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Eric Scheidler Comments on Today’s Supreme Court Decision

by League Staff (June 27, 2016 at 9:51 am)

Supreme CourtThis morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that a Texas law restricting abortion clinics was unconstitutional.

In response, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler issued the following statement:

It is shameful to see a majority of the Supreme Court sacrificing public health and safety to prop up the abortion industry in Texas. If this case were about anything other than abortion, this law would have been upheld. Indeed, it would never have been challenged. Only the abortion industry balks at adhering to the same standards considered routine by legitimate health care providers.

How many Kermit Gosnells will it take for public officials to uphold common sense health and safety standards for the abortion industry? In the wake of this irresponsible ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, pro-life activists will be redoubling our efforts to highlight the dangerous conditions at America’s abortion clinics — like the ambulances we see turning up regularly at abortion clinics around the country — in hopes that one day the abortion industry will be held accountable for endangering public health.

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VIDEO: Eric Scheidler Comments on Meeting with Donald Trump

by League Staff (June 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm)

Yesterday, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler attended a large meeting of conservative Christian leaders and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York City.

Upon returning to his home in Aurora, Illinois, Eric recorded this video reflection on how Mr. Trump addressed his primary concerns as a pro-life activist, for whom abortion is the central electoral issue:

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If Stericycle isn’t hauling fetal remains, why do they keep showing up at abortion clinics?

by Matt Yonke (June 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm)

Stericycle truck outside a Grand Rapids abortion facility, June 15 [Photo courtesy of Leisa Snow]

For the last few months, the Pro-Life Action League has been keeping close tabs on Stericycle, the largest medical waste hauler in the country.

Though the company claims that it does not accept human remains [PDF], Stericycle is known to serve Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics across the country, and evidence is mounting—including some photos taken just yesterday—that they may be taking much more than they’re letting on.

The Pro-Life Action League has partnered with our friends at Created Equal in their Project Weak Link to expose Stericycle’s connection to the abortion industry to pressure them to cut ties with Planned Parenthood.

This would leave the nation’s largest abortion chain without a medical waste disposal company—a situation that has crippled abortionists in the past and terrifies them today, as you can see in Created Equal’s video promo for the project: [Continue reading …]

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Chicago Area “Face the Truth” Tour Kicks Off July 8

by John Jansen (June 16, 2016 at 9:00 am)

ftt cover_535On Friday, July 8, the Pro-Life Action League will kick off our 17th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a large swath of territory across the Chicagoland area. At each stop, League staff and volunteers line a busy intersection with pictures of abortion victims to show the public the truth about what is all too often characterized merely as a “choice.”

This year we will be visiting 24 sites in and around Chicago. Get the full Tour itinerary here, and RSVP on the Facebook event page. [Continue reading …]

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URGENT: Tell Gov. Rauner to Veto Attack on Conscience Rights

by Eric Scheidler (May 26, 2016 at 1:56 pm)

Illinois abortionYesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives narrowly passed SB 1564, a pernicious piece of legislation that would force pro-life doctors and pregnancy centers to refer for abortion.

We’ve been fighting this bill for over two years. You’ve probably made calls to your State Representative trying to stop it. But all is not lost!

The bill now goes to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk. If, like me, you live in Illinois, I’m asking you to reach out to the governor in two ways today:

1. Call Gov. Rauner’s Chicago and Springfield offices

We need to pull out all the stops this time, so please call both offices and say: [Continue reading …]

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Our Message to Stericycle Shareholders: Dump Planned Parenthood

by John Jansen (May 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm)

Today the Pro-Life Action League teamed up with our friends at Created Equal for a robust protest of the annual shareholders meeting of Stericycle, held in Rosemont, Illinois.

As the nation’s largest medical waste disposal company, Stericycle enables child killing by partnering with the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood. Moreover, there is evidence that Stericycle is directly involved in abortion by disposing of fetal remains, as the attorney general of Ohio has implicated Stericycle in an investigation of the illegal dumping of fetal remains in landfills.

As shareholders arrived at the Doubletree hotel this morning, they were greeted by two dozen pro-life activists, along with numerous signs bearing the messages “Stericycle: DUMP Planned Parenthood,” “Stericycle enables child killing,” and “Stericycle enables this,” juxtaposed with a picture of an abortion victim. [Continue reading …]

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Pro-Life Action League Files Lawsuits after City, State Refuse to Comply with FOIA Requests

by John Jansen (May 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm)

Pro-Life Action League v. City of ChicagoOn June 28, 2014 — nearly two years ago — pro-life sidewalk counselors outside the American Women’s Medical Center abortion facility in Chicago witnessed a woman being transported into an Chicago Fire Department ambulance.

The following week, they sent pictures of the ambulance to the Pro-Life Action League, and I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain the audio of the 911 call that requested the ambulance.

Although the Pro-Life Action League and other pro-life organizations routinely submit FOIA requests for 911 calls made to abortion clinics and have no problems obtaining them, the City of Chicago denied the request, citing federal HIPAA law.

A few months later, on October 11, 2014, pro-life sidewalk counselors outside the Family Planning Associates abortion facility in downtown Chicago witnessed a woman being transported into an ambulance:

[Continue reading …]

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Join Us to Protest Stericycle’s Annual Shareholders Meeting

by Eric Scheidler (May 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm)

stericycle protestOn May 25, the shareholders of Stericycle, Planned Parenthood’s largest medical waste provider, will meet in Rosemont, Illinois, near O’Hare Airport.

The Pro-Life Action League will be there to protest Stericycle’s partnership with Planned Parenthood and to call upon the shareholders to stop aiding and abetting the abortion industry.

If Stericycle drops Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain would be dealt a crushing blow!

Join us for this important protest on May 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Park at the nearby Cook County Forest Preserve at 4601 N. River Road in Schiller Park (see map here) for a shuttle up the road to the Doubletree Rosemont, where the shareholders meeting will be held.

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League Protests award to Joe Biden at Notre Dame Commencement

by Eric Scheidler (May 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm)

Protest grout at Notre DameDozens of pro-life volunteers turned out this past Sunday at the entrance of the University of Notre Dame to protest reception of the prestigious Laetare Medal to Vice President Joe Biden.

The protest at the intersection of Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue was co-sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the Apostolate of Divine Mercy, which runs a local pregnancy center. In addition to the protest at the University entrance, full-page ads [PDF] were placed in the South Bend Tribune and Notre Dame Observer denouncing the Biden award. CPLS’s Monica Miller distributed 300 copies of the ad on campus during the protest.

The event was well covered by the local media, including the South Bend Tribune, Fox TV 28, CBS TV 22 and ABC TV 57.

As I said to the South Bend Tribune, “The idea that our unborn brothers and sisters would be without a voice today is unconscionable. That’s why we are here.” Joe Biden and Notre Dame have may have turned their backs on the unborn victims of abortion, but the Pro-Life Action League was there to speak for them—as we always will be.

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Protest Joe Biden at Notre Dame

by Eric Scheidler (May 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm)

Shame on Notre Dame protestWhen the University of Notre Dame honored President Obama at their commencement ceremony in 2009, the Pro-Life Action League hosted a huge protest of that scandalous event.

I’m sad, if not surprised, to say that Notre Dame is at it again. This time, they’re giving their highest honor, the Laetare Medal, to Obama’s pro-abortion vice president Joe Biden.

It’s bad enough that Biden is a professing Catholic who claims to be “personally” opposed to abortion, but even worse, he used to be pro-life. When Roe v. Wade came down, he denounced it—and he even joined the March for Life in its early years! But when it came politically expedient, he turned his back on our unborn brothers and sisters.

Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins has turned a deaf ear to our appeals to rescind the award, so we have no choice but to once again protest the university’s commencement ceremony. [Continue reading …]

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