Amidst Battle over Parental Notice of Abortion Act, Pro-Lifers Gather in Waukegan
Contact: Eric Scheidler, [email protected]
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CHICAGO, May 7, 2021 — Pro-life advocates will hold a prayer rally outside Illinois’s newest Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Waukegan on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. The event, coordinated by the Pro-Life Action League, marks one year since the facility opened its doors in the early days of lockdown, when most businesses were closed.
“Planned Parenthood knew their abortion business wasn’t welcome in Waukegan,” said Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler. “That’s why they hid their identity from the public — just like they did in Aurora, Flossmoor and Fairview Heights,” Scheidler continued, referring to the shell companies Planned Parenthood used to acquire the property and file building permits.
Scheidler noted that Planned Parenthood performs more than 40% of all the abortions in the United States, and that their Illinois affliate received more than $1 million from the federal government, despite having the funds to construct the state’s largest abortion facility in Waukegan.
“Planned Parenthood’s abortion business is booming, while the rest of us are suffering” Scheidler said. “And now they’re trying to repeal Illinois’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act, endangering our daughters’ health and safety, to further expand that abortion business.”
But Scheidler emphasized that the gathering on May 11 won’t just shine a light Planned Parenthood’s dishonesty and exploitation: “We’re here above all to offer help to mothers in difficult circumstances so that they don’t feel any need to turn to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.”
The candlelight vigil will feature prayers, hymns, and reflections from local religious leaders and pro-life activists.
What: Prayer Rally at Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility in Waukegan
When: Tuesday May 11, 2021, at 6 p.m. CT
Where: Planned Parenthood, 1601 N. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois (map)
Who: Pro-Life Action League, allied organizations, and concerned citizens
On Site Contact: Eric Scheidler
Scheidler noted that the resistance to the Waukegan Planned Parenthood facility has just begun. “The pro-life community in Waukegan is coming together in a new way as pandemic restrictions begin to lift. Consider this prayer rally the first step in a new wave of activism,” Scheidler said. “We’ll be thanking God for his blessings on our pro-life efforts here over the last year, and rededicating ourselves to the work that needs to be done to make abortion unthinkable in Waukegan.”
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About the Pro-Life Action League The Pro-Life Action League was founded by the late Joseph M. Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action, and is now headed by Joe’s son, Eric. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadership. Visit prolifeaction.org to learn more.