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 Hundreds of life advocates gathered at the Aurora, Ill., Planned Parenthood abortion clinic Saturday to remember the preborn babies and women who have died due to an abortion. The message of the rally: “It’s a matter of life and death.”

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hundreds of Life Advocates Gather at Abortion Clinic

Organized by Families Against Planned Parenthood, the rally included a continuous prayer walk around the clinic, a picket, a “baby shower” benefiting local pregnancy centers, and 50 white crosses bearing the names of women who have died after an abortion. In addition, hundreds of pink and blue balloons were released to represent the preborn babies saved from abortion.

Eric Scheidler, communications director of the Pro-Life Action League and Families Against Planned Parenthood, said life advocates won’t give up despite difficulties with the city.


“We’re here to save babies from abortion,” he said. “We’re here to save women and men, mothers and fathers, from the pain of abortion. We’re also here to mourn those who have died — moms, babies, and our culture who has been given over to a culture of death.”


The controversial $7.5 million clinic, which applied for building permits under a front company that hid the true nature and ownership of the building, opened last year. Life advocates gather outside the clinic each month to protest.


"Whether it takes eight months, 12 months or 12 years, we will be at this facility until abortions are no longer performed and this deceitful business is out of our city,” Scheidler said. “We will be a peaceful, ever-present reminder of the atrocities that go on inside those walls."

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