Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Attention Christians: Where can you go to literally mourn the shedding of innocent blood this Friday?

Crucifixion from the Stations of the Cross at ...
Crucifixion from the Stations of the Cross at The Cloisters in New York City. The inscription reads, "Through the Sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies, deliver us, our God." Early 16th century, Made in Lorraine, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#ProLifeGoodFriday Abortion Observation Marks the Loss of Nearly 60 Million Children
The Suffering Christ Inspires Prayers for Forgiveness and an End to the Atrocity of Abortion

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312.422.1333, tc@tcpr.net

(March 22, 2016 – Chicago, IL) As Christians worldwide mark the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, the Pro-Life Action League leads Christians across America in The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hKTdlcrXk], commemorating the deaths of the nearly 60 million children lost to abortion since its legalization in 1973. Seventy abortion facilities coast-to-coast will be surrounded by somber crowds praying and meditating on this Christian holy day.

“These children’s lives are ended, deliberately, before they even get to take their first breath,” explained Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “As Christians, we seek Christ’s forgiveness for our sins. This sin of killing our own children is one of which our entire society must repent. If we cannot protect the child in the womb, we will never truly be a civilized, compassionate people. As long as we continue to discard unborn babies, all efforts to help the poor, needy and disenfranchised ring hollow. Unborn lives matter to Jesus.”

These prayer vigils at abortion clinics in 28 states include seven in California, five each in Pennsylvania, Texas and New York, four in Ohio and Illinois. Well over half of the abortion locations are affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain.

Under social media hashtag #ProLifeGoodFriday, participants will share their thoughts and experiences on The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion.

“More than 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 town, in every town. This solemn day that has been revered for centuries is an ideal time for pro-life Americans to put their convictions into effective action. Each year, we witness 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 Victims of Abortion, in their own communities. A list of observance locations across the nation is available here [http://prolifeaction.org/hotline/2016/wotc2016/].

Click here to watch a 2 minute video documenting The Way of the Cross [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hKTdlcrXk].

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.
Visit www.prolifeaction.org.