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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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Will You Host a Pro-Life Way of the Cross at Your Local Abortion Facility on Good Friday?

Posted by Matt Yonke (February 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm)

On Good Friday, March 25, pro-lifers across the country will take part in “A Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at their local abortion facility, and you’re invited to take part!

We’re calling on pro-lifers like you to join us in hosting a “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at your local abortion facility.

And, we’re providing you with all the tools you need to make it happen in your area, including an ecumenical prayer service book, templates to promote your event through e-mail and in churches, advice on practical considerations and more! [Continue reading …]

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Pro-Life Action League protests and inspires at 2016 March for Life

Posted by Matt Yonke (January 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm)

Last week, pro-lifers from across the country descended on Washington D.C. for the 43rd annual March for Life, and the Pro-Life Action League was there to help encourage pro-lifers to become more active in the fight against abortion in their own communities.

We touched down in our nation’s capital on Wednesday, January 20 in the evening so we could be ready for our first event: a protest Thursday morning at the new Planned Parenthood mega-center currently under construction in D.C. under the banner of the #ProtestPP movement that had organized nationwide protest of Planned Parenthood centers in the summer and fall of 2015.

Two hundred pro-lifers came out over the course of the protest. Prayers and speeches were offered by the League’s Joe and Eric Scheidler, along with a host of other pro-life leaders including Rev. Pat Mahoney, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, Dr. Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Brian Gibson of Pro-Life Action Ministries, Bryan Kemper of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach and many more. [Continue reading …]

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Protest Planned Parenthood’s Roe v. Wade Celebration in Chicago January 21

Posted by League Staff (January 8, 2016 at 9:00 am)

pp gala cover photoOn 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!

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Pro-life caroling day brings the hope of Christmas to abortion clinics nationwide

Posted by Matt Yonke (December 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm)

The Pro-Life Action League has been hosting our “Empty Manger” pro-life Christmas caroling day for 13 years now, and this year’s caroling effort was the largest ever, with over 40 groups taking part from coast to coast!

Here in Illinois, the League hosted two caroling tours, one in Chicago, and the other in suburban DuPage county. At Planned Parenthood Aurora, the largest abortion clinic in the state, a baby was saved from abortion when their parents heard our carols and talked to sidewalk counselors as they entered the clinic!

The Chicago caroling tour began as it has every year since its inception in 2003: with the unfurling of a 10-foot banner saying, “All I want for Christmas is an end to abortion.” [Continue reading …]

Posted in Clinic Witness, Pro-Life Events, The Church | 2 Comments »

Bring the Joy and Hope of Christmas to Your Local Abortion Clinic with an “Empty Manger” Caroling Day

Posted by John Jansen (November 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm)

Christmas caroling outside Albany abortion clinic in ChicagoEvery year the Pro-Life Action League brings the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of the abortuary with our “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling day.

Now more than ever, we need to be actively engaged in fighting abortion on the ground outside our nation’s abortion facilities. Sometimes that means sidewalk counseling, sometimes that means protesting, and sometimes that means bringing the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ to the doors of the abortion clinic with peaceful Christmas caroling.

In recent years, more and more pro-life activists around the country have started holding their own Christmas caroling events outside abortion clinics, and now it’s your turn to get involved in this pro-life activity!

To help you do just that, the Pro-Life Action League has put together some resources that will make your caroling day a success:

With these resources, hosting your own “Empty Manger” caroling day will be a snap.

You can also check out this quick video documenting what the League’s caroling days look like:

The Pro-Life Action League will be sponsoring two caroling tours in the Chicago area on Saturday, December 19th.  If you’ll be hosting your own caroling day in your local area, please send us the details, and we’ll include them below. [Continue reading …]

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Msgr. Philip Reilly to Visit Chicago November 6-7

Posted by League Staff (October 29, 2015 at 12:04 pm)

Msgr. Philip Reilly

Monsignor Philip Reilly

Indomitable pro-life veteran and world renowned sidewalk counselor Monsignor Philip Reilly will visit the Chicago area on November 6-7 for a series of events focusing on the spiritual battle against abortion.

You are especially encouraged to take part in the Saturday morning Mass and Rosary procession to the downtown Family Planning Associates abortion facility, where callers to FPA’s recently closed Albany abortion clinic are now being referred.

Msgr. Reilly has been active in the pro-life movement since 1967 — six years before Roe v. Wade — and in 1989, along with just four volunteers, he founded the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants outside the infamous Choices abortion center in Brooklyn, New York. Helpers Chapters now span across the United States and 18 countries worldwide.

Don’t miss this chance to learn from and pray with this holy priest!  The schedule for Msgr. Reilly’s visit is as follows: [Continue reading …]

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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 »

Joe Scheidler’s Tribute to Pro-Life Pioneer Dr Jack Willke

Posted by Eric Scheidler (July 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm)

On Tuesday, July 21, Pro-Life Action League national director Joe Scheidler offered a moving reflection on his good friend and pro-life pioneer Dr. Jack Willke during a tribute reception at the Washington, D.C. offices of Americans United for Life.

Dr. Willke, who passed away in February, was known as the “Grandfather of the Pro-Life Movement” for his tireless efforts since the 1960s to defend the lives of unborn children. He and his wife Barbara traveled the world advancing the pro-life cause, and their Handbook on Abortion helped launched the pro-life movement after Roe v Wade.

Pro-life leaders from across the country gathered to remember Willke and his legacy, and JoeY—as the “Godfather of the Pro-Life Movement” was the first to speak. He focused especially on Willke’s gracious appearance as a character witness during his NOW v. Scheidler RICO trial.

In concluding his remarks, Joe declared, “I loved Jack dearly, I loved Barbara; they were friends. I miss them like family, because they were family to us all, and they brought so many families into the world.”

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Make Plans Now to Take Part in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Posted by League Staff (June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am)

NDR 2015_535A few weeks ago we celebrated 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 57 million unborn babies who have been killed by legal abortion over the past 42 years.

That’s why the Pro-Life Action League has teamed up with Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Priests for Life — to call for the third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on September 12.

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 130 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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