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Pro-Lifers Tell Wendy Davis: Aborted Baby Girls Will Never Get to Wear Pink Shoes

Posted by Matt Yonke (May 20, 2015 at 5:07 pm)
Dearborn protest

Protest of Planned Parenthood and Wendy Davis [Photo by Sam Scheidler]

On Monday, May 18, the Pro-Life Action League joined Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Pro-Life Detroit to protest a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Dearborn, Michigan.

The keynote speaker for the luncheon was none other than Wendy Davis, known in the media as the “Abortion Barbie” after her filibuster of a landmark pro-life bill in the Texas state legislature in 2013.

Ensuring that Planned Parenthood can’t throw an abortion party without protest is a big part of our mission at the Pro-Life Action League, and when we heard Davis would be the keynote speaker at this event, we knew we had to be there. [Continue reading …]

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Congress Schedules Vote on Pain Capable Bill the Day after Pro-Lifers Protest on Capitol Hill

Posted by Eric Scheidler (May 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm)

Last week I traveled to Washington D.C. to join a group of pro-life leaders for protest at the Longworth Congressional Office Building, calling on Congress to hold a vote on HR 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PDF), commonly known as the “20 Week Abortion Ban.”

The vote on this bill was originally scheduled for January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court rulings that stripped unborn children of their legal right to life. But at the last minute several members of Congress withdrew their support, concerned about the bill’s reporting requirement for exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

Of course, every child has a right to life, regardless of the circumstances of conception. But the abortion lobby has been very effective at exploiting the issue of rape to justify abortion and demonize pro-lifers. In the current political climate, no bill without such exceptions has any chance of being passed.

It was extremely disheartening to all of us who were gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. that day when the vote was postponed, only hours before the annual March for Life was set to begin. That’s why I jumped at the chance to urge Congress to vote on this bill. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics, Videos | 5 Comments »

Notorious Chicago abortion clinic loses license, fined $50,000

Posted by Eric Scheidler (April 30, 2015 at 10:33 am)

Albany FPA abortion clinic in ChicagoThe Pro-Life Action League has just obtained documents revealing that the Illinois Department of Public Health has fined a notorious Chicago abortion clinic $50,000 and revoked its license to operate as an ambulatory surgical treatment facility (ASTC).

The Albany late-term abortion clinic, a part of the Family Planning Associates (FPA) abortion chain, has had ongoing problems with its state license to operate as an ASTC for the past 20 months. As of this writing, Albany is still open for business, despite the fact that on March 10—which is, ironically enough, “National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day”—the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) issued an order [PDF] revoking the clinic’s license, stating, “The Department has found conditions in the Facility that are threatening to the public interest, health, safety, or welfare.”

On this same date, IDPH assessed fines in the amount of $40,000, after having previously assessed a $10,000 fine on February 9.

Anything But “Safe and Legal”

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 died following abortions performed there: Maria Rodriguez, Nakia Jorden, Maria Leho, and, most tragically of all, 13-year old Deanna Bell. It’s also worth noting that Albany is a member of the National Abortion Federation, which holds itself up as the gold standard of providers of so-called “safe, legal, and accessible abortion care.” [Continue reading …]

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Screaming Woman Transported by Ambulance from Planned Parenthood

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm)

This morning, I was sidewalk counseling at our local Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois when I saw a woman arrive with a male companion. One look was enough to see that something was wrong.

She was slumped in her seat in her car and stumbling as she exited the vehicle. As she approached Planned Parenthood’s door she vomited on the sidewalk.

My friend Sandy was counseling with me and offered her help, saying she looked like she was not well and Planned Parenthood wasn’t equipped to offer the help she needed. We had no idea at the time how right Sandy was. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Aftermath, Planned Parenthood, Videos | 1 Comment »

Protect Doctors’ Rights of Conscience in Illinois—Call Your State Senator TODAY

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm)

Illinois abortionA new bill in the Illinois Senate which could be voted on any day now, would force healthcare providers to refer for abortions and have disastrous results for the state.

The Pro-Life Action League is urging you to call your State Senator at their Springfield office and tell them to Vote NO on SB 1564! Get the Springfield office numbers right here.

Under current Illinois law, which has been in place for nearly 20 years, healthcare providers have the right not to counsel or refer for any services which would violate their conscience.

SB 1564 uses the force of government to impose new and unnecessary obligations that are contrary to this longstanding law that appropriately protects both the freedom of conscience and patient care.

If passed, SB 1564 would: [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Health Care, Law and Politics, Our Civil Rights | 0 Comments »

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 | 2 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 …]

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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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