There’s a full report on Saturday’s rally in Aurora, IL here. Despite the nasty winds and unseasonably cold temperatures, over 400 pro-lifers came out to protest at the site of the largest currently operating abortion clinic in the U.S. One of the features of Saturday’s rally was a “Cemetery of Choice” consisting of tombstones with the names of women who have lost their lives due to abortion: Many pro-lifers offered prayers for these women and their babies and for an end to abortion. The rally ended on a high note with a commemoration of babies who have been saved from abortion. At Planned Parenthood Aurora, at least a dozen mothers have chosen life because of the prayer and counseling presence there, and those are only the ones we know about. And that number is just a fraction of the babies who have been saved across the country by the efforts of pro-lifers. To celebrate the lives of these babies, pink and blue helium balloons were distributed and pro-lifers tagged their balloons with a name for one of these babies. The balloons were released together in a beautiful display of the joy of life and the success of the pro-life movement. After our first big rally at Planned Parenthood Aurora last summer, Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area CEO Steve Trombley said:
Most people spend their Saturdays taking their kids to the soccer game, doing things around the house, and I think as time moves on, people will go back to their normal lives.
What he doesnâ€™t realize is that fighting abortion is something we do as part of our â€œnormal livesâ€. And that’s why we’ll never stop.