Aurora, IL, October 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Saturday, October 27 from 9:00-11:30 am, another major protest will take place at the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Illinois. The protest, organized by the Pro-Life Action League, is the third significant demonstration over the past two months seeing as many as 1,200 pro-life advocates gathering at one time.
The opening of the facility, scheduled for mid-September, was delayed for two and a half weeks while investigations were conducted into the seemingly deceptive process in which Planned Parenthood received their occupancy and building permits. Amid much controversy, the facility opened on October 2nd. Pro-life community members have vowed to stay the course.
“Steve Trombley of Planned Parenthood stated that our numbers and our zeal would die once they opened. He was wrong!” states Eric Scheidler, Communications Director for the Pro-Life Action League and an Aurora resident. “We will be at this facility until abortions are no longer performed and this deceitful business is out of our city. We will be a peaceful, ever-present reminder of the atrocities that go on inside those walls and a constant thorn in Planned Parenthood’s side.”
Organizers expect over 500 people to attend the rally. It will consist of a “prayer walk” and an “old-school picket” around the New York Street block, as well as pro-life speakers and activities for teens and kids.
The theme of the rally is “life” and the focus will be on showing support for the women and children in the Aurora community. The group will put up white memorial crosses in memory of babies lost to abortion. The rally will also feature a “baby shower” to provide new baby clothes, diapers, strollers and other items for Project Gabriel, the Pregnancy Information Center, and Catholic Charities.
“We are gathering to show our dedication to protecting the lives of the women and children in Aurora,” continued Scheidler. “All human life from the moment of conception is precious in God’s eyes and not a commodity to be brokered by a Planned Parenthood abortion mega-store.”