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Sunday September 9 is Wisconsin Right to Life Day all across our State!

BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION!

Your local congregation, church group or organization can help celebrate the 50 years of life-saving work of Wisconsin Right to Life, by observing Wisconsin Right to Life Day, next Sunday, September 9th, 2018.

Downloadable Church Bulletin Insert for Observance of Wisconsin Right to Life Day

Download the Church Bulletin Insert here (PDF).

Learn more about the planned observation of Wisconsin Right to Life Day on Sunday September 9, 2018 in Wisconsin churches here: WRTL.org/WRTLday

At Wisconsin Right to Life’s 50th Anniversary Gala in Milwaukee on April 13, 2018, Wisconsin’s pro-life Governor, Scott Walker, presented Executive Director Heather Weininger with a framed proclamation declaring Sunday, September 9, 2018, as Wisconsin Right to Life Day in our state.

In part, the proclamation reads:

“WHEREAS, 50 years have elapsed since Wisconsin Right to Life was originally formed under the name Wisconsin Citizens Concerned for the Unborn on September 9, 1968; and WHEREAS, Wisconsin Right to Life has established itself as the preeminent right-to-life organization in Wisconsin and for the last 50 years has been saving lives by changing hearts and minds to favor life . . . NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 9, 2018, as WISCONSIN RIGHT TO LIFE DAY throughout the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.”

Our thanks to Gov. Walker for honoring our organization in this very special way!

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Life Camp

Hey Teens! Are you passionate about the right to LIFE? Want to learn how you can make a difference? Want to meet new friends that share your passion?

Come join us for L!fe Camp!
Sunday, August 5 – Friday, August 10, 2018
Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI

>> REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! <<

Early Bird Registration: $325/camper
Regular Registration (after July 1, 2018): $375/camper

 Questions about registering? Call Maddy Laufenberg at (414) 308-1058.

Camp Highlights

Educational Sessions
Choosing Life in the Face of an Adverse Diagnosis // Step by Step: Lessons from the Life of William Wilberforce // Why Men Matter in the Abortion Equation // Euthanasia History: What Led to Where We Are Now // Death Comes Calling: The Dangers of Rationing Health Care // Bringing the Message of Life to Your Community // From This Place Forward: Leading for Life in the Coming Year // YOUnique! Conception to Birth // Dr. Mildred Jefferson:  Pro Life Champion // Norma McCorvey: Won by Love // Abortion:  Everything You Never Wanted to Know // Five Bad Ways People Argue About Abortion // Making the Case for Life on Hostile Turf // The Case against Moral Relativism // Living out Your Pro-Life Convictions: Panel Discussion // 50 Years of Wisconsin Right to Life // Truth, Lies & Tribalism – The Politics of the Right to Life // Alfie Evans:  Murder or Compassion? // The Adoption Triad: Adoptive Family, Birth Family, and Adoptee // Perspectives on Adoption: Panel Discussion // And more!

 

High Ropes Course // Legislative Field Trip to Madison with Special Legislative Sessions // Experienced Pro-Life Speakers // New Friends // The “Baby Bean” Coffee Shop // The Teens for Life Store and Cantina // Games and Movie Nights // Swimming // Beach Volleyball // And so much more!

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation packet containing a finalized schedule, packing list, directions to camp, a parental release form, and other information about L!fe Camp!

Campers are Encouraged to FUNDRAISE Their Way to Camp!

With the use of peer-to-peer fundraising, you can raise the money to pay for all or part of your way to camp! Creating your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign is easy:

  1. Visit: https://wrtl.dntly.com/campaign/send-a-teen-to-l-fe-camp#/
  2. Click the button towards the top of the page that says “Start a Fundraiser.” You will be taken to the page to set up your own fundraising page.
  3. In the “Title” box, create a name that helps people know what you’re fundraising for, such as “Help Send Me to L!fe Camp!” or “Please Help Me Learn How to Save Lives” or whatever works for you.
  4. In the “Description” box, include a few words about why people should help you go to camp.
  5. Don’t forget to upload your picture so your friends and family know this is a legitimate fundraiser!
  6. When you’ve completed these steps, hit the green “Create Fundraiser” button and, voila!, you have a fundraising page.
  7. Be sure to share your fundraiser often on social media, and e-mail it to your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or anyone who might support your efforts to go to camp.
  8. You can also mention that all donations are 100% tax deductible and will make an incredible difference in a young person’s life!

Our software will keep a record of the donations you receive and we will discount your camp registration based on the amount you raise. If the amount you raise exceeds the cost of camp, you can rest assured these donations will help other teens enjoy L!fe Camp, as well!

Be a Hero. Save a Life. Fundraise Your Way to L!fe Camp!

Promo Materials

Download & Share the Life Camp Flyer

Download & Share the Life Camp Poster

Questions? Contact Maddy Laufenberg at (414) 308-1058 or mlaufenberg@wrtl.org. 

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Can’t Make it to the March for Life? Find a Local Pro-Life Event Near You!

If you can’t make it to the March for Life in Washington D.C., 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!

(P.S. Are we missing your local pro-life event? Email cduffy@wrtl.org)

January 20th – Kenosha County Annual Gathering at 10:30 am

January 21st – Door County Candlelight Vigil at 6:30 pm

January 21st – Shawano County Rally for Life at 1 pm – Contact Mike for more information

January 22nd – Marathon County Light the Night for the Unborn at 5:30 pm

January 22nd – Green Bay March for Life 6:30 pm – Contact Rose for more information

January 22nd – Madison March for Life at 12 pm

January 28th – Marathon County Life Chain at 11 am

January 28th – Portage County Walk for Life at 2 pm

January 28th – Eau Claire County Rally for Life at 2 pm

We will continue to update this list, so check often!

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Job Opening: Field Representative for WRTL

Wisconsin Right to Life is hiring.

Job Opening: Field Representative for Wisconsin Right to Life

The Field Representative is responsible for:

  • Managing and developing volunteer chapters
  • Giving practical and technical support to adult, teen, and college groups
  • Assisting in the planning of events throughout the state
  • Traveling to meet new and existing chapters within assigned region

Qualified applicants must be fully committed to Wisconsin Right to Life’s principles; have knowledge of Word, Excel, and general computer skills; have good organizational abilities; be self-motivated; and possess excellent phone communication skills. This is a full-time position.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Wisconsin Right to Life

Attn: Doreen Shirek

542 Maple Drive

Mauston, WI  53948

Or email to dshirek@wrtl.org

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Bad News for Milwaukee’s Most Vulnerable

The terrible news broke Friday afternoon: Planned Parenthood will open a new, $8 million, state-of-the-art abortion facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 10th. Adding to this shocking news is the fact that the abortion giant is paying for the new killing center entirely with private donations 

The new facility will be located in Milwaukee’s trendy Third Ward, home to some of the city’s most expensive real estate. In addition, the 12,000-square-foot clinic will feature an expanded waiting room, more exam and consultation rooms than their existing Milwaukee facility, as well as areas for women and children. Children can relax and play in comfort while a little brother, sister, cousin, or friend loses their life only a few feet away. 

Yet again, this leaves us with just one question: Why does Planned Parenthood need taxpayer money?  

The fact that Planned Parenthood continues to insist that they need taxpayer funding while building an $8 million facility with private funds is beyond the pale. It is shocking that they blame Wisconsin’s protective, pro-life laws for the closure of rural clinics while, at the same time, they build an upscale clinic in Milwaukee’s hot spot: The Third Ward. 

Planned Parenthood’s true colors have been exposed once again: They don’t care about women. They care about money. Planned Parenthood always follows the money — whether it be from taxpayer’s wallets, gullible donors, or exploiting women at the expense of their children’s lives. 

Within the last six years, Wisconsin Right to Life supported legislation signed into law that directed a cumulative $8 million away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. The fact that money continues to flow through their doors is proof-positive they have no need for taxpayer dollars. 

Here in Wisconsin, the number of abortions has been dropping steadily for years. In fact, it has dropped 15% in the last three years alone, to an all-time low of 5,612 abortions in 2016. Of course, that is 5,612 abortions too many, but the steady decline has shown that our strategy of combining a strong legislative agenda along with our powerful Veritas media campaign targeting abortion-vulnerable women is working. 

Despite our success, Planned Parenthood continues to be Enemy #1 to women and children everywhere.  We will continue to urge legislators to completely defund the abortion giant. We will continue to fight for laws that protect unborn children and their mothers. We will continue to educate society regarding the truth about the abortion industry so hearts and minds are changed to favor life. We will not stop until every vulnerable member of our society is protected.  

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Fundraise your way to LifeCamp!

Do you want to be a hero and save lives? Looking to make friends that share the same values as you? Want to go to camp this summer? Join us for L!fe Camp Sunday August 6th, 2017 through Friday August 11th, 2017!

Teens aged 14-19 are encouraged to join us for L!fe Camp this year in Green Lake, Wisconsin. During this week-long camp teens will learn a number of skills not taught in many public schools: logic, reasoning, the legislative process, and how to change their world, all through the lens of life issues. Campers will also spend a day in Madison learning from elected officials and policy makers who work to protect life on a daily basis. Finally, campers will have FUN hiking, swimming, zip-lining and more!

Campers Can FUNDRAISE Their Way to Camp!

With the use of peer-to-peer fundraising, you can raise the money to pay for all or part of your way to camp! Creating your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign is easy:

  1. Visit: https://wrtl.dntly.com/campaign/send-a-teen-to-l-fe-camp#/
  2. Hit one of the two green buttons that says, “Fundraise”. You will be taken to the page to set up your own fundraiser. Make sure you select the “Send a Teen to L!fe Camp” campaign.
  3. Under “What Do You Want to Call Your Fundraiser” create a name that helps people know what you’re fundraising for, such as “Help Send Me to L!fe Camp!” or “Please Help Me Learn How to Save Lives” or whatever works for you.
  4. Under “Tell Supporters Why They Should Give to the Cause You’re Fundraising For” include a few words about why people should help you go to camp.
  5. Don’t forget to upload your picture so your friends and family know this is a legitimate fundraiser!
  6. When you’ve completed these steps, hit the green “Create Your Fundraiser” button and, voila!, you have a fundraising page.
  7. Be sure to share your fundraiser often on social media, and e-mail it to your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or anyone who might support your efforts to go to camp.
  8. You can also mention that all donations are 100% tax deductible and will make an incredible difference in a young person’s life.

Our software will keep a record of the donations you receive and we will discount your camp registration based on the amount you raise. If the amount you raise exceeds the cost of camp, you can rest assured these donations will help other teens enjoy L!fe Camp, as well!

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Roe v. Wade Anniversary – Local Pro-Life 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!

Jan. 21 – Jackson County – Life in Action Event

Jan. 21 – Kenosha County – Annual Gathering

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

Jan. 22 – Manitowoc County – Roe v. Wade Remembrance Service

Jan. 22 – Fond du Lac County – A Message of Hope Service

Jan. 22 – Columbia County – Stand Up for Life Event

Jan. 22 – Brown County – Remembrance Event

Jan. 23 – Dodge County – March for Life in Madison

Jan. 29 – Portage County – Annual Walk for Life

Jan. 29 – Eau Claire County – Rally for Life

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Saddest. Birthday. Ever.

Oct. 16, 2016 marks Planned Parenthood’s 100th birthday.

WRTL’s parent organization, National Right to Life, has put together an “action packet” to help expose Planned Parenthood’s REAL work: killing unborn babies.

More than 6.7 million lives have been lost in Planned Parenthood facilities. It is imperative that we expose what Planned Parenthood really does, and what they really stand for!

Here’s what you can do throughout the month of October:

1.) Write a letter to the editor in your local newspaper. Find samples here.

2.) Share these social media images below along with the link www.saddestbirthdayever.com. (Find them on WRTL’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!)

3.) Pass out this literature and ask people to sign this petition at community events, on your campus, in your churches, and to your friends.

4.) Share any of these articles online:

Saddest Birthday Ever Podcasts

Abortion, Government Funding Keeping Planned Parenthood Afloat

How Planned Parenthood is Defending and Expanding its Abortion Empire

PPFA, abortion, and “3%”: “The Most Meaningless Abortion Statistic Ever”

Planned Parenthood 2010-2016: Fewer centers, but more abortion clinics, and later abortions

Planned Parenthood and Late Abortions

Abortion Clinic Closings in Texas – What do they really mean?

“Please do not bring children with you,” Planned Parenthood webpage advises

Please pass this “action packet” along to friends, and thank you for all you do to share the truth!

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Pro-Life Teens Make a Difference

Young people are the future of any movement, and pro-life teens people are definitely making a difference all over the state! If you’re a pro-life teen passionate about the right to life, get ready to be inspired by these two amazing pro-life teens in WI:

Dale, 18, helped found her Dodge County’s Teens 4 Life group. She got involved 5 years ago because of L!fe Camp, Wisconsin Right to Life’s teen camp. Her group has been involved in parades, Dollars for Life, and a Mother’s Day rose sale. In addition, Dale has had opportunity to talk to people about life who ask about her group’s bright red “We Stand 4 Life” t-shirts. Dale’s advice to teens looking to make a difference is, “Start small, don’t try to do big things until you know you are ready” and to “work hard, but have fun mixed in with the work!

Maria, 19, from La Crosse County, grew up in a pro-life family and knew from a young age that babies deserved to live. During her freshman year of high school, she and her best friend started a local pro-life teens group. In the last year, her group conducted a diaper drive, had educational meetings on debating various pro-life topics, held vigils regularly at a Catholic hospital that has an abortionist, and attended the March for Life in Chicago. The March for Life was very powerful, and Maria said, “It was truly amazing to see the hope for the future in thousands of other youth who are passionate about saving lives!”

Maria says that the best part of being in a pro-life teens group is the support from peers who share the same views regarding protecting the innocent. To other teens, Maria’s advice is, “Your first task is to take action! Learn as much as you can! The more you know, the more information you have to back your position. Lastly, don’t get discouraged…you can do anything!

If you are interested in starting your own teens group, contact Joleigh Little at jlittle@wrtl.org!

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Fair Booths and Pro-Life Outreach

County fairs are staples of Wisconsin life – the animals, deep fried oreos, carnival rides, and concerts all make us go back year after year.

But have you ever noticed, nestled among the tables of county fair vendors, a table filled with little baby models and smiling people with a “Right to Life” banner behind them?

Wisconsin Right to Life’s county chapters for years have had a positive, pro-life presence at county fairs – educating their neighbors about the humanity of the unborn, the resources in the area for pregnant women, and the ways we all can help protect the most vulnerable in our society.

With the amount of years WRTL chapters have been at county fairs, it’s great to hear some stories from folks who have run into our pro-life booths. Recently, Michele from La Crosse reached out to WRTL to let us know the impact La Crosse Right to Life’s county fair booth had on her daughter, Brinley:

My daughter was born extremely early at 24 weeks 5 days….She had a five-month hospitalization in different NICU’s [after she was born]. She coded 7 times, was vented 2 months and had medical necrotizing enterocolitis twice.

She is now four years old and doing awesome. We took her to the county fair last night and saw the display that Wisconsin Right to Life had. She was so enamored with the tiny babies…I think it really settled into her mind that this was how tiny she was.

Thank you for having this display up so people can see how intricately and wonderfully these babies are made.

Isn’t it great when we get any chance to share the humanity of the unborn child, especially with kids like Brinley? If you’re going to a county fair this weekend, keep an eye out for a Wisconsin Right to Life chapter fair booth. And if you don’t see one, why not get a booth started?

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