CHICAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - American pro-lifers are organizing Christmas caroling sessions outside abortion mills nationwide.
The Pro-Life Action League is sponsoring the caroling events nationwide, occurring all throughout December. The initiative is called "Peace in the Womb."
Eric Scheidler, executive director of Pro-Life Action League, explained in a mass email, "With our Christmas carols, we seek to remind those entering abortion facilities and the entire community that the Christmas message of salvation came through an unplanned pregnancy."
This December 16, pro-lifers in the Chicago area will be singing carols outside all the local abortuaries. This is a response to Illinois HB40 which provides taxpayer funding for abortions. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Some estimate that it will increase the number of abortions in the state by 3,800 annually.
According to Scheidler, "That is 3,800 boys and girls who will never celebrate their first Christmas, thanks to Gov. Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly. There is no more important time than now to offer mothers of untimely pregnancies the help they need to choose life for their babies."
The mass email advertising the pro-life event in Chicago said that the national initiative has saved unborn lives in the past. "At least nine babies were saved from abortion during the 2016 nationwide caroling event," it states.
An advertisement for the national initiative on Pro-Life Action League's website exhorts, "Join other pro-lifers at abortion facilities across the country as we sing our favorite carols reminding abortion-bound mothers that the salvation of the world came through an unplanned pregnancy!"
Illinois' HB40 was presented to Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Republican governor, though he calls himself "pro-choice," promised his conservative voting base in April that he would veto the bill. But when it came time, Rauner reversed course and signed the bill into law in September.