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Is It Un-Christian to Show the Victims of Abortion?

Posted by John Jansen (June 30, 2016 at 9:00 am)

On our website is a page that addresses the most common objections we hear during our “Face the Truth” Tours, when we show pictures of abortion victims out on the streets—as we’re preparing to do at 24 sites in and around Chicago starting July 8.

But in this post I’d like to focus on another objection that I must admit I find it hard to get my head around. Namely, the charge that showing abortion victim photos in public is uncharitable — and yea, even un-Christian — especially because of the supposedly damaging effects it has on children.

Personally, I find it understandable that the average secular person might get angry upon seeing a display of pictures of abortion victims.

But I’m gobsmacked when Christians try to claim that showing the victims of abortion in an effort to awaken people’s consciences is actually contrary to our faith.

Showing the Victims of Abortion: Unpopular, But Necessary

As Christians, we know that on that first Good Friday, Our Lord Jesus Christ allowed Himself to be mercilessly scourged, crowned with thorns, and forced to stumble — battered, bloodied, and grotesquely ignominious — through the streets of Jerusalem before being nailed to the Cross. It’s surely safe to assume that there were children among the crowds that day — these were public streets, after all, and the city would have been teeming with families who had come there on pilgrimage for Passover. [Continue reading …]

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Chicago Area “Face the Truth” Tour Kicks Off July 8

Posted by John Jansen (June 16, 2016 at 9:00 am)

ftt cover_535On Friday, July 8, the Pro-Life Action League will kick off our 17th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a large swath of territory across the Chicagoland area. At each stop, League staff and volunteers line a busy intersection with pictures of abortion victims to show the public the truth about what is all too often characterized merely as a “choice.”

This year we will be visiting 24 sites in and around Chicago. Get the full Tour itinerary here, and RSVP on the Facebook event page. [Continue reading …]

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Our Message to Stericycle Shareholders: Dump Planned Parenthood

Posted by John Jansen (May 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm)

Today the Pro-Life Action League teamed up with our friends at Created Equal for a robust protest of the annual shareholders meeting of Stericycle, held in Rosemont, Illinois.

As the nation’s largest medical waste disposal company, Stericycle enables child killing by partnering with the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood. Moreover, there is evidence that Stericycle is directly involved in abortion by disposing of fetal remains, as the attorney general of Ohio has implicated Stericycle in an investigation of the illegal dumping of fetal remains in landfills.

As shareholders arrived at the Doubletree hotel this morning, they were greeted by two dozen pro-life activists, along with numerous signs bearing the messages “Stericycle: DUMP Planned Parenthood,” “Stericycle enables child killing,” and “Stericycle enables this,” juxtaposed with a picture of an abortion victim. [Continue reading …]

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Join Us to Protest Stericycle’s Annual Shareholders Meeting

Posted by Eric Scheidler (May 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm)

stericycle protestOn May 25, the shareholders of Stericycle, Planned Parenthood’s largest medical waste provider, will meet in Rosemont, Illinois, near O’Hare Airport.

The Pro-Life Action League will be there to protest Stericycle’s partnership with Planned Parenthood and to call upon the shareholders to stop aiding and abetting the abortion industry.

If Stericycle drops Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain would be dealt a crushing blow!

Join us for this important protest on May 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Park at the nearby Cook County Forest Preserve at 4601 N. River Road in Schiller Park (see map here) for a shuttle up the road to the Doubletree Rosemont, where the shareholders meeting will be held.

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League Protests award to Joe Biden at Notre Dame Commencement

Posted by Eric Scheidler (May 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm)

Protest grout at Notre DameDozens of pro-life volunteers turned out this past Sunday at the entrance of the University of Notre Dame to protest reception of the prestigious Laetare Medal to Vice President Joe Biden.

The protest at the intersection of Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue was co-sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the Apostolate of Divine Mercy, which runs a local pregnancy center. In addition to the protest at the University entrance, full-page ads [PDF] were placed in the South Bend Tribune and Notre Dame Observer denouncing the Biden award. CPLS’s Monica Miller distributed 300 copies of the ad on campus during the protest.

The event was well covered by the local media, including the South Bend Tribune, Fox TV 28, CBS TV 22 and ABC TV 57.

As I said to the South Bend Tribune, “The idea that our unborn brothers and sisters would be without a voice today is unconscionable. That’s why we are here.” Joe Biden and Notre Dame have may have turned their backs on the unborn victims of abortion, but the Pro-Life Action League was there to speak for them—as we always will be.

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Protest Joe Biden at Notre Dame

Posted by Eric Scheidler (May 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm)

Shame on Notre Dame protestWhen the University of Notre Dame honored President Obama at their commencement ceremony in 2009, the Pro-Life Action League hosted a huge protest of that scandalous event.

I’m sad, if not surprised, to say that Notre Dame is at it again. This time, they’re giving their highest honor, the Laetare Medal, to Obama’s pro-abortion vice president Joe Biden.

It’s bad enough that Biden is a professing Catholic who claims to be “personally” opposed to abortion, but even worse, he used to be pro-life. When Roe v. Wade came down, he denounced it—and he even joined the March for Life in its early years! But when it came politically expedient, he turned his back on our unborn brothers and sisters.

Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins has turned a deaf ear to our appeals to rescind the award, so we have no choice but to once again protest the university’s commencement ceremony. [Continue reading …]

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Over 10,000 join 1st Annual Nationwide Planned Parenthood Protest

Posted by Eric Scheidler (April 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm)
ProtestPP in Westminster, CA

#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.

Educating Voters on PP

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 …]

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Show Planned Parenthood’s Donors: Abortion Is Nothing to Celebrate

Posted by Eric Scheidler (April 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm)

cover photo_blogNext Wednesday, Planned Parenthood is holding their annual “Generations Celebration” fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers downtown Chicago.

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!

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Join Fellow Pro-Lifers in Praying a “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” on Good Friday

Posted by League Staff (March 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm)

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.

Way of the Cross Locations: March 25, 2016

Alabama

Alaska

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Spend This Summer Interning with the Pro-Life Action League

Posted by League Staff (February 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm)

Pro-Life Action League internshipThe 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.

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