A crowd of three dozen pro-life activists assembled Wednesday in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park to protest outside Total Wellness Inc. — the family practice office of Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the “registered agent” of the recently opened South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
Pro-Abortion Activists Help the League Expose Chastine As an Abortionist
That’s the whole point of our protests: to make sure that Chastine’s patients and the surrounding community know that she is an abortionist. And at our protest Wednesday, we got some big help getting our message across from a most unlikely source: pro-abortion activists.
When we got to Chastine’s office about 15 minutes before our scheduled start time, we found that a group of about 30 pro-abortion activists from the NARAL’s Illinois Choice Action Team was clustered in front of the building holding various signs, the largest of which read, “Abortion providers are heroes.”
How about that? They were doing our job for us!
Truly, the presence of pro-abortion activists gave our protest a much bigger impact, and upped the level of controversy in the community significantly. Proof positive is that on three separate occasions yesterday, residents living in the area who, until that time, had no idea they had an abortionist’s office in their midst, spontaneously joined our protest.
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Next month, Chastine’s office will be moving to a new location, also in Oak Park, about a mile north of the current location. So our regular protests will be moving as well. And her new office-to-be, located at 720 Lake Street, is even more conducive to protesting, with its significantly greater foot and car traffic.
Watch this space for developments, and in the meantime, check out a Flickr set of pictures from yesterday’s protest here.
LifeNews Note: John Jansen writes for the Pro-Life Action League.