Planned Parenthood to honor pro abort Senator (the man who discovered soot inside Chicago’s Union Train Station) on January 23rd

A recent email from Chicago’s Pro-Life Action League:

As you know, next week marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade,
the horrible Supreme Court ruling that stripped unborn babies of
their right to life.

While we pro-lifers hold memorial events all over the country
lamenting this tragedy and recommitting ourselves to defending
unborn babies, Planned Parenthood will be CELEBRATING.

In fact, they’re throwing a huge abortion party in Chicago on
January 23. What’s more they’ll be honoring Senator Dick Durbin
with a “lifetime achievement” award.

But get this: Dick Durbin used to be an outspoken pro-lifer!

I’d like to invite you to JOIN ME to protest Planned Parenthood’s
gala event next week:

EVENT: Protest of Dick Durbin and Planned Parenthood
WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St, Chicago

Editor’s note: Senator Durbin shares rooms with New York Senator Charles “Chuckie” Schumer, when in Washington, DC. Perhaps his mother forgot to caution little Dick about keeping bad company, as well as a few other very important things!

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Their birthdays – and their lives – were most cruelly and brutally stolen

The Pro-Life Action League, along with Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Priests for Life has announced the “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children” to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013. It is meant to honor the unborn at the grave sites where they are buried.

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-life Action League, stated, “It’s sobering to realize that grave markers for the unborn victims of abortion list only a date of burial. They have no birthdays because they were never allowed to be born. We can list no date of death, because those who killed them discarded their bodies like garbage. But they are not garbage to us. They are our brothers and sisters. That’s why we buried them, and that’s why we visit their graves to mourn for them and testify to their humanity.”


Pro-Life Action League’s Joe Scheidler shares his thoughts about the election

Last night my daughter Cathy and her family came over to watch election results with Ann and me. They stayed overnight because we expected it to be a long night of returns coming in. And, of course, we were hoping for a victory for life and liberty.

This morning I walked into the bedroom where my little granddaughters had slept. I said to them, “I had a terrible nightmare.”

“Oh, grandpa, what was it about?”

“I dreamt that Barack Obama was reelected.”

It Wasn’t Just a Nightmare

Complete report from Chicago on today’s Religious Freedom Rally

Not to be deterred by terrible weather, a crowd of 2,500 people of all ages descended on Chicago’s Federal Plaza today for the city’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally—the flagship location of the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom’s 140 sites.

In the shadow of the building that formerly housed the transition team offices of President Barack Obama, enthusiastic crowds packed the Plaza in the pouring rain and received signs reading “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” and “Stop Obama’s HHS Mandate”, along with handheld American flags. By 11:45 a.m., it was clear that the crowd at the Rally — scheduled to start at noon — was going to far exceed our expectations.

Prior to the official start of the Rally, Pro-Life Action League Executive Director and Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom Co-Chairman Eric Scheidler addressed those already assembled and read off crowd totals he had received from Rally Captains in East Coast cities, where rallies were then in progress—e.g., Cincinnati: 500, New York: 900, Detroit: 1,000—all of which were greeted with enthusiastic cheers.

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Over 400 Pro-lifers Paid Tribute to Joe Scheidler Saturday Night in Chicago

The Evening of Tribute to Joe Scheidler, organized by CPLS, was absolutely wonderful. 24 nationally recognized pro-life leaders took the podium and gave testimonials to Joe before an audience of over 400 guests who filled the gorgeous banquet hall. Their words were full of gratitude, inspiration and great humor.  Most of all—Joe had a great time and all who attended this wonderful event went home with their commitment to the pro-life cause re-kindled and strengthened–never to give up until the unborn are free and their right to life respected and protected in law!

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Catholic hospital will heroically intervene to save babies lives by safely terminating 2nd trimester abortion procedures.

“Holding life sacred is a big piece of what we believe.”

A Chicago medical center has become one of the nation’s first Roman Catholic hospitals to adopt a practice of halting second-trimester abortions for women who change their minds after the multiday medical procedure has begun.

Working with two anti-abortion groups, Resurrection Medical Center, the largest hospital of one of Chicago’s largest Catholic health care systems, has put in place a practice that when a woman arrives in the emergency room with an activist seeking to stop a second-trimester abortion, she should be treated immediately. Since October, four women have arrived at the hospital seeking to halt their abortions, and three of them had their abortions stopped.

Members of the anti-abortion alliance — made up of the hospital, the Pro-Life Action League and The Women’s Center — tout the practice as a model for all Catholic hospitals. The hospitals have been under the microscope since December, when the bishop of Phoenix stripped one facility of its Catholic affiliation because doctors there terminated a pregnancy to save the life of the mother.

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Chicago, April 2nd: Evening of Tribute to Joe Scheidler

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Response To Next Sunday’s CCHD Collection Should Be: “No, Thank You—Clean Up Your Act First.”

Next Sunday at all the masses, they’ll be passing the basket for the Chicago Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)… notwithstanding that the archdiocese has peremptorily fired the courageous executive who changed the direction of grants from support of the Left to bona fide non-political anti-poverty groups.   Moreover a group that acts as a conduit to abortion clinic referrals and contraceptive pills—opposed by the Chicago branch–was given an extension of a $45,000 grant by the  national CCHD, overruling the Chicago office’s objections.


Archdiocese of Chicago Retracts CCHD Grants to Pro-Life Groups

Chicago’s Pro-Life Action League was “stiffed”. This is merely Chicago  politics as usual! The pro abort liberals are still firmly in charge, flexing the muscles of  the “Machine” that recently managed to reelect Governor Quinn and others …

The Reform CCHD Coalition Now received confirmation on Monday that Chicago’s CCHD had retracted grants previously promised to pro-life groups.

With the departure of Rey Flores as CCHD director, a group of Chicago clergy have been publicly exerting pressure on the archdiocese to restrict grants to only “anti-poverty” organizations.

These clergy don’t accept the argument that the lack of respect for the sanctity of life, along with the destruction of traditional marriage, are a major cause of physical, as well as spiritual poverty in society.


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Joe Scheidler to Fr. Jenkins of Notre Dame: “Free the N.D. 88.”

Posted by Joe Scheidler (January 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm)
Father John Jenkins at the March for Life [Photo by Ann Scheidler]Father John Jenkins at the March for Life [Photo by Ann Scheidler]

Besides being probably the largest Pro-Life March in Washington to commemorate the January 22, 1973 U. S. Supreme Court’s unconstitutional rulings that legalized child-killing in America, this year’s 37th annual March for Life afforded many opportunities to advance our cause.

There were meetings, seminars, planning sessions, talks, discussions, and even the scheduling of numerable new programs to be launched in 2010.

It wasn’t only the regularly scheduled programs that produced much positive input; but literally hundreds of discussions over the tables engendered ideas for successful activities in the coming year.

One opportunity I had fall in my lap was a chance to talk to the infamous Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, who just happened to be standing near some Notre Dame students and one of the huge signs that said, “Fr. Jenkins, Free the N. D. 88,” referring to the eighty-eight pro-lifers where were arrested at Notre Dame last spring while protesting the invitation of pro-abortion Barack Obama to receive a law degree and speak at the graduation exercises.

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On pro-Life sidewalk counseling

If someone came into your living room and grabbed your three-year-old and rushed out of the house, threw the child into his car and drove off, what would you do? Would you write a letter to the editor? Would you complain to your congressman? Would you demand better police protection in your neighborhood? No! You would rush out, jump into your car and pursue the kidnapper, and rescue your child. If you saw him take the child into a building, you would go into that building. No one could keep you out. You would go where the child is and try to save him.

‘That is what we do when we go to an abortion clinic. We believe in the full humanity of the unborn child so firmly that we put ourselves between the child and the abortionist. But we must be armed with knowledge and skill so that we will actually save the child. We have to save the child through our words, actions, a right attitude and prayer.”

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Anti-abortion activists get look at Chicago’s new protest law

By Dan Simmons Tribune reporter
November 15, 2009

Corrina Gura walked a 50-foot-long orange rope down the center aisle of a room crowded with anti-abortion activists Saturday afternoon to show them their new reality.

She kept walking in the basement of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Logan Square, finally stopping when the rope came taut and she was out of the room.Then Gura and Ann Scheidler stood at opposite ends of another orange rope, this one 8 feet.

“This is not a normal conversation distance, is it?” Scheidler asked the crowd, which laughed.

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


Aurora, IL ( — 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 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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Pro Life Action League’s message to Barack Obama, the ABORTION President: Abortion is NOT health care!


Seventy activists with the Pro-Life Action League lined East Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago across from the Hyatt Regency during President Barack Obama’s address to the physician delegates of the American Medical Association June 15. Obama used the ocassion to encourage doctors to support his health care plan, and the League was there to deliver a simple message: “Abortion is not health care.”

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Pro Life Action League’s Message at Notre Dame: “Obama = Abortion”


League’s Message at Notre Dame: “Obama = Abortion”

The Pro-Life Action League rallied hundreds of faithful pro-lifers from the Chicago area to join in a massive protest of President Barack Obama’s commencement address at the University of Notre Dame on May 17. Four full bus-loads—well over 200 volunteers—were joined by hundreds of others who drove on their own, as well as three busses of volunteers from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society in Michigan.

Together, these hundreds of pro-lifers sent a clear message to both the University of Notre Dame and President Obama (the ABORTION President) that abortion is an abominable betrayal of both the Catholic principle of the sanctity of life and the American principle of an inalienable right to life.

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Historic Catholic Mass taking place next Friday at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago


Dear Pro-Lifer,

I’d like to invite you to a historic Catholic Mass taking place
next Friday at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago in honor of Our
Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas:

   EVENT: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
   WHEN: Friday, December 12, 2008 at Noon
   WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams

This Mass is being sponsored by a coalition of pro-life groups,
including the Pro-Life Action League, the Archdiocese of Chicago,
and the Thomas More Society Pro-Life Law Center.

The principal celebrant will be Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, with
several other priests concelebrating. Liturgical music will be
provided by a group from St. Agnes of Bohemia.

This Mass, the first ever in Federal Plaza, is a significant exercise
of our religious freedoms, right on federal property — directly
across the street from Barack Obama’s transition team office!

After Mass, stay for a fiesta featuring mariachi music, Mexican
sweet breads, hot chocolate and coffee.

If you can attend this historic Mass, be sure to dress warmly. But
if you can’t be there, please say many prayers for good weather.

Yours for Life,

— Eric

P.S. I also want to remind you that our Abortion Clinic Christmas
Caroling Day is coming up December 20, with two tours: one in
Chicago and one in DuPage County:

Eric Scheidler
Communications Director
Pro-Life Action League
Tel: 630-896-1200
Pro-Life Action League
6160 N Cicero Ave, Ste 600
Chicago, IL 60646, USA

Controversy over Batavia, IL library website heats up

A couple weeks ago, a Batavia parent discovered — to her
horror — that the public library there is actually PROMOTING
Planned Parenthood’s sexually explicit TeenWire website.

That’s right. The Batavia Public Library actually has TeenWire — a
site so vile that I won’t even link to it in this message — listed
on their website as a recommended site for teens.

So she and her husband launched a campaign to get the
library to remove that link. Tomorrow evening at 6:30, the Library
Board will meet to consider their request.

Kerry is an experienced sexuality educator, and Dean has put
together a PowerPoint presentation showing some of content on
TeenWire that taxpaying Batavia parents object to.

All concerned Batavia parents should be there. Here are the details:

EVENT: Batavia Library Board Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave

A word of CAUTION: I would STRONGLY discourage you from bringing minor children to this meeting. Planned Parenthood’s TeenWire site is so bad that even hearing about it threatens your children’s innocence.

But parents should go and support this effort to stop the public library from recommending such a bad website to teens.

Yours for Life,

— Eric

P.S. Later this week I’ll be sharing some interesting news that I
hope will encourage you to make a special effort to attend this
Saturday’s protest at Planned Parenthood — stay tuned!

Eric Scheidler
Communications Director
Pro-Life Action League
Tel: 630-896-1200
Pro-Life Action League,
6160 N Cicero Ave, Ste 600,
Chicago, IL 60646, USA

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