Friday, December 18, 2009

One email/one call - ask your Sen/Rep to sign this letter

"Senator Grothman (R-West Bend) is circulating a letter for legislators to sign onto asking the Medical Society and the Medical Examining Board to investigate Abortionist Prohaska with regard to comments he made on a video circulating on the internet involving his activities at Planned Parenthood’s Appleton abortion facility. On the video, the Planned Parenthood counselor is heard telling a woman that a child’s heartbeat does not begin until 17 or 18 weeks and something called “heart tones” begin at 7 weeks. Scientifically, a child’s heartbeat starts at three weeks and one day after conception. Dr. Prohaska, tells the woman, "you don't want to wait" to get an abortion, that an abortion is “very, very safe . . . much safer than having a baby” and warns her, "women die having babies." Prohaska is clearly choosing his words carefully to encourage a young woman to have an abortion.

“It seems to me that in order to keep the high reputation of Wisconsin’s medical profession, we cannot have doctors distorting medical truths in order to increase their incomes,” said Grothman. “It is important that both the State Medical Society and the Medical Examining Board investigate whether Dr. Prohaska should be allowed to continue to perform abortions in the state of Wisconsin.”

In the interest of public safety and women’s health, it is shocking that Planned Parenthood has not dismissed Dr. Prohaska on its own. The State of Wisconsin gives Planned Parenthood approximately $6 Million taxpayer dollars per year through the Family Planning Waiver program alone. This is in addition to approximately $12 Million in tax dollars through Title V, X and XIX funding that Planned Parenthood receives. The idea that an organization that receives Millions of tax dollars would mislead a young woman, in order to get another $300-$400 for an abortion is appalling.

I would hope to hear from both the State Medical Society and the Medical Examining Board as to whether or not they feel this behavior is appropriate and this level of misinformation is in the public’s best interest."


Dear Colleagues:

As you may be aware, there has been an outrage around the state due to a video released by Live Action which exposes information about how abortion clinics really treat women. They recently taped Dr. Prohaska in the Appleton Planned Parenthood clinic clearly encouraging the woman to have an abortion and his staff misleading a woman as to when the baby’s heart starts beating. It seems to me that the State Medical Society should not want the medical profession tarnished by such behavior and the Medical Examining Board should not want a doctor licensed who engaged in such behavior. I am, therefore, forwarding a letter to both groups to look into Dr. Prohaska’s behavior on the video and to report back to us as legislators. If you haven’t seen the video, you can find it at:

If you would like to join me in signing on to the letter, please contact my office by Noon on Wednesday, December 23rd.


Glenn Grothman


Contact Information for Legislators can be accessed by clicking here:

WHEDA spends $1400 on...FLOWERS?

After calling out WHEDA (Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority) on the proposed expenditure of $1400 on flowers for a Christmas party, Sen. Glenn Grothman receives the following letter:


Sen. Grothman's response:


Some of you have been wondering what happened to my request that the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) not spend $1,400 on flowers at this year's Christmas party.

Of course, they shouldn't even have had a party at a total cost of over $10,000. In the correspondence I received from Antonio Riley, the Executive Director, they were defiant. They went ahead and spent the money. They felt that since they had given out money to various housing-related charities that they were entitled to spend $1,400 on flowers.

Quite frankly, this amazes me as I felt that they would just quietly not buy the flowers. I am sure there are many employees around the state that work hard at their jobs not getting flowers for Christmas because of it. I'm sure this matter will be discussed further at the next WHEDA Board meeting. Of course, it raises the question if there is such a lack of common sense on such a minor bill for $1,400, it is probably true that lack of common sense is also being displayed on larger matters involving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Message from Sen. Grothman concerning SEX ED bill

Action Needed to Stop Planned Parenthood’s Offensive Sex Ed Bill

Dear Friends,

People sometimes wonder how we arrived at the state of moral decay we are currently at in America and what we can do to fight it. One primary example exacerbating current problems in Wisconsin is Senate Bill 324/Assembly Bill 458 which dramatically changes the Sex Education curriculum in our state.

This bill, which is a top legislative priority for Planned Parenthood, will require districts to use curriculum approved by a traditionally liberal Department of Public Instruction relying on information determined to be accurate by liberal national groups. Bizarrely, public school teachers will not be able to say anything that will promote bias against sexually active children. Apparently, we don’t want to hurt their feelings.

Currently, curriculum is determined by a community advisory board made up of local parents and clergy who normally have a much more conservative and Christian-based view of sex among youngsters than Planned Parenthood. A coalition of almost two dozen liberal groups is pushing this bill that has already passed the State Assembly on a 48 to 43 vote.

It is vital for all sincere Christians to call their State Senators at this time and tell them to vote against Senate Bill 324/Assembly Bill 458. It would also be a good idea to call your State Representative and find out how they voted. If they voted for AB 458, ask them to publicly renounce their vote.

If you would like further information about how to protect Wisconsin’s children and keep our schools safe, please feel free to contact me toll-free at 1-800-662-1227 or email me at

Very Truly Yours,

Glenn Grothman
State Senator
20th Senate District

Monday, December 7, 2009

Phyllis Schlafly denounces ALA's Banned Books Week


The Silliest Celebration

A few weeks ago, the American Library Association announcedwith much fanfare that it was celebrating the ridiculous event called “Banned Books Week.” This announcement accused Americans of being “zealots and bigots who live in fear of discourse” and of being “screamers and book banners and book burners.” This Association arranged events and set up displays at libraries all over the country to pretend we have a problem with censorship.
Listen to commentary in it's entirety HERE.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

MPS considers condom giveaway program for kids

Milwaukee Public Schools' health officials want to make condoms freely available to students in many of the district's high schools, as part of an effort to combat the health risks that sexually transmitted infections and other communicable diseases pose to young people.