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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion
#ProLifeGoodFriday Observance Surrounds Abortion Facilities with Prayer
(March 25, 2015 – Chicago, IL) As Christians worldwide mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, the Pro-Life Action League leads believers across America in The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion, commemorating the deaths of the 57 million children lost to abortion since it was legalized in 1973. More than 50 abortion facilities in cities coast-to coast, including the nation’s capital, will be surrounded by somber crowds praying and meditating on this Christian holy day.
“There’s a special link between the Jesus and the unborn child,” explained Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “His innocent blood was shed to conquer death and save the world from sin. Now these innocent children, made in His image, face death in the womb because of our sins—the sins of denying their humanity, not wanting them, and simply not loving them as they deserve.”
The pro-life events at more than 50 selected abortion clinics range from a vigil outside Planned Parenthood’s mega-center in western Chicago suburb of Aurora, to a Diocesan prayer service in Dallas, and a Rochester, New York procession from a Catholic high school to a nearby abortion clinic. Well over half of the Way of the Cross sites are affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain.
Under social media hashtag #ProLifeGoodFriday, participants will share their perspectives on The Way of the Cross:
· On the day Jesus was crucified, let’s remember all innocent victims, especially the smallest #ProLifeGoodFriday
· Jesus united Himself with all the victims of suffering. None suffer more innocently than the victims of abortion #ProLifeGoodFriday
· On Good Friday Jesus died on Golgotha. His image is destroyed 1000s of times a day at OUR Golgotha, the abortion clinic #ProLifeGoodFriday
· Good Friday, the day Jesus DIED, is the perfect day to stand up for LIFE! #ProLifeGoodFriday
· Are you thankful for Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday? Then do something for your unborn brothers and sisters today! #ProLifeGoodFriday
“Over 3,300 babies are put to death by abortion every day in the United States—even on Good Friday,” declared Scheidler, “and it’s happening in our own home towns. This solemn day is an ideal time for pro-life Americans to put their convictions into effective action. Each year, we are witness to how prayers offered for all the victims of abortion—the children lost, the mothers wounded, the communities blighted—are changing hearts and saving lives,” Scheidler added.
The Pro-Life Action League invites clergy and concerned individuals to participate in this nationwide prayer service, The Way of the Cross for Abortion Victims, in their own communities. A list of observance locations across the nation is available here.
About the Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joe Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadership.