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Compassionate Pro-Lifers Save Babies in Chicago and Aurora

Posted by Eric Scheidler (October 10, 2013 at 10:00 am)
CLA students in Aurora

Students from Christian Liberty Academy reaching out to clients at the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora [Photo by Eric Scheidler]

Compassionate pro-lifers ministering outside abortion clinics in Chicago and Aurora have saved two babies—and their mothers—from abortion in recent weeks. The Pro-Life Action League is honored to have provided training and support to the activists whose peaceful presence bore such fruit.

The first save came on a Saturday in September at the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in downtown Chicago, where students from the Live Pro-Life group at Christian Liberty Academy in Libertyville were passing out special gift bags to clients, as they do every month.

Creative Gift Bags Help Save a Life

Each of these white gift bags contains a photograph of an infant with a hand-written note on the back from one of the CLA students, a card with a QR code that links to a YouTube video on abortion, a flyer on fetal development and a little pair of baby socks.

A car drove up to the clinic entrance. [Continue reading …]

Tags: , , , , , , , . Posted in Clinic Witness, Sidewalk Counseling, Youth Outreach | 4 Comments »

Video: Empty Manger Christmas Caroling 12/18/2010

Posted by Eric Scheidler (December 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm)

“Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling

I’m very excited to share this new video from last Saturday’s “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling Day. My assistant Matt and I put in some long hours to get this video put together before Christmas Eve, so I hope you’ll really enjoy it.

If you like what you see here, consider conducting a caroling day like this in your own community. We’ve even got a song sheet [PDF] you can download with a selection of appropriate carols.

Here’s wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone who braved the cold, all across the country, to illuminate the spiritual darkness enveloping our nation’s abortion facilities with the light of Christmas hope.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted in Abortion Aftermath, Pro-Life Activism, Pro-Life Events | 0 Comments »

Don’t Law Enforcement Officers Have Anything Better to Do?

Posted by Ann Scheidler (November 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm)
Police cars outside Albany Medical Surgical Center abortion facility in Chicago

Police cars outside Albany Medical Surgical Center abortion facility in Chicago

Perhaps the pro-life victories on election day have frustrated the abortion clinic folks, or maybe it was just on their calendar to call the police on us today. In any event, that’s what they did.

I was standing in the alley behind the Albany abortion mill in Chicago this morning in the same spot I always occupy, near the clinic parking lot entrance. The clinic administrator had arrived in her enormous SUV and made her usual comment about not blocking the entrance.

At that point I was alone, and, although I like to think I’m pretty competent, I really don’t think I could single-handedly block an entire alley or parking lot entrance—certainly not both at once!

Shortly after her arrival, my colleague Andrew arrived. Now there were two of us—still not a big enough contingent to form a blockade. We gave literature about abortion alternatives to several groups of clinic clients, all of whom came successfully through the alley, stopped and accepted our literature, then drove on in to the parking lot.

Police Called on Law-Abiding Pro-Lifers

About an hour into our vigil at the clinic a Chicago Police SUV pulled into the alley. [Continue reading …]

Tags: , , , , , . Posted in Abortion, Clinic Witness, Law and Politics, Sidewalk Counseling, The Culture War | 8 Comments »

Pro-Abort Politicians Cross Picket Line to Support Personal PAC

Posted by Eric Scheidler (October 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm)
League pickets on N side of Chicago Hilton

League protesters at the north entrance to the Chicago Hilton, where many Personal PAC supporters entered [Photo by Sam Scheidler]

Twenty pro-life stalwarts gathered yesterday outside the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Avenue to protest an awards luncheon hosted by the radical pro-abortion lobbying group, Personal PAC. I arrived on the scene about a half hour before the protest’s scheduled start time of 10:30 a.m. to find another picket already in progress, which made for an interesting event.

Housekeepers at the hotel were on strike, demanding a contract, and dozens of them and their supporters picketed outside each of the hotel’s four entrances, banging pots and pans and chanting slogans through megaphones.

A Clash of Liberal Causes

The Personal PAC luncheon went ahead as scheduled, despite the labor picket going on outside, a cause for which the liberal supporters of Personal PAC might have been expected to have some sympathy. [Continue reading …]

Tags: , , , . Posted in Contraception, Law and Politics, Our Opposition, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism, Pro-Life Events, The Church, The Culture War | 2 Comments »

Authentic Reform at the Chicago CCHD

Posted by John Jansen (August 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm)

Chicago CCHDTremendous outcry has arisen in the past year after it was learned that the national office of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has been funding groups that promote abortion, contraception, same-sex “marriage” and even legalized prostitution.

It’s painfully obvious that the CCHD is in need of reform, and in Chicago, its local Archdiocesan office has taken that responsibility very seriously.

Chicago CCHD Director “on the Offensive for Reform”

Given the revelations about the CCHD’s history of supporting dubious organizations, it certainly has had its share of critics — as well it should. And to his great credit, Rey Flores, the new director of the Chicago CCHD office, has taken an irenic approach in reaching out to the most outspoken ones and asked them to suggest groups that they believe are deserving of grants from the Campaign.

A recent LifeSiteNews article spoke very favorably about the changes being made in the Chicago CCHD office under Flores’ leadership and noted that the reforms he is instituting locally would serve as a great example for the CCHD to follow nationwide. [Continue reading …]

Tags: , , , , . Posted in League News, Sidewalk Counseling, The Church, The Culture War | 5 Comments »

Help Highlight the ABC Link

Posted by Corrina Gura (May 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm)

avon1The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be coming to Chicago on June 5 and 6. While I believe the cause is a good one, they are going about it all wrong and they’re hurting their efforts to eliminate the disease.

The Problem

Avon hopes to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer, but ignores a major cause of breast cancer: abortion.

Not only do they not warn people of the risk, but Avon has joined with UNIFEM to promote “women’s issues.” This phrase, like “women’s health” or “reproductive rights,” has become a code word for the promotion of a universal right to abortion. (I was reminded of this when I heard how UNIFEM planned to help Haiti after the earthquake.) [Continue reading …]

Tags: , , , , , . Posted in Abortion Aftermath, Health Care, Pro-Life Activism, Pro-Life Events | 1 Comment »

Now It’s a TEN Foot Bubble?

Posted by Corrina Gura (February 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm)

Ten Foot Bubble?

As Sidewalk Counselors and Prayer Warriors gathered on Saturday, February 13, 2010 to pray outside of Planned Parenthood at 1200 N. LaSalle in Chicago, they were subjected to yet another interpretation of the Bubble Zone law.

Making It Up As She Goes Along

This weekend saw the return of Officer Hagen. This is the officer who, on January 9, inaccurately told us we could not picket within 150 feet of the clinic or stand within 8 feet of the door but, upon reading the ordinance, magnanimously granted us permission to pray.

[Continue reading …]

Tags: , , , . Posted in Clinic Witness, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism, Sidewalk Counseling, Videos | 15 Comments »