Joliet’s Bishop Marks Six Years Since Opening of Controversial Aurora Planned Parenthood

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The Pro-Life Action League is hosting an Anniversary Vigil on Wednesday evening, marking six years of steadfast pro-life outreach at Planned Parenthood’s Aurora, Illinois abortion facility.

The early evening vigil will feature words from the Most Rev. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, with prayers, hymns and reflections offered by area citizens who continued to oppose the abortions occurring at the controversial Planned Parenthood site.

Where: Aurora Planned Parenthood, located at New York Street and Oakhurst Drive. Aurora, Illinois
Who: Pro-Life Action League and concerned citizens
Why: 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. Six 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, urging them to choose life-affirming alternatives to abortion.

“For the past six years, pro-lifers of the Fox Valley have tirelessly reached out to abortion-bound women at Planned Parenthood’s abortion center in Aurora, helping them choose life for their babies,” noted Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. Scheidler led the initial protests of the Aurora facility and continues to coordinate the pro-life outreach there. Scheidler vowed, “We will continue to oppose Planned Parenthood through all peaceful means until they stop killing children in our community.”


  • Pro-life advocates praying and singing
  • Possible counter protesters or reaction from clinic workers
  • Negative and positive reactions from passersby
  • Get more about the October 2 prayer vigil opposing abortion at the Aurora Planned Parenthood abortion facility here.

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