On Saturday, March 3rd, the Pro-Life Action League led a huge protest outside the new Planned Parenthood center in Flossmoor, Illinois, one of Chicago’s south suburbs.
After deceiving local officials about their true identity, Planned Parenthood snuck into Flossmoor earlier this year. But over 100 pro-lifers came out to tell the nation’s largest abortion chain that they are not welcome! The crowd of people came from across Chicagoland, and many from Flossmoor and surrounding communities reported that this was their very first pro-life protest. As one local first-timer remarked, “How could I not be here?”
A contingent from Lake County, Indiana—just across the state line—also came out. Pro-life Hoosiers are very much concerned about this new abortion center, which was deliberately located to prey on women in both Illinois and Indiana.
Pro-life activists lined the street outside the new abortion clinic with signs reading “Planned Parenthood LIES to You”, “Moms for Life”, “Dads for Life” and “Defund Planned Parenthood”, along with signs showing beautiful unborn babies.
We earned some great media coverage, with a fairly evenhanded story in the local newspaper, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.
During the protest, I shot a quick video about the campaign against Planned Parenthood in Flossmoor. If you’d like a taste of what this protest was like, check it out at the top of the page.