In October 2007, Planned Parenthood opened what was at the time the largest abortion facility in the country in Aurora, Illinois, under a cloud of controversy and protest.
In the preceding weeks, there was an impromptu 40 Days for Life prayer vigil (that ended up lasting 54 days), massive protests drawings upwards of 1,000 people, packed City Council meetings lasting as long as seven hours, court hearings, candlelight vigils, and nationwide news coverage.
In response, Steve Trombley, then-CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, said that once the facility opened, the pro-life protesters would all give up and “go back to their normal lives.”
Trombley was wrong.
Five years later, there is still a strong pro-life presence there: praying, protesting, and offering compassionate help to mothers being lured into Planned Parenthood in Aurora, so that they can choose life for their babies.
The Pro-Life Action League invites you to join us for a special Candlelight Vigil marking the fifth anniversary both of Planned Parenthood’s opening in Aurora, and of the steadfast pro-life outreach there:
- EVENT: Candlelight Vigil at Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois
- WHEN: Monday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Aurora Planned Parenthood, located at New York Street and Oakhurst Drive [map]
Prayers, hymns and reflections will be offered by some of the clergy and lay people who have served the pro-life mission at Planned Parenthood in Aurora.
Join us as we pray for an end to abortion in Aurora—and everywhere else.