially when it comes to issue advocacy, we are incredibly happy that our State Legislature worked to ensure that our campaign finance law will be constitutional. Governor Walker just signed this bill into law as Act 117, so that regardless of anyone’s political persuasion, all can participate in public debate and provide information relevant to issues that they care about. (Note: Sen. Cowles did not vote in favor of this bill.)

So-Called “Death With Dignity” Bill Defeated – thanks to our strong right-to-life majorities in both houses of the State Legislature, a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide did not move forward.

A thank you can make a big difference – so call, email, or write, and ask some friends to join you! 

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Pro-Life Legislation Blitz!

The abortion industry must be shaking in their boots.

There are THREE pro-life bills that will have a hearing in the WI State Senate, and the U.S. Senate will be voting on the federal Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!

All of this is happening on Tuesday, September 22nd.

We need your action now – an all-out pro-life bitz to make sure these right-to-life bills move forward!

Here is what you need to do:

1.) Call your state legislators and ask them to support AB 305, AB 310, and AB 311.

-Find more information about these three state bills here.

-Find your state representative and state senator’s contact info here.

2.) Come to the State Senate Health and Human Services Committee’s hearing for AB 305, AB 310, and AB 311 to register in favor of the bills and to speak out for life!

-Location: State Capitol in Madison, Room 411 South

-Time: 10 am on Tuesday

3.) Call Senator Ron Johnson at 202-224-5323 and Senator Tammy Baldwin at 202-224-5653 to support the federal Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! (Learn more here.)

-Note: Sen. Johnson is consistently pro-life, be sure to thank him! Sen. Baldwin is consistently pro-abortion, please respectfully ask her to vote in favor of this lifesaving bill.

4.) Please share on social media your support for these bills all day Tuesday!

-The hashtag of support for AB 305 in particular is #HealWithoutHarm

-The hashtag of support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is #theyfeelpain

Follow Wisconsin Right to Life on Twitter for updates!

Thank you, and spread the word!

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Four Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Make a Difference

After so many videos exposing the abortion industry for what it truly does, now is the time to ask ourselves, “What can I do?

This is no time to be silent. This is no time to just be upset. This is a time to speak out, clearly and compassionately, for the unborn.

To the media, Planned Parenthood is playing the victim. They are making it seem that the heat they are getting for these videos is the result of political attacks entirely unrelated to the fact that they are tearing unborn babies apart and harvesting their organs.

We need to keep reminding everyone who the real victim is – the unborn child.

So, what can you do?

1.) Call your legislators.

Did you know there are three pro-life bills in the state legislature that would prohibit the sale and use of baby body parts (AB 305), divert federal taxpayer funds away from Planned Parenthood (AB 310), and stop Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics from overbilling Medicaid (AB 311)? Call the legislative hotline toll-free at 1-800-362-9472 to contact your state senators and representatives about supporting these bills.

2.) Build momentum for more lifesaving legislation.

Unborn babies are dismembered in the womb, whether their organs are harvested or not – and we need to show our legislative leaders that this must be stopped! Share our petition to end dismemberment abortion here so that we can end this barbaric practice, and save lives!

3.) Get connected.

Nobody needs to change the world alone! Get connected to one of our local chapters here, or start your own chapter to band together with other pro-lifers in your area. The same goes for high school and college students!

4.) Contribute.

The pro-life movement can’t save lives without financial support. A gift to Wisconsin Right to Life helps us educate others about the right to life, support local pregnancy resource centers, elect right-to-life candidates, and pass pro-life legislation. Learn more about WRTL’s live-saving work here, and learn how you can help here.

Let’s be honest – this is a problem far, far greater than Planned Parenthood. Mothers feel alone and need to know that they have options. Americans don’t understand that the unborn child has the right to life. All around, we are missing siblings, cousins, and friends because of abortion.

We need to focus our energy and passion on shining a light on the humanity of the unborn child, and start saving lives.

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The Reality of Abortion is Hard to Watch

As I am sure many of you are aware, as of today, the Center for Medical Progress has now released three videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting practices. From casually describing specific dismemberment practices to harvest the most organs over lunch, to aggressively haggling over costs and making Lamborghini jokes, these videos have been shockers, making national headlines as Planned Parenthood scrambles to fix this PR mess of theirs. However, this latest video is the most real, and the most difficult – in this latest video, they show the direct collection of baby body parts.

I must warn you, if you have a weak stomach (or easily weepy eyes) this latest video is graphic. In it, we get a peek into what happens at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities every day. What happens every day isn’t just picking apart aborted babies to harvest their brains, kidneys, legs, and hearts. The reality is that every day, regardless of whether these babies’ organs are harvested, they are systematically dismembered in the womb, limb by limb.

We pro-lifers need to take action now. Planned Parenthood is finally exposed for what they do – dismembering unborn babies limb from limb. Whether what they do is legal or not, we deserve answers from them. These videos gave us a glimpse behind the curtain of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, but now we need to tear the curtain away entirely. We must demand an investigation of Planned Parenthood, so all Wisconsinites can know exactly what they are doing to victimize unborn babies and their mothers. 

Sign the petition to investigate Planned Parenthood!

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Pain, and Perinatal Hospice

Yesterday was the joint hearing for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. One of the many compelling testimonies in favor of this lifesaving bill was that of Cori Salchert. Below is her testimony:

     My name is Cori Salchert. I am almost 50 years old and 27 years ago, I graduated from nursing school here in Madison. And I’m a wife and mother of eight biological children.

     Being an RN led me down several paths in my nursing career. Hospice was one of them. Twelve years ago, after having taken ten years off to be with my kids at home, I decided to return to work at my local hospital and work on the maternity floor. I had loved working with hospice, but wanted to help at the other end of the spectrum of life, where I thought all was sweetness and light. This rosy picture was quickly changed after seeing so many women come to the OB floor with miscarriages, stillbirths, and babies who would die shortly after birth.

     It wasn’t very long before I was once again working in a hospice role, only I was providing this kind of care to obstetric patients and their babies, not to the ill, elderly, and their loved ones.

     After these experiences, a number of years ago I began a program at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, WI called HALO, or the Hope After Loss Organization. What I offered through that program was the same support and comfort to infants and their parents that older hospice patients and their families would receive.

     Any loss should be validated, and treated as worthy of the grief it caused. The length of the pregnancy, be it 8 weeks, 18 weeks, or full term wasn’t the point of HALO’s work. There was a baby, the baby had died, and the family was grieving. How could we best come alongside and support the grieving family?

     It’s with a great deal of heaviness I think back to how many horrible situations I dealt with during my time with HALO. Babies born without a brain or skull, abdominal contents floating in a bubble outside their bellies, no limbs, decayed and skin sloughing off because the baby died in the womb weeks before being discovered…

     So much pain.

     So much darkness in those rooms.  I would stand outside the door and pray from someplace deep in my gut for the grace to walk in, with kindness and a steady, gentle confidence, and assure that the whole deal was difficult but it was possible – with TLC, some clothing, blankets, etc. – to make something. Something to help families remember their baby, without anything that would add to the grief.

     Once, I was having a difficult time not vomiting while preparing one baby who was falling apart in my hands as I tried to dress her. I needed to remember that what is here, right here in my hands, is not the end – she’s not forever going to look like she does at this moment. And she is still the beautiful daughter of her parents. I got her dressed, wrapped up in soft blankets, and her family held her for hours.

     Nothing about perinatal hospice is easy. Nothing takes the searing pain away.

     All I’m saying is that the pain doesn’t have to be the only emotion ruling, or remembered.

     I have a number of autoimmune diseases, and 5 years ago my health started to decline and eventually I completely crashed. I spent more than a year in and out of the best hospitals in the area, to no avail. Hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, seemingly thrown away, for what? To have me still bedridden, unable to do anything  for myself. Eventually we found a hospital and some doctors who found a way to help get me back on my feet again. But it wasn’t without a lot of struggles.

     During my time of bad health, I felt that all my work with HALO, all of my nursing education, all the countless hours spent reading, listening to seminars, and attending conferences to enhance my role as a Bereavement Specialist, appeared to have been for nothing.

     Until August of 2012. A call came. A baby, without the right or left hemisphere of her brain, needed a home. Would we take her. She had a life limiting diagnosis, and we no idea how long she’d live or if she did, what her life would be like. With a resounding “yes!” our family opened our home to receive this baby, without a name, without anyone who loved and cared for her. She’d been left at the hospital under the Safe Haven Law. And we were there to bring her – Emmalynn – home.

     We brought Emmalynn Rae Salchert home to live. She could have died in the hospital. Wrapped in a blanket, off to the side, not even held while she was fed.

     We brought this 6 pound, 16 inch babe home. Her body was deformed but very quickly, we managed to see past her physical issues and only saw the precious soul encased in her faulty body.

     50 days she lived. We took her to the beach, and the bank, and the Bookmobile. She was held almost non-stop. We’d been told she was a “vegetable,” limited in her “capabilities” – but we proceeded to treat her like any of our other kiddos, and lavished affection towards her.

     Before Emmalynn came, because of how devastating my illness had been, my family was in recovery mode. My son described it as, “going through the motions, just surviving day by day.” After Emmalynn came, I personally found a purposefulness, and our family had a common goal to make whatever days she had with us nothing short of crazy amazing. It was as if our home came alive and was thrown into HD Color.

     What I’d like you to know is that I know how hellish it is to hear, “There’s nothing that can be done. The baby is going to die.” And, I want you to know that there are families like mine out there who still want to give these little babies every ounce of love possible before they leave this earth – whether these children are biologically “ours” or not.

     Bringing Emmalynn home to live with us, and having her die in my arms, was the hardest thing we’ve ever done, but it was so worth every sacrifice. She was snuggled against my breast. Tucked close to my heart. The last thing this precious baby girl experienced was her enveloped in love and physical comfort – with no pain.

     Nothing about perinatal hospice and palliative care is easy. But it means so much. And my family has no regrets.

     In fact, right now my family has taken another baby who received a life-limiting diagnosis, who is now 11 months old:

     We care. We really mean it. We’re not asking everyone to be just like us. We just want parents to know both they and their child can be spared the pain of abortion. We’re there, arms open, officially licensed to take in kiddos whom no one else wants to take in because of their “flaws.” We love them.

      Words can’t express how happy I am that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act provides families with more information about perinatal hospice. Losing a child doesn’t have to be all about the pain, and perinatal hospice helps give families the opportunity to make some good memories.

     We know unborn babies feel pain from abortion. And so do their families. But the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act gives babies and families the opportunity for not only avoiding some pain, but ensuring, through perinatal hospice, that pain isn’t the only memory families have of their precious little ones, now gone to a better place.

 -Cori Salchert

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Leila’s Story

Below is the third in a series of stories showing the faces of the pain-capable unborn child. There are times when pain-capable unborn babies are diagnosed in the womb with a disability, and parents are pressured to abort. Whether or not an unborn child is diagnosed with a disability, he or she can feel pain, and deserves our protection.

This is Leila’s story, from her mom:

When I found out that I was pregnant with our 4th child, I was very surprised! It was unexpected, but welcome. The pregnancy progressed nicely with normal morning sickness, but nothing was alarming or unusual. We went to a private 3D/4D ultrasound place to find out my child’s gender at 16 weeks because we wanted to get the baby’s room done before my husband and I went back to school as teachers. We had a little girl! But later on September 21, 2011, we went in for our “big” 20 week ultrasound, which would help us find out the health of our unborn baby girl.

We knew by what the technician wasn’t saying during the ultrasound that something was wrong. We found out that our little girl had bilateral club feet, clenched hands, a single umbilical artery, choroid plexus cysts, a heart defect and a small jaw. We had no idea what this exactly meant, but we knew they were “markers.” The next morning my husband received a call from my doctor that he wanted us in immediately for an amnio, and he notified us that my life could be at risk.

Leila's Ultrasound
We had always refused all genetic testing up until this point and it made me very uncomfortable to do it. After a lot of persuasion, we cautiously went ahead with the amnio. The FISH test came back the following Monday…our daughter had Trisomy 18.

Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, is a chromosomal disorder where a child has 3 copies of the 18th chromosome, instead of the usual 2 in every cell of the body. This condition is typically considered “not compatible with life.”

We were then given the option to terminate, or carry as long as we were able, but our daughter would most likely not make it to birth. Our daughter deserved to be loved as long as her life would be – so abortion was not an option for us. Especially since it would cause pain for all of us.

We decided to seek out a second opinion and went to a larger hospital for a more detailed scan. They told me that they had never sent a child home with Trisomy 18 that had lived for more than a day. We called 2 other hospitals and we were told that I should be happy that my doctor was even “allowing us” to continue the pregnancy since I had gestational diabetes.

Leila's Ultrasound, showing heartbeat

I continued to see my OB, but he treated me, not my baby. I asked about having a c-section to reduce the stress on my baby, and was told that it was too risky for me. We met with perinatal hospice, which was incredibly helpful as we created our birth plan. We met with our pastor to plan our daughter’s funeral, and I contacted the funeral home about our plans.

But when we made it to 34 weeks, we decided that we wanted to change from comfort care to full intervention for our daughter. If she had made it this far, we had the chance of spending some, any time with her after birth. Little did we know the challenges we would face by choosing to do so. We were again told that she was “not compatible with life” and no lifesaving acts would be done. We were then told that our insurance wouldn’t even cover the NICU. I knew time was running out. We had heard of a Trisomy 18 child who was born at a different hospital and lived for a month. For us, a month was at least time. Precious time. I called the NICU there and spoke directly with one of the neonatologists. She was willing to do whatever we wished, including intubation if needed. We then tried one of the OB’s that was recommended. She had a cancellation for the following Tuesday (4 days away). Our daughter had a chance!

We celebrated Christmas and prepared as much as we could to meet our new OB. We were amazed with how supportive she was of our decisions. She asked us if we had a fetal echocardiogram and non-stress tests done yet. No. Had we met with a perinatologists? No. Since I was now 34-½ weeks, time could be running out. She asked us to come back the next day when the cardiologist was there to do an echo and a non-stress test. The next day during the tests, Leila was starting to fail and we were told that if we wanted any chance of seeing her alive that I had to go immediately to Labor & Delivery.

Leila Hope was born at 34 weeks, 6 days weighing 4 lbs 12 oz, which is very large for a Trisomy 18 baby. She was intubated and taken to the NICU. At 4 weeks of age, we requested a transfer to the Children’s Hospital for an ENT consult and G-tube. When we got there, we were met by a very unsupportive neonatologist who could not understand why we would even consider doing surgery on a child like ours. He told us to take her home and let her die. When we refused and I forbid him from turning down her high flow support that was keeping her airway open, we found ourselves having to defend our decisions to the ethics board of the hospital. Fortunately, our case for our daughter’s life won out.

While there will still doubters after our daughter was born, I am very proud to say that Leila Hope will be turning 4 years old on the 28th of December. She is proving the medical community wrong by living and thriving with full Trisomy 18. And she’s not the only Trisomy child to do so!


Sometimes, a prenatal diagnosis is incorrect. And sometimes, it is correct. In Leila’s case, her diagnosis was correct, but far from a death sentence.

It would have broken my heart if I had lost my daughter to a painful abortion. I would never have had a chance to treasure the time I have with her, and she would never have had a chance at life.

There are so many unborn babies, capable of feeling pain from abortion, who deserve a chance at life. I am so glad the Wisconsin Legislature is considering the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would protect unborn babies just like Leila, and support parents like me who may need help from perinatal hospice. I sincerely hope that the pain bill is passed quickly, so that no family or child has to experience the pain of abortion.

-Kari Adamson

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