Pro-Life Group Sings Christmas Carols Outside Abortion Clinics for Seventh Annual “Peace in the Womb” Event

Pro-lifers sing Christmas carols outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora, Illinois, as part of the Pro-Life Action League’s “Peace in the Womb” campaign, December 2016. | Sam Scheidler

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, abortion clinics across the United States have remained open, and one pro-life group is continuing its annual Christmas caroling events in an effort to bring women hope in a difficult time.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the United States, a pro-life group is continuing its annual Christmas caroling events in an effort to bring women hope in a difficult time.

2020 marks the seventh year that the Pro-Life Action League has conducted a project called “Peace in the Womb” Christmas caroling. As part of the project, pro-lifers in dozens of cities across the U.S. will gather in front of abortion clinics on various days in December to offer women seeking abortions a message of hope. Most of the Christmas caroling will take place on Dec. 19.

“More than any other factor, it’s fear that drives a woman to seek abortion. Fear for her future, fear of giving birth, even fear over her partners’ reaction to her pregnancy,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, in a statement about the caroling. “These fears have been compounded by the COVID pandemic and resulting economic downturn.”

In an interview with The Christian Post, Scheidler said his group would not let the coronavirus impede their efforts to spread the pro-life message.

“We’ve had attendance be up at some things this year and down at others,” he said. “It’s kind of hard to predict. Over the summer, we had really fantastic volunteer turnout for an education campaign we did in Chicago, and we held pretty steady for a memorial that we hold for the victims of abortion at their burial places and their memorials in September. We call it the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.”

“So far, the number of locations is a little bit down this year because some places, particularly hard-hit states, we’ve had some of our leaders decide to either scale down the event or postpone it or wait until next year. So I do expect to see … because it’s winter and because there’s been … a seasonal increase in coronavirus, I do expect to see numbers down a little bit, but it was kind of in the range of what we’d expect at this point,” he added.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley