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Published On: Thu, Dec 17th, 2015

Pro-life group organizes singing Christmas carols outside of abortion providers

“No pregnant woman heads joyfully into an abortion clinic,” said Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, as he explains why pro-life advocates are gathering outside of abortion providers to sing Christmas carols. This is part of the Pro-Life Action League’s nationwide “Empty Manger Christmas Caroling” event. Over the dozen years that the Pro-Life Action League has caroled outside of abortion clinics, the group has seen their share of Christmas miracles—women who choose life.

photo Alyson Jones

photo Alyson Jones

“We are here to counter that walk toward darkness with the invitation to choose life for the child they are carrying, a baby like the one meant to lay in the empty manger we gather around for our caroling,” Scheidler shared. “It’s particularly sad to think of someone getting an abortion during the time of Christmas, when we remember hope springing forth with the birth of a child. It can also be a special time to reach women and help them decide to not go through with the abortion.”

Christmas carols evoke beautiful images of a mother and her newborn child—but also contain references to healing, mercy and salvation.  “‘Light and life to all He brings, ris’n with healing in His wings’—that’s from ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’” added Scheidler, “That’s the message we are offering: choose life not death. That is the path to light, hope and healing.”

Scheidler recalled a particular incident, “We were singing ‘Silent Night’ outside of a Chicago abortion clinic when a young woman came out, approached one of our carolers, and said that our singing made her think about Mary and Baby Jesus and she just couldn’t go through with her abortion.” Throughout December Empty Manager Christmas Caroling events take place in more than 30 cities in over 20 states.

Find locations and details here [http://prolifeaction.org/hotline/2015/caroling2015/].

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.

photo: 14 week fetus photo/ Your Pregnancy week by week

photo: 14 week fetus photo/ Your Pregnancy week by week

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