Last year on this date, we made our first momentous visit to the Aurora City Council. Over 100 pro-lifers stood up and spoke out against Planned Parenthood, and hundreds more packed the Council Chambers, stairways and courtyard outside City Hall.
It was an amazing day, which led to an investigation into deception by Planned Parenthood, drew major media attention to our fight and switched our entire campaign into high gear—and it was all made possible by prayer. [Continue reading . . . »]
Tonight we return to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to object to the issuance of a Permanent Occupancy Permit to Planned Parenthood—an action taken despite the zoning case we have pending in state court.
On July 1, city officials quietly issued the permit, but we were watching, and immediately took action to appeal the issuance of the permit and hold the city accountable.
Come for the hearing tonight at 7 p.m. at Aurora City Hall (map), or tune in here for live reports.
UPDATE: An editorial agreeing with our side of this case was published in the Beacon News on Tuesday, August 26. You can read the editorial here. Let's hope the Judge agrees.
Trombley repeated these lies in a September 5, 2007 letter to the City Council [PDF] [PDF] and a September 10, 2007 full-page ad in the Aurora Beacon [PDF]. I filed my libel suit on October1, 2007, after Trombley refused to recant his false, defamatory statements.
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Yesterday, I read the following article on the National Review web site. I thought it was good, and I discovered that our very own Aurora Beacon news actually printed the story too. Thanks, Beacon News! Perhaps keeping my subscription is worthwhile?
Eric sent a message the other day. We are approaching our one year anniversary of the battle's beginnings. It made me think. We are all praying. Why then is Planned Parenthood still here?
Perhaps our prayer needs to be punched up a level. Although we very often have events at which we gather to pray together for the cause, we usually pray within the secrets of our hearts. That is indeed a fruitful and beautiful way to pray as God knows the innermost stirrings that lie there in the hearts of everyone.
But perhaps its time we make it publicly known just how much prayer we are investing here. Yes, I know. When you pray you should go into your room where no one can see you except God alone. But that is the point. Since God alone hears our prayer, it won't slap satan in the face as powerfully as when the devil himself sees it and hears that it is happening.
Satan does not necessarily know what we say when we pray to God. Making this publicly known shows the devil the power of God. This also will inspire others to pray for the cause. So what do you think. I feel so strongly that God wants everyone to know He is in charge here, it is his timetable and that we trust him.
Here's what I suggest. In the replies below, write the time and length your prayer time is that is devoted exclusively for closing of Planned Parenthood. Even if it is for only a few minutes. If you can devote more time, great. For the Catholics out there, time before the Blessed Sacrament in a Holy Hour (even a Holy few minutes) is wonderful. Encourage others to pray about this and inform you of there prayer time. I will keep tabs on this and update you.
For those out there that don't feel religion should be involved here . . . it won't deter us who pray for this. It will only inspire us all the more. God is in charge. Period.
Last Friday, August 1, Maryland State Troopers arrested eighteen pro-lifers participating in a "Face the Truth" Tour in Bel Air, Maryland.
Defend Life of Maryland sponsored the Tour, which had been a great success thus far. Our own Eric Scheidler had visited the Tour last Wednesday to participate and give a talk.
The confrontation arose when a state trooper told tour captain Jack Ames that they had to put their signs away and leave. If they did not comply, he told them he would start making arrests. [Continue reading . . . »]
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