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Your “Marching Orders”: Make Your March for Life Count—Get Out to an Abortion Clinic This Year

Posted by Matt Yonke (January 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm)

In the coming days, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers will march for life in Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and cities across the country to mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

But what would happen if each of those marchers went out to their local abortion clinic for just one hour this year?

Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler answers that question and issues a challenge to make your March for Life really count this year by bringing the awesome enthusiasm of these Roe v. Wade events to the front lines of your local abortion clinics this year.

Watch and share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

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Protest Planned Parenthood’s Roe v. Wade Party on January 22

Posted by Matt Yonke (January 16, 2015 at 11:04 am)

Protest Planned Parenthood's Roe v. Wade GalaOn Thursday, January 22, Planned Parenthood of Illinois will be holding a fundraising gala to celebrate the horrific anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. 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:

Event: Protest of Planned Parenthood’s Roe v. Wade Gala
When: Thursday, January 22nd, 5:00 p.m.
Where: City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago (Map)

Bring your friends and your warm clothes, we’ll provide the signs. Mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe by being a voice for the babies who cannot speak for themselves!

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Decisive Pro-Life Activism Prompts Shopping Mall to Remove Ad for Detroit Abortion Clinic

Posted by Monica Migliorino Miller, PhD (December 8, 2014 at 11:21 am)

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).

Ad for Scotsdale abortion clinic removed from Southland Center Shopping Mall 

Ad for Scotsdale abortion clinic removed from Southland Center Shopping Mall in Taylor, Michigan—see full-size version here

Just when you thought you had seen everything, and just in time for the Christmas season, it was discovered that the hideous Scotsdale abortion clinic in Detroit was actually advertising its killing business in the Southland Center Shopping Mall in Taylor, Michigan, located south of the city.

The large display ad was practically the first thing shoppers would see when they walked into the main entrance to the mall. And this ad was not even hiding the fact that Scotsdale was an abortion center. Notice the ad states “termination services.” How’s that for some Christmas cheer!

Members of Michigan Downriver Right to Life saw the ad and composed a letter of protest that was sent to the mall’s General Manager, Beth Isola. The letter appeared to be ignored, as no one who signed it received any kind of acknowledgement.

“Changing the Language” Not Good Enough

I decided it was time to call the General Manager and insist that the ad be removed. I left a voicemail for Isola on Monday, Dec. 1st. That very evening I received a call from the central office of Rouse Properties in New York, the company that owns the mall. It was a man named Jason who heads up the Public Relations and Communications Deptartment. He said that they were aware of my voicemail to Isola and were now looking into “changing the language” on the ad. [Continue reading ...]

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Abortionist Mandy Gittler’s Chicago Clinic CLOSED!

Posted by Matt Yonke (October 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm)
Eric Scheidler outside the now closed All Women's Health clinic

Eric Scheidler outside the now closed All Women’s Health abortion clinic

On Wednesday, the Pro-Life Action League took to the streets of Chicago for a “Face the Truth” Day outside three abortion clinics, bringing the reality of what abortion does to its victims into the public square.

When we reached our second site, All Women’s Health Clinic, we were shocked to find that it was closed!

Seeing “For Rent” on the door, my colleague John Jansen called the number on the sign and they confirmed that All Women’s was indeed no longer in business and the space was up for rent.

All Women’s was formerly owned and operated by abortionist Mandy Gittler, who killed young Tonya Reaves in a botched abortion in July of 2012 at Planned Parenthood in Chicago, where she also performs abortions. [Continue reading ...]

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Now More Than Ever, We Must Show the Victims of Abortion

Posted by John Jansen (October 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm)

Abortion victim sign

Abortion ≠ “great”

Recently on the website In These Times, writer Sady Doyle comes right out and says it: “I like abortion.”

Lest anyone think Doyle is being taken out of context, consider that the title of her article is, “Abortion Isn’t a Necessary Evil. It’s Great,” and the subtitle is, “Progressives should admit it: We like abortion.”

This comes on the heels of Janet Harris’ widely shared Washington Post column, “Stop Calling Abortion a Difficult Decision.”

To no one’s surprise, Slate (“My Year As an Abortion Doula”) and HuffPo have also recently had their own Let’s-present-abortion-as-sympathetically-as-we-possibly-can articles. And, very revealingly, America’s leading How to Get Used by a Man Manual—namely, Cosmo—has really been ratcheting up its cheerleading for abortion in 2014.

Writing at The Federalist, Dr. Rachel Lu has a must-read article responding to this recent spate of pro-choice—nay, pro-abortion—articles in which she notes: [Continue reading ...]

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Will YOU Accept the Pro-Life Prayer Vigil Challenge?

Posted by John Jansen (October 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm)

A group of students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Still River, Massachusetts have just come out with the best video you’ll see today:

Joseph Duffy, president of IMH’s St. John the Baptist Pro-Life League, explains the purpose of the Prayer Vigil Challenge: “Our aim is simple: to close down the killing center of Worcester—Planned Parenthood—through peaceful witness and public prayer.”

One of the schools that was challenged by IHM has already accepted. Now, ask yourself: Are you willing to accept the challenge and pray for an hour or more outside your local abortion clinic?

Yes, you should definitely share this video. But even more importantly, you should take up the challenge yourself.

Find an abortion clinic near you where you can fulfill the Pro-Life Prayer Vigil Challenge here.

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Candlelight Vigil Marks Seven Years of Pro-Life Ministry in Aurora, Illinois

Posted by John Jansen (October 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm)

auroravigil1Not to be deterred by unpleasant weather conditions, a crowd of 50 pro-lifers gathered last night outside Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois to mark the seventh anniversary of the day the “Abortion Fortress” opened its doors.

Reflections were shared, songs were sung, candles were lit, and the faithful came together to mourn the babies and mothers hurt by abortion as well as to thank God for his ongoing kindness to the pro-life movement in our struggle against this facility.

Following introductory remarks by Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler, Father Michael Miller of St. Therese Parish in Aurora offered a reflection, drawing particularly on words of Pope Francis in his encyclical letter Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”): [Continue reading ...]

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Cardinal George Joins Pro-Life Mourners at Gravesite of 2,033 Aborted Babies

Posted by Matt Yonke (September 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm)

Along with offering assistance to the leaders of more than 130 memorial services held this past Saturday, September 13 to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, the Pro-Life Action League also spearheaded the planning for the service at the final resting place of 2,033 aborted babies at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

The League’s executive director, Eric Scheidler, served as master of ceremonies and began the event by leading the crowd of 300 faithful pro-lifers in reciting the Prayer at a Gravesite of the Unborn [PDF] composed by Father Frank Pavone specifically for the occasion. The mourners then invoked the intercession of the Mother of God by singing the Salve Regina—an especially appropriate selection, considering the cemetery’s name—led by the Holy Innocents Choir from St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago.

Our first speaker was the League’s Vice President Ann Scheidler. Ann recalled her involvement in the recovery of the bodies of aborted babies like the ones buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery: [Continue reading ...]

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Thousands Mourn Innocent Victims of Abortion on Second Annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Posted by John Jansen (September 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm)

On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers gathered at 132 locations throughout the United States for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Among these sites were 41 graves where the remains of aborted children are buried.

Over 28,000 aborted babies have been given a proper burial at these sites, but they represent only a fraction of the more than 56 million children aborted since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decision.

Guest speakers at these solemn memorial services included pro-life activists who had rescued abortion victim’s bodies from garbage dumpsters and pathology labs, women and men who regret choosing abortion, and ten Roman Catholic bishops. [Continue reading ...]

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Visit the Gravesites of Aborted Children at Three Locations across Chicagoland This Saturday

Posted by John Jansen (September 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm)

hands holding rosary at gravesite of aborted babiesOf the 45 burial sites of aborted babies located across the United States, three are located in the Chicago area, where the Pro-Life Action League is headquartered.

We extend a special invitation to pro-lifers in the region to visit one of these gravesites of aborted babies this Saturday, September 13—the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children—to join in solemn prayer to honor their memory and their humanity.

All three of these memorial services will feature a Catholic bishop, among other guest speakers. The details for each are included below:

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

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