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Follow the Holy Father’s Lead and Join the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children September 13

Posted by Eric Scheidler (August 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm)

Pope Francis prays at the gravesite of aborted children in S KoreaLast week, Pope Francis made what I consider to be the most profound pro-life statement of his pontificate to date by praying at a gravesite in South Korea where abortion victims are buried. The cemetery is on the grounds of Kkottongnae Home, a Catholic charity that serves the elderly and disabled.

The Holy Father’s visit to this cemetery for the aborted unborn comes only a month before the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is set to take place here in the United States, of which the Pro-Life Action League is a major sponsor.

On Saturday, September 13, solemn memorial services will be held at more than 40 gravesites throughout the United States where abortion victims have been mercifully interred by pro-life activists. Vigils will also be held at dozens of other memorial markers dedicated to these children.

As one of the main organizers of this event, I find it both gratifying and inspiring to see Pope Francis doing exactly what thousands of pro-life Christians—both Catholic and Protestant—will be doing in just a few weeks: mourning for the victims of abortion, right where their tiny bodies are buried.

Mainstream Media Refers to “Aborted Children”

The power of this kind of pro-life witness was illustrated in some of the mainstream media coverage of the Pope’s visit to the grave. The ABC News story on the visit actually used the words “aborted children” to describe who was buried there! [Continue reading ...]

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Scheidlers Headline at Fourth Annual National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium

Posted by Ann Scheidler (August 15, 2014 at 11:54 am)
Eric, Ann and Joe Scheidler

Eric, Ann and Joe Scheidler at the NSCS in Birmingham [Photo by Kelly Manley]

Along with my husband Joe and our eldest son Eric, I was honored to be among the featured presenters at the fourth annual National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama, sponsored by our friends at Pro-Life Action Ministries.

Birmingham was selected as the site at the invitation of Fr. Terry Gensemer of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. The past three conferences have been held in the Twin Cities, where PLAM is based, but this time director Brian Gibson jumped at the chance to hold the meeting in a different part of the country, making it available to sidewalk counselors in the South. [Continue reading ...]

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Pope Francis to Visit Memorial for Aborted Children During Trip to South Korea

Posted by John Jansen (August 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm)

Cemetery for Aborted Children in Kkottongnae, South Korea

Cemetery for Aborted Children in Kkottongnae, South Korea [Photo via Catholic News Agency]

Over the weekend Catholic News Agency announced that Pope Francis will visit a “Cemetery for Aborted Children” at the Kkottongnae Home for the Sick during his trip to South Korea later this week.

As a Catholic and as a pro-life activist who is assisting with the preparations for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on September 13, I was doubly thrilled to see, yet again, the Holy Father leading by example. Clearly, he understands the importance of visiting — physically, in person, visiting — sites that serve as memorials to aborted children, and so must the rest of us.

“Blessed Are They Who Mourn”

The motivation for the National Day of Remembrance is inspired by the words of Jesus, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” and the realization that we have an obligation to mourn the loss of our brothers and sisters who have been killed by abortion. [Continue reading ...]

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League Kicks Off 15th Annual “Face the Truth” Tour July 11

Posted by John Jansen (July 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm)

Next Friday, July 11, the Pro-Life Action League kicks off our 15th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a huge 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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Make Plans Now to Take Part in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Posted by League Staff (May 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm)

NDRAC masthead 535This Monday, we’ll celebate Memorial Day, honoring the sacrifice of all the soldiers who have given up their lives for our country and the cause of freedom.

It says something good about the United States that we dedicate a day each year to remember these soldiers’ lives.

But tragically, there are other lost lives that America would rather forget all about — the 56 million unborn babies who have been killed over the past 41 years of legal abortion.

That’s why the Pro-Life Action League has teamed up with two of our closest allies, Priests for Life and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society — to call for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on September 13.

The Day of Remembrance comprises a series of simultaneous memorial services at more than 40 known gravesites of aborted children throughout the country.

Memorial services will also be held at other memorial sites dedicated to unborn babies, for those who live too far from the burial sites.

Last year prayer vigils were held at over 100 gravesites and memorial sites, and this year we’d like to see that number grow.

There are two ways you help with the Day of Remembrance: [Continue reading ...]

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League Shows the Victims of Abortion on Chicago’s North Side

Posted by John Jansen (May 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm)

ftt chicago 240x180A crack team of committed pro-life activists came to the North Side of Chicago May 21 to take part in a Pro-Life Action League sponsored “Face the Truth” Day.

Our first site was the high-traffic intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Ashland Avenue in the West DePaul neighborhood. The highlight came about halfway through the 90 minute stop when a woman who happened to be passing by asked if she could join us.  Needless to say, we were more than happy to oblige her, and she held a sign until our time was up.

We then moved on to a site we’d never done before: Addison Street and Elston Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood. We chose this site in large part because it allowed us to reach thousands of fans making their way from the Kennedy Expressway along Addison Street en route to Wrigley Field for the Cubs-Yankees day game. [Continue reading ...]

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Join Us May 21 for a “Face the Truth” Day on Chicago’s North Side

Posted by John Jansen (May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am)

Face the truth north side
Last month we visited the South Side of Chicago for our first “Face the Truth” Day of 2014, and now it’s time to hit the North Side!

For our first site, we’ll be holding signs showing the victims of abortion at the high-traffic intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Ashland Avenue, just a stone’s throw from DePaul University.

Our second site is one we’re doing for the first time ever: Addison Street and Elston Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood.  There’s a Cubs game that day, so our signs will be seen by thousands making their way along Addison after exiting the Kennedy Expressway en route to Wrigley Field.

The details are listed below and on the Facebook event page. Join us!

North Side of Chicago “Face the Truth Day”: Wednesday, May 21

9:30am – 11:00am: West DePaul
Fullerton Avenue and Ashland Avenue Map
11:30am – 1:00pm: Avondale
Addison Street and Elston Avenue Map

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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 (April 10, 2014 at 3:01 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 two thousand years after the Crucifixion, 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. [Continue reading ...]

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League Hits the Streets for Year’s First “Face the Truth” Day

Posted by John Jansen (April 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm)

Face the Truth day south side of ChicagoA team of 20 stalwart pro-life activists came to the South Side of Chicago April 2 to take part in the Pro-Life Action League’s first “Face the Truth” Day of 2014.

Our first site was the high-traffic intersection of Cermak Road and Ashland Avenue in the Pilsen neighborhood. The site proved to be a golden opportunity for distributing large quantities of brochures that explain why we show the photos of abortion victims in the public square, as motorists stopped at the intersection as well as pedestrians accepted our literature far more often than usual.

We then moved on to a site we’d never done before: 31st Street and Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square neighborhood. This site was chosen because of its close proximity to US Cellular Field, which allowed us to reach thousands of fans on their way to the White Sox day game. [Continue reading ...]

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League’s Eric Scheidler to Speak at Supreme Court Rally for HUGE Hobby Lobby Case 3/25

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm)
Rally and Prayer Vigil at the Supreme Court 3/25

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On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court will hear the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius cases which challenge the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate, and League executive director Eric Scheidler will be there for a rally and prayer vigil for religious freedom the League has organized!

The prayer vigil and rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. Get full details on the event at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom website.

You can help spread the word by sharing this graphic promoting the rally with all your friends on Facebook and other social media.

These cases could overturn Obama’s HHS Mandate and your prayers are desperately needed. Spread the word about the rally and join the Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate leading up to Tuesday’s protest today!

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