Here at FVFAPP, our "cause" is to rid Aurora and the Fox Valley area of Planned Parenthood and the killing of unborn children. Our "cause" is in defense of life – a.k.a. Pro-Life. [Continue reading . . . »]
Well, sorry for the delay, but after Blogs for Life, the rest of Tuesday was a whirlwind!
Earlier, Eric, Joe and Ann had breakfast with a group of pro-lifers at the White House and received an address from the President! They got to see the room where FDR delivered his "fireside chats".
That's where Eric is sitting flipping through a volume of H.L. Mencken.
The March for life was amazing. The air on the Mall was absolutely electric. Hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gathered on the streets of the Capital with signs, all there to let the world know that they stand for life.
As we gathered to hear some inspiring speakers, including Senator Sam Brownback once again, we met other pro-lifers from across the country. People were chanting, singing, laughing, and all the while proclaiming their love for life (the year’s new hot chant seemed to be We love babies/yes we do!/We love babies/how about you?) The weather was definitely brisk, but having come from our -5 degree weather it was felt balmy. [Continue reading . . . »]
Yesterday, we marked the 35 "anniversary" of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision – Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood "celebrated" the day, while we in the pro-life community solemnly note the day with prayers and action – March for Life, prayer services, etc.
For today's Open Discussion Thread, I wanted to ask:
How has the decision to legalize abortion affected the United States? Are we better off or are we worse? How so?
Planned Parenthood has a slogan that says "Choice on Earth", replacing "Peace" with "Choice".
Which would you rather have, "choice" or "peace"?
Hello FVFAPP readers, Matt Yonke here. Eric and I are in Washington D.C. for the March for life today. I'll be updating wherever I have internet access, beginning with the Blogs for Life Conference, where I am right now. Later we're hitting the march, which I'll probably have to blog in a less "live" fashion. So, without further delay, away we go!
9:40 a.m. I am very excited that, though I arrived at Blogs for life a little late, I made it in time for Senator Sam Brownback, one of our fiercest pro-life politicians. Sen. Brownback is encouraging us to consider a "pro-life/whole life" stance.
He says we need to remember that life is just as important in the womb, in schools, in prison, overseas, wherever life is present, life is precious and sacred. [Continue reading . . . »]
You may have seen this editorial (click the picture to see a larger version) in our local paper, the Beacon News. Seems the editorial staff thinks it's time for us to call it quits with our efforts to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their lies and violations of the law. They say it's fine for us to protest, but we shouldn't waste "the taxpayers'" money on a court battle that we will certainly lose. After all, they argue, two independent attorney reviews, the state's attorney and the ZBA have all said "nothing can be legally done to shut down the clinic." So why don't we just give up? [Continue reading . . . »]
Last night's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing was fast and furious. It was full of back and forth between attorneys and the ZBA. It seemed like it was over before it began! I'm sure a lot of people are wondering what implications last night's events will have on the future of our efforts here in Aurora.
First of all, I hope it's clear to everyone that this was not the end of anything, nor was it a defeat. This case is still just getting started and we were in no way harmed or set back by last night's outcome. But more on that later. [Continue reading . . . »]
A condensed portion of this post has been sent to the Beacon letter to the editor – but I'm posting here to share with all of you as who knows if it will get to print.
I guess I’m naïve but I don’t understand why the city fought so hard to keep the truth from surfacing in the zoning issue with the Planned Parenthood facility. I, for one, would like to see the truth brought out—whatever that may be.
When the zoning appeal was made, I thought it would be a debate with the owner of the Planned Parenthood facility; instead it has been a debate with the city, with the Planned Parenthood lawyer, basically saying ‘yeah, what she said’. When this started, I thought the city would be the neutral party in this, wanting only to ensure the right thing was done for its citizens (i.e. city ordinances were followed).
Tonight: The next Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing begins at 7:00 p.m. at Aurora City Hall (map). Wear your "Planned Parenthood LIES to You"—or pick one up when you get there.
If you can't be at the hearing, tune in here for live blogging starting about 6:45 p.m.
The ZBA will rule on three important motions tonight. First is the city's Motion to Dismiss—they want the ZBA to refuse to hear our appeal on the grounds that it's untimely and out of their jurisdiction. If the ZBA grants this motion, the hearings are over and we'll have to take our case to state.
We are interested in your feedback on this. Is it readable? It is understandable?
Just go to the Life Support page to see it. To see some instructions, click on the "View Calendar Instructions" link on this page.
Thanks and God Bless,
Action Speaks Louder Than Words.
I've always been staunchly pro-life. But over the past few months—like so many readers of this blog—I've actually put my pro-life convictions into action.
Joining pro-life rallies, speaking out at the City Council and above all praying out at Planned Parenthood has been a huge blessing for me and my family. At the same time, I've seen that it takes more than just a willingness to act—we need the right tools to be really effective. [Continue reading . . . »]
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