“Empty Manger” Caroling Day a great success

On Saturday, December 19, Fox Valley pro-lifers joined the Pro-Life Action League‘s 7th annual “Empty Manger” Caroling Day, bringing the joy of Christmas to 9 abortion mills across the Chicago area.

Counter-Protesters and Snowfall in DuPage County

The DuPage tour started at ACU Health Center in Hinsdale with about 15 pro-lifers. Several women were seen exiting the clinic as pro-lifers caroled, and a sidewalk counselor was on hand to offer them support and information. One counter-protester from NARAL’s “Illinois Choice Action Team” came for about ten minutes, holding a sign opposing the tour. Counter-protesters at the Aanchor facility in Glen EllynAt the AAnchor facility in Glen Ellyn, a huge crowd of local stalwarts joined the tour. The snow and winds picked up, but the pro-lifers carried on undaunted. The sidewalk counselors there informed tour participants that 11 girls had gone in this morning and at the end of the stop, prayers were offered for those girls and their babies. At Glen Ellyn, the counter-protester from the first stop was joined by two more who stood with signs but did not interfere with the caroling. At the third site outside Access Health Center in Downers Grove, the counter-protesters dwindled back to two, but pro-lifers ranks held strong. See the video from that site above. Carolers outside Planned Parenthood Aurora

The final stop of the DuPage tour was Planned Parenthood Aurora, the nation’s second largest abortion clinic. There the ranks of the tour grew to around 50. The Christmas joy was palpable as pro-lifers raised their voices in praise to God for sending his Son. After the last stop, carolers gathered for the third year at Warehouse Church in Aurora for cookies and hot chocolate along with some pro-life fellowship.

Considering the number of carolers and the number of sites visited, this was easily one of the best caroling days yet.

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