4 days until 40 Days for Life!

Prayer Countdown: 4 Days to 40 Days for Life!

Let us prepare ourselves in prayer for the start of 40 Days for Life (in 4 days!), asking for the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen us!

Let us pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill.

Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the Son. Amen.

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5 days until 40 Days for Life!

Prayer Countdown: 5 Days to 40 Days for Life!

Let us prepare ourselves in prayer for the start of 40 Days for Life (in 5days!), asking for the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen us!

Let us pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill!

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the nothingness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Thy glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to Thee, and Thy eternal rewards. Amen.

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6 days until 40 Days for Life!

Prayer Countdown: 6 Days to 40 Days for Life!

Let us prepare ourselves in prayer for the start of 40 Days for Life (in 6 days!), asking for the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen us!
 

Let us pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe.

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, sustain my efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies, that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee, my God and greatest Good. Amen.

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7 days until 40 Days for Life!

Prayer Countdown: 7 Days to 40 Days for Life!

Let us prepare ourselves in prayer for the start of 40 Days for Life (in 7 days!), asking for the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen us!

Let us pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Thou, of all consolers best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow.

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart. Enkindle therein such a love for God, that I may find satisfaction only in His service, and for His sake lovingly submit to all legitimate authority. Amen.

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8 days until 40 Days for Life!

Prayer Countdown: 8 Days to 40 Days for Life!

Let us prepare ourselves in prayer for the start of 40 Days for Life (in 8 days!), asking for the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen us! 

Let us pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Come. Father of the poor. Come, treasures which endure; Come, Light of all that live!

 Come, O blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, penetrate my inmost heart, that I may set you, my Lord and God, before my face forever, help me to shun all things that can offend You, and make me worthy to appear before the pure eyes of Your Divine Majesty in heaven, where You live and reign in the unity of the ever Blessed Trinity, God, world without end. Amen.

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9 Days until 40 Days for Life!

Day 9:

Prayer Countdown: 9 Days to 40 Days for Life!Let us prepare ourselves in prayer for the start of 40 Days for Life (in 9 days!), asking for the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen us! Let us pray, Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! From Your clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give! Almighty and eternal God, Who has vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Spirit, and has given us forgiveness from all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us your sevenfold Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear. Amen.To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview

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What Biden’s presidency means for the pro-life movement by Shawn Carney

On Jan. 20, America will enter a new term under the most pro-abortion government our nation has ever seen. Its laws are still rivaled only by the current abortion and infanticide laws in North Korea and China. 

With Jan. 22 marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, something Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will no doubt celebrate, abortion and women’s rights are sure to take center stage. 

Our country is in a crisis. Not only is our freedom of speech to even voice our views on abortion under threat, but the most vulnerable population, our children in the womb, will be under the siege of a new administration that assigns unscientific parameters to the definition of life to advance its globalist agenda. 

Make no mistake, their method is to destroy the nation by tearing apart its cornerstone: families. But the pro-life movement has proven itself unstoppable under previous Democratic administrations, and it will be no different for the next four years. All the more, we must resolve to remain united on the importance of defending life and remembering what we have accomplished together.

Over the past 25 years, half of all abortion facilities in the United States have shut down, including 32% of Planned Parenthood locations in the last decade alone. Advances in medicine and technology have helped science catch up to the fact that fetuses are indisputably unique, worthy lives, making it harder and harder to justify permissive abortion laws. In Alabama, for instance, real strides are being made toward banning abortion in the state, thanks to the valiant efforts of brilliant minds in of the pro-life movement.

Many of these achievements occurred during Obama’s eight-year presidency and have only continued to gain momentum. The efforts of pro-life Americans are inspiring movements worldwide, leading to the closing of abortion facilities across the globe, as people recognize that there are better solutions to women’s care outside of money-minded Planned Parenthood.

So what can we do to continue the trend of making strides for life, despite what politicians say? For one, we must continue to use our freedom of speech while we can. Even though social media is becoming increasingly truth-censored, there are still ways to make our voices heard through grassroots efforts. We can join peaceful vigils, we can point at-risk and impoverished women to nonprofit health clinics, we can pray and vote with our dollars by supporting pro-life organizations. 

Most importantly, we must make it a priority in our lives to defend life. We can’t shy away from sharing the truth because it isn’t politically correct. We can’t stand on the sidelines while the House and Senate push for the relaxation of abortion laws. We can’t turn a blind eye and pretend we don’t care when millions of babies are killed every year, destroying families, communities, and the country. 

We’ve proven in the past that we can prevail even in the face of pro-abortion presidents. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, dig in our heels, and fight for life, prepared for opposition but determined to remain united on the most important issue of our lifetime. 

Shawn Carney is a bestselling author and CEO and president of the pro-life organization 40 Days for Life. He is the author of The Beginning of the End of Abortion and To the Heart of the Matter.

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WI Senate Bill 4, 5 & 7 – Action needed!

ACTION ALERT UPDATE: 
PUBLIC HEARING ROOM CHANGE

The Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 4, Senate Bill 5, and Senate Bill 7 this Thursday, January 21, at 12:00 p.m. in GAR / Room 413 North of the State Capitol. The three bills are authored by Senator Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) and Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac). 

*Please note the room change: public hearing now being held in GAR / Room 413 North of the State Capitol.
Pro-Life Wisconsin strongly SUPPORTS:

  • Senate Bill (SB) 4, legislation prohibiting the state Department of Health Services (DHS) and local public health officers from requiring individuals to receive vaccination against the 2019 novel coronavirus;
  • Senate Bill (SB) 5, legislation prohibiting employers from requiring employees or prospective employees to receive vaccination against the 2019 novel coronavirus, or show proof of having received such vaccination as a condition of an offer of employment or continued employment; and
  • Senate Bill (SB) 7, legislation prohibiting local health officers from closing or forbidding gatherings in places of worship to control outbreaks and epidemics of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

The Personhood Alliance/Pro-Life Wisconsin vaccine ethics position 1) opposes, and deems morally unacceptable, the production and testing of vaccines using the remains of aborted human beings, and 2) affirms the rights of all people to refuse medical treatment and to reject violations of their and their family members’ bodily integrity, moral conscience, and Constitutional protections through forced or coerced vaccines.

Senate Bill(s) 4 and 5 specifically reinforce our second position opposing coerced vaccination. Whether or not a vaccine is ethically produced and tested, it is unethical, and highly offensive, for the state, an employer, or anyone to force it on an individual who may strongly resist it for a variety of health, conscience, religious, or personal reasons. It is a direct, physical assault on that person’s bodily integrity.

For the many Wisconsinites who earnestly avoid any entanglement in the abortion industry, forcing them to receive a vaccine produced from or tested using aborted fetal cells is especially repugnant – a total violation of conscience. The recent Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine development and deployment are a case in point. While both are ethically derived/produced, both are being unethically tested using HEK293 aborted fetal cells harvested from the kidney of a preborn baby aborted in the Netherlands in 1973. Many pro-life Wisconsinites reject the use of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and would vehemently oppose any state or employer mandate of their use on the public.

Senate Bill 7 recognizes that pro-life Wisconsinites are engaged in a spiritual war against the culture of death, exemplified most horribly by the twin evils of abortion and assisted suicide that kill both the young and old with impunity. Our members fortify themselves in this epic battle by faithfully attending their communal places of worship and living sacramental lives. When they are cut off from this spiritual sustenance, it is difficult to be effective in their missionary work. Uninhibited access to our grocery stores is no more important than unrestricted access to our churches. Senate Bill 7 upholds our unqualified First Amendment rights to freely exercise our religious beliefs and freely assemble.

ACT NOW!
With your help, Pro-Life Wisconsin will fight for passage of SB 4, SB 5, and SB 7. Again, the Senate Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on all three bills this Thursday, January 21, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 201 Southeast of the State Capitol. Matt Sande, Pro-Life Wisconsin Legislative Director, will testify in favor of all three bills. 

  • Please ATTEND the public hearing and testify or register in favor of SB 4, SB 5, & SB 7. (NOTE: Due to compliance with social distancing guidelines, seating in GAR may be limited. Additional public access will be available in Room 400 Northeast.)
  • If you are unable to attend the public hearing, please CALL or EMAIL your state senator TODAY and urge him/her to “Support SB 4, SB 5, & SB 7.” Tell them, “Vaccine coercion is immoral, unconstitutional, and un-American!” and “Don’t close our churches!”
  • Don’t know your state senator? Go to legis.wisconsin.gov and type in your home address under “Who Are My Legislators” or call the Legislative Hotline: 1-800-362-9472.

Thank you and God bless you. 
Please continue making your pro-life voices heard in the Wisconsin Senate!

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Bringing the Light of Christ This Lent: Former Planned Parenthood Manager Sue Thayer Speaks to Kick Off Madison 40 Days for Life Campaign with February 13th Event

Abortion facilities are dark, desolate places. Former Planned Parenthood Manager Sue Thayer knows this personally from her 17 years on the job at the Storm Lake, IA Planned Parenthood. Something happens, though, when peaceful volunteers show up to pray on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. “With just one person out there, you bring the light of Christ,” said Sue. 

But, “chaos reigns inside,” she added. According to Sue, staff are already stressed out to meet the quotas that Planned Parenthood sets for each service, including abortion. Then, add to the mix that abortion-vulnerable women really DO accept help and resources from peaceful volunteers outside and choose life; this is hard on the quotas. God also sometimes answers the prayers for an end to abortion by sudden internet glitches or backed-up toilets inside the facility. These frustrations can suddenly open up hardened abortion workers like Sue to God’s plan. 

“Webcam abortion was the final straw for me. I spoke up and got fired,” Sue explained. Her abortion referral site prepared to facilitate chemical abortions, in which women only communicate remotely with a doctor via webcam without any physical exam. Sue, who had a misdirected desire to help women, couldn’t stomach meeting abortion quotas for this dangerous new service. God broke through to Sue, eventually leading to her conversion and courageous decision to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign in front of her former workplace. 40 Days for Life is a 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil in front of abortion facilities in order to end abortion. 

On Saturday, February 13th at 11 a.m., Sue will address those present for the Madison 40 Days for Life kick-off event on the sidewalk in front of the east side Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road Madison, WI 53704). Sue will join other pro-life speakers in exhorting the Madison community to bring the light of Christ to Planned Parenthood during Lent. The 40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and conclude on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021. The vigil will run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day EXCEPT Sundays. Visit vigilforlife.org/calendar to sign-up online for an hour or more on the sidewalk. Contact Gwen Finnegan at 608-393-8545 or info@vigilforlife.org with questions or to sign-up. 

Even though the Storm Lake Planned Parenthood seemed like a permanent scourge in the community, Sue’s 40 Days for Life campaign quickly and unexpectedly led to the closure of the facility. The light of Christ dispelled the darkness in Storm Lake. Sue went on to join the 40 Days for Life headquarters team as Director of Outreach. 

“No matter what happens in our world, [40 Days for Life] is something tried and proven, based on biblical principles,” commented Sue. “It saves lives.” With a pandemic and pro-abortion momentum in the country, it has never been a better time to pray on the sidewalk, saving lives, ending abortion, and bringing light where there is darkness.

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Vigil for Life – Madison announces 2021 Spring 40 Days for Life campaign in Madison

Vigil for Life – Madison is pleased to announce that we will host a 2021 Spring 40 Days for Life campaign in Madison outside of the Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd. The campaign begins on Wednesday, February 17th and ends on Sunday, March 28th. It will be from 7a – 7p daily excluding Sundays throughout the campaign. Gwen Finnegan and Laura Karlen will be co-leaders for this campaign with John Bohn, Vigil for Life Director of Outreach, assisting. To be a part of this life-saving campaign, go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview. For more information you can call: Gwen at (608)393-8545; Laura at (608) 445-2064 or John at (608) 628-7552.

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