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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
From Pro-Life Wisconsin and Right To Life Wisconsin (WRTL):
New Pope offers his second blessing to pregnant woman
It was only a short notice in Romereports.com this morning, but one that pro-lifers heartily cheer: “Francis offers his second blessing as Pope to pregnant woman.”
The new Pope had prayed for nearly a half-hour at the altar of Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major. “Before leaving he greeted a married couple and gave his blessing to a woman, who is five months pregnant.”
It comes as no surprise that many media outlets would run headlines (or entire stories) the gist of which was that Francis I would be a “status quo” pontiff. That of course was code for, among other things, staunchly defending the unborn.
But as I listened to various programs last night and this morning some of the usual pro-abortion/”progressive” suspects were plainly suffering from a spasms of cognitive dissonance. They wanted to bash him, but it was difficult for them. Granted, the first Pope from South America has said that “abortion is never a solution” and has likened abortion to a “death sentence” for the unborn, but he is also an ardent defender of the poor. (Hint: Perhaps Pope Francis sees no incongruity at all.)
Again, those eager to criticize any Pope because he is Catholic (I am only half-kidding) also were momentarily stymied by his personal appeal. Virtually every story early on talked about Pope Francis as a humble man, a man of the people, who lived simply in Buenos Aires, Argentina, often taking the bus. If you have a chance to read George Weigel’s column, you will come away deeply impressed with the depth of the new pontiff’s prayer life and moved by his love for his Church.
For those who did not read Ernest Ohlhoff’s report late yesterday, here are a few background details about Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who chose the name Francis I.
Note: Ohlhoff's piece can be found here:
The new Pope’s election Wednesday came after only a day and a half of deliberations—and reportedly five ballots–in a cloistered meeting known as a conclave. A huge crowd erupted in applause when white smoke billowed from a flue on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, accompanied by the pealing of bells (“to eliminate any confusion”).
Pope Francis is the 266th pontiff and his selection is marked by a number of firsts; the first Jesuit, the first Latin American, and the first to choose the name Francis.
The significance of the first Latin American Pope is expected to be received with great joy by the Latin American Catholics who a large percentage of the world’s Catholic population.
It is expected that Pope Francis will place a high priority on life issues because he served as a member of the Pontifical Council on the Family.
Remember to Vote for State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack on April 2
In an extremely important State Supreme Court race, the Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee has endorsed incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack. Roggensack has served for the past ten years with distinction in this critical position. Her judicial philosophy is to respect the law and the Constitution rather that to create new law from the bench.
In the general election to be held April 2, Roggensack will face Ed Fallone, an outspoken proponent of embryo-destroying embryonic stem cell research and is considered to be anti-life for that reason.
Wisconsin Right to Life PAC urges everyone to vote for Pat Roggensack on Tuesday, April 2.
Authorized and paid for by the Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee, Richard Fox, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. The committee is the sole source of this communication and the committee did not act in cooperation or consultation with, and in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of any candidate or any agent or authorized committee of a candidate who is supported or opposed by this communication.
You are invited to join former Governor Mike Huckabee, Thursday April 25th to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Wisconsin Right to Life at the annual Education Fund Dinner & Auction at the Delta Airlines Center, in downtown Milwaukee.
You'll enjoy an evening of great food, great conversation, exciting live and silent auctions with an inspiring message from Mike Huckabee.
Table captains receive a special photo for two with Mike Huckabee. Corporate underwriting opportunities are still available. Seating is limited so please, act fast.
To reserve your tickets call 877-855-5007 or to register online now, visit:
We look forward to seeing you April 25th!
See Fr. Frank Pavone in Madison, Tuesday, May 7
FR. FRANK PAVONE is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. He was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O'Connor.
He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop's permission. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on the life issues, and has addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives. The Vatican appointed him to the Pontifical Academy for Life.
See Fr. Frank Pavone - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
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Attend Camp Life! Statewide Conference Saturday, May 4th
Our 2013 Wisconsin Right to Life and Wisconsin Teens for Life Statewide Conference will be Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Olympia Resort and Conference Center, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. There is a special room rate available for conference attendees. See the registration form (below) to learn more.
This year's conference is patterned after the highly successful Wisconsin Right to Life Teen Leadership Camps, but with all the conveniences a luxury hotel has to offer. Come to learn, to be entertained and to be inspired!
Read the scheduled highlights and register using the Registration Form found here:
Our event page includes a link to the Olymia Resort website, so you can view the amenities! The event page is here: http://wrtl.org/events/stateconvention.aspx
"I walked into the surgical suite and headed toward the foot of the exam table. I was stopped and told to sit in a chair by the door because, they said, nearly everyone who watches the first time, can't take it and either get sick or faint. Once you make it through one abortion, you are allowed to gradually move closer to the patient, therefore seeing more of the procedure." -- Susan Thayer, former abortion practitioner, relating her first experience watching an abortion.