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In past years, the Pro-Life Action League has called on pro-lifers to pray for those involved in the abortion business during the season of Lent. Last year we asked you to pray for three criminal abortionists in jail.
This year, with the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal so much in the news, we’re calling on the pro-life community to pray for three women at the heart of that scandal and the nation’s largest abortion chain: Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Dr. Mary Gatter and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.
Will you commit to join this challenge and pray every day and fast from one meal each week for these women during Lent? [Continue reading …]
This morning I took a call on our office phone from a woman looking for an abortion. But it took a moment to figure out that was what she was calling about. At first she was mumbling. I had to ask her to repeat her question.
So she did: “Do you do abortions?”
It was a strange question, especially considering that I always answer the phone by stating our organization’s name: “Eric Scheidler, Pro-Life Action League.”
We get calls like this from time to time, and they’re always surprising—and revealing. How does a person manage to call a pro-life organization, of all things, when looking for an abortion? And how do you not realize your mistake when the person who answers says “pro-life” to identify himself?
A call like this shows just how far out of touch your average person is with the pro-life movement. [Continue reading …]
Yesterday, charges were filed against Robert Lewis Dear, the man who killed three people in an attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility on Black Friday.
In the wake of this horrific shooting, many abortion advocates have attempted to blame the rhetoric of the pro-life movement for the actions of Dear and those like him.
In this video, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler explains why this connection just doesn’t hold up.
In addition to the numerous Empty Manger Christmas Caroling days being held across the country, 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 Christmas message of peace and joy to the darkness of the abortion clinic. And we’re particularly grateful that both caroling tours will conclude at facilities that have closed in 2015!
The full schedule for both caroling tours is below:
Protest of Planned P’hood’s Forum on Family Planning in Chicago [Photo by Matt Yonke]
A few weeks ago, the Pro-Life Action League caught wind of a top-secret abortion conference hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society of Family Planning called the North American Forum on Family Planning.
This forum would gather the abortion industry’s most elite players to recruit new abortionists, train them in new methods, and honor the “heroes” of big abortion. The forum would even help expand the reach of the “family planning” regime of abortion, sterilization and contraception in developing nations.
The conference was slated to take place in Chicago, the League’s headquarter city, but the specific location and schedule were kept deep under wraps. In fact, to even find that information and apply to attend the conference, one had to obtain two letters of recommendation from people affiliated with the organizing groups! [Continue reading …]
The other day my daughter contacted me, quite upset over her bioethics class.
She has been studying the human experimentation the Nazis performed on prisoners and was totally overwhelmed by the evil. Knowing that I deal on a regular basis with the gruesomeness of abortion and the profound evil in the abortion industry, she called looking for answers in how to deal with this immense evil and what to do about the desire some have to use the “knowledge” gained from these immoral experiments.
This is my reply to her.
The first rule of bioethics is the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” That is why, as a nurse, I could never recommend the birth control pill—I would never use it, so how could I recommend it to others?
There are many things I find unacceptable, and how terrible if I were to recommend them to others. That would be treating them as less worthy of good solutions to their problems. [Continue reading …]
Late last week, we here at the Pro-Life Action League received a tip that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards would be speaking at Chicago Ideas Week, a weeklong series of talks from leaders in a variety of fields.
Richards was speaking on a panel titled “Leading Under Pressure” along with four other leaders who have had to face various kinds of challenges and setbacks, including retired four-star general David Petraeus.
We knew right away that we weren’t going to let the president of Abortion Incorporated visit Chicago without a protest, so we set the wheels in motion right away. [Continue reading …]
Only days after coordinating the second wave of nationwide protests at Planned Parenthood facilities, the Pro-Life Action League will picket a talk by Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in downtown Chicago. Richards is speaking at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Tuesday October 13, on the topic of “Leading under Pressure” during Chicago Ideas Week.
The League will be there to protest, with signs reading “Cecile Richards: Abortion is always a BAD idea,” and a large banner reading, “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.” Also on display will be large signs depicting abortion’s innocent unborn victims.
Richards has been in damage control mode for months, thanks to the string of undercover videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors scheming to harvest and sell aborted babies’ body parts.
“Why is the head of the nation’s largest abortion chain speaking during Chicago Ideas Week?” asks Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “What new idea has Cecile Richards got to offer—other than harvesting the body parts of abortion victims in order to maximize Planned Parenthood’s profits?”
It is often hard to gauge the response to the Pro-Life Action League’s Face the Truth displays. Shouts from car windows are usually unintelligible, thumbs ups at 50 miles per hour can be mistaken for middle fingers, and car horns communicate anything from the heartiest support to the most resolute dissent (or occasionally nothing more than an unrelated traffic squabble).
Rockford, IL is perhaps one of the most enigmatic cities in this regard. I noticed more positive than negative reactions on our annual Face the Truth day in Rockford last Tuesday, but I spoke to several volunteers who reported the opposite, and still others who seemed to receive equal levels of each.
One interpretation of this incongruity is that each volunteer may actually be observing different reactions — the response of a driver at the very beginning of the display may vary greatly from that of the driver at the end, who has had more time to process the images and form a concrete position. [Continue reading …]
It’s a good day for justice. Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler was found not guilty on the trumped up criminal trespass charge stemming from the League’s protest of a Planned Parenthood fundraiser at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
The case against Eric was so flimsy that the defense didn’t have to call a single witness or explain their case to the judge. Navy Pier security’s account of the incident was so hazy, contradictory and full of holes that the judge ruled not guilty before our attorneys had to defend Eric.
The memory card from his GoPro camera that contained footage that would have proven that Eric did nothing wrong has unfortunately not been recovered.
Eric and our attorneys at the Thomas More Society are considering civil action against Navy Pier and the city of Chicago. Thanks for your prayers and support, and stay tuned for updates if further legal action is taken.