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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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Wisconsin Right to Life is Your Trusted Source for Election Information

Hemlock Society Helium Bags Claim Two Lives in Milwaukee

Obama Backed into a Corner by National Right to Life - Forced to Issue Regulation on Abortion Funding


China's Brutal Coerced Abortion Policies

Join Our Text Message Project to Elect a Right-to-Life Governor

Important Right To Life Links


Wisconsin Right to Life is Your Trusted Source for Election Information

 Wisconsin Right to Life's My Election Central election website  is the go-to place to learn which candidates are endorsed by the Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee.   This comprehensive site also contains complete voting records for Russ Feingold, Tom Barrett, Scott Walker, and Mark Neumann and information on congressional and state legislative races.    If you don't know what district you are in (Assembly, Senate or Congressional), you can find out at My Election Central.    The site also has information on voting locations and absentee ballots and other important election-related information.

Be sure to check out the Doyle/Barrett movie that you'll find at My Election Central and pass it on!

Visit My Election Central here.  And, send your friends to this important site!



Hemlock Society Helium Bags Claim Two Lives in Milwaukee

Derek Humphry is a familiar name in the euthanasia debate.  He headed the Hemlock Society for many years and wrote extensively on euthanasia and assisted suicide.   Humphry promoted the use of helium bags to commit suicide for those wanting to "die with dignity."

The Humphry philosophy and dying method claimed two lives in Milwaukee recently when a retired physician and his wife put helium bags over their heads and pumped helium gas into them to asphyxiate themselves.    They were found in one of their cars by a daughter.   In their home were suicide notes and a DVD of Humphry's "Final Exit."

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  article says, "The [suicide] note describes Kitty Gute's failing health, daily indignities and chronic pain.  It touches on their determination not to allow the vibrant life they had shared come to an end in a nursing home, where they feared their deaths would be no better than dragged out and wrested from their control."  Kitty Gute was one year past her Alzheimer's diagnosis.

The daughter who found them views her parents' deaths as "courageous."  "I hope I can be as bold for my own children," she says.

Humphry's Hemlock Society has given way to a more sophisticated version of selling death called Compassion and Choices which has most recently been active in Montana, Idaho and Connecticut in attempting to legalize assisted suicide.   Regardless of the organization's name, the underlying promotion of a culture of death remains the same.  Sadly, a Milwaukee couple bought it and have left a tainted legacy for their family.

Read news article here.



Obama Backed Into a Corner by National Right to Life - Forced to Issue Regulation on Abortion Funding

Last week, the Obama Administration issued a formal regulation to prevent federal funding of abortions in the high-risk pool insurance programs. This only happened because the National Right to Life Committee exposed abortion funding in three state plans to be funded by the federal Government under Obamacare.

Out of the other side of its mouth, the Obama Administration explained that this "is not a precedent for other programs or policies given the unique, temporary nature of the program...." In other words -- you caught us this time but we'll try again.

Great job, National Right to Life!  Read their News Release here.

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) is introducing legislation to settle the matter of abortion funding permanently.  The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would eliminate the patchwork manner in which the Congress has prohibited abortion funding and ensure that no program or agency is permitted to fund abortions.

Read the Smith letter to his colleagues here.




China's Brutal Coerced Abortion Policies

The article is entitled "How China Has Pruned Its Families' Trees" and it appeared in Time magazine last month. For years, we have been reporting on China's one-child-per-family policy which has lead to forced abortion and sterilization and other coercive policies. This spring, I reported the firsthand account of a guide we hired when visiting Shanghai. Alice matter-of-factly told us her husband is a teacher, they depend on his income, they have one child, and that were they to have another, her husband would lose his job.

Now, Hannah Beech discusses the impact of the thirty-year-old Chinese policy of "pruning family trees of cousins." Beech describes how China has achieved economic success and "spared the planet 400 million people." Beech writes: "Even as foreigners decry the forced sterilizations and other abuses committed by zealous family-planning officials, an uneasy thought emerges: maybe China's rulers had it right all along."

The article lists unwanted stark results from the program:

  • A fertility rate of 1.6, far below replacement level of 2.1.
  • A huge gender imbalance with a far greater number of men than women as baby girls are aborted. "The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences estimates that by 2020 there will be at least 24 million 'bare branches' -- men destined to stay single because there are not enough wives to go around. As more of those boys become bachelors, China risks all sorts of social plagues -- from criminal gangs to greater trafficking in women," the article states.
  • The danger of too many more older people than the young can take care of.

Booming economically? Maybe. But does that growth justify the human rights abuses which occur daily in China?   We think not!

Read the entire article here.



Join Our Text Message Project to Elect a Right-to-Life Governor

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Here's how it works: You provide your name and cell (mobile) phone number to Wisconsin Right to Life. During the run-up to the election, you will receive six text messages related to the Governor's race. You then forward these messages to the friends and family in your cell phone address book.

Get started now by visiting here and completing the online form. Don't worry, your cell/mobile number will be kept private and we will not store it beyond the Nov. 2 election. Be proud to speak for the right to life!  Join today!


Important Right-to-Life Links

Nightingale Alliance
Wisconsin Right to Life founded the Nightingale Alliance in 2002 and operates its website in partnership with Christian Life Resources. This is the site for important, up-to-date information on assisted suicide and euthanasia worldwide.

Do No Harm
Look to Do No Harm for resources and information on adult and embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.

Wisconsin Teens for Life
Log in at Wisconsin Right to Life (registration is free) and you’ll have access to our full website, including the Wisconsin Teens for Life page. Once you’ve logged in, just click the "Students" tab.

Wisconsin College Students
for Life

Log in at Wisconsin Right to Life (registration is free) and you’ll have access to our full website, including the Wisconsin College Students for Life page. Once you’ve logged in, just click the "Students" tab and then "College."

TeenBreaks is an outstanding website FOR teens and BY teens - real stories about real issues of all kinds. It's a place to go if you've got problems or just want to know how others feel about things. TeenBreaks includes extensive abortion information, real-life stories and help if you are pregnant. You’ll find numerous personal testimonies from teens – those who have gone through an abortion and those who have not.

Wisconsin Right to Life
Find videos, podcasts, resources and information compiled by Wisconsin's premier right-to-life organization. Our interactive online community has been drawing praise from around the nation. Log in at (registration is free) and you’ll have access to our full website where you’ll find information about all the life issues that are important to you.

National Right to Life Committee
National Right to Life’s website provides resources and information on federal right-to-life issues and legislation, compiled by the most esteemed national pro-life organization.

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About Wisconsin Right to Life

Wisconsin Right to Life is the state's premier pro-life organization and represents over one-half million households in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Right to Life believes that each human life is inherently valuable from fertilization until natural death. The mission of Wisconsin Right to Life is "To make euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide, abortion and the destruction of human embryos socially, ethically and legally unacceptable solutions to human problems and to promote positive alternatives to each of these acts."

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