Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood

First monthly protest at Planned Parenthood draws hundreds

Posted by Eric Scheidler on Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Picket along NY St [click for larger version]Today's monthly protest at Planned Parenthood was a tremendous success, with over 200 pro-lifers coming out to be witnesses for life, despite the chilly air and drizzle.

From 9-11 a.m., the group picketed on the north side of New York Street, held large signs of babies born and unborn on the north side of New York and large "Jesus" signs along the west side of Oakhurst, and prayed near Planned Parenthood. Many also signed the parental notification petition and picked up Yard Signs to take home.

Illinois Senator Chris Lauzen, who has strongly supported of our effort from the start, was on site early on. He expressed his dismay at Chief Powell's remarks, and he made a point of talking to some of the police officers monitoring the protest. It was great to see Chris, and Jim Oberweis too, who stopped by a bit later on.

No major problems with police

Jesus signs on OakhurstDespite the heated rhetoric from Aurora Police Chief William Powell this week, we encountered no serious problems with police. Several officers thanked us for being orderly and cooperative.

However, police did order a pro-life man who was walking his baby up and down the east side of Oakhurst to move to the west side, even though he was not part of the protest. Police ignored him for a half an hour, but when he took out a prayer booklet, they stopped him. One officer even asked him what he was praying about!

Protest shows depth of pro-life support

Eric addresses the crowdI was excited to see such a large crowd for this first monthly protest. That more than 200 came out today in the chilly weather shows how deep the commitment is here in the Fox Valley to fight Planned Parenthood to the end.

Future protests will be every third Saturday of the month, with the next on December 15.

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70 Responses to “First monthly protest at Planned Parenthood draws hundreds”

  1. Steve says:

    Today march was a great success. Well done. I got some video of the man with the baby stroller being asked to leave the public sidewalk, unbelievable. I'll send it to you. Good work everyone!

    November 17th, 2007 at 7:01 pm
  2. Sylvia says:

    The turnout was great, considering the weather. Unfortunately, it's only going to get colder. But the cold's not bad and can even be fun if you're dressed appropriately. So for all those prayer warriors/pro-lifers who just won't give up and don't like cold feet, I have to share my favorite tip: boots from Farm and Fleet. Farm and Fleet has clothing for farmers and others whose jobs take them outside in winter. They have temperature-rated boots at reasonable prices. A few years ago I bought a pair of -50 degree boots for under $60 and my feet have been kept warm in subzero temperatures with ONE PAIR OF SOCKS!!!!
    We can also hope and pray that Planned Parenthood will be closed before it really gets cold. Then we won't have to worry about boots and hats and scarves and sweaters and mittens and…

    November 17th, 2007 at 7:27 pm
  3. Debbie says:

    I was very impressed with the devotion to mother's and unborn babies. WE were organized and unified with the same purpose:to save souls and the lives of the unborn.
    Eric Scheidler does a fantastic job and it's obvious God is using him and us to make a difference. With God all is possible

    November 17th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
  4. Dan the Methodist says:

    I would like to thank Eric and everyone else that took the time to show up and be seen.

    November 17th, 2007 at 10:29 pm
  5. Mary says:

    Mary says: Yes the police were video taping and the van was waiting there. It was intimidating. Why else, as reported in the Beacon, a peaceful man who was walking his little baby, was questioned by the police only after he pulled out a prayer book. And asked what he was praying about. If he was praying for anything else but PP would they have left him alone? That was an invasion of privacy. And persecution outright. Also, the Chief was there standing near the PP. Don't tell me he is not taking sides. As far as almost being "run over" the car knowingly took off as they crossed the street as reported. The police were only there to intimidate. They were not there to help us. In fact, they sat and watched another older couple from our group try to make several attempts to cross the street and did nothing. Not a thing. If we asked ahead of time, would they help with the traffic? Serve and protect?

    November 18th, 2007 at 9:48 pm
  6. Mary says:

    Correction to above:
    It was Eric not the Beacon that reported about the praying man.

    And to the Farm and Fleet…we went staightaway from the rally. We have gone there since they opened for anything from kids winter outerwear to equipment. Its great!!! One more suggestion, they, and many stores, sell the hand, feet, body warmers that are in packets that, when opened an exposed to air, heat up. I bought a bunch of those too for all of us. We are all set to be out at the monthly rallies!

    November 18th, 2007 at 9:53 pm
  7. Roger says:

    Here's a link to the Beacon article about the Saturday protest, and about the man who was merely walking with his baby and not by any means doing any form of a protest.

    Planned Parenthood protest calm, peaceful

    God Bless,
    Roger

    November 18th, 2007 at 10:24 pm
  8. Tim says:

    At the end of the rally I was walking back to my car and noticed Alayne Weingartz had just shown up and was talking to the officers by the Blockbuster parking lot. I was thankful she arrived late as the rally seemed to run much smoother without her presence.

    November 18th, 2007 at 10:36 pm
  9. Michelle M. says:

    Yesterday was the first time my family ever participated in a rally, protest, or a cause (sad to say), but I have really been wanting to get my kids out and show them the responsibilities we have to our community and the culture as a whole. I believe this was a great start, as well as great experience for my kids. My boys are seven and ten, and they have been asking alot of questions, as to why Planned Parenthood is allowed to operate. When the issue first came up, my eldest son asked, "Well, do the police know this is going on?" I said, unfortunately yes. Then his next response was, "Someone should tell the President or the FBI!!" (Out of the mouths of babes!)
    Anyway, they really enjoyed the rally, yesterday. My eldest stated, that he wants to come back and do it again, next week!!
    These are not children who do not know what is going on. They are well informed. I believe they need to know about the world we live in, and our duty to take care of it. They are not intimidated by the police, they ernestly pray infront of Planned Parenthood for the women, workers, and babies. They courageously picket, holding up their own signs, being careful to pick the one they feel expresses what they want to say. They excitedly placed their signs on our front lawn, and asked when we could do it again. Not because it was fun, but because it was what they felt they needed to do. My kids know that sin is real, and that people make choices, and their choice is to have their voices heard; That children are a gift from God, and anyone who hurts the children, will be held accountable.
    See you in December!! And thanks tO Jim Oberweis, for the showing of Bella…It was Great!!

    November 18th, 2007 at 10:46 pm
  10. Roger says:

    Another story by the Tribune

    Aurora police, activists at odds over clinic protests

    God Bless,
    Roger

    November 18th, 2007 at 11:10 pm
  11. Brian says:

    This is from the Tribune. If you are walking on a City sidewalk with a pro-life insignia and praying at the wrong time, you can be arrested. The police chief's take is go home and take your prayers with you:

    "Police threatened to arrest a man praying and walking with his infant along the east side of Oakhurst, near a residential community.

    "I wasn't planning to be part of the protest today," said Aurora resident Roger Earl. "I didn't realize that I was breaking any law by walking along the sidewalk praying."

    Earl said he was near the protest because his wife was participating, and he was watching their infant. He said police approached him and asked him whether he was part of the protest, warned him twice and then threatened to arrest him.

    Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said Earl was praying and wearing an insignia indicating he opposed abortion.

    Powell defended the police enforcement.

    "If he's praying here, he's here because of the building. He can pray at home or anywhere," he said.

    November 18th, 2007 at 11:24 pm
  12. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, you can pray anywhere, as long as it's not on a sidewalk by PP..then NOPE. How ridiculous.

    November 18th, 2007 at 11:42 pm
  13. Mary says:

    What "insignia" was this poor man weearing?

    November 18th, 2007 at 11:54 pm
  14. Paul says:

    A short "Clinic Report"

    PP Aurora baby-killing mill stays open late on Saturday

    The baby-killing factory in Aurora remained open until 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 17. Probably because of our protest and rally they scheduled more baby-killings late in the day. There were at least 13 cars in the "client" parking lot late in the afternoon. (One car belonged to the young security guard who works there.) I was the only person standing out in front of the parking lot entrance from about 2:30 pm until about 4:30 pm. (I must mention that there were a few prayer supporters also on the sidewalk during the late afternoon.) Finally four stalwart prayer supporters joined me in prayer until the last woman left the killing center. We were there to offer prayer support, and information about help and healing to the post-abortive women through Project Rachel. Toll-free phone 888-456-HOPE

    Unfortunately none of the women stopped to take the literature. But at least we were there.

    November 19th, 2007 at 12:11 am
  15. Paul2 says:

    Thanks for your post Michelle M. It's good to have your support. Please spread the word so we can keep our numbers growing and close down Aurora's just opened House of Horrors. May the blessings of God's Holy Spirit rest on you and your family :)

    November 19th, 2007 at 12:26 am
  16. Paul2 says:

    Paul,
    Thanks for being out there Saturday. I am saddened to hear no women were responsive to the help you were offering. Know that it is a long battle for the hearts and minds of supporters and your presence in prayer is having a dramatic effect on the lives of others.

    Paul2

    November 19th, 2007 at 12:33 am
  17. Paul2 says:

    Sylvia and Mary, FYI:
    Farmn'Fleet also sells the gloves with the pocets for the hand warmers on the back of the hand. I saw somebody getting a pair when I was checking out with my new boots :)

    November 19th, 2007 at 1:07 am
  18. Roger says:

    Mary,

    Mary says: What "insignia" was this poor man wearing?

    As I understand it, he had a small 3/8 inch square "precious feet" pin on his coat lapel. How anyone would be able to see this from any closer than a couple feet is beyond me.

    Here's a image of it or one similar: Precious Feet

    God Bless,
    Roger

    November 19th, 2007 at 9:26 am
  19. Brian says:

    I don't like what the chief had to say, but you do have to have control over a demonstration. Suppose that it had been 20, 30, 100 citizens who said they were not part of the demonstration but were praying on the sidewalk? How could that not be considered part of the demonstration?

    I think this situation goes to show that PP has no place in a residential district (in reality, it has no place in Aurora!), but I wouldn't necessarily ascribe the worst intentions to the City's police and administration (although they owe an accounting of what they knew and when as far as PP is conerned).

    November 19th, 2007 at 10:21 pm
  20. Tara says:

    Brian,

    Chief Powell, Tom Weisner and his cronies are just itching to arrest someone. We have been peaceful, we've complied with the police, and we have NOT for the hundreth time intimidated anyone! Chief Powell's statement that we were trying to intimidate the police at the Oct. 27th rally is grabage. I was there, I saw what was going on, and the only ones doing the intimidating were the police. The amount of police presence was overkill. There was no need for the paddy wagon.

    So what if there are 10, 20 or 100 people praying on the sidewalk. It is protected by the Constitution of the United States. The police have no business asking anyone what they are praying about or telling us what we can or cannot pray about. This is not China or Nazi Germany with the thought police. Every person should be very concerned that this is happening.

    The police and the mayor's administation need to be held accountable and if necessary disciplined for this. If we say or do nothing then we will allow our freedom to practice our faith in public, peacfully assemble and protest to be taken from us. When you have the Police Chief says he doesn't care what the city lawyers have to say, he makes the rules and we better follow his orders, or be arrested is very, very serious. To tell someone they cannot pray about abortion or PP and have the threat of being arrested for doing so, is extremely serious.

    Are these freedoms worth fighting for? Absolutely. While Saturday's rally was peacful, the police were still video taping. I think the only reason the police had restraint was bc Jim Oberwies and Chris Lauzen were both there. Chief Powell had to be on his best behavior.

    November 19th, 2007 at 11:16 pm
  21. Brian says:

    Tara,

    I appreciate what you are saying. I think the intimidating tactics towards the one individual were not right. My point is that if you have demonstrations, the City does have a right to limit them to a geographical area. If the demonstration goes beyond that area, the police have a right to bring the demonstration back to within that area (in First Amendment jurisprudence, this is called a legitimate time, place, and manner restriction). The police are balancing the right to peacefully assemble with the neighborhood resident's right not to be unduly burdened by the demonstration (what would you do if there were hundreds of anti-war demonstrators blocking your sidewalk? In this case, there were not hundreds but that was my slippery sloap point. One guy walking his child and praying may be okay, but 20, 50, 100, 300?). It gets complicated, PP should never have been located there, but I don't believe that Powell and Weisner are outright evil people. They're in a tough spot.

    November 20th, 2007 at 12:04 am
  22. Tara says:

    Brian,

    As much as I would not like it, it would be the anti-war protesters Constiutional Rights. They have rights just like we do. But I guaranetee if we were anti-war protestors, the police would not be video taping us, taking pictures of us and our cars, putting up no protest signs (which I believe are illegal anyway), and we wouldn't have the Chief of Police threatening to put us in jail for praying for the end of the war.

    The issue with the police didn't just start, it's been ongoing from the beginning. Everyday it seems they change the rules. And his arrogence is incredible.

    So again, the city has a chance to right this situation with the Zoning Board of Appeals. They can pull PP's permit and close them down. I agree with you, building this 22,000 SF Abortion Clinic in a residential area was completely stupid!

    November 20th, 2007 at 12:17 am
  23. Paul2 says:

    Admin Note: Removed duplication entries

    The Devil is a snake who strikes at the heels. Be not afraid of His boldness. His boldness will bring His evil actions into the light of those willing to do God's will. Through the grace given us by the Child carried in Mary's womb, we stand in the face of the havoc Satan wreaks upon God's children.

    With the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus at my side I shall stand with you as witneess when She crushes Satan under the heel of Her foot. Mother of our Savior, Mother of the Son of God, and Mother of all families grace and protect us. And blessed be God in His angels and in His saints.

    November 20th, 2007 at 1:27 am
  24. Mary says:

    I have seen the downtown alive festivals in Aurora that we raucous. The police were in 1/4 of the force at these festivals. It is intimidation. Period.

    I for one am ready to see legal action against the mayor, city and his partners in crime brought about because of the violation against the rights of the peaceful people there. No, the mayor and his conspirators are not evil but there actions or omissions of actions constitute a grave offense and assault on the innocent. THAT is eveil ad needs to to be defended at all cost.

    November 20th, 2007 at 11:44 am
  25. Drake says:

    I went to bed in Aurora and woke up in Tiananmen Square. This is a fight, frankly, that is worth picking. If they are going to arrest a mild-mannered man who is pushing a stroller on a city sidewalk, then it is time to bring in the heavy artillery and tie them up in court. It is beyond belief that such a citizen would face arrest. He was not carrying a sign, he was not chanting protest slogans, he was PUSHING A STROLLER. The fact that they dared to ask him what he was praying about and that his answer would be grounds for arresting him seems like it might violate the establishment clause of the 1st amendment. The state cannot tell you what constitutes allowable prayer intentions and what does not. Outrageous.

    PP and their friends in City Hall brought this on themselves. In places like the Gaza Strip, terrorists hole up in apartment buildings, essentially using non-combatant civilians as human shields. While not trying to inject too much hyperbole into my comments, PP's choice of a site, rubber stamped by a mayor that was either a) asleep at the switch or b) complicit, is not too different. They inserted themselves into a residential neighborhood to insulate their business.

    I lay the blame for this SQUARELY at the feet of our Maximum Leader Weisner.

    November 20th, 2007 at 1:20 pm
  26. Paul says:

    THOUGHT POLICE OF AURORA

    The Thought Police of Aurora target man pushing baby in stroller on Oakhurst Drive; questioning him on what he is thinking while he prays.

    This is a warning to everyone who appears to be praying in public: Beware of the AURORA THOUGHT POLICE !

    November 20th, 2007 at 3:51 pm
  27. Law Student says:

    Tara ~ How can you complain that the police are taking pictures of you and your cars and then turn around and employ those same tactics on people entering the clinic? It seems a bit of double standard to me.

    November 20th, 2007 at 7:11 pm
  28. Tara says:

    Law Student –

    I have never taken a picture of anyone going into or out of the clinic. Actually, PP employees are always taking our pictures. There is one in particular who is out there with her camera all the time. Is it okay for PP to be out there taking our pictures? No one from PP seems to be concerned that underage girls are going in there with their boyfriends. No police are called from PP.

    We do not live in a police state. Unless there is criminal activity, the police my not be engaging in that kind of activity. There has been no criminal activity on our part. What are the police doing with these pictures and tapes – profiling? Isn't that what Democrats complain about. We hear arguements all the time that police profiling is illegal. I want to know what they are doing with that information, who they are giving it to, and for what purpose is it being used for. As a law student, I would think that this would be of concern for you. But are you just one sided and it is okay for PP and the Police, but not for anyone who is pro-life. In case you forgot, Pro-Lifers are protected by the United States Constitution as well.

    November 20th, 2007 at 7:46 pm
  29. Paul2 says:

    That being said…The police presence was excessive and there is little doubt that some (inspired by their fealess leader…were there to intimidate….these tactics were the culmination of the chiefs aggresive behaviors.

    Earl, next time take the opportunity to introduce the officer of the law to Jesus and why we pray and what we pray for….the Holy Spirit can renew the face of the earth. If hey dare to arrest you under those circumstances then you will have your day in judicial court and an opportunity to speak out for the our cause in the press.

    And, not to excuse any aggressive behaviours, but I am simply not afraid at all by police taking my picture while I rally. I hope they post it on a blog.

    November 21st, 2007 at 12:25 am
  30. Law Student says:

    Tara ~ I didn't mean to illicit so hostile a response from you, nor am I sure how you've determined that I'm "one-sided." Yes, EVERYONE is protected by the Constitution. I don't think I said anything to the contrary. For the record, I agree that the police shouldn't be taking your picture (or that of anyone else), however, I still believe it to be a double standard for protesters to take pictures of those going into Planned Parenthood and then complain when it happens to to them. I have personally experienced a protester in my face with a camera and saw this same person photographing the license plate of my car. Like you, I'd certainly be interested in knowing why that information is being procured.

    I have no first-hand knowledge of anyone from PP taking pictures, however, I don't work there and am, admittedly, not there on a frequent basis. Thus, I am in no position to dispute your claim. My own personal point of view is that it is ridiculous for BOTH sides to be engaging in this behavior.

    November 21st, 2007 at 9:17 am
  31. Paul2 says:

    Law Student,
    If you don't mind my asking, what "cause" was the protester who took your picture and your license plate info protesting in support of?"Was it a pro-life protest?

    November 21st, 2007 at 9:47 am
  32. Mary Lu says:

    In defense of Earl mentioned by Paul2:

    "Earl, next time take the opportunity to introduce the officer of the law to Jesus and why we pray and what we pray for….the Holy Spirit can renew the face of the earth. If hey dare to arrest you under those circumstances then you will have your day in judicial court and an opportunity to speak out for the our cause in the press."

    If the Earl refers to the man walking the baby, then I would like to point out to you that this man, Earl, has been vigilant at "introducing" anyone and everyone to Jesus. His actions and demeanor speak of that as well. Have you been to any of the council meetings? I believe he has spoken at EVERY one of them. Judicial court? Opportunity? Don't you see yet, Paul2? We do not have this opportunity!! The police and government are the modern day Hitler. I do not see any chance of any opportunites that would help, make a difference, or even help as far as this Aurora governemnt goes.

    Someone here or in another blog mentioned that these pedestal power people will turn a deaf ear the mintute they hear "Jesus" I have seen this myself. Yes we need to preachof Jesus in season and out of season, but to enable to name of Jesus to be "heard" this bunch needs no religious preaching, they need facts only presented and then lots of silent prayer.

    Jesus also said (paraphrasing) "the children of the dark are more wise than the children of the light" Speakin THEIR ways. That is, fact fact fact. On your own pray pray pray. THIS is the only way at this point.

    That being said, even though Earl has spoken out against PP in the past, he was not doing that THAT day and should not have suffered the attacks and privacy-invasive questioning. No one should tolerate that.

    November 21st, 2007 at 9:59 am
  33. Paul says:

    That being said, even though Earl has spoken out against PP in the past, he was not doing that THAT day and should not have suffered the attacks and privacy-invasive questioning. No one should tolerate that.

    Yes, but he was seen to be praying mentally and the Aurora Thought Police were doing their sworn duty to question the thoughts of citizens.

    November 21st, 2007 at 10:14 am
  34. Law Student says:

    Paul2 ~ I don't mind your asking at all. He was there for the pro-life rally. Prior to taking my photo and that of my car, he was carrying a PP Bad for Aurora sign.

    November 21st, 2007 at 10:19 am
  35. Paul2 says:

    Thanks for sharing. That could lead to motive. I know some pro-life activists do take pictures of adult men who are going in and out of abortion mills with younger girls. They do this to aid the authorities should the person be guilty of statutory rape. Could that have been the persons motive or was your circumstance nothing like the one I mentioned above?

    November 21st, 2007 at 10:44 am
  36. Erin says:

    "My own personal point of view is that it is ridiculous for BOTH sides to be engaging in this behavior."

    Law Student-

    I completely agree. As a pro-lifer, I have never photographed anyone in this manner, and I would guess that most pro-lifers have not. There are a few who feel this could be a valuable protest technique, but I am not in favor of it. It makes people personally defensive, and then they are unwilling to be engaged on the real issues at hand.

    That said, I do think that the police photographing and video taping is on a different level then a few individuals in a grassroots movement. It is apparently a department-wide policy organized by the police, who are public servants. This is their pro-life protest SOP for the entire department. It is not a matter of a few people deciding that this is a good idea while others encourage them that it is not.

    What I want to know is, does the police department do this at all protests and large gatherings? Is the intention to identify pro-lifers, or is it to protect the officers with concrete evidence in case there is a lawsuit? What do they do with the footage/photographs after the rally? How long do they keep them? It does concern me that I may have a "rap sheet" in the police department, though I have done nothing illegal. Sort of a J. Edgar Hoover dossier type thing. It is disconcerting.

    Erin

    November 21st, 2007 at 10:48 am
  37. Paul2 says:

    Above post was meant for Law student.

    November 21st, 2007 at 10:49 am
  38. Law Student says:

    To Paul2 ~ My circumstance is entirely different. I'm female — long hair — tough to mistake me for an older man……at least I hope that's the case! *smile*

    To Erin ~ You are correct. Taking someone's photograph DOES make them defensive. As to your questions, yes, police do photograph and videotape other events. There has been a lot of press about this at anti-war demonstrations. I know on occasion they are used to train law enforcement on handling crowds/demonstrations. Regardless, I'm personally very much against it. As to how long they are kept, I really don't know. To obtain that information, you could make a FOIA request with the Aurora Police Department.

    November 21st, 2007 at 10:58 am
  39. Paul2 says:

    Mary Lu and Paul,
    I do not doubt Earl is a prayerful, humble, Christian. And I certainly mean him no disrespect at all. In fact I am extremely thankful for all prayerful presence. I guess I just like to stand my ground in the face of authoritative abuse. I put my faith in the Holy Spirit to soften their hearts and/or accept the crosses Jesus would be pleased to send me.

    November 21st, 2007 at 11:25 am
  40. Paul2 says:

    Law Student,
    I had heard of people photographing older men who drop off minors because they suspect them of being rapists, and can see nobility in their motives. In your case who knows???? I can't guess what they were thinking. Thanks for chatting :)
    The peace of Jesus Christ be with you.

    November 21st, 2007 at 11:35 am
  41. Law Student says:

    Thanks Paul2. I always enjoy a civilized dialogue. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    November 21st, 2007 at 12:01 pm
  42. Tara says:

    Law Student,

    I'm sorry, if my tone was harsh. Not intended. I did not mean to sound that way. Did you talk to the person who was taking your picture? Did you ask him/her why? It's just becoming obvious that the Aurora gov't and police will not be even handed. But if there are people taking pictures, it is bc of how many minors we see coming in w/ older men and the number of out of state cars that come here. Most of the states surrounding IL have either a parental notificiation law or parental consent law. By bringing these girls here, they are going around their states laws. That is wrong.

    I am sorry if you felt uncomfortable. I'm just used to having the police and the others taking my picture. My concern is what will they do with the information. After seeing how the police have behaved in the last few weeks, they continue to get more agressive.

    So again, please accept my apology if I sounded hostile, I'm really not. I do hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

    November 21st, 2007 at 1:24 pm
  43. Law Student says:

    Tara ~ No problem….apology certainly accepted. I did attempt to speak to the person taking my picture and was told that if I didn't want it taken, I shouldn't be in PP's parking lot. As I told Paul2, I am not an older male (I'm a middle aged mom) and my license plates are from Illinois so I don't know what that was about. Regardless, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving also!

    November 21st, 2007 at 2:46 pm
  44. Julie says:

    With all the stunts the police have been pulling, all the more reason to have video cameras at every rally or whenever you are out at the mill. The more video cameras/camera's the better.

    You never know when they might come in handy.

    November 21st, 2007 at 9:32 pm
  45. Evelyn says:

    Eric…..

    Good job to you and Vince. I just finished watching your special on Channel 10. We need more exposure like this to keep the public informed, especially with a need for donations to the Thomas Moore Society so we can go to court with a great litigation Zoning team. I keep emailing Oprah in hopes that she would have you on her show in the near future. You never know. Hope is a wonderful word, and prayers are powerful. Hope you don't mind though. God bless and Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 22nd, 2007 at 12:05 am
  46. E. says:

    Here are a few tips for people to get more informed about the tactics/ methods etc.
    http://www.lifedynamics.com/DeathCamps/Holocaust.cfm

    Law Student – thank you for the tip about FOIA.

    Here's another book recommendation I found online for those wondering about these intimidation tactics:
    http://www.nocompromise.org/fight/tactics.html

    November 22nd, 2007 at 12:29 am
  47. Net says:

    When I was photographing the "We're Here for Life" rally, the policeman (in his car) that I was taking a picture of pulled over and told me that he usually charges for having his picture taken, but he'll let me have this one for free. He seemed uncomfortable with me taking a photo of his car. What a great fight this is! Today, on turkey day, I give thanks to Eric Scheidler and Families Against Planned Parenthood. Go Lifers … Save Babies!

    And have you all seen Mike Huckabee's "Imagine" vid? It's a heartfelt pro-life clip. Check out this link … the vid is at top-left. And, um, I sure hope we can add Eric's name to the colorful list directly under the vid at some time.

    November 22nd, 2007 at 6:00 am
  48. Earl says:

    Actually, the (second) officer who spoke to me, on the public sidewalk on Oakhurst near the protest, was wearing a Christian fish symbol, which he pointed out.

    I don't really think he liked enforcing the so-called law in question.

    Mary Lu – thanks for your kind comments.

    Please pray that while our police officers are out there protecting the rights of those renting and living in the residences off Oakhurst, they may also be able, be enabled, to protect all your rights.

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Earl

    November 22nd, 2007 at 1:57 pm
  49. Amatuer Photographer says:

    Here is a link to the photos I took. They are all royalty free.
    Please enjoy.

    Note: the photos are on different days due to uploading on different days.

    November 23rd, 2007 at 11:11 am
  50. Charles says:

    Does anyone know if there will be a stenographer at the Zoning Board of Appeals this Wed?

    November 23rd, 2007 at 4:40 pm
  51. Paul2 says:

    Earl,
    Thanks for posting. It is good to know that some of Aurora's finest are not afraid to openly show their love for Jesus. May God bless you and I thank you for your prayers.

    I will also be praying for the police, the citizens in the Oakhurst apartments, and the citizens who gather to protest that we may find humility and restraint to not infringe on one another's rights. PP deceitfully placed their abortion mill in the midst of a residential area where it likely would not have gotten approval and we all hae to deal with it.

    I will also be praying the the zoning board will help us all out soon by calling them out on their deception and closing their doors for good. It was really an extra stupid idea to open the killing center in such a
    residential area.

    May God bless you Earl and may God bless all citizens of Aurora as we face these murderous liars who stole their way into our midst.

    November 23rd, 2007 at 10:23 pm
  52. Paul2 says:

    I just discovered this grisly video. Please be forewarned not to watch if at all faint of heart. It is what is ging on inside that House of Horrors on a daily basis though so how can it be ignored. Again,
    extremely violent video of an actual abortion at what looks like about 10 weeks. http://www.abortionno.com
    This is why we cannot stop

    November 24th, 2007 at 12:36 am
  53. Paul2 says:

    Sorry, I got the URL wrong in the last post.
    I just discovered this grisly video. Please be forewarned not to watch if at all faint of heart. It is what is ging on inside that House of Horrors on a daily basis though so how can it be ignored. Again,
    extremely violent video of an actual abortion at what looks like about 10 weeks. http://www.abortionno.org
    This is why we cannot stop

    November 24th, 2007 at 12:37 am
  54. Paul2 says:

    Net,
    Your post 47 is missing the link to the Huckbee video

    November 24th, 2007 at 2:25 am
  55. Paul2 says:

    After browsing more of the abortionno.org web site I am guessing that this organization is most likely wthe source of those anti-abortion trucks that came through town at the start of the protest with CA license plates.

    November 24th, 2007 at 5:41 pm
  56. Brian says:

    Honestly, you don't want to watch that video. It really is a snuff film. Yes, I know it is happening every day in Aurora, but that has no place.

    November 25th, 2007 at 10:50 pm
  57. Paul2 says:

    Brian,
    Maybe the so-called Christian Democrats should watch that video. No more comfort zone for the forked tongue Christians who would try and carve out a place for abortion within the Body of Christ. The video is what it is, the violent murder of a 10 week old baby. Today it is a video of a legal "medical" procedure here in America. If they come face-to-face with the evil while there is still time for them to repent we could genuinely save some souls. And far too many blaspheme the Holy Spirit by calling themselves Christians and supporting a persons "right" to an abortion while saying they are personally against it. Woe, Woe, Woe,Woe I say. Fear the Lord your God!!!!

    November 26th, 2007 at 1:06 am
  58. L.K. says:

    Paul2,
    Thank you for posting that video. Although it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach, it also makes me think the following:

    Why is it that Howard Stern is shown after prime-time, and important, educational videos like this are not acceptable?

    Howard Stern is not the "norm" in society, and is considered morally unacceptable to many. However, abortion IS the "norm" in our society today, and IS considered morally acceptable by many.

    Why do so many choose not to look at reality (abortion videos) and choose to watch non-reality..like Howard Stern & guests?

    I can go on and on with examples, but what I would really like to see is a pro-abort watch that video…no, actually be there in the room where it is taking place, hold the aborted baby in their hands, and look me in the eye and say that it is OK.

    Boy, this really boils my blood!!!! Sorry, just had to vent!

    November 26th, 2007 at 8:30 pm
  59. Brian says:

    I choose not to watch that video because it is a snuff video. Abortion is evil and should not be legal, but that does not mean that I need to see that.

    Here's my opinion: most people believe that abortion is wrong, but they do not want to impose that view on others (this view is mistaken in my opinion). But what they really don't want to do is think or see anything about abortion. When they are forced to, or if they were to chance upon that video, rather than being angry at abortion, they are angry at those who present it to them. I think that the truth truck or whatever it is called did more harm than good here.

    November 26th, 2007 at 9:29 pm
  60. Paul2 says:

    Brian,
    I completely appreciate your opinion and would not ever force anybody (including Leviticus Jackson if you are still out there somewhere) to watch such an evil act. My take on it is that these people who expose the evil with graphic photos are a lot more fearful of the Lord and allowing His children to be slaughtered then thay are about offending other people by exposing them to the evil. I cannot say if that truck from CA did more harm than good. Or if the people from WI did more harm then good when they left graphic fliers on peoples doorsteps. I can say for sure this needs fight needs to be a national movement and those people from CA and WI who were motivated to come and help us out with our protest are not afraid to show people the evil face of what Planned Parenthood is doing to our nation.

    November 26th, 2007 at 10:48 pm
  61. Paul2 says:

    L.K.
    I guess thats why they hide it under the pretense of "reproductive" privacy. Cause they could never stand to look you in the eye.

    November 27th, 2007 at 12:22 am
  62. Paul2 says:

    Brian,
    I do agree that some people who are pro-lifer's do get angry at exposure to photos of dead children or movies of babies getting "snuffed". either dead or Satan's handiwork in the abortion mills. I apprecitae your sharing the sensitivity ad emotions that arise when confronted with the Devil's handiwork.

    In Jesus' name I ask the Father to help us all to attain the heavenly goals that God has created us. And to keep us always in the presence of His Holy Spirit.

    November 27th, 2007 at 1:05 am
  63. Paul2 says:

    But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.
    Isaiah 11: 1-3

    November 27th, 2007 at 1:08 am
  64. Paul2 says:

    Planned Parenthood is opening up in towns throughout our nation. May nothing seperate us from our goal to put an end to the evil that goes on inside those House of Horrors For this we pray

    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name.
    Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
    On earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses.
    As we forgive those who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory.
    Now and for ages upon ages. Amen

    November 27th, 2007 at 1:32 am
  65. Tara says:

    Paul2 and Brian,

    I agree with you both, that many don't want to think about it. If one stops and contemplates on it for any length of time, it gets uneasy. There are those (I've personally met some) that are totally pro-abortion. They don't view the unborn as children, but "invaders", "parasites", "something that leeches off the woman". Having asked the question; What is the difference between a baby about to born and one that is just seconds old? The baby just born is autonomous. Then I've asked what about viability? The answer I've gotten is it's irrelevant. Until the baby is seperate for the woman, the unborn baby does not deserve any protection, rights, or given human status. The child is a non-person.

    It really is amazing to me, that someone's heart could be so cold and hardened to think that way. I struggle to grasp such a concept.

    For those who claim to be Christian, here is a question to ponder. Who is Jesus? Was He any less our Savior before fertilization, at fertilization, as a zygote, embryo, fetus, at birth as His was crucified, dead, buried, resurrected and the day He assended? Jesus could have walked out of the desert as a 30 year old man, but He didn't. God sent him the same way we all come into the world, through growing in our mother's wombs. It is through that process that makes us human. So if God did not find pregnancy as being important and should be protected, then he wouldn't have created it, and He wouldn't have sent Jesus that process either.

    Jesus is the Savior of the unborn as well. He gave His life, so that they could live. We need to remember that the unborn are His children to, and created them in His image as well.

    Jesus told us to be in the world, but not of it. We must try to influence and change the world to know Jesus, but not to blend into it so that no one can see the difference. By embracing abortion we blend into what the world says is moral. For Jesus offended many because he spoke the truth and called sin, sin. But when He did so, it was in done in compassion and love. But even in love He said now sin no more. In other words, change your behavior. We must do the same. Love and have compassion for the girls and women who seek abortion, but still call abortion a sin.

    November 27th, 2007 at 9:40 am
  66. Paul2 says:

    Tara,
    Wether or not they have an umbilical chord??? That is just ludicrous.

    November 28th, 2007 at 3:16 am
  67. Tara says:

    Paul2,

    Good Morning. Isn't 3:16am a little early to be thinking?:) Yes, it is ludicrous.

    November 28th, 2007 at 10:22 am
  68. Generations for Life » Blog Archive » Aldermania VII: Parental Notice Resolution says:

    [...] Roger Earl is telling the Council about his experience with the police on November 17, when he was out at Planned Parenthood, walking up and down Oakhurst praying and taking care of his [...]

    November 28th, 2007 at 10:52 am
  69. Leviticus Jackson says:

    Merry Christmas Paul 2! I am deeply touched you remembered me.

    November 28th, 2007 at 10:09 pm
  70. Paul2 says:

    Leviticus Jackson,
    Merry Christmas to you too.
    How could I possibly forget you?

    November 28th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

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