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Pro-Life Action League Sends Care Package with Handcuffs inside to Every Abortion Clinic in the Country

Posted by Eric Scheidler (January 22, 2015 at 8:00 am)
Preparing handcuffs care packages

League staffer Urszula and volunteer Kathy prepare the “handcuffs” care package [Photo by John Jansen]

Today—the forty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision—the Pro-Life Action League sent an special care package to every abortion clinic in the United States.

Inside: a picture of Naresh Patel, the Oklahoma abortionist arrested last month, along with a pair of plastic handcuffs and a signed note from me reading, “Could you be next? If you want to get out of the abortion business, give me a call.” I also included my cell phone number.

Care Packages Inspired by Patel Arrest

Patel arrested and cuffedThis project was inspired by the arrest of abortionist Naresh Patel last month at his abortion clinic for telling women that they were pregnant when whey weren’t so he could sell them abortion drugs. Patel has been charged with fraud and racketeering, and his Oklahoma clinic remains closed.

Patel first came to public notice in 1992 when he was investigated for burning the bodies of 55 aborted babies in a field east of Shawnee. Despite public outrage, Patel was not charged with a crime because he hadn’t violated any laws. He has also been accused by several women of sexually assaulting them during abortion procedures.

It’s no surprise that someone willing to kill unborn babies for a living would turn to crime, and Patel is not alone. Abortionists have been charged with crimes ranging from tax fraud and dealing drugs to rape and even murder. Some of the most notorious offenders include: [Continue reading ...]

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America’s Most Notorious Abortionists

Posted by Matt Yonke (January 22, 2015 at 7:59 am)

On December 9, abortionist Naresh Patel was arrested at his Oklahoma abortion facility for racketeering and fraud, inspiring the Pro-Life Action League’s Handcuffs Project.

Patel is not alone as an abortionist who has turned to crime. Here’s a list of some of the most notorious abortionists and their crimes:

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An Unexpected Blessing: Baby Saved from Abortion Thanks to Pro-Life Newspaper Ad from 1976

Posted by Ann Scheidler (January 21, 2015 at 8:00 am)
Paul and Maureen share their regret over abortion at the March for Life Chicago 

Paul and Maureen share their regret over abortion at the March for Life Chicago

On Saturday, my husband Joe and I attended the Northwest Families March for Life in Palatine, Illinois, along with over a thousand other pro-lifers. Joe and I were scheduled to speak at the outdoor portion of the program.

But first there were testimonies delivered inside St. Theresa Church. One of those testimonies was from a man named Paul who told his story for the first time. He and the woman he would eventually marry had a personal abortion story, and they had a personal life story as well.

It was 1976, and Paul was a senior in high school. His freshman girlfriend, Maureen, got pregnant. Afraid to tell her parents, she went to an abortion clinic for a pregnancy test. The test was positive and they left, planning to talk about what to do. But a clinic worker followed them to the elevator. She saw Paul’s girlfriend crying, and—as clinic workers are trained to do—she talked them into coming back into the clinic and taking care of the problem so her parents would never need to know.

A year later, Maureen was pregnant again. [Continue reading ...]

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Protest Planned Parenthood’s Roe v. Wade Party on January 22

Posted by Matt Yonke (January 16, 2015 at 11:04 am)

Protest Planned Parenthood's Roe v. Wade GalaOn Thursday, January 22, Planned Parenthood of Illinois will be holding a fundraising gala to celebrate the horrific anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. And the Pro-Life Action League will be there to protest!

Join us as we show Planned Parenthood’s supporters what abortion really looks like, and send the message that abortion is nothing to celebrate:

Event: Protest of Planned Parenthood’s Roe v. Wade Gala
When: Thursday, January 22nd, 5:00 p.m.
Where: City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago (Map)

Bring your friends and your warm clothes, we’ll provide the signs. Mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe by being a voice for the babies who cannot speak for themselves!

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Former Abortionist Turns His Life around After Experiencing God’s “Palpable Mercy”

Posted by John Jansen (January 15, 2015 at 8:00 am)

Admitting that he “bought the lie” that abortion and contraception were good for women, Dr. John Bruchalski performed abortions during his residency as part of his medical training in obstetrics and gynecology.

Then, at the invitation of a friend in the medical field, he took a trip to Mexico City in 1987. During a visited to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he heard a voice saying, “Why are you hurting me?”—but he pushed the voice out of his mind. But then a few years later, while on another pilgrimage, he finally realized the need to turn his life around and re-dedicate himself to God. [Continue reading ...]

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

Posted by John Jansen (December 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm)
A woman is transported into an ambulance at the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic in Chicago, December 20 

A woman is transported into an ambulance at the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic in Chicago, December 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

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

Posted 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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