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URGENT ACTION ALERT: Obamacare Repeal and Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill to Be Voted on TODAY!

Tell Your Congressional Representative to Vote for H.R. 1628, the American Healthcare Act of 2017, which would repeal abortion-supporting elements of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood!

CD 1: Speaker Paul Ryan (202) 225-3031

CD 2: Rep. Mark Pocan (202) 225-2906

CD 3: Rep. Ron Kind (202) 225-5506

CD 4: Rep. Gwen Moore (202) 225-4572

CD 5: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (202) 225-5101

CD 6: Rep. Glenn Grothman (202) 225-2476

CD 7: Rep. Sean Duffy (202) 225-3365

CD 8: Rep. Mike Gallagher (202) 225-5665

Don’t know your member of Congress? Find out here.

Let them know they should support H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017!

This legislation is likely to come up for a vote TODAY, and would eliminate multiple abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of Obamacare. Plus, it would defund Planned Parenthood!

Please immediately forward any feedback or responses you receive to WRTL’s Legislative Director Chelsea Shields – cshields@wrtl.org

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House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director Heather Weininger

On Wednesday, April 26, Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director, Heather Weininger, met with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, in his Washington, DC office.

“We are so proud of all his work to protect the unborn, both as a Congressman, representing Wisconsin’s 1st District, and now, also as the Speaker of the House,” said Weininger. “It was great spending time with Speaker Ryan discussing pro-life issues!”

“Paul Ryan is really a long-time friend of mine,” continued Weininger, “as he and my former boss were in the same freshman class. Paul’s office was across the hall from ours and we worked together on many occasions.”

“The Speaker was kind enough to post to Twitter a picture of our visit, reading, “Congress and the presidency are united in defense of the unborn. Proud to meet with fellow Wisconsinites who are too.”

We love that! Interestingly, just after the Speaker’s Twitter post, OUR Twitter nearly crashed from all the traffic! Thank you Speaker Ryan!

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Action Alert: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion in WI! Important Hearing April 19th

On April 19th at 1 pm, there will be a hearing at the State Capitol in Room 225 Northwest on AB 128. AB 128 (also known as SB 81 in the State Senate) ensures that the Group Insurance Board does not contract with any insurance plan for state employees that covers abortions.

Why is this important? State employees’ health insurance is paid with taxpayer dollars. If state employees’ health insurance covers abortions, that essentially means those abortions are taxpayer funded!

Here where we need pro-life action:

1.) If you are able, please come to the hearing at the State Capitol April 19th at 1 pm in Room 225 Northwest. Email Chelsea Shields at cshields@wrtl.org for help navigating the Capitol and learning how to register in favor and/or testify in favor of AB 128/SB 81.
2.) If you cannot make it to the hearing, please call your State Senator and State Representative and let them know you support AB 128/SB 81 because no taxpayer dollars should pay for abortions! Find your legislators by typing your address into the search box here.
3.) Please ask three (or more!) friends to contact their legislators or come to the hearing as well!

Pro-life action saves lives. Keep up the great work!

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URGENT ACTION ALERT: Call your member of Congress to let them know abortion is NOT health care!

Tell Your Congressional Representative to Vote for H.R. 1628, the American Healthcare Act of 2017, with its Current Pro-Life Provisions

CD 1: Speaker Paul Ryan (202) 225-3031

CD 2: Rep. Mark Pocan (202) 225-2906

CD 3: Rep. Ron Kind (202) 225-5506

CD 4: Rep. Gwen Moore (202) 225-4572

CD 5: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (202) 225-5101

CD 6: Rep. Glenn Grothman (202) 225-2476

CD 7: Rep. Sean Duffy (202) 225-3365

CD 8: Rep. Mike Gallagher (202) 225-5665

Don’t know your member of Congress? Find out here.

Let them know they should support H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, with its current pro-life provisions. Abortion is not healthcare!

This legislation is likely to come up for a vote TOMORROW, Thursday, March 23rd, and would eliminate multiple abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of Obamacare.

WRTL’s parent organization National Right to Life supports H.R. 1628 as it is written because it:

1.) prevents credits from being used for plans that pay for abortions

2.) eliminates about 85% of federal PP funding for the next year

3) preserves non-taxed employer provided health plans

4) postpones the “Cadillac tax” until 2026

National Right to Life’s position applies only to the current House language. If the bill is altered in any way adverse to pro-life interests, their position will be reevaluated. 

Please express this to your member of Congress.

Please immediately forward any feedback or responses you receive to Jennifer Popik – National Right to Life’s Federal Legislative Director – jpopik@nrlc.org – 202.378.8863

Have any questions? Email WRTL’s Legislative Director Chelsea Shields

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Wisconsin Right to Life Mourns the Death of Norma McCorvey

Wisconsin Right to Life mourns the death of pro-life activist Norma McCorvey, known as “Jane Roe” in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. McCorvey became an outspoken advocate for the right-to-life cause. McCorvey died at her assisted-living facility in Texas on Saturday, February 18th. She was 69.

“While pro-abortion advocates used Norma McCorvey to advance their efforts to legalize abortion in the early 1970s, she spent the last half of her life attempting to right the terrible wrong of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “Norma became an outspoken advocate for protecting the lives of mothers and their unborn children, speaking at right-to-life events across the country. Norma McCorvey was a friend and valued ally in the fight for life, and she will be deeply missed.”

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Congress Can Reverse the Damage of Obama’s 11th Hour Executive Order On Planned Parenthood Funding

Please contact your Congressional Representative to support H.J. Res 43, which would reverse Obama’s executive order designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X taxpayer dollars away from Planned Parenthood.

Obama’s 11th hour executive order jeopardized a WI law passed in 2016 that redirected federal funds away from Planned Parenthood. But now, Congress can reverse Obama’s damage!

Your Congressional Representative will be voting on  H.J. Res 43 on Thursday, Feb. 16th, so be sure to contact him or her ASAP!

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President Trump Reinstates Lifesaving Mexico City Policy

President Trump Reinstates Lifesaving Mexico City Policy » Wisconsin Right to Life

“Wisconsin Right to Life is extremely happy to hear that today, President Donald Trump signed an order to reinstate the lifesaving Mexico City Policy, which prevents taxpayer funds from going to organizations that promote abortion overseas,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.

“This order defunds Planned Parenthood and other groups’ international efforts to promote their radical abortion agenda. No taxpayer dollar should ever be used for abortion advocacy, ever,” continued Weininger.

“We thank President Trump for reinstating this lifesaving policy, and look forward to the day that he can sign legislation that will completely deny Planned Parenthood access to a single taxpayer dime.”

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Stunning Victories in Wisconsin Thanks to Pro-Life Grassroots

Wisconsin pro-lifers, you did it. Our stunning pro-life election night victories are thanks to your efforts to support right-to-life leaders and expose the extremism of the Democratic party and their candidates.

Donald J. Trump and Ron Johnson pulled the biggest surprises of the night, winning Wisconsin for the presidency and the U.S. Senate, respectively. They defied all expectations with their victories. Along with them, pro-life Mike Gallagher, Sean Duffy, Glenn Grothman, James Sensenbrenner, and Paul Ryan all won their congressional races, helping to maintain the national pro-life majority in Congress. On the state level, the State Senate and State Assembly not only kept their pro-life majorities, but strengthened them as well!

Nov. 8th’s victories were proof that Wisconsinites reject the abortion extremism of the Democratic party, and that the efforts of pro-lifers to educate voters make a difference.

Here is a quick preliminary summary of our right-to-life voter education efforts in 2016:

-500,000 voters contacted via email

-56,000 households contacted via pro-life mail pieces

-149,000 Wisconsinites reached through pro-life newspaper ads

-94,000 households reached through neighbor-to-neighbor distribution of pro-life voter education literature

-1,800,000 impressions on Wisconsin voters via paid and organic advertising on social media

These efforts total to 3,499,000 voter contacts and impressions made, thanks to the tireless efforts of Wisconsin Right to Life’s grassroots network.

Now with the right-to-life leaders we have, the pro-life movement in Wisconsin and nationally looks forward to achieving long sought-after goals – ending funding for abortion providers, protecting unborn babies from the pain of abortion, and bringing pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. The pro-life grassroots worked hard this election, and will work even harder until all of our right-to-life goals are achieved!

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So What’s Next?

There’s only one word for last night’s election results: stunning. From the top of the ticket to the bottom, we saw more victories than anyone ever expected for candidates who have pledged to stand up to the abortion industry. Donald Trump won the presidency. Ron Johnson won re-election and helped retain the pro-life majority in the U.S. Senate. Our pro-life majorities in the House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly were all retained.

Pro-life friends, this is our moment to ensure that our efforts to protect the unborn continue forward at full steam. Our pro-life winners last night have pledged to end funding for Planned Parenthood, enact legislation to protect unborn babies from the pain of abortion, and bring pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. We must make sure that all of these promises are fulfilled, and we must continue our work to change hearts and minds to favor life so that ultimately, abortion is unthinkable.

We have seen a robust rejection of the Democratic party’s abortion extremism. Now, we have an incredible opportunity to protect the unborn more than we’ve ever seen since 1973.

Today is more than a day of celebration – it’s a day to roll up our sleeves and get ready to work. There are lives to save!

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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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