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League Raises #PPSellsBabyParts Banner at Rockford Face the Truth Day

Posted by Sam Scheidler (August 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm)

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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 …]

Posted in Abortion, Face the Truth, General, Law and Politics, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism, Pro-Life Events, Videos | 1 Comment »

Protests to be held August 22 at over 300 Planned Parenthood locations nationwide

Posted by Eric Scheidler (August 14, 2015 at 10:20 am)

Planned Parenthood sells baby partsTwo weeks ago, the Pro-Life Action League — along with our friends at Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, and 40 Days for Life — called for a National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood to take place on Saturday, August 22.

As of this writing, this protest will be happening in over 300 cities from coast to coast and even internationally in places as far away as Ireland and Honduras!

In Planned Parenthood’s almost 100 years of existence, they’ve never seen this kind of pushback. The response to this protest has been unbelievable, and you will not want to miss it.

You can find the location of a protest near you right here.

The incredible sting videos from the Center for Medical Progress have lit a fire in the hearts of pro-lifers like you and me to finally defund and shut down this corrupt organization.

Next Saturday’s protests have the potential to keep the momentum going strong — and that’s just what we need. With this fall’s budget negotiations in Congress on the horizon, we could cut off Planned Parenthood’s massive federal subsidy once and for all!

Find the protest location nearest you, tell your friends, and hit the streets next Saturday. Be a part of something historic!

And if you don’t see a location near you on the list, it’s not too late to host your own protest. Get more details and sign up here.

 

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Eric Scheidler NOT GUILTY on Bogus Criminal Trespass Charge

Posted by Matt Yonke (August 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm)

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.

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics, League News, Our Civil Rights, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism | 2 Comments »

Court Date Set for August 3 in Eric Scheidler’s Criminal Trespass Case

Posted by Matt Yonke (July 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm)

Today, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler was back in court again for the bogus criminal trespass charge from his arrest during our protest of a Planned Parenthood fundraiser at Chicago’s Navy Pier back in April.

Navy Pier finally responded to our subpoena asking for surveillance video and call records, and we’re hopeful that video will show Eric clearly being given permission to walk on the pier by security.

Eric was also given a trial date of August 3, so please keep that date, and the case, in your prayers.

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics, League News, Our Civil Rights, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism | 0 Comments »

Eucharistic Procession Offers Prayers for Religious Freedom in Chicago

Posted by Matt Yonke (June 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm)

Eucharistic Procession in ChicagoOn Monday, June 23, the Pro-Life Action League and the Archdiocese of Chicago sponsored a Eucharistic Procession downtown Chicago to kick off the Fortnight for Freedom, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ effort to encourage awareness and prayer for religious freedom in our country.

The event, which has been held for the last three years, began with Mass celebrated by Fr. James Heyd at St. Peter’s in the Loop, an iconic downtown Chicago parish that serves the huge crowds who work in the city’s center each day. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Our Civil Rights, Pro-Life Activism, The Church, The Culture War | 0 Comments »

Pro-Life Action League Confronts Troubled Late-Term Abortion Facility in Chicago

Posted by Matt Yonke (June 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm)
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Picket at Albany Medical-Surgical Center [Photo by Sam Scheidler]

On Saturday, June 6, a crowd of more than 50 pro-lifers gathered outside Albany Medical-Surgical Center in Chicago to stand for the right to life of all unborn babies, and to highlight the late-term abortion facility’s ever-lengthening list of health code and other violations.

In response to complaints by the Pro-Life Action League, Albany has recently been the subject of inspections by the Illinois Department of Public Health which have revealed unsanitary conditions and health code violations that led to fines totaling $50,000 and the revocation of their license.

The revocation has been stayed pending an ongoing appeal process, and Albany continues to operate, but on Saturday it was far from business as usual. [Continue reading …]

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Take Action against This Notorious Late-Term Abortion Clinic

Posted by John Jansen (June 6, 2015 at 8:00 am)

Albany FPA abortion clinic in ChicagoOn Saturday, June 6, the Pro-Life Action League will conduct a protest outside Albany Medical-Surgical Center, a late-term abortion clinic on Chicago’s northwest side that does abortions up through 6 months of pregnancy.

The Albany facility, operated by Family Planning Associates Medical Group, has also been found by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to be guilty of numerous safety violations. Last year ambulances raced there a dozen times to deal with botched abortions—yet Albany failed to report one single ambulance transfer as required by law.

Over the years, Albany has long been known for not-safe-but-legal abortions, as witnessed chiefly by four (4) women who died following abortions performed there: Maria Rodriguez, Nakia Jorden, Maria Leho, and, most tragically of all, 13-year old Deanna Bell.

The building is a fire trap, and has so many problems that IDPH has fined Albany $50,000 and is now moving to revoke the facility’s license.

Four Ways You Can Take Action

There are four ways you can take part in the effort against this infamous late-term abortion clinic: [Continue reading …]

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VIDEO: Chicago Abortion Clinic Loses License, Fined $50,000—and Pro-Choice Escorts Refuse to Look at the Evidence

Posted by John Jansen (June 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm)

Recently, following our regular stint of sidewalk counseling and praying outside the Albany Medical-Surgical Center abortion facility in Chicago, Pro-Life Action League founders Joe and Ann Scheidler and I decided to ask the pro-choice escorts who were “protecting” the clinic if they knew about the recent actions taken against it by the Illinois Department of Public Health: namely, that the Department has fined Albany $50,000 and moved to revoke the facility’s license.

Despite repeated invitations to look at the evidence contained in the Department’s documents, these escorts—who claim to be all about “women’s health”—had no interest in doing so. But you really have to watch the video for yourself to see how they reacted.

For the record, the documents we offered to show the escorts are available here [PDF]. The screenshots included in the video come from page 4, page 25, and page 30.

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Join us as we protest Chicago’s most notorious late-term abortion clinic

Posted by John Jansen (May 29, 2015 at 4:48 pm)

albany cover photoThe Albany Medical-Surgical Center abortion facility in Chicago is on the ropes.

The State of Illinois has imposed tens of thousands of dollars in fines and moved to revoke their license. Now we have to keep the pressure on!

Inspections by the Illinois Department of Public Health, conducted in response to complaints by the Pro-Life Action League, uncovered a host of health and safety violations at Albany, which aborts babies up to 24 weeks. Now they’re fighting to stay open, with a hearing to be scheduled soon.

Join us as we expose the outrageous conditions at this notorious late-term abortion clinic and call on state authorities to shut it down!

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Pro-Lifers Tell Wendy Davis: Aborted Baby Girls Will Never Get to Wear Pink Shoes

Posted by Matt Yonke (May 20, 2015 at 5:07 pm)
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Protest of Planned Parenthood and Wendy Davis [Photo by Sam Scheidler]

On Monday, May 18, the Pro-Life Action League joined Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Pro-Life Detroit to protest a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Dearborn, Michigan.

The keynote speaker for the luncheon was none other than Wendy Davis, known in the media as the “Abortion Barbie” after her filibuster of a landmark pro-life bill in the Texas state legislature in 2013.

Ensuring that Planned Parenthood can’t throw an abortion party without protest is a big part of our mission at the Pro-Life Action League, and when we heard Davis would be the keynote speaker at this event, we knew we had to be there. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism | 0 Comments »