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Pro-Life group celebrates Green Bay abortion clinic closure


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAU) -  There has been a lot of news since the state budget passed about abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood, and their supporters dislike of cuts for certain family planning services. There are groups out there celebrating the changes.

One of the groups pleased to see a dent in abortion services is Pro-Life Wisconsin. Communications Director Sam Guzman says the end of abortion services at the Green Bay Medical Arts Building is something they’ve worked and prayed for over the last three decades. “These people have been faithfully praying and demonstrating in opposition to the abortion practice there every day for the past thirty five years, rain or shine.” This group’s efforts to stop abortions at the Green Bay clinic have been going on everyday since Roe vs. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court.

The Personhood Amendment, which would grant basic rights to unborn children, was circulated for co-sponsorship in Madison by State Representative Andre Jacque. Guzman says as of yesterday’s deadline, the bill picked up considerable support. “We have a total of thirteen co-sponsors on the amendment, including five of the seven freshmen representatives.” (in the State Assembly)

Guzman admits they and other pro-life groups have a long way to go before they reach their goal, but they will keep up the peaceful protests, the prayers, and the sidewalk counseling services for prospective mothers. “We will continue to fight everyday until we can happily celebrate the last abortion clinic closing in Wisconsin.”

Pro-Life Wisconsin works with other anti-abortion groups, including Shield of Roses and 40 Days For Life.