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Wisconsin Holds Steady with #17 Ranking for Family Prosperity
Staying in top half is good, but real and serious problems persist
Madison, WI – The Family Prosperity Initiative today publicly released the 2018 version of its hallmark work, The Family Prosperity Index. Wisconsin Family Council is a state partner with The Family Prosperity Initiative.
This ground-breaking and game-changing project clearly shows the interrelationship of economic and social issues, in particular as they impact a state’s most important natural resource—her married dad and mom families. The Index ranks all 50 states on six broad categories, each supported by numerous sub data points: Economics, Demographics, Family Self-Sufficiency, Family Structure, Family Culture, and Family Health. Using all this data, an overall ranking is determined. (more…)
MADISON, WI – This week officials from Choose Life Wisconsin will hand deliver checks to eight of Wisconsin’s Pregnancy Resource Centers. Almost $15,000 has been raised from the sale of Choose Life Wisconsin license plates since the plates were released for purchase in late October of last year.
“This is what we started dreaming about ten years ago when we began working to make a Choose Life license plate a reality in Wisconsin,” said Julaine Appling, president of Choose Life Wisconsin. “Our only goal from the very beginning was being able to get money to Wisconsin’s awesome pregnancy resource centers for their life-saving, woman-helping work. This week that part of the dream becomes reality.”
Read the full press release HERE.
Click HERE to learn more about purchasing a Choose Life license plate.
Photos from today’s presentation of Choose Life plates proceeds to four pregnancy resource centers across Wisconsin:
Choose Life license plates proceeds are making their way across the state today… First check was delivered this morning to Saint Gianna Clinic in Green Bay! Photo (L to R) Julaine Appling, President of Choose Life Wisconsin Inc,, Dan Miller, Vice President, Choose Life Wisconsin Inc., Robin Goldsmith, M.D, Director of St. Gianna Clinic, Amber Chibuk, RN, Head of Nursing, St. Gianna Clinic.
Fox Valley Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Inc. received the second check issued today. Photo (L to R) Julaine Appling, President of Choose Life Wisconsin Inc, Dan Miller, Vice President, Choose Life Wisconsin Inc., and MJ Clements, executive director.
The third Choose Life Wisconsin license plate proceeds check was delivered to Bella Medical Clinic (BMC) in Oshkosh. Photo (L to R) Dennis Kotloski, BMC Board President. Beth Nemecek, BMC Executive Director, Deanna Schmidt RN, BMC Nursing Manager, Sue Kraus, BMC Family Services Director, Julaine Appling, President of Choose Life Wisconsin Inc., Dan Miller, Vice President, Choose Life Wisconsin Inc.
The fourth and final check for today was presented to Charis Pregnancy Help Center in Fond du Lac, WI. Photo (L to R) Barb Kuhls, Charis Board member, Maggie Wiesen, Charis Director, Russ Wiesen, Charis Board member, Dan Miller, Vice President, Choose Life Wisconsin Inc. and Julaine Appling, President of Choose Life Wisconsin Inc.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the fifth check from the proceeds of the Choose Life Wisconsin license plate was handed to Stephanie Ehle, Executive Director (photo, left) of Pregnancy Helpline of Madison. Also shown are Julaine Appling, President of Choose Life Wisconsin Inc., Dan Miller, Vice President, Choose Life Wisconsin Inc.
FOR CITY OF MILWAUKEE RESIDENTS ONLY
Recently the Milwaukee Common Council passed and Mayor Tom Barrett signed an ordinance (p. 198, Sec. 75-19) that bans minors from receiving what is known as “conversion” counseling or therapy if any kind of a fee is paid for the counseling. So-called “conversion” counseling is that which offers real help and real hope to people dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction or unwanted gender confusion, the sort of counseling Christian pastors, counselors, teachers, and others would use in seeking to help young people (or anyone for that matter) dealing with these issues. The ordinance says the only kind of counseling/therapy that is permitted for these issues is that which affirms or encourages homosexuality or transgender behavior. (more…)