An ambulance raced up to the door of the huge Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Aurora, Illinois, this past Saturday as Pro-Life Action League staff and volunteers conducted a protest nearby. Protests have been held at the site monthly since it opened in fall of 2007, alongside a daily prayer and sidewalk counseling presence.
The pro-life group began to pray for the whomever the ambulance had arrived for. After about 15 minutes, paramedics emerged from the front door of the building pushing a gurney with a body on it, and then took off—probably transporting the woman to Rush-Copley Hospital, a few miles away.
It was unusual for the paramedics to exit from the front door. They usually use a back door. And typically Planned Parenthood staff accompany the gurney, holding a sheet in front of it to block the view of pro-life witnesses. What the absence of these measures means is anyone’s guess.
Chris Iverson, an adult volunteer with Christian Liberty Academy’s Live Pro-Life group, captured the event on video, providing yet more documentary evidence that abortion clinics are not safe for women.
Sadly, this is all-too-frequent an occurrence at abortion clinics across the United States. Ambulances have been sighted several times at the Aurora clinic, purported to be a state-of-the-art facility. None of Planned Parenthood’s Illinois abortion clinics is subject to state inspection.
Please pray for the woman who was transported from Planned Parenthood this Saturday. We do not know her name or what the problem was, but we can be sure that our prayers for her are needed.