Pro-Life Group to Go Christmas Caroling at Chicago-Area Abortion Facilities
by Steven Ertelt
December 15, 2009
Chicago, IL (LifeNews.com) — The Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ is the ultimate portrayal of a single mother with an unplanned pregnancy that ends in an overwhelming success. With that in mind, local pro-life advocates in Chicago can’t think of a better place to share that story than area abortion facilities.
This Christmas, the Pro-Life Action League will hold its seventh annual "Empty Manger" Christmas Caroling Day at local abortion centers.
On Saturday, two caroling tours will head out to Planned Parenthood and other abortion centers with one tour visiting four Chicago abortion facilities and one visiting four in DuPage County.
"The Christmas story is a story of hope and joy brought into the world by a newborn baby," PLAL communications director Eric Scheidler told LifeNews.com. "We want abortion-bound mothers in Chicago and the western suburbs to know that their unborn babies are a gift, too."
The pro-life group has saved babies from abortion in past years when their mothers heard the caroling.
"One mother told our counselor that hearing ‘Silent Night’ made her think about how Mary said yes to God — and then she couldn’t go through with the abortion," said Scheidler.
"We encourage more pro-lifers to join this national event," said Scheidler. "Simply print out our booklet [PDF] and gather a few friends for carols at the abortion facilities in your area."
At each abortion facility on the two tours, pro-life carolers will gather around an empty manger, which symbolizes both the hope that new life can bring as well as the emptiness left behind when an unborn child is killed by abortion.
One facility, All Women’s Health Center in Chicago, has never had a pro-life presence before. The abortion business’ web site indicates it is "free of protesters" and Scheidler said that he hopes the Empty Manger Caroling can save abortion-bound mothers entering this facility by touching them with the pro-life message that has yet to be heard there.
In Chicago, the tour will stop at Family Planning Associates, Planned Parenthood, the All Women’s Health Center, the Albany Medical Surgical Ctr, and the American Women’s Medical Ctr.
The DuPage county tour will see singers make stops at ACU Health Center, Aanchor Health Center, Access Health Center, and Planned Parenthood Aurora.
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