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Pro-Life Action League to Oppose New Bubble Zone Ordinance and Reveal Malpractice Lawsuits Against Near North Planned Parenthood

For Immediate Release

Chicago,—Pro-Life Action League announces a press conference and protest in front of the Planned Parenthood on 1200 N LaSalle Dr in Chicago, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

Press Conference and Protest Details

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 10:00 a.m.

What: Chicago’s new “bubble zone” ordinance goes into effect Tuesday, which prohibits pro-lifers from coming within eight feet of any person approaching an abortion facility. This ordinance limits sidewalk counseling by pro-life activists and violates the First Amendment rights of protesters outside abortion facilities in Chicago. The Pro-Life Action League has organized a press conference and protest at Planned Parenthood’s Near North facility to send a message that the new ordinance is an unconstitutional attempt at stopping free speech.

The press conference will share information about the malpractice lawsuits against Planned Parenthood’s Near North facility, including:

  • Wrongful death due to bleeding from a careless abortion procedure
  • Perforation of the uteri of several women during abortion procedures
  • Misdiagnosis of pregnancy and age of the unborn child
  • Careless performance of blood tests and follow-up care

Where: Planned Parenthood – Near North facility, 1200 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, Ill.

Who:

  • Dozens of protesters are expected to be outside Planned Parenthood with picket signs.
  • A press conference organized by the Pro-Life Action League will include the following speakers:
    • Joe Scheidler, National Director, Pro-Life Action League
    • Julie Grisalano, Sidewalk counselor at Planned Parenthood
    • Catherine Mieding, Sidewalk counselor

Visuals:

  • Pro-Life protesters with signs
  • Speakers at podium delivering information
  • Enlarged malpractice lawsuit documents in “bubbles”
  • Planned Parenthood facility
  • Bubble Zone ordinance in action

Contact: Eric Scheidler, Communications Director, Pro-Life Action League, 773-251-8792; Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations, 312-422-1333, [email protected]

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