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Candlelight vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Bakersfield, CA [Photo courtesy of Marina Audelo]
A recent article at Bustle — a website that is no friend to the pro-life movement — opened with this:
In the lead up to Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary on Sunday, there was an astonishingly organized protest movement ready to make sure that the women’s health organization couldn’t enjoy its special day without a reminder that a healthy chunk of people would love to see it completely dismantled.
The article was about the nationwide network of prayer vigils organized this past weekend by the #ProtestPP coalition led by the Pro-Life Action League along with our friends at Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Created Equal.
Thousands of pro-lifers took part in a Jericho March, prayer vigil, or other event at over 120 Planned Parenthood locations across the nation. Pro-Life Action League director Eric Scheidler spoke at two of these events: a candlelight vigil outside the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Aurora, Illinois and earlier in a the day at a prayer vigil outside the Planned Parenthood in Silver Spring, Maryland, after having just completed a speaking tour in the Baltimore area sponsored by Defend Life. Scheidler was also interviewed by the Washington Times for an article on Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary. [Continue reading …]
Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country have already begun holding big fundraising parties in “celebration” of their big anniversary and using the opportunity to spread their lies and propaganda in the media.
Pro-lifers can’t match Planned Parenthood dollar for dollar. We don’t have a big government subsidy. We don’t have the mainstream media or Hollywood in our pockets.
But we have God, and we have the power of prayer.
And along with our friends at Created Equal and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, we’re going to use that power to confront Planned Parenthood on their 100th anniversary by holding prayer vigils at over 100 Planned Parenthood centers across the country on October 15, and we want you to be a part of this important prayer campaign.
Check here to find out if a vigil is already planned in your area. If you don’t see a prayer vigil near you, please consider hosting one at a Planned Parenthood facility in your area. You can sign as a local leader here.
You won’t want to miss this chance to confront Planned Parenthood with the power of prayer on October 15!
#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.
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 …]
In past years, the Pro-Life Action League has called on pro-lifers to pray for those involved in the abortion business during the season of Lent. Last year we asked you to pray for three criminal abortionists in jail.
This year, with the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal so much in the news, we’re calling on the pro-life community to pray for three women at the heart of that scandal and the nation’s largest abortion chain: Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Dr. Mary Gatter and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.
Will you commit to join this challenge and pray every day and fast from one meal each week for these women during Lent? [Continue reading …]
In January, pro-lifers in Louisville, Kentucky reached out to the Pro-Life Action League for help opposing a new Planned Parenthood clinic that had just opened in their town.
We were more than happy to help. Fighting the nation’s largest abortion chain is central to the League’s mission! We consulted on the phone with local activist Nate Robertson to get a handle on the situation and then set to work assisting them with finding out how Planned Parenthood had snuck into town without the pro-life community hearing about it, and finding ways to oppose the new facility.
At first it seemed there was some time to craft a strategy as Planned Parenthood had announced that they would begin performing abortion sometime in the spring. But the day after we spoke with Nate, Planned Parenthood announced that they had, in fact, already begun performing abortions! [Continue reading …]
It’s become a tradition for the Pro-Life Action League to protest Planned Parenthood Illinois Action’s annual fundraising event celebrating Roe v. Wade. And as soon as we found out that this year’s event would be held on January 21, we immediately made plans to keep that tradition going.
Two dozen hearty pro-life activists joined us last night at City Winery in Chicago to bring a simple message to Planned Parenthood’s supporters: Abortion is nothing to celebrate.
We first set up an LED sign that says, “Abortion takes human life,” along with a 5′ x 9′ banner depicting an abortion victim on the sidewalk directly in front of the front door so that everyone entering would see exactly what it is that they’re supporting.
Orange-vested volunteer escorts with the Illinois Choice Action Team were also on hand, offering to accompany attendees through what one of them referred to as our “circus” — i.e., the sidewalk leading up to the front door, alongside of which were more volunteers holding more pictures of abortion victims as well as signs reading, “Planned Parenthood lies to you.” [Continue reading …]
Yesterday, charges were filed against Robert Lewis Dear, the man who killed three people in an attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility on Black Friday.
In the wake of this horrific shooting, many abortion advocates have attempted to blame the rhetoric of the pro-life movement for the actions of Dear and those like him.
In this video, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler explains why this connection just doesn’t hold up.
I’ve been organizing pro-life street protests for over eight years, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything as strange as the abortionist praying on a public sidewalk that I saw last Monday.
The Pro-Life Action League was holding a protest of the North American Forum on Family Planning at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society for Family Planning—a huge, four day conference where the abortion industry’s elite, like Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart, came to see and be seen.
We were outside Chicago’s Palmer House hotel where the conference was being hosted with abortion victim photos and other signs when a woman walked out of the hotel and knelt on the sidewalk right next to League National Director Joe Scheidler, who was holding a poster depicting baby Malachi, aborted at 21 weeks. [Continue reading …]
If anyone in the abortion industry has rock star status right now, it’s Willie Parker.
Over the past few years, Parker has become quite the darling of the pro-choice movement, giving provocative interviews in magazines like Esquire about his “abortion ministry” [sic] and crisscrossing the country to speak at events and be showered with accolades from adoring fans. Indeed, earlier this year he received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, and the following month he was honored by NARAL.
Protest of Planned P’hood’s Forum on Family Planning in Chicago [Photo by Matt Yonke]
A few weeks ago, the Pro-Life Action League caught wind of a top-secret abortion conference hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society of Family Planning called the North American Forum on Family Planning.
This forum would gather the abortion industry’s most elite players to recruit new abortionists, train them in new methods, and honor the “heroes” of big abortion. The forum would even help expand the reach of the “family planning” regime of abortion, sterilization and contraception in developing nations.
The conference was slated to take place in Chicago, the League’s headquarter city, but the specific location and schedule were kept deep under wraps. In fact, to even find that information and apply to attend the conference, one had to obtain two letters of recommendation from people affiliated with the organizing groups! [Continue reading …]