On the 54th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut

By Therese Aukofer

On Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th pro-lifers throughout Wisconsin will gather on sidewalks to pray and peacefully raise awareness on the dangers of the birth control pill. Fifty-four years ago, the Griswold v. Connecticut U.S. Supreme Court ruling (June 7, 1965) legalized contraception and established “privacy rights” that paved the way for the Roe v Wade ruling a few years later.The purpose of our campaign is to draw attention to the dangers of the birth control pill and the fact that it does indeed cause early chemical abortions.

The American Life League coined the event name, "The Pill Kills.” Many know that the pill can aid in preventing fertilization, but what is not commonly known is that it is also capable of killing a newly conceived child by making the lining of the uterus too thin for the embryo to implant inside the mother. In addition, many women have died as a result of using the pill. It is physically dangerous not only for the baby, but also for the mother.

The pill is deadly not only to babies but also to the morality of people and their understanding of the value of the human person. Easy access to birth control encourages riskier sexual behavior because of the blind belief that the contraceptive will protect against any unwanted outcomes, i.e. a child. When the contraceptive fails, abortion becomes the backup solution. The pill also plays a part in demeaning the human person to an object of pleasure while stripping the sexual union between a man and a woman of its inherent function of reproduction. We call it the contraceptive mentality.

You will not read about any of this in a liberal article or website. They will only tell you about the convenience of the pill in eliminating responsibility when it comes to bringing a child into the world, and that the reduction and termination of pregnancies is a great thing. They will not tell you about the risks associated with birth control for women, or that the pill’s side effects can prove to be deadly.

To learn more about how the pill is capable of abortions, click here.

Check out the locations for the 2019 Pro-Life Prayer Witness on the 54th Anniversary Griswold v. Connecticut

  • Milwaukee:  Join us on June 8th at 11:00AM for prayer on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood on Highway 100 & Lincoln Avenue.

  • Mauston: Join us in prayer and scripture reading in front of the Health First, formerly Family Planning Health Services, in Mauston, WI on Friday, June 7th, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m. See flyer here.

  • Madison: Join us for prayer on the sidewalks outside of Madison Planned Parenthood on Orin Road on Friday June 7th  at 6:30 pm. Ice cream social at Culvers by East Towne Mall following. 

  • Wausau: St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau will say a rosary outside of Health First (216 South 3rd Avenue on Friday, June 7th. For time and details, contact  [email protected]