To: Local Desk
Contact: Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, 312-965-1030 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pro-Life Action League and volunteers from around the Chicago area will visit abortion clinics throughout Chicago to sing Christmas carols on Saturday, December 17. The “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling Day will memorialize all those unborn babies who will never “lay down their sweet heads” because they were aborted during the Christmas season, when we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus.
“We’re bringing Christmas to these abortion clinics to show that even in difficult circumstances, babies are a precious gift,” said League National Director Joe Scheidler. “We pray that abortion-bound mothers will have a change of heart, and choose to give their unborn children the Christmas gift of life.”
The pro-life carolers will begin at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on the near north side, singing Christmas carols accompanied by a life-size empty manger. The program will conclude Albany Medical Surgical Center on the northwest side (full schedule below).
The Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League will be joined by pro-life groups across the country who are holding similar “Empty Manger” events in their own cities and towns.
- 9:00: Planned Parenthood, 1200 N. La Salle Dr., Chicago
- 10:00: Family Planning Associates, 659 W. Washington St., Chicago
- 11:00: American Women Medical Ctr., 2744 N. Western Ave., Chicago
- 12:00: Albany Medical Surgical Ctr., 5086 N. Elston Ave., Chicago