Great Aurora Coverage in Catholic Press

Have you seen our full-page ad on the back page of The Wanderer’s October 11 issue? It reviews the whole “Battle of Aurora” and relates how Eric Scheidler, the League’s Communications Director, kept Aurora’s new behemoth Planned Parenthood abortion mill from opening for two weeks, and now—after the Mayor ordered it opened—is determined to close it down again.

Wanderer Ad Helps Raise Needed Funds

It has kept us busy, too, trying to raise the money to pay for newspaper ads, flyers, mailings, signs, meetings, protests, pickets, prayer vigils, Truth Tours, legal battles and all the things it takes to fight the abortion wars. Eric is doing the work, and the League is footing the bills. We think it’s a good ad. Show it to your friends.

“Shut Down!”

Also, if you get the National Catholic Register, you no doubt saw the page 3 story by Sheila Liaugminas in the October 7 issue entitled, “Shut Down!” Sheila reviews all the facts of the Aurora confrontation and features the considerable ecclesiastical involvement, quoting Fr. Thomas Milota of Sts. Peter and Paul in Naperville, Fr. Dan Hoehn of St. Mary Immaculate in Plainfield, and Fr. Dan Deutsch of Holy Cross in Batavia.

She points out that Rockford Bishop Thomas Doran took two dozen priests to the site to pray, and that Joliet Bishop Peter Sartain and retired Joliet Auxiliary Bishop Roger Kaffer celebrated a Mass for Life.

Bishop Doran described the abortion clinic as “…the low, dark buildings of Auschwitz, Treblinka and Bergen-Belsen, where human life was destroyed on a factory basis. Just looking at it gives you the sense of hopelessness and helplessness that people who resort to abortion must feel.”

Sheila writes that the precedent set in Aurora is being watched nationally.

Birth Control for Sixth Graders?

In the “Will Wonders Never Cease” department we hear from the State of Maine that a Portland Middle School Committee—that’s dealing with sixth through eighth grade children, ages 11 to 13—is voting on a proposal to give out prescriptions to students at the King Middle School, to get birth control pills.

Five out of the school’s 134 students said they were sexually active, thus the need for general contraceptive availability. The school already provides condoms as part of its reproductive health program.

The students requesting these pills and devices do not have to have parental permission if the parents have already given permission for their children to use any of the other services the health center provides.

So much for the “wonder years.”

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