Last Saturday saw Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood's thirteenth monthly protest at Planned Parenthood Aurora. Despite chilly windy weather, over 100 pro-lifers came out to let Planned Parenthood know that their presence in Aurora was not welcome.
Planned Parenthood Illinois CEO Steve Trombley predicted when Planned Parenthood opened in October of 2007 that the protesters opposing them would dissipate once they gained a victory in opening. What Trombley didn't understand is that, for pro-lifers, stopping Planned Parenthood from opening was only a battle, not the whole war. [Continue reading . . . »]
Activism is more important than ever in our new political climate. Local prayer warrior Linda Dudley recently shared with us her reflections on her experience as an activist and I thought I'd share them with you:
Last night Walter and I were at the Planned Parenthood Clinic from midnight to 1:30 am. Other First Pres sisters and brothers followed hour by hour, as, together, we filled “our” day in the 40 Day Vigil. The night was quiet, warm, and dark enough for us to enjoy the quarter moon in the sky. Candles were lit along the sidewalk, flickering as the stars were doing above.
The night time hour might lead you to believe we were alone, as most everyone we know would have been home, fast asleep. But a number of cars and trucks drove past softly; a young couple, holding hands and laughing headed along the road toward Walgreen’s; at 1:00 a young person walked his dog. Most paid little attention to the small group of “Radicals” or “Extremists” standing along the sidewalk in the middle of the night. It was peaceful, silent, and profound. [Continue reading . . . »]
Sunday, November 2, was the final day of our "40 Days for Life" prayer vigil and it ended in grand fashion. My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign, from those who prayed for one hour to those who gave huge chunks of their time to make this vigil a success.
The closing ceremony was a "Do-It-Yourself Pro-Life Concert". Pro-lifers gathered in the vacant lot across the street from Planned Parenthood bringing musical instruments and their favorite hymns to thank God for His kindness to us over the course of the vigil and the last year of battling Planned Parenthood in Aurora. [Continue reading . . . »]
One of the most successful events to take place during the dynamic early months of our fight against Planned Parenthood was the Jericho March, held in mid-September 2007. As part of the concluding weekend of our 40 Days for Life Campaign this year, we decided to repeat this popular event.
This year's Jericho March was held this past Saturday, November 1, "All Saints Day" in many Christian traditions. Some 120 pro-life marchers circled Planned Parenthood's block in seven "battalions", echoing the seven circuits of Jericho by the armies of Joshua.
In this final segment of my “Why PP Series,” I’d like to address Planned Parenthood’s racist roots and its current racist business practices.
Margaret Sanger was one of the earliest advocates for access to birth control, abortion, and involuntary sterilization in the United States. She explained that these “rights” were necessary to create “a race of thoroughbreds.” She specifically placed her clinics in minority neighborhoods and, according to BlackGenocide.org she “created the Negro Project [which was] designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society” because, Sanger said, “colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated."
Her support of birth control was meant to decrease the fertility of the unfit; she wrote in her Birth Control Review that "the campaign for Birth Control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical in ideal with the final alms of Eugenics." [Continue reading . . . »]
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