More than 700 teens marched for 2 hours near the site of the new clinic.
From "Hundreds of teens protest Planned Parenthood clinic" by Andre Salles, posted 9/2/07 at BeaconNewsOnline.com
AURORA -- The next generation of the anti-abortion movement rallied on the city's far East Side Saturday afternoon to protest the scheduled opening of a Planned Parenthood' facility.
Calling themselves Youth for Truth, hundreds of teens, many from Fox Valley schools, marched for two hours up and down East New York Street near the site of the new clinic. The facility is scheduled to open Sept. 18 and plans to offer abortions there have ignited controversy.
There were more than 700 teens on hand Saturday, according to 17-year-old Youth for Truth organizer Mary Kate Guest of Aurora. The group formed two weeks ago, she said, out of a desire to speak for what she sees as the target market of Planned Parenthood.
"Lots of kids feel this way," she said, "and we put this together because we know we can make a big stand."
Organizers of Saturday's rally printed up 500 T-shirts emblazoned with the group's name and a Bible verse. (Deuteronomy 30:19, which reads, in part, "Choose life so your children may live.")
Guest said all 500 shirts were claimed early.
Many of the teens turned out to the rally with their church youth groups. For some, like Aurora Christian student Claira Salvo, the cause is more personal. She said some of her family members have had abortions and now regret that decision, and she wishes that option had not been available for them.Read the rest of the story.
God bless these kids!