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.
From Pro-Life Wisconsin and WI Right To Life:
The Knights of Columbus released poll data on January 22, the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, from a survey it commissioned conducted by Marist, The poll results substantiate polls conducted over the years which show that Americans continue to be pro-life.
55% believe abortion should be legal in only the most extreme circumstances
44% believe abortion should be legal anytime she wants one at various stages of pregnancy
Only 9% believe abortion should be legal the full nine months of pregnancy (which is the law according to Roe v. Wade)
58% support showing a woman an ultrasound image of her baby at least a day before an abortion (required in Wisconsin law)
80% support parental notification before a minor can obtain an abortion (Wisconsin requires parental consent)
79% support a 24-hour waiting period prior to having an abortion (required in Wisconsin law)
74% support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks except to save the life of the mother
The Marist poll supports the findings in the November 2013 poll of Wisconsin voters commissioned by Wisconsin Right to Life and conducted by Public Opinion Strategies. All of this is good news for the Wisconsin Right to Life legislative program now and going forward.
Barbara Lyons (WRTL)
January 21, 2014
A simple note which said, “This is for you, Gwen.” A simple note which pierced my heart and brought tears, for I immediately knew who Gwen is.
The note arrived on a contribution to Wisconsin Right to Life. The size of the gift had no meaning, for it was overshadowed by the heartfelt message of a mother who was giving in honor and memory of the child she lost through abortion (as confirmed by her friend).
The details aren’t known – her reason, how far along she was in her pregnancy, how she knew her child was a baby girl – but what is instantly recognized is the pain and longing which fills the entire being of a mother who sees an empty chair at her table, whose arms ache for the child she can never forget.
Gwen is a future voice for women whose message will not be heard. Gwen could have aspired to be and do anything she desired. She is a single child who represents a whole host of children who were never given a chance.
January 22, 2014 marks the 41st year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in our country, throwing out the life-protecting laws of all 50 states. The Roe v. Wade decision represents social policy by sheer fiat, and its impact is devastating. Gwen is joined by a staggering 56 million additional American children whose value and presence are irretrievably lost, whose families are profoundly broken by their absence. We have lost not only them, but the gifts and talents of their children and grandchildren. I call them Generation LLA for Lives Lost to Abortion.
How many of us arrived at an inconvenient or unexpected time? Why were we allowed to live, but not Gwen? How many Gwens do mothers and fathers and families and society have to lose before we collectively stand up as a nation of human rights, decency and justice and say – enough?
Here’s what abortion represents to millions of Americans – loss, sadness, grief, devastation, secrecy, coercion, abandonment, failure, empty arms, isolation, loss of humanity, indifference, regret — some of our strongest human emotions expressed for a social policy that is unfair and unjust to the most vulnerable members of the human family.
Today, when you see children at a mall, a playground, in a yard, recognize these children as ones who have been given the most precious gift of all – the gift of life. These are the “lucky” ones who have made it.
All is not lost for we face a future which provides great hope. Ultrasound sonography is a literal window to the womb, revealing the undeniable truth of the humanity of the unborn child. Women speak up about how abortion hurts them. A majority of Americans self-describe as pro-life. Young people value unborn children believing they should be allowed to reach their full potential. Fewer doctors are willing to perform abortions and hundreds of abortion clinics are closed.
We look forward to that magnificent day when abortion is unthinkable, when clinics close their doors forever — because no one comes. It is then that our nation will fulfill its true destiny of a land of opportunity for everyone. It is then that a true culture of life will be realized.
Barbara Lyons (WRTL)
Last week marked the 41st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the US Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
USA TODAY published a nice account of this year's March of Life.
March for Life, and the Pro-Life movement, now led by young adults
Ben Carson: A physician's view on the sanctity of life
Brit Hume makes a strong moral case for defending life
Anti-abortion laws don't constitute a 'war on women'
Eight lies in President Obama's Roe vs. Wade statement last week
Could this film be a game changer in abortion debate? ... You're right to choose this movie
Insensitivity to the nth degree: Dem Party Chair wishes Roe vs. Wade a Happy Birthday
2014: The year the pro-choice movement fights back
AND FINALLY, LOVIN' LIFE!