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Pro-choice blogger Katie Klabusich
Pro-choice blogger Katie Klabusich, a former Chicago area abortion clinic escort, recently wrote a post entitled, “Picketers vs. Patients.”
In the post she parrots the worn out liberal talking point that pro-life sidewalk counselors and prayer partners are actually “killing women” by scaring them so badly they are forced into the arms of the likes of convicted murderer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
This is, of course, patently false. Most women drive or walk right by sidewalk counselors without a care in the world.
After all, as much as Klabusich wants to make it sound like a horrible gauntlet, we’re most often talking about grandmas with rosaries offering free help here, not shouting mobs with pitchforks.
But something else in the post caught my attention, and that was the other worn out liberal talking point Katie parroted: the idea that the graphic images of the victims of abortion that pro-lifers use are “photoshopped”. [Continue reading ...]
An article about our recent protests of abortionist Cheryl Chastine appeared last week in the Chicago Tribune, making it clear that Chastine should expect to be seeing us outside her office on a regular basis.
The purpose of our protests is simple: Chastine is killing babies at South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, and we want her to quit.
South Wind is owned by Trust Women, a PAC led by lobbyist Julie Burkhart, a former employee of abortionist George Tiller. Burkhart was quoted in the article as saying:
If you have a medical practice that also incorporates abortion care into it, then it’s challenging because of the social and political climate in which we live to find physicians who are willing to take that on because of the real dangers out there
Note Burkhart’s use of the oxymoronic phrase “abortion care”—spoken like a seasoned abortion industry lobbyist.
She is right about one thing, though: there is very much a “danger” that that if you’re a doctor and you do abortions, you’re going to find protesters outside your office. Indeed, that’s precisely why most doctors don’t want to touch abortion with a ten-foot pole. [Continue reading ...]
The scandal of the IRS persecuting conservative and pro-life groups continues to unfold, and today Congress heard from activist Sue Martinek of the Coalition for Life of Iowa.
Check out the video above where Sue chronicles how the IRS unlawfully inquired into the content of the group’s prayers and said they wouldn’t approve their application for tax-exempt status unless they signed an affidavit swearing not to protest Planned Parenthood!
Our attorneys at the Thomas More Society were able to secure tax-exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa, but now that the IRS’s inappropriate actions have come to light before Congress, we may finally see the IRS called to account. Until then, continue to spread the word about this scandal far and wide!
President Barack Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi came to Chicago yesterday for a Democratic Party fundraising event, and the Pro-Life Action League was there to confront the presidential motorcade with pictures of aborted babies—victims of the “choice” that Obama and Pelosi, et al. so stridently support.
When we arrived at the Hilton & Towers shortly before 4:00 to set up for our protest, we found that Chicago Police had set up metal fencing all along Michigan Avenue directly in front of the hotel, effectively eliminating our intended protest area. So instead, we moved our protest across the street from the hotel, which ultimately proved to just as good of a a location.
All told, nearly 60 pro-lifers took part, which allowed us to have a full two blocks covered with large graphic abortion signs as well as handheld signs reading “Stop Abortion Now” and “Obama = Abortion”. We also distributed hundreds of flyers [PDF] with the message: “Obama + Pelosi = Abortion without Limits.” [Continue reading ...]
When President Obama and Nancy Pelosi come to town next week for a Democratic Party fundraiser, we’ll be there with graphic abortion signs to remind their wealthy donors that when they write their big, fat checks, they’re supporting the killing of unborn children.
Nancy Pelosi calls herself an “ardent, practicing Catholic,” but says “we don’t know” when life begins, so we can’t do anything to restrict “a woman’s right to choose.”
Not to be outdone, Obama himself recently took things further when he told an audience at a fundraiser for the nation’s largest abortion chain: “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you . . .”—words that are nothing short of blasphemy.
And, of course, Obama is on record supporting the “right” of the Kermit Gosnells of the world to murder babies who survive botched abortions.
Democrats are supposed to watch out for “the little guy” — but there’s no “little guy” more vulnerable than an unborn baby!
Join us as we expose Obama and Pelosi’s radical abortion agenda:
This is one protest you won’t want to miss. Be there!
A crowd of 60 pro-life activists assembled Wednesday in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park to protest outside Total Wellness Inc.—the family practice office of Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the new owner of the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
As with the first protest we organized outside Chastine’s office last month, it rained for much of the 90 minutes we were out there, but once again, rather than packing up and going home, our group of stalwart pro-life activists—that included many first-timers, as well as many others who took time off of work to be there—maintained their posts, undaunted.
The sidewalks in front of Chastine’s office and across the street were lined with protesters holding “Stop Abortion Now” signs or arrow-shaped signs saying simply “Abortionist”. Others held signs they had made themselves, the most creative of which read, “Total Wellness for the Unborn”. [Continue reading ...]
Back in March, I got a call from John Murray, the coordinator of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Fairfax, Virginia.
John had gotten wind that the abortion clinic where they had been holding their 40 Days vigils, NOVA Women’s Health, was closing, but that it may be re-opening in another location.
NOVA had been kicked out of their current location after the owner of the building sued the abortionist for nuisance, citing such things as women bleeding and vomiting in the hallways of the building, to say nothing of having sent a woman to the hospital after a botched abortion last year.
The previous abortionist at the clinic had a history of botched abortions and drug-dealing not unlike the kind uncovered in Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” and had his medical license suspended.
The local pro-lifers did some digging and found that not only was the clinic moving, it was moving to a monstrous 20,000 square foot space in the heart of the city’s downtown area. [Continue reading ...]
After we found out last month that Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the new owner of the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas had a family practice in our own backyard, we knew we had to stage a full-blown protest outside her office, which we did on April 17, when a crowd of 40 pro-life activists lined the sidewalks in front of Total Wellness, Inc. in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler told LifeSiteNews that the strong turnout showed that “pro-lifers are really energized for this kind of activism that goes right to the heart of the abortion cartel.”
That was the first protest outside abortionist Cheryl Chastine’s office, and everyone agreed it should not be the last. [Continue reading ...]
It’s been quite some time since we’ve had the chance to protest an appearance of Cecile “I work hard for my salary” Richards in our hometown of Chicago.
But next week, we’re going to do just that when the nation’s biggest abortion chain hosts its swanky Generations Gala at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Richards will be on hand as a “special guest,” as will Contraception Cheerleader-in-Chief Sandra Fluke.
Tickets for the event start at $100, but those who cough up $500 can hobnob with the likes of Richards and Fluke at a special VIP reception.
As we confront Planned Parenthood’s well-heeled donors with the grisly reality of exactly what they’re supporting, our message will be simple: Abortion is nothing to celebrate.
Here are the details:
See you there!
When we found out that the new owner of the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas had a practice in our own backyard, we knew we had to stage a full-blown protest outside her office, which we did yesterday.
Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman broke the news earlier this month that Dr. Cheryl Chastine had recently become the owner of George Tiller’s former abortion facility—even though she had “hop[ed] not to be mentioned by name”—while simultaneously working as a family practitioner at Total Wellness Inc. in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
A crowd of 40 pro-life activists lined the sidewalks in front of Chastine’s office and across the street, with many holding “Stop Abortion Now” signs or arrow-shaped signs saying simply “Abortionist” that we had printed specifically for this occasion. Among those who took part in the protest were our good friends Jill Stanek, pro-life blogger extraordinaire, and Margie Breen, the Respect Life Office Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Several pro-lifers also held large graphic images of aborted babies, along with the message “Abortion is not health care,” without which any protest of an abortionist’s private office simply would not be complete. [Continue reading ...]