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VIDEO: Eric Scheidler False Arrest at Planned Parenthood Protest

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 16, 2015 at 7:49 pm)

Last night, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler was arrested on a bogus trespassing charge during a protest of Planned Parenthood’s “Generations Celebration” at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier.

Eric merely walked down the pier with the permission of the pier’s security staff when he was ambushed by security and police who arrested him for trespassing despite the fact that he was never asked to leave the pier!

The footage above is all the video that remains of the arrest. The memory card from Eric’s camera—which may well have caught the arrest and the events leading up to it—was missing from the camera when it was returned after the arrest! As far as we know, the card is still in police custody or has been destroyed to protect police and Navy Pier staff.

Unfortunately the footage that remains was taken hastily as I was running to Eric’s aid, but it contains the final moments when Eric was put in cuffs and hauled away.

Eric was in police custody for five hours and spent today consulting with attorneys on the way forward, but he will post an in-depth report on this wrongful arrest tomorrow! Stay tuned for more details.

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics, League News, Our Civil Rights, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism, The Culture War, Videos | 3 Comments »

This Video Saved a Baby from Abortion

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm)

Last week, the Pro-Life Action League published the video above—911 call audio along with video from local sidewalk counselors and prayer partners documenting an ambulance taking a woman away from an abortion clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas after a botched abortion.

The video quickly became one of our most viewed—over 20,000 people have watched it since its launch. But much more important was the impact it had on one woman.

On Friday we learned that a pregnant woman who was considering abortion saw this video. After viewing this video and seeing how little the abortion industry truly cares for women, she chose life for her baby! [Continue reading …]

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VIDEO: Arkansas clinic cancels 911 call, wasting precious time in getting help for botched abortion victim

Posted by John Jansen (April 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm)

You have to see it for yourself to believe it.

On March 11, an employee at the Little Rock Family Planning Services (LRFPS) abortion facility—the only licensed abortion facility in Arkansas and a member of the National Abortion Federation—called 911 to request an ambulance for a woman in need.

But just a few seconds into the call, she abruptly cancelled the request for an ambulance. Then, a minute later, she called 911 again to say they really did need that ambulance after all.

“Oh, um, actually, the doctor said no”

The first 911 call was made by an LRFPS employee at 11:45 a.m., but 13 seconds into the call, another employee can be heard in the background saying, “Stop. He said stop.”  The employee who placed the call then told the 911 dispatcher, “Oh, um, actually, the doctor said no,” and the other employee can be heard in the background saying, “No, don’t come, we got it.” [Continue reading …]

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Faced with $36,000 fine, Illinois Appellate Court lets Chicago abortion clinic pay $77 to get off the hook

Posted by John Jansen (April 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm)

State of Illinois v. Women's Aid ClinicImagine you run a shoddy abortion clinic that amasses a $36,000 fine by your state’s health department after an 18-year old patient dies.

You file for bankruptcy, but your case is dismissed.

Then, you close out your bank account, dissolve your old company, change your name, and move to a different location.

When the state comes calling, you say the old company doesn’t exist anymore, so the state’s out of luck.

You couldn’t get away with that, could you?

Believe it or not, the Pro-Life Action League has learned that an Illinois Appellate Court has just decided [PDF] that a Chicago abortion clinic can do just that by requiring the owner to pay a mere $77.

Abortion Clinic Owner Felt “Victimized” by “Unfair” Health Department Inspection

To understand how things got to this point, we have to back up a few years.

On September 6-7, 2011, inspectors with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) visited the Women’s Aid Clinic abortion facility, located in the northern Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood, for the first time in 15 years.

What they found shocked them. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics | 0 Comments »

Tens of thousands of patient records found unsecured at former abortion clinic in Flint, Michigan

Posted by Monica Migliorino Miller, PhD (April 2, 2015 at 12:26 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).

abandoned patient records from abortion clinic in flint, michiganTens of thousands of medical records, many of them containing details of women who had abortions, were left accessible and unsecured in the defunct Feminine Health Care abortion clinic in Flint, Michigan.

This story begins on Sunday, March 15, 2015 when pro-life activist leader Pro-Life Detroit’s Lynn Mills happened to be driving near Flint.  Under what can only be described as an inspiration from God, she decided to take a look at vacant abortion center formerly owned by retired abortionist Alberto Hodari.

After parking her car in the empty lot in front of the building (where the entrances were boarded up), she walked to the left side of the run-down structure and saw that a large opening had been cut in the chain link fence which already posed a security breach to the facility.

Walking right though the large hole, Lynn notice a side door. She decided to tug on its handle and the door did something she never expected—it instantly opened! To her shock, Lynn was immediately confronted by stacks upon stacks of boxes that appeared to contain files of Hodari’s patient records. Many of the boxes were marked with the words “charts” and “records”: [Continue reading …]

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Ambulance Takes Woman Away from Abortion Clinic; Director Says Annual Inspections Unnecessary

Posted by John Jansen (March 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm)

peoria abortion clinic inspection, june 16, 2011It’s been three weeks since a woman was taken away in an ambulance from the National Health Care abortion facility in Peoria, Illinois. And from the 911 audio — “We need somebody very quickly” — it didn’t sound good at all.

You might expect that this incident would prompt the director, Margaret Vanduyn, to keep a low profile. Yet she was eager to be interviewed for an AP story that appeared this week in the Chicago Sun-Times about an Illinois House bill (introduced, coincidentally, on the very same day as the ambulance incident in Peoria) that would require annual unannounced inspections of all abortion facilities in the state:

Margaret Vanduyn, executive director of the National Health Care clinic that offers abortion services in Peoria, said an annual inspection would be unnecessary. The state sends inspectors “every couple of years,” she said, but most of the problems they have found involved paperwork and, in one case, an outdated certification on equipment. Vanduyn said she believed the proposal to increase inspections was “politically motivated.”

Abortion clinic managers bellyaching about the prospect of greater oversight is, of course, nothing new. But Vanduyn, perhaps even more so than most, should be the last to complain. [Continue reading …]

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“We need someone very quickly,” Peoria Abortion Worker Tells 911 Operator

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm)

Today is “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day”, and to mark the occasion, the Pro-Life Action League is releasing yet another video of the aftermath of a botched abortion, this time from February 25 at National Health Care in Peoria, Illinois.

In this case, the abortion client was harmed so badly the abortionist, Yogendra Shah, “couldn’t get a grip” on the blood flow. The clinic employee reiterates several times that they need someone to come “very quickly.”

As we’ve seen in several cases before, the abortion worker on the phone seems more concerned with not giving out too much information than with making sure the emergency workers have all the information they need, much to the 911 operator’s frustration.

We haven’t been able to learn the client’s fate, so please keep her in your prayers for physical and spiritual healing. And share this video to spread the word that, in addition to being morally outrageous, abortion is dangerous for women.

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Aftermath | 0 Comments »

Will You Host a Pro-Life Way of the Cross at Your Local Abortion Facility on Good Friday?

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 2, 2015 at 10:46 am)

On Good Friday, April 3, pro-lifers across the country will take part in “A Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at their local abortion facility, and you’re invited to take part!

We’re calling on pro-lifers like you to join us in hosting a “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at your local abortion facility.

And, we’re providing you with all the tools you need to make it happen in your area, including an ecumenical prayer service book, templates to promote your event through e-mail and in churches, advice on practical considerations and more! [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Pro-Life Activism, Pro-Life Events | 6 Comments »

Down Syndrome Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Posted by League Staff (February 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm)

QuicktakeMatthew Hennessey, writing at First Things:

Sadly, this is how many see disability — one, long, painful babysitting job for beleaguered parents who will never know happiness, never know grace, never know peace and quiet, never know what it is to eat a nice meal of pizza at an outdoor café. Can you imagine such hardship?

I can, I suppose. I have a daughter with Down syndrome, and I know countless other families who love someone with the genetic condition known as Trisomy 21. We’re not saints for having taken on this burden; neither are we victims. Sure, it’s hard sometimes. On balance, though, our difficulties are no greater or more insurmountable than any family’s. After all, into each life some rain must fall.

Despite claiming to have done some research, [Sophie] Horan and her husband are terrifically misinformed about Down syndrome. Horan claims she aborted her baby because she didn’t “want him or her to ever feel lonely, lack independence, or be confined to a nursing home when we passed on.” In fact, numerous studies have confirmed what my family already knows: people with Down syndrome are happy with their lives. Siblings of those with Down syndrome report that their lives are enriched by their brother or sister’s condition. Parents are brought closer together by the experience of raising a child with Down syndrome.

Read the whole thing.

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Chicago Tribune Publishes Major Story on Abortion Clinic That Refuses to Pay $36,000 Fine Following Woman’s Death

Posted by John Jansen (February 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm)

women's aid clinic story in chicago tribuneThe Pro-Life Action League has been following the story of the Women’s Aid Clinic abortion facility closely for the past three years, and we’re pleased that it’s finally receiving thorough treatment from a major media outlet.

Today’s Chicago Tribune has a major front-page article on the Women’s Aid facility, whose owner, Larisa Rozansky, still has not paid the $36,000 fine assessed by the State of Illinois in 2011.

Abortion clinic moves, changes name, claims it doesn’t exist

The massive fine was assessed in response to a host of serious violations discovered by state inspectors, including failure to perform CPR on 18-year old Antonesha Ross, who died following an abortion performed there in 2009.

Since that time, Rozansky closed out the Women’s Aid Clinic bank account, dissolved the company, changed its name to Women’s Aid Center and moved to a different location — although the “Center” continued to use the same website and phone number, and for a period of time, even processed credit cards via the same Merchant Services account number as the “Clinic.”

When the state reminded Rozansky that in March 2012 that paying the $36,000 fine wasn’t optional, her response was that Women’s Aid Clinic “does not exist,” and so the state was out of luck. [Continue reading …]

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