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100 in Bloomington take part in a national prayerful protest of Planned Parenthood

Deacon Michael An of Epiphany Parish in Normal blesses about 100 people who had just completed a candlelight prayer vigil on the evening of April 13 on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood's Bloomington Health Center. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BLOOMINGTON — Stephanie Adams saw the movie “Unplanned” and felt a call to do something to support the pro-life effort. “The Holy Spirit took over my heart,” said Adams, who is active in “Alpha,” an evangelization outreach at the Bloomington-Normal Catholic parishes. When Adams learned shortly after seeing the movie that a Protest Planned Parenthood […]

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“Unplanned” (Pure Flix)

Ashley Bratcher, who plays Abby Johnson, is pictured in a scene from the movie "Unplanned," the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and her decision to join the pro-life movement. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Unplanned.com)

By Catholic News Service Hard-hitting, fact-based drama adapted from a memoir by Abby Johnson. During her rise to become one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the country, Johnson (Ashley Bratcher) gradually becomes uneasy about the organization’s marketing of abortion, a process of conversion that reaches a dramatic climax when she is asked […]

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Women’s Choice Center-Quad Cities buys former Planned Parenthood property

The Women's Choice Center of the Quad Cities, above, a pro-life pregnancy help center opened in 2002 at 2711 Happy Joe Drive in Bettendorf, Iowa, has announced expansion plans that include the purchase of the former Planned Parenthood of the Heartland clinic across the street. Abortion was among the services offered at the Planned Parenthood facility since it opened in 1999 after considerable controversy. (Provided photos)

BETTENDORF, Iowa — “We see this as a redemption project.” Vicki Tyler, executive director of the Women’s Choice Center of the Quad Cities, was speaking about a development announced Monday that the area pro-life community also sees as two decades of prayer answered in a most unlikely way. The Women’s Choice Center, a pro-life pregnancy […]

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Pro-lifers in Quad Cities grateful Planned Parenthood clinic is closing

Vicki Tyler, executive director of the Women's Choice Center of the Quad Cities, shows models illustrating human life from conception to birth to a group of young visitors to the center's mobile unit July 13 at St. Mary Church in Rock Island. The Women's Choice Center is a pro-life outreach located across the street from Planned Parenthood in Bettendorf, Iowa, which among its services has offered abortions for nearly two decades but may soon close. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The pro-life community in the Quad Cities is expressing optimism but vowing to continue their prayer and educational efforts after learning that the Planned Parenthood clinic here is expected to close. “Obviously we are very pleased with the announcement that Planned Parenthood would close four more clinics in Iowa, including our local […]

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