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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, January 31, 2011

 
 
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Pennsylvania Abortionist, Gosnell, Puzzled as to Why He is Charged With Murder of Seven Babies

Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist, said at his arraignment last week that he could understand why he was being charged with the murder of a woman patient, but didn’t understand the seven counts of killing seven babies who survived his abortion attempts. His job was to produce a dead baby and, apparently, severing the spines of babies who survived was just part of the abortion process.

Gosnell’s defense attorney tried to provide a rationale by explaining that Gosnell believed he was providing medical care for the impoverished and he did it for four decades. “That’s his belief and he’s entitled to it,” said the attorney.

It is unexplainable why patients, staff and health department officials overlooked for decades the appalling conditions at Gosnell’s clinic.

The Grand Jury report states:   “Semiconscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners, covered with blood-stained blankets.”   When agents raided the clinic, there was blood on the floor, the unmistakable stench of urine, and cat feces on the floor.

Finally, for the sake of women and children, Gosnell has been shut down.   The new Governor of Pennsylvania is appalled at the shocking discovery that Health Department officials looked the other way and allowed the House of Horrors to exist.   Governor Corbett has ordered a full investigation into what went wrong.

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Euthanasia Issue Heats Up Here and in France

Compassion and Choices (C & C), the leading American pro-euthanasia group, is promoting efforts to legalize assisted suicide in Vermont, Hawaii and Montana. Bills have already been introduced in Hawaii and Montana with intense lobbying occurring from both sides of the debate.

In Vermont, legislation to legalize assisted suicide has been proposed but not yet introduced. The new Governor of Vermont campaigned on a platform to legalize assisted suicide. Vermont overwhelmingly defeated such a measure in 2007, but a new legislature and the Governor make the situation there dire. C & C and its allies have publicly stated they will have an early “win” in 2011 in a New England state (probably Vermont) and move on to a ballot initiative in 2012 in another New England state (probably Maine or Massachusetts).

The Montana battle is interesting due to a court decision in late 2009 which left in doubt whether assisted suicide is legal in that state. Bills to both prohibit and legalize assisted suicide are being promoted with a hearing scheduled for February 9 on the bill to overturn the court decision and prohibit assisted suicide.

In France, the French Senate just defeated a measure to legalize assisted suicide by a 170-142 vote. This is a significant defeat as proponents of euthanasia have been active in Europe for years with major victories in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Read article about the French Senate defeat here:
http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2011/01/french-senate-defeats-euthanasia-bill.html


 

 

It's Well Past Time to Defund Wisconsin Planned Parenthood

It is well past time for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) to be defunded from receipt and use of our taxpayer dollars.

PPWI receives millions of those dollars each year through family planning programs, a Medicaid Waiver program, and grants.   PPWI has “sold” itself  for years as an organization that cares about youth and women.   Yet, in reality, this organization preys on youth and women by:

      >> Using taxpayer dollars to detrimentally brainwash youth,
           many times keeping its activities secret from parents.
      >> Operating three large Wisconsin abortion clinics which kill
           thousands of unborn children each year.
      >> Using taxpayer dollars to “counsel” women and then refer
           them to its own abortion clinics from which it profits
           financially — a horrendous conflict of interest!
      >> Challenging laws in court which attempt to limit abortions
           or recognize other compelling interests.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), is a $1 billion dollar industry which receives $363 million in federal and state taxpayer dollars in the form of grants and contracts.    Currently PPFA is embarked on a strategic course to expand its abortion business nationwide, partly by requiring all of its affiliates to perform abortions by 2013.  It is outrageous that taxpayers are forced to underwrite an organization that profits immensely from the destruction of human life.

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to deprive Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving federal taxpayer dollars.   In Wisconsin, several opportunities will present themselves this legislative session to finally defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from state taxpayer dollars.  Wisconsin Right to Life will be at the forefront of this effort.

 

 


 

Abortions on Your Tax Dollar?  Help Stop It...
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Senator Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee) and Rep. Robin Vos (R-Racine) announced months ago that they will sponsor legislation to remove Wisconsin from the abortion funding mandate in the state-based insurance exchanges created by Obamacare.  

There are numerous abortion-funding provisions in Obamacare that states are unable to undo.  But states may opt-out of abortion coverage in the state-based insurance "exchanges."   Until Obamacare is struck down in the courts or repealed by Congress, it is important that Wisconsin take the steps it can now to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion coverage in the state-based insurance exchanges.  The Zipperer-Vos legislation will accomplish that goal.

Governor Scott Walker stands with us in his strong opposition to the use of your tax dollars to pay for abortion coverage. It is important that Governor Walker know that you stand with him. 

Please add your name to the online petition here: http://wrtl.org/petition/index.aspx

We will be presenting the petition to Governor Walker on February 15, 2011, the day when hundreds of right-to-life supporters will be in Madison to attend our Legislative Conference.  We would like to have as many petitions as possible to present to the Governor.


 

 

 

February 15th is Almost Here...
Register for the 2011 Legislative Conference Now!


   

YOU CAN MOVE THE RIGHT-TO-LIFE AGENDA FORWARD...
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Legislative Conference - Tuesday, February 15
Co-sponsored by Christian Life Resources

Best Western Inn on the Park, Madison, WI - Directly across from our beautiful State Capitol

Teens, School Groups, Collegians and Adults Welcome!

We've Gathered the Best of the Best Just for You:

  • Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, the two most powerful members of the State Legislature, will be there to welcome you and offer you words of encouragement. 
  • Clarke Forsythe, Chief Counsel for Americans United for Life, will explore the pitfalls of becoming involved in legislative strategies that sound good but won't save lives.  You will be greatly enlightended by this renowned national expert. 
  • State Senator Mary Lazich and Assembly Representative Bob Ziegelbauer will tell you "what works" and "what doesn't work" when you lobby public officials.  Who better to give this workshop than these outstanding public servants! 
  • Long-time Capitol staffer Lance Burri will give you the scoop on how the legislative process works.  Have you always thought the legislative process was confusing?  After Lance is done, you'll feel like an expert!
  • Wisconsin Right to Life's Executive Director Barbara Lyons and Legislative Director Sue Armacost will lay out our life-saving legislative agenda for 2011 and will make an exciting announcement. There will be real opportunities for you to save lives. Barb and Sue can hardly wait to fill you in on what you can do!

But there is much more in store:

  • Our dynamic luncheon speaker, Father Rocky Hoffman, is a well known broadcaster and columnist.  He serves as the Executive Director of Relevant Radio.  In addition, Father Rocky has been ministering to youth for over 30 years.  A stalwart right-to-life supporter, Father Rocky will inspire you and send you forth with a renewed vigor for the right-to-life cause. 
  • After lunch, we will  head over to the office of Governor Scott Walker to present him petition signatures in support of opting-out of abortion coverage in Obamacare's state health exchanges.  Aren't we fortunate to have a governor that cares so deeply about human life?
  • You'll also have a chance to visit the offices of your own state senator and Assembly representative.  Our staff will be there to steer you in the right direction.

Bus transportation available from several areas of the state.

You MUST be pre-registered for this event.  Find the registration form here:

http://www.wrtl.org/events/legislativeconference.aspx

Check in - 8:00 - 9:00 am.

Conference begins at 9:00 a..m and we will finish in the capitol by 3:00 p.m.
 

The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all conference materials.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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