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2016 Face the Truth Tour concludes

Posted by Matt Yonke (July 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm)

Last week the Pro-Life Action League held our 17th annual “Face the Truth” Tour where we bring images of the victims of abortion into the public square at to busy intersections across our home state of Illinois.

Invariably, when controversial images like these are shown to the public, reactions run the gamut from agreement to outrage, and this year League Executive Director Eric Scheidler made a short video each day to share some of these reactions as well as other insights about the abortion issue.

Take a look through the videos below to get a taste of what it’s like on the front lines of pro-life activism and check below the videos for some of the fantastic news coverage we received on the Tour!

Day One: So why do we show abortion victim photos in public?

Day Two: Who’s with STUPID? Pro-choicers can be MEAN.

Day Three: Amazing story of a mom who chose LIFE!

Day Four: Time lapse video shows 1000’s reached in Chicago Loop.

Day Five: Do abortion victim photos harm children?

Day Six: What kind of person holds abortion victim photos on a busy street?

Day Seven: Why it’s so important to meet the public one-on-one.

Day Eight: A post-abortive Face the Truth volunteer shares her story.

Truth Tour Press Coverage

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If Stericycle isn’t hauling fetal remains, why do they keep showing up at abortion clinics?

Posted by Matt Yonke (June 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm)

Stericycle truck outside a Grand Rapids abortion facility, June 15 [Photo courtesy of Leisa Snow]

For the last few months, the Pro-Life Action League has been keeping close tabs on Stericycle, the largest medical waste hauler in the country.

Though the company claims that it does not accept human remains [PDF], Stericycle is known to serve Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics across the country, and evidence is mounting—including some photos taken just yesterday—that they may be taking much more than they’re letting on.

The Pro-Life Action League has partnered with our friends at Created Equal in their Project Weak Link to expose Stericycle’s connection to the abortion industry to pressure them to cut ties with Planned Parenthood.

This would leave the nation’s largest abortion chain without a medical waste disposal company—a situation that has crippled abortionists in the past and terrifies them today, as you can see in Created Equal’s video promo for the project: [Continue reading …]

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Join Fellow Pro-Lifers in Praying a “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” on Good Friday

Posted by League Staff (March 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm)

On a bleak Friday afternoon nearly 2,000 years ago, our savior Jesus Christ was crucified at Golgotha, “the place of the skull.”

Today, we have our own Golgotha: the abortion clinic, where His image is violently destroyed, again and again, by abortion.

So it is fitting that we pray in mourning for these victims and all those harmed by abortion. On Good Friday, pro-lifers across the country will participate in the “Way for the Cross for Victims of Abortion,” and you’re invited to join them.

Check out the list below to find a Good Friday vigil near you. Or, if you don’t find a local vigil, consider hosting your own Way of the Cross with help from the Pro-Life Action League.

Way of the Cross Locations: March 25, 2016



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Will You Host a Pro-Life Way of the Cross at Your Local Abortion Facility on Good Friday?

Posted by Matt Yonke (February 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm)

On Good Friday, March 25, pro-lifers across the country will take part in “A Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at their local abortion facility, and you’re invited to take part!

We’re calling on pro-lifers like you to join us in hosting a “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at your local abortion facility.

And, we’re providing you with all the tools you need to make it happen in your area, including an ecumenical prayer service book, templates to promote your event through e-mail and in churches, advice on practical considerations and more! [Continue reading …]

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20 Tips for Ignoring What’s Really Happening When You Get an Abortion

Posted by Matt Yonke (February 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm)

Earlier this month, the website Paper Darts posted an article entitled 20 Tips for Your First Abortion, and they were, predictably, horrendous.

But perhaps most disturbing, many of the tips counsel the abortion-bound mother to at all costs ignore the reality of her pregnancy and what the abortion procedure will do to her unborn child.

From the very first tip, the woman is encouraged to ignore the circumstances of her pregnancy. She’s then told to tell someone “who will support you.” Options include, bizarrely, telling your cat.

She’s also told to “Avoid any website that uses the word ‘life.’ They will not help you. Also avoid all images. All of them. Even if it promises to be a cartoon drawing called ‘Olivia the Ovary.’ They will not help you either.”—a striking testimony to the power of abortion victim photos and the help and real information provided by pro-life websites. [Continue reading …]

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Will You Accept the Pro-Life Action League’s 2016 Lenten Prayer Challenge?

Posted by Matt Yonke (February 10, 2016 at 9:12 am)

In past years, the Pro-Life Action League has called on pro-lifers to pray for those involved in the abortion business during the season of Lent. Last year we asked you to pray for three criminal abortionists in jail.

This year, with the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal so much in the news, we’re calling on the pro-life community to pray for three women at the heart of that scandal and the nation’s largest abortion chain: Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Dr. Mary Gatter and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards.

Will you commit to join this challenge and pray every day and fast from one meal each week for these women during Lent? [Continue reading …]

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What do you say when a caller asks, “Do you do abortions?”

Posted by Eric Scheidler (January 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm)

Phone callThis morning I took a call on our office phone from a woman looking for an abortion. But it took a moment to figure out that was what she was calling about. At first she was mumbling. I had to ask her to repeat her question.

So she did: “Do you do abortions?”

It was a strange question, especially considering that I always answer the phone by stating our organization’s name: “Eric Scheidler, Pro-Life Action League.”

We get calls like this from time to time, and they’re always surprising—and revealing. How does a person manage to call a pro-life organization, of all things, when looking for an abortion? And how do you not realize your mistake when the person who answers says “pro-life” to identify himself?

A call like this shows just how far out of touch your average person is with the pro-life movement. [Continue reading …]

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Are pro-lifers to blame for anti-abortion violence?

Posted by Matt Yonke (December 10, 2015 at 9:57 am)

Yesterday, charges were filed against Robert Lewis Dear, the man who killed three people in an attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility on Black Friday.

In the wake of this horrific shooting, many abortion advocates have attempted to blame the rhetoric of the pro-life movement for the actions of Dear and those like him.

In this video, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler explains why this connection just doesn’t hold up.

Posted in Abortion, Law and Politics, Planned Parenthood, The Culture War, Videos | 0 Comments »

Join Two Pro-Life Christmas Caroling Tours in Chicagoland December 19

Posted by League Staff (December 2, 2015 at 11:43 am)

Empty Manger CarolingIn addition to the numerous Empty Manger Christmas Caroling days being held across the country, the Pro-Life Action League is hosting two caroling tours in our headquarters city of Chicago and its suburbs.

One of our most beloved activities of the year, the Empty Manger Caroling Day brings the Christmas message of peace and joy to the darkness of the abortion clinic. And we’re particularly grateful that both caroling tours will conclude at facilities that have closed in 2015!

The full schedule for both caroling tours is below:

Chicago Caroling Tour: Saturday, December 19

DuPage County Caroling Tour: Saturday, December 19

Posted in Abortion, Clinic Witness | 1 Comment »

Pro-Life Action League Confronts Secret Planned Parenthood Abortion Conference

Posted by Matt Yonke (November 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm)
Protest of Family Planning Forum

Protest of Planned P’hood’s Forum on Family Planning in Chicago [Photo by Matt Yonke]

A few weeks ago, the Pro-Life Action League caught wind of a top-secret abortion conference hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Society of Family Planning called the North American Forum on Family Planning.

This forum would gather the abortion industry’s most elite players to recruit new abortionists, train them in new methods, and honor the “heroes” of big abortion. The forum would even help expand the reach of the “family planning” regime of abortion, sterilization and contraception in developing nations.

The conference was slated to take place in Chicago, the League’s headquarter city, but the specific location and schedule were kept deep under wraps. In fact, to even find that information and apply to attend the conference, one had to obtain two letters of recommendation from people affiliated with the organizing groups! [Continue reading …]

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