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Bring the Joy and Hope of Christmas to Your Local Abortion Clinic with an “Empty Manger” Caroling Day

by John Jansen (November 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm)

Christmas caroling outside Albany abortion clinic in ChicagoEvery year the Pro-Life Action League brings the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of the abortuary with our “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling day.

Now more than ever, we need to be actively engaged in fighting abortion on the ground outside our nation’s abortion facilities. Sometimes that means sidewalk counseling, sometimes that means protesting, and sometimes that means bringing the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ to the doors of the abortion clinic with peaceful Christmas caroling.

In recent years, more and more pro-life activists around the country have started holding their own Christmas caroling events outside abortion clinics, and now it’s your turn to get involved in this pro-life activity! [Continue reading …]

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What Does Blessed Miguel Pro Have in Common with Victims of Abortion?

by John Jansen (November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am)

assassination of blessed miguel proWhenever we go out on the streets for a “Face the Truth” Tour, we can always count on someone happening by our display to tell us that by showing the pictures of abortion victims in the public square, we’re doing more harm than good.

This is a charge we’ve heard often enough that we address it as one of the most Common Objections we hear.

In our response to this oft-raised argument, we point out that throughout modern history, any number of successful social reform movements — from the movement to enact child labor laws to the civil rights movement — have used disturbing images that depict victims of maltreatment and violence, and that public support for the reforms these movements sought could not have been garnered without publicly showing these images.

Putting a Human Face on the Victims

The intent behind displaying graphic abortion pictures is the same, of course, for it puts a human face on the victims of what is, for far too many people, merely a theoretical concept or political issue. [Continue reading …]

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Abortionist’s bizarre prayer outside Planned Parenthood conference

by Matt Yonke (November 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm)

I’ve been organizing pro-life street protests for over eight years, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything as strange as the abortionist praying on a public sidewalk that I saw last Monday.

Protest at the Palmer House

Joe Scheidler protesting outside the Palmer House [Photo by Matt Yonke]

The Pro-Life Action League was holding a protest of the North American Forum on Family Planning at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society for Family Planning—a huge, four day conference where the abortion industry’s elite, like Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart, came to see and be seen.

We were outside Chicago’s Palmer House hotel where the conference was being hosted with abortion victim photos and other signs when a woman walked out of the hotel and knelt on the sidewalk right next to League National Director Joe Scheidler, who was holding a poster depicting baby Malachi, aborted at 21 weeks. [Continue reading …]

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Abortionist Skirts Shuttered Clinic’s Legal Woes in NY Times Op-Ed

by John Jansen (November 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm)

Abortionist Willie ParkerIf anyone in the abortion industry has rock star status right now, it’s Willie Parker.

Over the past few years, Parker has become quite the darling of the pro-choice movement, giving provocative interviews in magazines like Esquire about his “abortion ministry” [sic] and crisscrossing the country to speak at events and be showered with accolades from adoring fans. Indeed, earlier this year he received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, and the following month he was honored by NARAL.

Just yesterday, in the New York Times, he wrote an op-ed titled “Why I Provide Abortions.” And oh, did his fans love it: [Continue reading …]

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Pro-Life Action League Confronts Secret Planned Parenthood Abortion Conference

by Matt Yonke (November 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm)
Protest of Family Planning Forum

Protest of Planned P’hood’s Forum on Family Planning in Chicago [Photo by Matt Yonke]

A few weeks ago, the Pro-Life Action League caught wind of a top-secret abortion conference hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society of Family Planning called the North American Forum on Family Planning.

This forum would gather the abortion industry’s most elite players to recruit new abortionists, train them in new methods, and honor the “heroes” of big abortion. The forum would even help expand the reach of the “family planning” regime of abortion, sterilization and contraception in developing nations.

The conference was slated to take place in Chicago, the League’s headquarter city, but the specific location and schedule were kept deep under wraps. In fact, to even find that information and apply to attend the conference, one had to obtain two letters of recommendation from people affiliated with the organizing groups! [Continue reading …]

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Planned Parenthood Rhetoric vs. Health Department Inspection Reality

by John Jansen (November 17, 2015 at 3:40 pm)

Philadelphia Planned Parenthood inspectionsShortly after the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) started released undercover videos this summer, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards sent an email to supporters claiming that her employees “deliver the absolute best care to their patients.” She also used predictable phrases like “dangerous misinformation” and “lies” perpetrated by “extremists.”

No surprise here—after all, what else would we expect Richards to say?

But officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH) didn’t take her word for it. Just a few weeks after CMP started releasing videos, they decided to see for themselves what was going on at all eight Planned Parenthood facilities in the state that perform surgical abortions by conducting “special monitoring” surveys. Six passed, but the two facilities in Philadelphia—Kermit Gosnell’s hometown—both failed.

Cluelessness about Cleanliness

Pennsylvania law requires abortion facilities to properly store fetal tissue prior to being picked up (that is, in a freezer or refrigerator). But at Planned Parenthood’s Far Northeast Health Center, state health officials found [PDF] on August 13 that aborted fetal remains were being kept unfrozen and without preservative in a janitor’s closet. [Continue reading …]

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League to Protest Elite Abortion Conference at No Longer Secret Location

by League Staff (November 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm)

palmer house bannerThis Saturday through Monday, Planned Parenthood is co-hosting a conference in downtown Chicago called the North American Forum on Family Planning.

Top abortion practitioners from around the world will gather to discuss everything from mass sterilization to fine-tuning their abortion methods—and they’ll be recruiting and equipping the next generation of abortionists to take the lives of unborn children around the globe for years to come.

They’ll also be honoring some of the “heroes” of the industry, including Mark Nichols, one of the champions of the abortion pill mifepristone (RU-486).

Planned Parenthood and their co-host, the Society of Family Planning, are so determined not to let anyone see what goes on inside the abortion industry that they tried to keep the location of this elite event secret!

But it’s no longer a secret: we now know that the conference will be held at the world-famous Palmer House. [Continue reading …]

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Supreme Court to Hear Little Sisters’ Case Objecting to HHS Mandate

by John Jansen (November 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm)

Stop Obama's HHS MandateToday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the HHS Mandate brought by seven plaintiffs, most notably the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Churches and houses of worship are currently exempt from the mandate, but this is not the case for religious non-profit institutions. If groups like the Little Sisters do not want to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees, the Obama Administration offers an “accommodation” under which institutions are required to fill out a f noting their objection, which then shifts the coverage obligation to their insurance companies.

Supporters of religious freedom have rightly characterized this so-called accommodation as a “sham” because it still requires religious non-profits like the Little Sisters of the Poor to cooperate in a process that results in coverage of contraception for their employee health plans. As the Little Sisters’ brief to the Supreme Court said:

It is all well and good for HHS to think it has threaded the needle and found a way for re­li­gious non­profits to com­ply with the man­date without vi­ol­at­ing their re­li­gious be­liefs, but ul­ti­mately it is for the re­li­gious ad­her­ent to de­term­ine how much fa­cil­it­a­tion or com­pli­city is too much.

Oral arguments are expected to heard in late March.

[Cross-posted at Stand Up for Religious Freedom]

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Planned Parenthood to Poor Women: Pay Up, or Get Out

by Matt Yonke (November 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm)

Planned Parenthood: Care. No matter What. Unless you're broke.

Is Planned Parenthood there to help poor women?

If you listen to their propaganda and the mainstream media, you’d probably be under the impression that they’re the last refuge for women who need help and can’t afford healthcare from traditional sources.

But if you’ve spent any time outside a Planned Parenthood clinic praying or sidewalk counseling, chances are you’ve seen, like I have, that one thing motivates Planned Parenthood above all else: their bottom line.

They claim that helping poor women is a hallmark of their brand, and the trope is incessantly repeated in the media.

Check out this 30 second video Planned Parenthood tweeted yesterday featuring Dr. Sarah Pentlicky positively glowing about how welcoming Planned Parenthood is to any and all patients: [Continue reading …]

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We Need Tender Hearts—and Hard Foreheads

by Jean Crocco (November 3, 2015 at 8:45 am)

nullThe other day my daughter contacted me, quite upset over her bioethics class.

She has been studying the human experimentation the Nazis performed on prisoners and was totally overwhelmed by the evil. Knowing that I deal on a regular basis with the gruesomeness of abortion and the profound evil in the abortion industry, she called looking for answers in how to deal with this immense evil and what to do about the desire some have to use the “knowledge” gained from these immoral experiments.

This is my reply to her.

The Golden Rule

The first rule of bioethics is the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” That is why, as a nurse, I could never recommend the birth control pill—I would never use it, so how could I recommend it to others?

There are many things I find unacceptable, and how terrible if I were to recommend them to others.  That would be treating them as less worthy of good solutions to their problems. [Continue reading …]

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