Monthly protests enter second year

Pro-lifers picket Planned Parenthood Aurora [Photo by Dan Wurtz]Last Saturday saw Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood’s thirteenth monthly protest at Planned Parenthood Aurora. Despite chilly windy weather, over 100 pro-lifers came out to let Planned Parenthood know that their presence in Aurora was not welcome. Planned Parenthood Illinois CEO Steve Trombley predicted when Planned Parenthood opened in October of 2007 that the protesters opposing them would dissipate once they gained a victory in opening. What Trombley didn’t understand is that, for pro-lifers, stopping Planned Parenthood from opening was only a battle, not the whole war. Entering the second year of protests, pro-lifers are as vehement as ever that Planned Parenthood is not part of their vision for the Fox Valley and they are still willing to give up their Saturday mornings to make sure their voices are heard. Eric Scheidler leads the faithful in a prayer [Photo by Dan Wurtz]At the conclusion of the protest, the Pro-Life Action League’s Eric Scheidler led the crowd in a prayer and invited them to attend upcoming pro-life events, including this Saturday’s sidewalk counseling seminar and next month’s Empty Manger Caroling Day. Given the grit and dedication of the Fox Valley’s pro-life community, Planned Parenthood can expect to see pro-lifers outside their facility every day they are open and especially every third Saturday of the month until they close their doors once and for all.

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