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Last Updated 08/31/2015

League Raises #PPSellsBabyParts Banner at Rockford Face the Truth Day

by Sam Scheidler (August 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm)


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 »

#ProtestPP Locations Nationwide

by Eric Scheidler (August 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm)

#PPSellsBabyPartsOn Saturday, August 22, pro-lifers will be visiting over 320 Planned Parenthood locations to protest their scandalous practice of harvesting and selling body parts from abortion babies.

Below find the #PPSellsBabyParts National Day of Protest.

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Protests to be held August 22 at over 300 Planned Parenthood locations nationwide

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

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.

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

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

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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16th Annual “Face the Truth” Tour 2015 Reaches Hearts and Minds

by John Jansen (July 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm)
Face the Truth Tour in Joliet

Face the Truth Tour in Joliet, IL [Photo by Sam Scheidler]

As we’ve done annually since the year 2000, the Pro-Life Action League set out on July 10 for our annual “Face the Truth” Tour, bringing images of the victims of abortion to 24 major intersections across northeast Illinois to expose the horrific reality of abortion.

This year’s tour reached hundreds of thousands of pedestrians and motorists with the truth about abortion, and we distributed over 8,000 pieces of pro-life literature!

Many of the most impactful moments of any Face the Truth Tour come in the form of individual conversations with passersby, and this year’s was no exception.

On the first day of the Tour in Joliet, a man driving by parked his car and came over to talk to the nearest signholder, Luann Bloom, who happens to be one of our most seasoned volunteers. The man asked made it clear that seeing our signs had made him very upset, and it soon became clear that abortion had touched him personally. [Continue reading …]

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

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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CLOSED permanently: ACU Abortion Clinic in Hinsdale, Illinois

by John Jansen (July 9, 2015 at 8:57 am)
Flowers honoring the memory of all the children killed at the now-closed ACU abortion facility in Hinsdale, Illinois

Flowers honoring the memory of all the children killed at the now-closed ACU abortion facility in Hinsdale, Illinois [Photo by John Jansen]

Last year the Pro-Life Action League reported that notorious Chicago area abortionists Vinod and Vijay Goyal had sent a cold-call mailing [PDF] to local physicians inviting them to consider working at one of the six abortion clinics the husband-and-wife team owned at the time.

The letter also tried to drum up business for the financially troubled Goyals. Their business has been down in recent years — which means their abortions have been down, reflecting a statewide trend across Illinois. Five years ago, the Goyals owned seven abortion clinics, but that number is currently down to four, as we’ve now learned that yet another one of their facilities — the ACU Health Center in west suburban Hinsdale — is also permanently closed!

Grassroots Pro-Life Activism Closed This Abortion Clinic

The closing of the ACU abortion clinic is a textbook example that proves grassroots pro-life activism works. [Continue reading …]

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“Face the Truth” Tour Kicks Off July 10

by John Jansen (July 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm)

ftt cover photo for fbThis Friday, July 10, the Pro-Life Action League kicks off our 16th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a large 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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