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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

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Monday September 12, 2011

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Bringing Abortions to Rural Wisconsin Communities

Wisconsin abortion proponents want to bring RU 486 chemical abortions into our rural communities. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland did over 2,000 web cam abortion procedures in Iowa as a pilot program with the goal to import this procedure to other areas of the country.

Wisconsin Right to Life has long claimed that Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin wants to bring RU 486 chemical abortions to Wautoma and Rhinelander and Wausau and many other small towns in our state.   NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin has corroborated this claim in its news release yesterday with the statement that a bill supported by Wisconsin Right to Life would have the effect of “restricting access to abortion care for rural women by prohibiting the use of new technology that enables a doctor to videoconference with a patient at a rural clinic to administer RU-486.”

Through April of 2011, the FDA reports 2207 adverse events related to use of RU 486.   These events include 14 deaths, 612 hospitalizations, 58 ectopic pregnancies, 339 blood transfusions, and 256 cases of infection.   A European drug manufacturer has publicly stated that 29 women have died worldwide after using RU 486.

A woman in Janesville would be given this dangerous abortion drug without an in person examination by a physician. The person talking to her over the web cam could be in Madison or Milwaukee or San Francisco.   Wisconsin residents need to know that abortion may be coming soon to their community.

Wisconsin Right to Life is supporting efforts to prohibit abortions without an in person physical examination.  It’s the least we can do to protect women from the harmful effects of RU 486.

RU 486 is not the morning after pill.   RU 486 is a two drug regimen administered to a woman diagnosed as between five and nine weeks of pregnancy with the specific intent to cause an abortion. 

 

 

Study Provides More Evidence
Woman’s Protection Act Needed in Wisconsin

Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh) are poised to introduce a bill in the Wisconsin legislature called the Woman’s Protection Act.  A newly-released landmark study by Priscilla Coleman from Bowling Green State University, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, provides overwhelming evidence for the need for this legislation.

Coleman reviewed 22 previous studies published over a 14 year period on abortion and mental health which include data on 877,181 women from six countries, 19% of whom had an abortion.

According to a news release from Americans United for Life, “The results revealed moderate to high increased risk of mental health problems after abortion.  Women with a history of abortion had an 81% higher risk of subsequent mental health problems.   More specifically, the study found that women with a history of abortion had an increased risk of anxiety (34% higher), depression (37% higher), alcohol (110% higher), marijuana use (220% higher), and suicidal behavior (155% higher).”

These numbers are staggering and corroborate the anecdotal stories heard from women every day in right-to-life Pregnancy Help Centers and here at Wisconsin Right to Life.   By trying to “protect” a woman’s “right to choose,” proponents of abortion are ignoring a significant and very real mental health issue for women.

Wisconsin Right to Life applauds Senator Lazich and Rep. Litjens for having the vision to provide more information to women prior to the  irreversible act of abortion.   The time has come for the Woman’s Protection Act, and we are honored to work with Lazich/Litjens to protect women from the devastating impact of abortion.

Read more about the Woman’s Protection Act here: http://www.wrtl.org/protect/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

September Special: A $5 Donation Puts a Precious Feet Pin on Your Lapel!

Wisconsin Right to Life just participated in some of the most grueling elections ever in Wisconsin – the infamous recalls.  And, there are more recalls on the horizon come 2012.   What we found this summer is the most important asset that unborn children have is our people who care about their lives.

You are needed to help us continue the fight.  In September, Wisconsin Right to Life is bringing you a special offer – contribute $5 and you will receive a beautiful Precious Feet Pin!  You can participate in this special by going here

https://www.wrtl.org/donate/donatetothegeneralfund.aspx

Help provide a future for unborn children by helping Wisconsin Right to Life build for the future.

Thanks so much.

– Barbara Lyons

 

 

 

Melissa Ohden — Putting a Face on Abortion

-- By Joleigh Little, Wisconsin Teens for Life Coordinator

There are stand out moments in your pro-life walk that bring everything about what you believe front and center and highlight it in startling clarity.  I had one yesterday.

There I sat in the middle of a severe thunderstorm, enclosed in a classroom packed with campers, camp team, and a few small people who are campers in training — one or two of them still in utero.  The storm was RAGING outside, but we were all pretty cozy inside — safe from the storm– but also quite comfortable and happy in that we knew we were surrounded by people who shared our passion for life.

At the front of the room one of my favorite pro-life speakers was sharing her story.  Melissa Ohden survived a saline abortion late in pregnancy.  She is a beautiful, funny, articulate, passionate, and amazing person.

The kids were spellbound and—as they say—you really COULD have heard a pin drop as she reminded them that out of millions who were killed, she is one of the very fortunate few who survived.

I happened to look up at that moment and realized that she was standing right in front of the wall where we have our baby faces display — a representation of the number of children killed by abortion every day in America.  There against the backdrop of more than 3,000 of the children who, like her, were targeted for death, stood this one miraculous reminder that EVERY life is precious, unique, and beyond value.

Then Melissa brought the truth even further into focus by drawing our attention to her daughter, Olivia, who is three.  Had the abortionist who targeted Melissa carried out his plan to take her life, not only would Melissa not be here, but Olivia never would have been, either.

Talk about a moment of truth.  It’s so easy to forget among the numbers and statistics that EVERY SINGLE LIFE is priceless beyond measure.  That every child lost to abortion has a name and a face.  A personality.  A sense of humor.  Passion, talents, gifts and the absolute ability to change his or her world for the better.

I’m so grateful that my friend Melissa survived.  I’m even more thankful that she has chosen to lend her voice to the voiceless.  And that she’s raising her daughter to cherish life and speak up for those who are in danger.

This delightful little girl, by the way, has a pretty vast doll collection, among which are several tiny 12-week fetal models.  They are all her “babies” and Olivia makes no distinction based on size or level of development.

As she sat on the floor with two other little girls, wrapping our camp fetal models in scarves and rocking them, I realized something pretty important.  The storm may be raging outside — literally and figuratively — and when we leave this place we may face a lot of opposition, but…

The campers here, and even the little ones who are too young to understand the full impact of the arguments in defense of life, are going to stand strong even when the wind blows.

We are raising up a generation of kids who get it.  We are training them.  We are equipping them to speak the truth in love.  And because of that, we are winning.


 

 

 

 

College Training Weekend

Join us for College Training 2011 - Friday & Saturday Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st

At the Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids

Cost to attend is $60 per student.

Get the Brochure / Registration Form (PDF) online at http://www.wrtl.org/students/college/collegetraining.aspx

Questions? Send email to Doreen Shirek ( write: dshirek@wrtl.org ) or call (608) 547-4331. 


 

 

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