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Hotline Archive: Planned Parenthood

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 »

Planned Parenthood decries sting video team for “fake” company and “heavy editing.” They ought to know.

Posted by Eric Scheidler (July 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm)

Little girl with Planned Parenthood Lies to You signPlanned Parenthood has gone into full damage-control mode in the midst of the controversy created by a series of undercover videos that show top doctors at the organization haggling over the prices of aborted baby parts—and even joking about it.

Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood has tried to shift attention from the heartless greed these videos reveal—shocking even to the average “pro-choice” person—by attacking the pro-life whistleblowers.

Today, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards published an article in the Washington Post today in which she denounces the Center for Medical Progress—the pro-life outfit that produced the videos—for creating a “fake business” and making “misleading corporate filings.”

Well, she ought to know. [Continue reading …]

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League to Bring #PPSellsBabyParts National Day of Protest to Planned Parenthood in Aurora August 22

Posted by Eric Scheidler (July 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm)

NO to Planned ParenthoodThe Pro-Life Action League will be conducting a protest at the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Aurora, Illinois, on August 22 as part of a National Day of Protest against the abortion giant for its horrific practice of harvesting and selling body parts from aborted babies.

The League, along with Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Created Equal and a growing coalition of pro-life groups, is calling for a National Day of Protest on Saturday, August 22 at Planned Parenthood centers from coast to coast. The protests will declare, “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts!” to raise public awareness of this scandalous practice, which was recently brought to light in a series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress.

The League is inviting Chicago-area pro-lifers to attend a #PPSellsBabyParts protest at the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Aurora Illinois as part of this nationwide effort:

Signs will be provided for all who attend, and a flyer about this latest Planned Parenthood scandal will be distributed to passersby.

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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 »

Victory Against Planned Parenthood in Illinois Appellate Court

Posted by Matt Yonke (June 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm)
Planned Parenthood's Aurora mega-center

Planned Parenthood’s Aurora, Illinois mega-center [Photo by Matt Yonke]

The Pro-Life Action League is pleased to report a victory in our ongoing zoning lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Illinois over their Aurora, Illinois mega-center that opened in 2007 under a cloud of controversy and deceit.

When the facility opened, Planned Parenthood openly acknowledged that they had tried to keep the facility’s true identity from the public through the use of front companies that managed the permitting and construction of the facility without Planned Parenthood’s name appearing on any documentation.

Our attorneys at the Thomas More Society quickly deduced that they had not only deceived the public, but also lied to city officials about the purpose of the building, and built the facility in a district whose zoning specifically prohibits the operation of a non-profit healthcare facility, which Planned Parenthood clearly is.

The suit has been through an array of venues and judges since it was first filed in 2007, and was finally dismissed in state court in August of 2013. However, we appealed this ruling to the Illinois 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. They heard the case in April and yesterday handed down their ruling, reversing the lower court’s dismissal of the case and providing a new chance to prove that Planned Parenthood is operating their “abortion fortress” illegally. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics, League News, Planned Parenthood | 2 Comments »

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 »

Screaming Woman Transported by Ambulance from Planned Parenthood

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm)

This morning, I was sidewalk counseling at our local Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois when I saw a woman arrive with a male companion. One look was enough to see that something was wrong.

She was slumped in her seat in her car and stumbling as she exited the vehicle. As she approached Planned Parenthood’s door she vomited on the sidewalk.

My friend Sandy was counseling with me and offered her help, saying she looked like she was not well and Planned Parenthood wasn’t equipped to offer the help she needed. We had no idea at the time how right Sandy was. [Continue reading …]

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Aftermath, Planned Parenthood, Videos | 2 Comments »

League’s Attorneys Expose Planned Parenthood Fraud in Illinois Appeals Court

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm)

Yesterday, the Pro-Life Action League’s attorneys from Chicago’s Thomas More Society went toe to toe with Planned Parenthood in Illinois’ Second District Appellate Court over the zoning of its massive “Abortion Fortress” in Aurora, Illinois.

The case began when Planned Parenthood opened the Aurora abortion center under a cloud of controversy and deceit back in the fall of 2007. See the Fall 2007 special issue of the League’s Action News for a full recounting of that story.

The day their doors opened the League was in court with a lawsuit alleging that the facility was operating illegally where it stood due to the city’s zoning laws, which prohibit the operation of a not-for-profit health center—which Planned Parenthood claims to be—in that district.

Last year, that suit was dismissed in state court, and the fate of the case now lies with the three justices of the appellate court who are handling this case.

Planned Parenthood’s Tax Deception Bombshell

In 2007, we knew that Planned Parenthood was playing both sides when it came to their tax status, but at the time we had no idea how deep that deception really was. [Continue reading …]

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