On Saturday, December 19, Fox Valley pro-lifers joined the Pro-Life Action League's 7th annual "Empty Manger" Caroling Day, bringing the joy of Christmas to 9 abortion mills across the Chicago area.
The DuPage tour started at ACU Health Center in Hinsdale with about 15 pro-lifers.
This morning, Wednesday, December 16, pro-lifer Rachelle Crile of Naperville went to Planned Parenthood around 8 a.m. to sidewalk counsel. After about 45 minutes in temperatures below 20 degrees, Rachelle went to her car in the Blockbuster parking lot to warm up before returning to the front lines.
As Rachelle sat in her car, a couple in a white SUV pulled into the Blockbuster lot a couple rows behind her. Rachelle had a feeling the people might be coming to Planned Parenthood. Since Wednesday mornings are a prime abortion time, Rachelle knew a life could be on the line, so she said a prayer, grabbed her literature and approached the car. [Continue reading . . . »]
Fox Valley pro-lifers were honored to be joined by Human Life International's Father Tom Euteneuer at our November protest at Planned Parenthood Aurora.
Father Euteneuer serves as President of Human Life International, a pro-life group that works for the protection of unborn babies all around the world. Father Euteneuer gave a talk the previous evening at Holy Angels Church in Aurora which over 100 area pro-lifers attended and celebrated Mass at Holy Angels on Saturday morning before the protest.
Aurora's third 40 Days for Life campaign closed with our second "Do-It-Yourself" Pro-Life Concert, and it was a great ending to a great campaign.
Pro-lifers gathered on the vacant lot outside Planned Parenthood Aurora to sing their favorite hymns and praise God for his kindness towards our Pro-Life efforts in the Fox Valley—and with five babies saved from abortion in the last week we have a lot to be thankful for.
The video above is of pro-lifers singing "Spirit of the Living God" for our friend and long-time stalwart activist John Thorne. John is sick with lung problems and may not be long for this world, but when he was well, he was the first person to speak against Planned Parenthood at every City Council meeting, he came to every protest and prayed with incredible faithfulness.
"Spirit of the Living God" is one of John's favorite songs, he requested it at many pro-life events, so we sang it for him since he couldn't be with us this time. Please pray for John and his health as well as his family in this time of illness.
The Pro-Life Action League is pleased to announce a weekend full of pro-life events coming up November 13 and 14.
First, Father Thomas Euteneuer, pro-life activist and president of Human Life International will give a talk enitled The Fight for Life Around the World at Holy Angels Church located at Hardin Avenue and Lancaster Avenue in Aurora (Map). The talk will be in Connor Hall in the Church basement. A light meal will be served at 5:15 p.m. followed by the talk from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
There is no cost for the talk and dinner, but organizers request that you RSVP by Friday, November 6 by calling 630-897-1194, ext. 26, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, on Saturday, November 14, Fr. Euteneuer will celebrate 8:15 a.m. Mass at Holy Angels. After the Mass, Fr. Euteneuer will join pro-lifers for the monthly protest at Planned Parenthood Aurora (Map) at 9:15 a.m.
Don't miss this chance to hear from and pray with one of the pro-life movement's most dynamic priests.
I stumbled upon this video of a PP leader resigning after seeing an ultrasound. Pretty cool. Perhaps other "pro-choice" workers can take note here.
The photo here is from the Coalition for Life site which recently opened a women's resource center close to the PP facility.
"Planned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson's life for the past eight years; that is until last month, when Abby resigned. Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure…"
Yesterday a piece ran on Moody Radio's national program Prime Time America highlighting the libel suit I'm fighting against Planned Parenthood of Illinois and their CEO Steve Trombley, and how the Illinois Citizens Participation Act has been turned inside-out by Planned Parenthood's lawyers.
Roger Earl beat me to it with the exciting news that three babies were saved from abortion the day after the Aurora City Council met our (very low) expectations by granting Planned Parenthood's request to expand their parking lot. This is an especially significant number, since precisely three aldermen voted against PP's petition.
On the City Council agenda for Tuesday evening, October 27, was a petition by Planned Parenthood to expand their parking lot. The petition had been approved by the Planning and Development Committee, but then appealed by 4th Ward Alderman Rick Lawrence to the full Council. [Continue reading . . . »]
The City Council meeting on Tuesday was as someone I overheard after the meeting said "disappointing but expected". Fortunately, for many of us, we don't put all our hope in our elected officials to do the right thing.
The very next day, Wednesday, not one, not two, but three women are known to have made a decision to keep their baby. Each of these women spoke with the people standing outside PP counseling and praying to let them know of their decision.
I don't think any of these women were thinking about the additional parking spaces PP wanted to add, but when it's all added up, 11 – 3 is a great BIG WIN!
On Friday, October 23, Judge Neal Cerne (pictured to the right) heard arguments on Planned Parenthood and the City of Aurora's motion to dismiss Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood's zoning case in the Illinois 18th Judicial Circuit Court.
I'll tell you all about the hearing in a minute, but first let me emphasize that this case is one of the biggest reasons we need to pack the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Aurora City Hall, 44 W. Downer Pl. (Map) when the council will consider Alderman Rick Lawrence's appeal of the city's approval for Planned Parenthood to add new parking. Among other reasons, the city must not allow Planned Parenthood to add to their property while the zoning of their property is the subject of a lawsuit in state court (see Eric's post on the situation here for all the reasons). Call the City Clerk at 630-844-3615 to get on the list to speak at the meeting. [Continue reading . . . »]
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