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 . . . »]
One of the most special events in the history of our battle against Planned Parenthood here in Aurora is the Jericho March. Saturday, October 17 marked the third anniversary of the Jericho March and this year's march was one of the best yet. Read about the marches from 2007 and 2008.
The fall air was brisk as pro-lifers gathered at the corner of New York and Oakhurst with red cross banners, American flags and picket signs reading "Moms for Life," "Dads for Life," "Stop Abortion NOW," "Planned Parenthood Kills Babies," and "Planned Parenthood LIES to You." [Continue reading . . . »]
Last night the Planning and Development Committee rubber-stamped Planned Parenthood's expansion of their parking lot. Unless a member of the City Council appeals this decision, it will pass by consent at the next City Council meeting, October 27.
This result, though disappointing, was not a surprise. We've grown used to seeing City of Aurora officials avoid confronting Planned Parenthood's misdeeds. But I was impressed to see that at least some of our objections had made it through to the aldermen on the committee.
In a development that reopens the whole controversy surrounding their deceptive arrival here, it has recently been disclosed that Planned Parenthood is planning an expansion at their Aurora site. They are seeking permission from the City of Aurora to boost their parking by a whopping 27 spaces, an increase of nearly 40%.
I'll go on and explain the entire situation—including the deception going on here—in a moment, but first let me deliver this urgent action item:
Please call and e-mail the aldermen on the Planning and Development Committee and tell them not to approve Planned Parenthood's parking expansion request.
When you call, give three reasons for the committee to reject the
Here's the contact information for the P & D Committee:
Now, to fill in all the details . . . [Continue reading . . . »]
It was windy and overcast and there was a chill in the air as pro-lifers gathered on Friday, October 2 at noon to mark the second anniversary of the day Planned Parenthood Aurora opened its doors for the first time.
Thirty-five stalwart pro-lifers gave up their lunch hour to mark this dark memorial. Father Fred Peterson of St.George Byzantine Catholic church in Aurora led the faithful in the prayer of the Sixth Hour of the Byzantine Liturgy of the Hours. [Continue reading . . . »]
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