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Hotline Archive: Abortion

CLOSED: Forest View Abortion Clinic in Des Plaines, Illinois

Posted by John Jansen (April 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm)
Maria Goldstein outside of the closed Forest View abortion facility

Maria Goldstein of Northwest Families for Life stands outside the now closed Forest View abortion clinic in Des Plaines, IL

Earlier this year the Pro-Life Action League reported that notorious Chicago area abortionists Vinod and Vijay Goyal had recently sent a cold-call mailing [PDF] to local physicians inviting them to consider working at one of the husband-and-wife team’s six abortion clinics.

The letter also tried to drum up business for the financially troubled Goyals.  Their business has been down in recent years — which means their abortions have been down, reflecting a statewide trend across Illinois — and just this morning, we heard some great news: one of the Goyals’ abortion clinics, Forest View Medical Center in northwest suburban Des Plaines, is now permanently closed!

Grassroots Pro-Life Activism Closed This Abortion Clinic

The closing of the Forest View abortion clinic is a textbook example that proves grassroots pro-life activism works. [Continue reading ...]

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911 Call Shows How Little Planned Parenthood Cares about Women’s Health

Posted by Eric Scheidler (April 10, 2014 at 6:30 am)

The recordings of a 911 call and a dispatcher’s ambulance call reveal Planned Parenthood’s diligence—but only when it comes to protecting their business from public scrutiny.

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, an ambulance appeared at the huge Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Illinois, during the Pro-Life Action League’s monthly protest there. I caught the incident on camera, as did volunteers with the Live Pro-Life youth group. The recordings were later obtained with help from the Thomas More Society through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

911 Operator Rebukes Planned Parenthood Staffer

The ambulance arrived at approximately 9:40 a.m. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., paramedics exited the main doors with a patient on a gurney and loaded it into the ambulance. They left about 10:10 a.m.

On both the 911 call and on the radio with paramedics, the dispatcher is clearly frustrated at how little information Planned Parenthood has given her about the status of their patient. The Planned Parenthood employee on the phone even seems reluctant to give the name of the business she’s calling from: [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Abortion, Clinic Witness, Planned Parenthood, Sidewalk Counseling, Videos | 2 Comments »

Aborted Babies Burned to Heat Hospitals: What’s the Big Deal?

Posted by John Jansen (April 1, 2014 at 10:34 am)

Last week the Telegraph reported that the remains of over 15,000 aborted babies have been incinerated as clinical waste over the past two years in the UK, with some of them having having been used in “waste-to-energy” plants that produce power for heat:

One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant. The mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’

In response to the news, the ever outspoken P.Z. Myers wrote the following:

I’m not in the least disturbed by the fact that patients were not consulted on how their dead fetus was disposed. When you go in for an operation, are you concerned about what is done with the bloody towels afterwards, or how your appendix or tonsils or excised cyst are treated? Did you think there was some special room deep in the bowels of the institution where they were reverently interred, attended by a weeping chaplain who said a few kind words over your precious bodily fluids? Nope. They’re sealed up in a bag, dealt with according to appropriate protocols for medical waste, and incinerated.

Get over it.

Myers’ reaction is absolutely the right reaction to have—if the unborn are not human beings. [Continue reading ...]

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Five Babies Recently Saved at Planned Parenthood Mega-Center in Illinois

Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm)
CLA pro-life student Julia

Julia, a member of Christian Liberty Academy’s Live Pro-Life group, shows the goody bags the group gives out, March 15 [Photo by Eric Scheidler]

I’m happy to report that since the beginning of this month, five babies have been saved from abortion at the huge Planned Parenthood’s mega-center in Aurora, Illinois, where the Pro-Life Action League is especially active. This is especially joyous news considering how difficult it is to speak to clients at this location, which was deliberately designed to hinder pro-life outreach.

The first came March 1 during a kickoff rally for 40 Days for Life. Sidewalk counselors Karen N. reports that a couple came out from Planned Parenthood and approached her as they were driving away. The woman nodded when Karen asked her if she was pregnant, and nodded again when she asked whether they’d changed their minds. Karen gave them information on the nearby Waterleaf pregnancy center. The man said they had to get a bite first—further indication they had had an abortion scheduled, since clients are instructed not to eat the morning before.

Three Saves the First Week of Lent

On Ash Wednesday, March 5, a car pulled out of the Planned Parenthood parking lot and pulled up beside sidewalk counselor Susan S. The passenger, a young woman, told Susan she had decided to keep her baby. Only minutes later, another car pulled up to Susan S. and counselor Randy M. and a beaming young woman told them about a previously unknown save: her daughter would soon turn one year old. [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Abortion, Clinic Witness, Planned Parenthood, Sidewalk Counseling | 3 Comments »

Pray and Fast for Three Abortion Activists This Lent

Posted by Ann Scheidler (March 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm)
Lent 2014 graphic

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Last year the Pro-Life Action League encouraged pro-lifers to give up one meal a week for the conversion of an abortion worker. This year, we’re taking it to the next level.

This Lent, we’re encouraging prayer and fasting for three specific abortion activists—three women deeply entrenched and ideologically committed to abortion.

These women are pro-choice journalist Robin Marty, abortion clinic escort Katie Klabusich and abortionist Cheryl Chastine. We’re asking you to pray every day and offer the sacrifice of one meal a week for them during the season of Lent, which begins today. [Continue reading ...]

Tags: , , , , , . Posted in Abortion, Our Opposition | 31 Comments »

Planned Parenthood Was against Abortion Before It Was for It

Posted by John Jansen (March 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm)

If you’ve ever wondered why Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards rarely gives on-camera interviews, here’s why:

Remember, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain. And yet their president of the past eight years can’t give coherent answers to basic questions related to the topic. Richards stops and starts so often that one might guess that this is the first interview she’s ever done.

But enough about style, and onto substance.

Does anyone actually believe that at the time Cecile Richards was pregnant with her own three children, she actually believed they weren’t alive? [Continue reading ...]

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Illinois Attorney General Appeals Judge’s Ruling That Reduces Abortion Clinic’s Fine from $36,000 to $77

Posted by John Jansen (March 3, 2014 at 10:12 am)

state of illinois vs. womens's aid clinic of lincolnwoodLast month the Pro-Life Action League reported that a judge in Chicago was willing to let the Women’s Aid Clinic abortion facility pay a mere $77 instead of the $36,000 it was fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2011.

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 in 2009.

Since that time, Women’s Aid Clinic owner Larisa Rozansky filed for bankruptcy (but the case was dismissed), closed out the clinic’s 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 came calling to remind Rozansky 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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The Lies in Rolling Stone’s “Seven Most Common Lies about Abortion”

Posted by Matt Yonke (February 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm)

Woman holding 'I Regret my Abortion' sign

The picture that accompanied the Rolling Stone article

Rolling Stone recently published a list of The Seven Most Common Lies About Abortion.

The list is mostly a collection of straw man parodies of pro-life talking points rebutted with cherry-picked pro-choice statistics.

And it wouldn’t be worth a second of anyone’s time if it wasn’t being passed around social media like wildfire and garnering thousands of comments on Rolling Stone’s site. But it is, so let’s debunk the debunking point by point!

1. “Abortion Causes Breast Cancer.”

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Notorious Abortionist’s Cold Call Mailing to Doctors: Further Evidence of Abortion Provider Shortage

Posted by John Jansen (February 28, 2014 at 9:00 am)

One of our supporters — a family practice doctor currently working in the Chicago area — recently sent us a cold-call mailing he had received from notorious abortionists Vinod and Vijay Goyal, a husband-and-wife team who own and operate more surgical abortion clinics than anyone else in Illinois.

The letter [PDF] begins:

Dear Dr. ________,

We realize that it can be difficult to find a truly professional medical facility to refer your patients to for pregnancy termination services. Please allow me to introduce these State Licensed, outpatient surgery centers of www.IllinoisAbortion.com.

Clearly, then, the purpose of this mailing is to drum up business.

But think about it: When does an owner have to drum up business? When business is down — which means, in this case, when abortions are down. [Continue reading ...]

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Tom Herring: Words Fail, but Pictures Show the Truth about Abortion

Posted by Eric Scheidler (February 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm)

Anti-Choice Project logoMy friend Tom Herring of the Anti-Choice Project (ACP) gave an outstanding interview yesterday to KIRO radio in Seattle about his group’s visit to Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington. ACP volunteers brought a display of abortion victim photos to the school after learning that school officials had ordered the remove of some posters put up by the campus pro-life group.

In his interview with host Jason Rantz, Tom articulately defended the public display of abortion victim photos:

There are certain evils, words simply fail us when we try to communicate the gravity of the evil. So for example, I think the Holocaust itself would be an example of something that, if we were to limit ourselves to words to describe it, we would be doing an injustice to what actually happened.

In the same way, we use these pictures to show the true reality, the nature of what abortion does to a baby.

I was particularly impressed with Tom’s response to an objection often raised about these pictures: the mere fact that they upset people doesn’t mean that what they depict is wrong. [Continue reading ...]

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