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Four Babies Saved from Abortion on League’s “Empty Manger” Caroling Day!

by Matt Yonke (December 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm)

Caroling at Planned ParenthoodSince 2003, the Pro-Life Action League has held an “Empty Manger” Christmas caroling day outside abortion clinics in our headquarters city of Chicago and the surrounding area, and Saturday we continued that tradition, visiting eight area facilities—five in Chicago and three in DuPage county.

Over the years women have occasionally chosen life for their babies when they heard the songs of Christmas outside the abortion facility, and on Saturday four women that we know of cancelled their abortion appointments!

Three Babies Saved at Planned Parenthood Aurora

The day started outside Planned Parenthood’s Aurora, Illinois mega-center where we’ve been caroling since it opened in 2007 under a cloud of controversy and deceit.

This Saturday, high school students from the Live Pro-Life group from Christian Liberty Academy in nearby Arlington Heights were sidewalk counseling as we sang, and as we were leaving, the group’s leaders ran over to say that a woman had just told them that she had cancelled her abortion appointment after hearing the caroling! [Continue reading ...]

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League Files Formal Complaint after Ambulances Are Called Three Times in Two Days to Chicago Abortion Clinic

by John Jansen (December 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm)
Ambulance at the back door of the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic in Chicago, December 20 

Ambulance at the back door of the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic in Chicago, Dec. 20

When Pro-Life Action League national director Joe Scheidler arrived December 20 at the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic with 30 pro-lifers for the last stop on the League’s “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling Tour in Chicago, the group was greeted by an all too familiar sight: a woman being loaded into an ambulance.

What’s more, on the previous day, ambulances were called to the facility on two separate occasions.

The Albany abortion clinic, run by the Family Planning Associates chain, has long been notorious for not-safe-but-legal abortions, as witnessed chiefly by four (4) women who actually died following abortions performed there: Maria Rodriguez, Nakia Jorden, Maria Leho, and, most tragically of all, 13-year old Deanna Bell. [Continue reading ...]

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State Orders Emergency Shutdown of Detroit Area Abortion Clinic

Attorney General Hearing Set to Investigate Botched Late-Term Abortion

by Monica Migliorino Miller, PhD (December 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm)

The following is a guest blog post by Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D., director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and author of Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars (St. Benedict Press, 2012).

Ambulance at Women's Center of Southfield abortion clinic in Lathrup Village, Michigan, Feb. 28, 2014 

Ambulance at Women’s Center of Southfield abortion clinic in Lathrup Village, Michigan, Feb. 28, 2014

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) ordered the Women’s Center of Southfield in Lathrup Village, Michigan to cease operations beginning November 21 pending the outcome of an investigative hearing by the Attorney General’s Office on March 4, 2015.

The emergency shutdown of this facility owned by abortionist Jacob Kalo was prompted by the official allegation of a botched abortion at 23 weeks that occurred in February 27-28. The woman who underwent the abortion—at the hands of Reginald Sharpe, who is currently under investigation by the State of Michigan—suffered uterine perforation and hemorrhaging resulting in emergency hospital care.

The Women’s Center of Southfield clinic is subject to yearly state inspections. Through investigative work by pro-life leader Lynn Mills and her team at Pro-Life Detroit, it was discovered that the clinic failed no fewer than five (5) inspections within 10 months. [Continue reading ...]

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Abortionist Naresh Patel Arrested: Five Reasons To Celebrate

by Eric Scheidler (December 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm)

In the latest episode of Life at Ground Zero I report on the arrest of abortionist Naresh Patel for fraud, and the closure of his abortion clinic in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

An arrest like this is a significant victory for the pro-life movement. Watch the video for five reasons why, and what you can do to build on a victory like this.

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Join Two Pro-Life Christmas Caroling Tours in Chicagoland December 20

by Matt Yonke (December 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm)

Empty Manger CarolingIn addition to the Empty Manger Christmas Caroling days being held in over a dozen cities nationwide this year, the Pro-Life Action League is hosting two caroling tours in our headquarters city of Chicago and its suburbs!

One of our most beloved activities of the year, the Empty Manger Caroling Day brings the love of Christ to the darkness of the abortion facility. Join us as we visit eight Chicago area abortion clinics with the hope of Christmas. [Continue reading ...]

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Decisive Pro-Life Activism Prompts Shopping Mall to Remove Ad for Detroit Abortion Clinic

by Monica Migliorino Miller, PhD (December 8, 2014 at 11:21 am)

The following is a guest blog post by Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D., director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and author of Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars (St. Benedict Press, 2012).

Ad for Scotsdale abortion clinic removed from Southland Center Shopping Mall 

Ad for Scotsdale abortion clinic removed from Southland Center Shopping Mall in Taylor, Michigan—see full-size version here

Just when you thought you had seen everything, and just in time for the Christmas season, it was discovered that the hideous Scotsdale abortion clinic in Detroit was actually advertising its killing business in the Southland Center Shopping Mall in Taylor, Michigan, located south of the city.

The large display ad was practically the first thing shoppers would see when they walked into the main entrance to the mall. And this ad was not even hiding the fact that Scotsdale was an abortion center. Notice the ad states “termination services.” How’s that for some Christmas cheer!

Members of Michigan Downriver Right to Life saw the ad and composed a letter of protest that was sent to the mall’s General Manager, Beth Isola. The letter appeared to be ignored, as no one who signed it received any kind of acknowledgement.

“Changing the Language” Not Good Enough

I decided it was time to call the General Manager and insist that the ad be removed. I left a voicemail for Isola on Monday, Dec. 1st. That very evening I received a call from the central office of Rouse Properties in New York, the company that owns the mall. It was a man named Jason who heads up the Public Relations and Communications Deptartment. He said that they were aware of my voicemail to Isola and were now looking into “changing the language” on the ad. [Continue reading ...]

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Bring the Joy and Hope of Christmas to Your Local Abortion Clinic with an “Empty Manger” Caroling Day

by John Jansen (December 4, 2014 at 10:00 am)

Christmas caroling outside Albany abortion clinic in ChicagoEvery year the Pro-Life Action League brings the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of the abortuary with our “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling day—an annual tradition since 2003.

In recent years, more and more pro-life activists around the country have started holding their own Christmas caroling events at abortion clinics, and now it’s your turn to get involved in this Advent pro-life ministry.

To help you do just that, the Pro-Life Action League has put together some resources that will make your caroling day a success:

With these resources, hosting your own “Empty Manger” caroling day will be a snap.

The Pro-Life Action League will be sponsoring two caroling tours in the Chicago area on Saturday, December 20th. If you’ll be hosting your own caroling day in your local area, please send us the details, and we’ll include them below. [Continue reading ...]

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The League’s Pro-Life Message Reaches All the Way to Uganda

by Ann Scheidler (November 26, 2014 at 1:49 pm)
Students at St. Joseph School in Kyotera, Uganda 

Students at St. Joseph School in Kyotera, Uganda

We usually think of our mission of changing hearts and minds in a relatively parochial sense—reaching the people we encounter in person, or even in a radio or news interview. But sometimes our reach goes way beyond our expectations.

Recently, one of our Chicago area activists, Wanda, asked if we would be willing to contribute some pro-life materials to St. Joseph’s Technical Secondary School, a Catholic high school in Kyotera, Uganda.

While on his annual fundraising trip to the United States, Wanda had met Brother Charles, a member of the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga, (who run the school) at her part-time parish in Door County, Wisconsin.  Wanda was incredibly impressed with the work that the Brothers are doing to serve their students, many of whom, because they are orphans, live at the school as well. [Continue reading ...]

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Where Does Planned Parenthood’s Money Go? Not into Maintenance

by Eric Scheidler (November 25, 2014 at 10:05 am)

Planned Parenthood inspection report screenshotWhen you go to a doctor’s office or a hospital, there are some subtle hints that you are not at home.

One of the first hints is the furniture. While at home you may have soft cloth upholstery with cozy surfaces, at the hospital or doctor’s office you get the feel of hard vinyl or plastic or metal.

Not too inviting. Why is that?

Because, unlike our homes, hospitals and doctor’s offices have serious concerns about the spread of disease. Vinyl, plastic, and metal are easily cleaned up. Spray with a germicide, wait, wipe, and you’re done. This is particularly important when there is, shall we say, “bodily fluid spillage”.

Cloth, on the other hand, does not allow for cleanup. Once “fluids” are in, they stay. Unless a cloth chair can be steam cleaned on a moment’s notice, there is no way to guarantee it is clean for the next patient.

Vinyl, although easily cleaned, still has to be maintained. When there are rips in vinyl, fluids can leak into the stuffing, rendering the chair uncleanable.

Unsanitary Conditions Rife for Spreading Infections

With this mind, it’s worth taking a look at what state inspectors found during their most recent inspection [PDF] conducted September 16 at Planned Parenthood’s Far Northeast Health Center in Kermit Gosnell’s hometown of Philadelphia. [Continue reading ...]

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Bring the Joy and Hope of Christmas to Abortuaries with an “Empty Manger” Caroling Day

by Matt Yonke (November 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm)

Christmas caroling outside Albany abortion clinic in AuroraEvery year the Pro-Life Action League brings the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of the abortuary with our “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling day.

Now more than ever, we need to be actively engaged in fighting abortion on the ground outside our nation’s abortion facilities.

Sometimes that means sidewalk counseling, sometimes that means protesting, and sometimes that means bringing the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ to the doors of the abortion clinic with peaceful Christmas caroling.

Host an “Empty Manger” Caroling Day in Your Town

In recent years, more and more pro-life activists around the country have started holding their own Christmas caroling events at abortion clinics, and now it’s your turn to get involved in this Advent pro-life ministry.

To help you do just that, the Pro-Life Action League has put together some resources that will make your caroling day a success: [Continue reading ...]

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