Glen Ellyn: Empty Manger is the Focus at DuPage Abortion Facilities

Pro-life advocates sing Christmas carols outside of a Chicago abortion facility on Empty Manger Christmas Caroling Day, hosted by the Pro-Life Action League.
Pro-life advocates sing Christmas carols outside of a Chicago abortion facility on Empty Manger Christmas Caroling Day, hosted by the Pro-Life Action League.

Pro-Life Action League Christmas Caroling Offers Hope to Mothers of Unborn Babies

What would Christmas be without the Baby Jesus?  What will Christmas be like this year in all those homes with missing babies—all the babies who would have experienced their first Christmas this year?

It’s with that sobering thought that pro-life Christmas carolers will move through the western suburbs singing songs around an empty manger as they visit Du Page County abortion clinics. 

WHAT: 11th annual Empty Manger Christmas Caroling Day

WHEN: Saturday, December 21, 2013


WHO: Pro-Life Action League and concerned citizens

WHY: As pro-life advocates gather to sing on this Empty Manger Christmas Caroling Day, it is with the hope that songs such as “What Child is This?” and “Away in a Manger” will touch the mothers who arriving at these clinics intending to abort their babies.

“It has happened before,” recalled Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, “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.” The woman was directed to a nearby pregnancy center for help.

“The empty manger has been a symbol of hope through the centuries, placed in the Christmas crèche in anticipation of the birth of the Christ child celebrated at Christmas,” explained Scheidler. “But the empty manger also represents the emptiness left behind by abortion—the emotional and spiritual vacuum where a baby once was. We don’t want any woman to experience that, and that’s why we’ll be there to offer our message of hope,” he added.

Simultaneous caroling tours will take place the morning of December 21, one visiting four abortion facilities in Du Page County and the other visiting five in Chicago. The Chicago area events have inspired Empty Manger Caroling in Los Angles, Denver, St. Louis, and other locales. 

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. www.prolifeaction.org

Marilyn December 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM
This article is not a news article. It is a propaganda article and as such has no place in Patch which purports to be a newspaper (or electronic alternative) It is fine report out events and dates, but you gave only to read the first sentence to see this as a one sided, strongly biased appeal rather than news Whatever your opinion on the subject of abortion, Patch should remain neutral in its reporting if it wishes to remain a respectable source of news and information
Laura December 19, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Agree 100%. Total propaganda
Ann Robinson Monick December 19, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Absolutely agree with Marilyn! It is disgusting to prey on young women during Christmas. "Empty Manger," give me break. Why doesn't this group go caroling at Children's hospitals, or give to the Illinois Food Bank. This should not be advertised as an event! Totally inappropriate.
Chris Iv December 21, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Grateful that the Patch covered this. It's in the Daily Herald and I believe WGN is going to cover it. I agree it's terrible to prey on young women during Christmas and the billion dollar abortion industry does just that. No one should get an abortion on Christmas. I think these events are useful to show the contradiction in our culture between the values we hold dear related to Christmas and the practice of taking a human life by abortion.
Karen Chadra (Editor) December 22, 2013 at 01:59 AM
This is not a news story. It is an event posted on the Glen Ellyn Patch Boards by a representative of the Pro-Life Action League. Everyone is welcome to post their announcements and events here.


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