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#ProtestPP in Westminster, California
On April 23, the Pro-Life Action League coordinated the first-ever annual nationwide Planned Parenthood protest, in collaboration with our friends at Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS) and Created Equal (CE). I served as co-director of this effort, along with Monica Migliorino Miller of CPLS and CE’s Mark Harrington.
In all, 228 individual protests were held in 44 states and the District of Columbia, with more than 10,000 pro-lifers coming out to educate the public about the deadly agenda of the nation’s largest abortion chain. More than 60 national, state and local pro-life organizations co-sponsored the event.
These protests were modeled after the historic wave of protests held in August and October last year under the “ProtestPP” banner in response to the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, in which top Planned Parenthood officials callously discussed harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted children. ProtestPP inspired a new surge of pro-life activism throughout the country, which Monica, Mark and I have been eager to build upon with our network of local leaders. We plan to continue holding a nationwide protest like this on the last Saturday of April in coming years. [Continue reading …]
This year, they’re honoring the founders of the “Shout Your Abortion” campaign — a social media effort encouraging post-abortive women to celebrate their abortion decision.
Planned Parenthood wants to normalize abortion, but that can only happen if abortion is covered in a veil of euphemism.
That’s why we’re going to bring the reality of abortion — and what it does to its victims — to their abortion gala next Wednesday.
Here are the details:
You can RSVP on the Facebook event page. Let’s not let Planned Parenthood celebrate abortion without a protest!
On a bleak Friday afternoon nearly 2,000 years ago, our savior Jesus Christ was crucified at Golgotha, “the place of the skull.”
Today, we have our own Golgotha: the abortion clinic, where His image is violently destroyed, again and again, by abortion.
So it is fitting that we pray in mourning for these victims and all those harmed by abortion. On Good Friday, pro-lifers across the country will participate in the “Way for the Cross for Victims of Abortion,” and you’re invited to join them.
Check out the list below to find a Good Friday vigil near you. Or, if you don’t find a local vigil, consider hosting your own Way of the Cross with help from the Pro-Life Action League.
The Pro-Life Action League is excited to announce an opportunity to intern with America’s premier pro-life activist organization in our home city of Chicago from June 6 to July 29, 2016!
This internship is a great chance for any college student or recent graduate interested in a career fighting abortion on the front lines.
Opportunities include sidewalk counseling at several Chicago area abortion facilities, participating in various pro-life demonstrations such as the League’s 8-day summer Face the Truth Tour and much more.
Applicant should be a current college student or recent college graduate and possess excellent communication skills, writing skills and proficiency with word processing software and social media. Application deadline is Monday, March 14. Get all the details on the internship and how you can apply right here.
In January, pro-lifers in Louisville, Kentucky reached out to the Pro-Life Action League for help opposing a new Planned Parenthood clinic that had just opened in their town.
We were more than happy to help. Fighting the nation’s largest abortion chain is central to the League’s mission! We consulted on the phone with local activist Nate Robertson to get a handle on the situation and then set to work assisting them with finding out how Planned Parenthood had snuck into town without the pro-life community hearing about it, and finding ways to oppose the new facility.
At first it seemed there was some time to craft a strategy as Planned Parenthood had announced that they would begin performing abortion sometime in the spring. But the day after we spoke with Nate, Planned Parenthood announced that they had, in fact, already begun performing abortions! [Continue reading …]
Gravesite of 2,033 babies at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL [Photo by John Jansen]
The other day I happened to be in the vicinity of Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, so I decided to pay a visit.
I don’t have any relatives or friends interred at this cemetery, but it does contain one rather unique gravesite that I’ve visited on a number of occasions over the past few years: namely, the final resting place of 2,033 babies killed by abortion, who were laid to by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1988.
I hadn’t been there since last year’s National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children in September, when 130 of us placed flowers on the victims’ gravesite as an ensemble from the Magnificat Choir at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago sang the hauntingly beautiful Coventry Carol: [Continue reading …]
On Thursday, January 21, Planned Parenthood of Illinois is hosting a fundraising gala to celebrate the horrific anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. 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:
You can RSVP on the Facebook event page. Bring your friends and your warm clothes, we’ll provide the signs. Mark the 43rd anniversary of Roe by being a voice for the babies who cannot speak for themselves!
In connection with the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, the Pro-Life Action League is teaming up with our friends at Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Created Equal to host a rally and prayer vigil at the construction site of a new Planned Parenthood mega-center in the nation’s capital.
Join us Thursday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 4th St NE in Washington, DC (map) for this special event. Guest speakers include #ProtestPP co-directors Monica Miller, Mark Harrington and Pro-Life Action League director Eric Scheidler, along with Father Frank Pavone, Lila Rose and David Daleiden, the man behind the undercover videos.
Even if you can’t make it to Washington, please help spread the word about this next big #ProtestPP action — especially anyone you know is planning to attend the March for Life.
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 …]
#ProtestPP event in Aurora, Illinois [Photo by Sam Scheidler]
After the hugely successful National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood held on August 22, one of the most common questions participants asked was, “When are we going to do this again?”
So many of those who attended—and, in some cases, even led—one of the hundreds of protests held that day had never before taken part in pro-life activism, and with all the interest in the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood and its sale of aborted babies’ body parts, we knew there was no way that this highly successful protest effort would be a one-off.
After consulting with our friends at Created Equal and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society—who, along with the Pro-Life Action League, serve as co-sponsors of #ProtestPP—we settled on Saturday, October 10 as the date for the second National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood, and on this day, once again, tens of thousands of pro-lifers came out to their local Planned Parenthood facility to take a stand against the nation’s largest abortion chain.
In some cases—such as Trenton, New Jersey—Saturday marked the first time in years that a pro-life protest had been held outside a Planned Parenthood center. [Continue reading …]