Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood

Over 150 Brave the Cold to Protest Planned Parenthood

Posted by Eric Scheidler on Monday, February 18th, 2008

Picket line Feb 16We had another great turnout for our monthly protest at Planned Parenthood Saturday. More than 130 people participated in the big picket line along the bike path on the south side of New York Street. Another two dozen gathered across the road from the abortuary to pray and offer help to abortion-bound mothers.

Picket line Feb 16The picket line included a group from Joliet Central Catholic High School that has come out every month, and some eighth graders from St. Elizabeth Seton Grade School working on service hours for their confirmation class. Vince Jans led the picket line in chants over the bullhorn with his usual enthusiasm and charisma.

At the conclusion of the protest, my father, Joe Scheidler offered some words of encouragement, and I led the group in a final prayer, along with an exhortation to come out during the week for our ongoing clinic witness.

Prayer warriors Feb 16For four months in a row, now, we've had a great turnout for the monthly protest, despite snow and bitter cold. And with the recent filing of our zoning case, it's clear the commitment of this community to opposing Planned Parenthood remains strong on all fronts.

See more photos of the protest here.

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5 Responses to “Over 150 Brave the Cold to Protest Planned Parenthood”

  1. Me says:

    Oh, sure. It was below zero in January, and NO POST / NO PICS! (Maybe the cameras were too cold to work!)

    Hey, great job all! May God continue to bless this great work & close down the house of horrors soon!


    February 18th, 2008 at 8:11 pm
  2. Renee says:

    Yes, I was going to say what about January, when it was below zero and there were still well over one hundred people there. I remember the skeptics saying "Just wait until it's cold, there will be 2 people out there." Glad we can prove those skeptics wrong.

    February 18th, 2008 at 9:47 pm
  3. Jeff E says:

    I know for certain that we counted over 100 people back in January… an amazing turnout for sub-zero temps!

    I've also noticed that the police have not shown up in force the past two months. At first I thought they may be avoiding the cold, but it's more likely that they finally understand that we hold peaceful, lawful, well organized events… no need for the police to watch over that.

    February 20th, 2008 at 2:11 am
  4. Jeff E says:

    I was just looking at the pics Eric posted and noticed the chain link fence. Does anyone know the status on this? I thought that Dominics only had a temporary permit, and the fence was scheduled to come down months ago.

    February 20th, 2008 at 9:30 am
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