Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Lashes Out, Part II

Posted by Eric Scheidler on Friday, September 7th, 2007

Open Letter from Steve TrombleyWednesday I reported on Planned Parenthood's local and nationwide schemes to fight back against our popular, grassroots campaign to protect our families from their massive new "Abortion Fortress," slated to open September 18.

That was before I read the letter [PDF] that PP/Chicago Area CEO Steve Trombley sent to the Mayor and Aldermen—three pages almost entirely given over to attacking us pro-lifers, especially my father, Joe Scheidler, including this passage:

After a six-week trial in 1998, a jury in Chicago unanimously found that the Pro-Life Action League Network orchestrated 121 crimes involving acts of threats of force or violence against women’s health facilities that offered abortion. These crimes proven at trial included . . .

Trombley goes on to list some of the outrageous accusations—testimony now known to be perjured—hurled at my father in the 1998 NOW v. Scheidler trial (not, as Trombley claims "proven at trial"). But most significantly, he fails to mention that the jury decision against my father was ultimately overturned not once but twice by the U.S. Supreme Court (2003 and 2006).

As I noted in my rebuttal [PDF] to the Mayor and City Council, once again Steve Trombley and Planned Parenthood fail to disclose all the relevant facts of the case.

In his letter, Trombley tries to pretend that a public hearing notice published in Chicago about an appearance before the board of the Illinois Finance Authority on May 8, 2007 somehow constitutes public disclosure of the Gemini/Planned Parenthood link—which of course was kept secret during the late 2006 and early 2007 permit process here in Aurora.

This is an interesting development. Trombley makes so much of that tiny public notice (published in the Sun-Times), that one can only conclude he recognizes that Planned Parenthood did have an obligation to disclose that they and Gemini are one and the same.

But is he really trying to tell us that the city planners of Aurora need to comb the public hearing notices of the Chicago papers daily for information on companies building in Aurora? That it's okay to hide the facts from the City of Aurora as long as you publish a little notice—six months after the process has begun—in a paper 50 miles away?

Trombley tries to foist this one on the people of Aurora too, in an open letter [PDF] published yesterday in the Beacon. In that letter he also tries to throw attention off Planned Parenthood's deception by attacking the good people of Aurora who have been opposing him,calling us "anti-abortion activists with a history of advocating illegal and sometimes violent behavior."

Well, we're having none of that. Today we demanded [PDF] that Steve Trombley retract these false and slanderous statements about us, or face the consequences in court.

This pro-life campaign has been completely peaceful—as the Aurora Police Department can testify. But the fact that Steve Trombley feels he has no recourse but to smear us—and before our own elected officials, for shame—shows how desperate Planned Parenthood has become.

As well they should be. Today's Aurora Beacon and Chicago Tribune report that Mayor Weisner is doubtful Planned Parenthood will be able to open September 18 as they intended, since the investigation into their dealings with the City will not likely be concluded in time.

Amen to that.

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11 Responses to “Planned Parenthood Lashes Out, Part II”

  1. Paul says:

    Steve Trombley, CEO of PP/CA is a liar. He could and should be sued for libel for saying that Joe Scheidler and the Pro-Life Action League has committed violent acts and promotes violence. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled TWICE -overwhelmingly in favor of the defendants, Joseph Scheidler, et. al., in the case of NOW vs. Scheidler, et. al.

    The plaintiff, NOW (National Organization of Women) and their attorneys had to build a case based on lies made about the Pro-Life Action Network (which never was a formal organization of any kind) and about Joe Scheidler and the Pro-Life Action League, before the Federal District Court in Chicago. Anyone who has followed this case knows that the charges brought by NOW were probably the most contrived and bogus claims ever brought to trial and kept in court for 20 years.

    (For more info go to prolifeaction dot org)

    It is perfectly clear the Steve Trombley and Planned Parenthood are on the defensive now that the residents of Aurora have begun to take decisive action to expose the lies that Planned Parenthood has used, both in the past and in the present case, in their deceitful attempt to enter the peaceful, God-fearing community of Aurora, IL. Trombley and PP are again resorting to their usual tactics of lying and diverting attention from the actual issues at hand: their purposeful attempt to prevent the public and city council and zoning commissions from knowing that the intended occupant of the building at 3051 E. New York St. in Aurora, IL was in fact Planned Parenthood.

    Planned Parenthood was founded on lies. The first lie is that not all people are created equal. Margaret Sanger believed that the poplulations of undesirable minorities like blacks and others should be kept to a minimum. Today Planned Parenthood has extended that to virtually all unborn children. The eugenic and racist philosophy is now applied in a broad manner to all unborn babies of all races, but PP still targets minorities, especially black and Hispanic people.

    PP lies through their use of terms like "reproductive services", a codeword that refers to killing unborn babies through abortifacient contraceptives and through chemical and surgical abortions.

    They lie about the pro-life people who expose the truth of PP's methods and deceits, calling us "extremists" and claiming we are on the "fringe". I did not see anything "fringe" or "extremist" in the peaceful protests of August 25 and September 1, 2007.

    Steve Trombley and Planned Parenthood are the real extremists and terrorists. What act of terror can compare to the ripping up of a tiny baby's body into pieces and sucking it out of its mother's womb??

    The days of Planned Parenthood's support are numbered. The Aurora PP issue is the beginning of their demise. The TRUTH will prevail.

    September 7th, 2007 at 3:07 pm
  2. Melissa says:

    Dear Mr. Scheidler;
    I wish there were more I could do to help in your efforts to block Planned Parenthood from opening in Aurora.
    I have to be honest; I am pretty new to this. I have spent past 15 years of my life in regret and mourning. Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics were the culprit of my loss. The “choice” taken was not mine, but one that I was “urged” into. I have finally decided to DO SOMETHING about it. However, I feel that my story is only one of thousands in the horrible wake that has been left behind the Planned Parenthood Business. I am sure my message to you is not new, and the vim and vigor in my prose has been rehashed ad nauseum. However, I too am a person, I too have grieved over a choice that should never have been available in the first place and I too wish nothing more than to see the end of the loss of children and the regret that follows. Many women, like me, were forced to have an abortion because it was legal. I am certain there are countless numbers of women that stay silent out of the anonymity it provides hopefully more will come over and speak out.
    I hope to see the “choice of death” be removed from the lips of every American sooner than later. . I only wish that there were more media coverage and that the current media coverage surrounding the Pro-Life movement would at least be more accurate. I have overstepped my bounds in my zeal and contacted Mel Gibson’s publicist regarding the clinic in Aurora. I have yet to hear anything back. Probably fell on deaf ears although, one never knows.
    I still have phone numbers and emails to publicists of many Hollywood types. Please let me know if you would like any info. I assume you have probably “shaken the Hollywood tree” already, but I thought I’d check anyway.
    Bottom line, I applaud you in the efforts of you, your family and all of the others that have come in support of LIFE.

    Melissa Guajardo

    September 7th, 2007 at 3:41 pm
  3. Mike says:

    Please sign up to talk at the next Aurora City Council Meeting coming up soon. Rumor has it that Planned Parenthood is getting many of its PAID Chicagoland employees to speak at the meeting.

    Make sure you call them ahead of time and let them know you will be there and want to sign up to speak Against Planned Parenthood.



    September 8th, 2007 at 6:10 am
  4. Shawn V. says:

    I work for the Beacon News and I am ashamed that they would take the ad with false accusations at all, or any such inflamatory ad in the midst of the issue they are covering. My heart is heavy this week.

    September 11th, 2007 at 10:37 pm
  5. Families Against Planned Parenthood » Blog Archive » Face-Off at the City Council says:

    [...] on site was the target of many of Trombley's most vicious lies, my father, Joe Scheidler, pictured above surrounded by PP's pink signs (thanks to Jill for [...]

    September 12th, 2007 at 5:29 pm
  6. Patrick Lee says:

    Our Prolife group in Sacramento is watching with great interest and admiration the spiritual battle the Prolifers are waging in Aurora. Like Melissa we wish we could do more. Be assured of our prayers. Our movement (Prolife) is truly grassroots. That's why the way to fight the behemoth Planned Parenthood is on the local level as you are doing so effectively. They can buy expensive ads to spread lies in newspapers, or pay people to swell their ranks at rallies, or get friendly coverage in the pro-abortion mega media, but they cannot turn out the numbers on the local level that our people can. And one other thing they don't have, which in this case, is proving decisive, is TRUTH. God bless you and keep up the good work. Patrick Lee.

    September 12th, 2007 at 10:31 pm
  7. Generations for Life » Blog Archive » Face-Off at the City Council says:

    [...] on site was the target of many of Trombley’s most vicious lies, my father, Joe Scheidler, pictured above surrounded by PP’s pink signs (thanks to Jill for the [...]

    September 13th, 2007 at 12:26 pm
  8. Jody says:

    We're praying for you too, though we can't be there in person!

    I lost my first two children to abortion. Planned Parenthood offered me no other options. A woman in a crisis pregnancy is not in her right mind and Planned Parenthood takes advantage of this!

    We command you to the foot of the cross Planned Parenthood! May the light continue to shine on your darkness!

    September 22nd, 2007 at 9:09 am
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