Eric Scheidler: “We will continue to oppose Planned Parenthood through all peaceful means until they stop killing children in our community.”

The Aurora Planned Parenthood clinic was in the spotlight as “ground zero” in the national debate surrounding abortion even before it opened to patients in October 2007.

Five years later, abortion opponents gathered for a prayer vigil Monday night, renewing their long-standing calls that the clinic be shuttered.

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Aurora, Illinois Reaches Settlement With Pro-Life Advocates for Abortion Protests

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Aurora, IL (LifeNews.com) — The city of Aurora and pro-life advocates under the banner of the Pro-Life Action League have settled a years-long lawsuit related to protests at the large new Planned Parenthood abortion facility. The Aurora city council agreed to the settlement that lays out provisions protecting the rights of pro-life advocates at the abortion center.

A win for pro-life advocates, the agreement recognizes the rights of protesters and secures comprehensive protection for citizens who wish to speak out in front of one of the nation’s largest abortion facilities.

Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, told LifeNews.com he is thrilled with the agreement.

“With this new agreement in place, the pro-life community’s peaceful outreach to abortion-bound mothers can proceed without hindrance, and the uncertainty and confusion that has characterized the police response to pro-life protests at Planned Parenthood should finally end,” he said.

The settlement exemplifies the kind of cooperation between municipalities and peaceful pro-life activists that is needed across the country, he said.

The new agreement demonstrates that there is no need to silence protesters in “bubble zones” like the one to be enacted later this month in Chicago and another that was recently struck down that covered Pittsburgh, he added.

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