The client parking lot was nearly full at Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois when I arrived for Saturday's protest. Abortions are all they do on Saturday mornings, so likely every car in the lot represented a mother and a baby in peril.
On my way to the corner of New York Street and Oakhurst Drive, where we protest, I staked some new signs in the ground.
These signs read "Pregnant? Free Help 1 Block West" followed by the phone number and web address for Waterleaf Women's Center, the Pregnancy Resource Center just a block down the road. This protest would be the first time many of our supporters, who generously funded the purchase of the signs, would see them in action. [Continue reading . . . »]
It was an unseasonably warm morning on Good Friday as Eric Scheidler and I set up the Stations of the Cross along the perimeter of the vacant lot across the street from Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois. We've prayed the stations there on Good Friday for the last three years since Planned Parenthood came to town.
Though we welcome challenges to our mettle, it's nice when the Holy Spirit gives our spirits a boost in the form of nice weather. Little did I know how much my spirits would be lifted by the end of this remarkable morning.
At 10 a.m. people were beginning to gather on the vacant lot. Planned Parenthood's lot was sadly full of clients. Earlier I wondered how many people would really be coming in for abortions on Good Friday, of all days. The answer was, surprisingly, quite a lot. [Continue reading . . . »]
Project Love, the charitable arm of Illinois Citizens for Life, will host a benefit breakfast Sunday, April 25th at 11 a.m. at the Naperville Country Club, 25W570 Chicago Avenue, Naperville (map) to further its work in support of young mothers.
Proceeds from this breakfast will allow us to continue to help these moms who greatly need our care and support.
This year the Caritas Award, given to individuals for outstanding service in defense of life, will be presented to Thomas Brejcha, President and Chief Counsel for the Thomas More Society. Please come and give him your support and gratitude. [Continue reading . . . »]
Pregnant? Need help? Hurt by abortion? Call 1-800-848-LOVE, 24 hours.