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Build Wisconsin for L!fe on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday may almost be over, but your opportunity to build Wisconsin for life is not!

“You didn’t just save my baby’s life, you saved my life, too!” The words of Kayla (pictured above), one of the many recipients of a lifesaving WRTL Emergency Grant. October, 2018

You can help support the work of the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund through #GivingTuesday until the end of this week.

Your gifts will go far in building a culture of life in our state. They will save babies. They will teach teens the truth about abortion and the life issues. They will equip pro-life students to bring the message of life to colleges and universities which are often bastions of abortion advocacy.

L!fe Summer Camp teens learn about their role in the legislative process from WRTL Executive Director, Heather Weininger, as well as elected officials. August, 2018

Because of the generosity of friends like you, the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund has impacted countless lives throughout Wisconsin. Because of you, we have:

  • Helped dozens of at-risk women choose life for their babies through our Emergency Grant Program;
  • Expanded the number of L!fe on Campus college groups from 13 to 18 in 2018, allowing us to reach even more students with the truth of life;
  • Brought pro-life experts such as apologist Scott Klusendorf to teach teens the life issues as well as the skills of logic, rhetoric, and debate at our L!fe Summer Camp;
  • And more!

Your gifts to the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund will protect the most vulnerable members of our society and make you our partner in Building Wisconsin for Life!

L!fe on Campus College Training Weekend. October, 2018

The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund is a 501(c)3 entity and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.

 

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Why is 266 So Important Today, #GivingTuesday?

You and I know that every  life is priceless. 

Each and every person has a unique talent to share, love to give as well as receive, and an impact to make on the world.

You and I also know there are some who think that life is disposable. Some deny the humanity of the unborn. Some don’t believe that those living with disabilities or serious illness have worthwhile lives. Many have been deceived into believing that death is an acceptable solution to human problems.

Baby Antoine was saved by a Wisconsin Right to Life Emergency Grant. All the work of Wisconsin Right to Life depends on your generous donations.

Wisconsin Right to Life works to create a society in which every person’s right to life is secure. Our vision is to touch hearts and minds so that all will cherish human life. Our goal is to Build Wisconsin for Life!

Your gifts will help us teach teens and college students the truth about life as well as give them the skills and resources to share these truths with their peers.

Every life deserves to be cherished. Every life is invaluable. That is why the number 266 is so amazing.

It costs Wisconsin Right to Life only $266 to save one precious, priceless life!

$266. That’s only $22.16 a month – less than what many of us spend on coffee each month and less than a family meal at many fast-food restaurants. Your #GivingTuesday gifts will help the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund save lives throughout Wisconsin with Emergency Grants. It will help us save lives by teaching teens and college students the truth about life to counter the misinformation they receive daily from abortion advocates.

Every gift will help. As you think about your donations today, though, please consider a gift to Wisconsin Right to Life of $266, or only $22.16 a month, to save one, precious life. Your generosity will help Build Wisconsin for Life in 2019. It will help make the deadly practices of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide unacceptable solutions to human problems.

Your gifts to Wisconsin Right to Life will save lives — Thank you for your generosity as we Build Wisconsin for Life! 


The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund is a 501(c)3 entity and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.

 

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Can Pro-Life College Students Have a Voice?

November 27th is coming and, along with it, your opportunity to help WRTL Build Wisconsin for Life in 2019!

#GivingTuesday is a day set aside for you to give to your favorite non-profit organizations. It was created to offset the shopping heydays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund relies heavily on #GivingTuesday to fund our many programs. Our L!fe on Campus college groups benefit tremendously from #GivingTuesday!

L!fe on Campus 

L!fe on Campus students from UW-Whitewater at a campus tabling event.

It’s no secret that our college campuses are strongholds for pro-abortion activism. Knowing there was a need for the pro-life message to be heard at colleges and universities, Wisconsin Right to Life established pro-life groups on college campuses around Wisconsin years before any other group. Now appropriately called L!fe on Campus, these groups are bringing the truth about life to colleges and universities throughout our state and giving pro-life students a voice.

Because of your generosity during 2018, L!fe on Campus groups have been able to:

  • Direct students with unplanned pregnancies to local pregnancy resource centers;
  • Offer pro-life education on campus through “tabling” events;
  • Raise awareness with displays like Cemetery of the Innocents;
  • Educate through fun events such as Pro-Life Cupcake Day;
  • Bring pro-life speakers to campus;
  • Hold events such as Pro-Life Solidarity Days;
  • Offer camaraderie and support to pro-life students who often feel alone.

Pro-life displays like this Cemetery of the Innocents on Bascom Hill at UW-Madison are one of the many ways L!fe on Campus students raise awareness about abortion.

Marquette L!fe on Campus member, Justus, said, “L!fe on Campus is great because it provides community to what is the minority on campuses – pro-lifers.”

In order to ensure that L!fe on Campus students are equipped to be pro-life leaders at their colleges and universities, the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund holds a college training weekend each fall. This is an event our L!fe on Campus students love!

L!fe on Campus students (as well as some members of the WRTL staff) at the 2018 L!fe on Campus College Training.

 

 

Julio from UW Madison’s L!fe on Campus group said: “The college training is incredibly helpful. We’ve learned lots of useful things like how to communicate about this issue in a compassionate way. The support we receive from Wisconsin Right to Life helps us to be more effective.”

Your gifts are making a difference at colleges and universities across Wisconsin and are giving pro-life students a voice!

And there’s great news: Because of your generosity to L!fe on Campus and the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund, the number of L!fe on Campus groups expanded from 13 to 18 groups during 2018!

Your gifts to Wisconsin Right to Life on #GivingTuesday will help us support all of our Education programs, including all of our L!fe on Campus groups. And you don’t have to wait until #GivingTuesday, either. You can give today!

Thanks so much for your support of the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund through #GivingTuesday!

The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund is a 501(c)3 entity and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.

 

 

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The Facts of L!fe Camp — How YOU Can Help Teach Teens the Truth on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday, November 27, is quickly approaching! This is a day to focus on helping others after the shopping extravaganza days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday serves as a reminder to all of us that non-profits depend on the generosity of others to survive.

Wisconsin Right to Life relies heavily on #GivingTuesday to fund our educational programs. One program that benefits from #GivingTuesday is our L!fe Camp summer teen camp.

L!fe Camp 

In order to Keep Building Wisconsin for Life, the pro-life movement needs leaders for the future. With this in mind, Wisconsin Right to Life’s Joleigh Bass created what is now L!fe Camp, a five-day summer camp that teaches teens the sometimes-forgotten skills of logic, rhetoric and debate from prominent pro-life leaders, all through the lens of the life issues.

So are kids enjoying camp? The answer is a resounding YES!

Campers loved the session with “Zeke Unity” (author and apologist Scott Klusendorf) where they learned how to effectively defend the right to life. August, 2018

“I LOVE camp!” said Michaela of La Crosse, “From the instructors to the other campers, everyone there was amazing. It was so inspiring to be around other people who share my pro-life views.”

At L!fe Camp 2018, campers learned how to effectively communicate their pro-life beliefs from Scott Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute and author of the books, Stand for Life  and The Case for Life. Rose of Fredonia said, “The Scott Klusendorf sessions were amazing! There was so much important information, and it was great to learn how to defend life.”

In addition to learning about the life issues, campers enjoy such activities as boating, navigating a high ropes course, zip lining, campfires, crafts, plus other traditional camp activities. Best of all, they make lifelong friends. Camper Maggie, also of Fredonia, explained, “I loved the craft center. On Wednesday night, we had a camp-wide scavenger hunt and escape room. It was so much fun!” She added, “I met so many fun people at camp. It was great to get to know other teens I can work with to spread the truth about life to my friends.”

L!fe Camp campers spent a day at the capitol in Madison learning about their role in the legislative process. August, 2018

Campers also spend a day in Madison at the capitol. There, they learn the importance of pro-life laws and their part in the legislative process. They also learn about lobbying and meet with legislators and their staff to discuss the life issues.

“There was such a positive energy at camp. Everyone was so friendly and it was great to learn about the life issues that a lot of people just don’t talk about,” said Eve of Onalaska. “Camp is also very eye-opening. I realize now what big issues abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide are. They affect all of us!”

Join Us in 2019! 

Campers leave for a boat ride on Green Lake. August, 2018

L!fe Camp 2019 will take place August 5-9 at the Green Lake Conference Center. Dave Sterrett, founder of the ministry “Disruptive Truth” as well as author of I Am Second: Real Stories, Changing Lives, Aborting Aristotle, and We Choose Life: Authentic Stories, Movements of Hope will join the team at L!fe Camp. He will be teaching on such topics as what it means to be human, natural law, and avoiding bias fallacies when discussing the life issues. More information can be found at LifeSummerCamp.com.

New speakers and sessions are being added, so be sure to check LifeSummerCamp.com often!

Help L!fe Camp Build Wisconsin for Life 

L!fe Camp is not only making a difference in the lives of teens, it’s making a difference in our culture.

“At L!fe Camp, I was really inspired by the progress the pro-life movement has made. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve saved over 174,000 lives – that’s incredible!” said Michaela. She added, “Camp has definitely inspired me to keep working and keep making changes.”

Gifts to Wisconsin Right to Life’s #GivingTuesday campaign will help fund all of our education programs, including L!feCamp. You don’t have to wait until #GivingTuesday, either. You can give today! And don’t forget: your gifts to the WRTL Education Fund are fully tax-deductible.

Thank you for helping Wisconsin teens learn the truth about life!

The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund is a 501(c)3 entity and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.

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What’s So Special About November 27?

It’s hard to believe that November is here and the holidays are bearing down on us like a freight train. While this time of year is filled with excitement about Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas cookies, twinkling lights, and shimmering trees, for most of us, the biggest joy of the holiday season is giving of ourselves to those we love.

That joy of giving is what inspired #GivingTuesday. What is this? #GivingTuesday takes place the Tuesday after the major shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is an opportunity to give to the non-profits of your choice who rely on the generosity of friends like you to survive. This year #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27.   

In order to continue Building Wisconsin for life, Wisconsin Right to Life depends on #GivingTuesday. The monies raised on #GivingTuesday will help us continue providing Emergency Grants so at-risk women can choose life, equipping our L!fe on Campus college students to be voices for life in the hostile grounds of university campuses, and training the pro-life leaders of tomorrow through our L!fe Camp for teens – the standard-bearer for other such teen programs across America.

Watch your inbox in the coming days to meet the people who will benefit from your #GivingTuesday gifts. You’ll meet L!fe Camp campers, L!fe on Campus members, and learn how women are choosing life because of our Emergency Grant program.

You don’t have to wait for #GivingTuesday to make a gift! Donations for #GivingTuesday are being accepted throughout the month of November. As always, your gifts to the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund are fully tax-deductible.

Thank you for your generosity. Because of you, we will keep Building Wisconsin for Life! 

The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund is a 501(c)3 entity and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.

 

 

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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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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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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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