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Oak Park Scene of Abortion Clash Outside of Family Practice

Cheryl Chastine May Not Perform Abortions Here, but Does Operate Kansas Abortion Clinic

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net; Eric Scheidler, Pro-Life Action League, 630-896-1200, eric@prolifeaction.org

OAK PARK, Ill., June 25, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- For the third consecutive month the Pro-Life Action League and other pro-life advocates are returning to Cheryl Chastine's Oak Park family practice. This time a counter-protest by abortion supporters is expected at the Wednesday morning protest.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:30 a.m. (Central)

WHERE: In front of Total Wellness, Inc., 917 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304

MAP: goo.gl/maps/b7aVf

WHO: Pro-Life Action League and concerned area citizens

WHAT: Prayer and protest to highlight the scandal of Oak Park family practice doctor Cheryl Chastine performing abortions at South Wind Women's Center (aka Wichita Medical Center), in Wichita, Kansas, which she operates on the site of George Tiller’s notorious late-term abortion facility.

WHY: Chastine's Oak Park patients deserve to know that she is heavily involved in abortion, as the operator of South Wind Women's Center in Wichita -- which cannot operate under Kansas state law without a doctor listed as official owner. Pro-life advocates hope to convince Chastine to pull out of South Wind, forcing the abortion center to close.

VISUALS/AUDIO:

  • Pro-life supporters praying and protesting
     
  • Pro-life signage, including large "arrow" signs that say "Abortionist" and graphic abortion signs
     
  • Confirmed counter protest by abortion supporters (see Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1380800425469396)
     
  • Possible reaction from Total Wellness staff
     
  • Negative and positive reactions from passerby

MORE INFORMATION: ProLifeAction.org

Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler said that local activists are "highly motivated" to protest Chastine, and indicated that the Oak Park physician can expect to see pro-life advocates outside her office on a regular basis. The purpose of the protests is simple. Scheidler explained, "Not only is Chastine visiting Wichita each month to kill unborn babies at South Wind Women's Center, but her name on the paperwork is keeping South Wind open for business every day. We want her to quit." Kansas law requires medical facilities to list a licensed doctor as registered agent, but, said Scheidler, "Most doctors don't want to touch abortion with a ten-foot pole. South Wind had to go all the way to Illinois to find a doctor willing to sign those papers."

Chastine's central role in the continued operation of the Kansas abortion clinic has brought the abortion debate to the door of her Oak Park Avenue family practice, Total Wellness, Inc. Scheidler not only wishes to convince Chastine to drop out of the abortion business, but also hopes that the ongoing protests will give every other would-be abortionist good reason to think twice before getting involved in abortion.

On-site contact:
Eric Scheidler, Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League, 773-251-8792 (cell), eric@prolifeaction.org

To arrange an interview:
Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net