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League Kicks Off 15th Annual “Face the Truth” Tour July 11

Posted by John Jansen (July 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm)

Next Friday, July 11, the Pro-Life Action League kicks off our 15th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a huge swath of territory across the Chicagoland area. At each stop, League staff and volunteers line a busy intersection with pictures of abortion victims to show the public the truth about what is all too often characterized merely as a “choice.”

This year we will be visiting 24 sites in and around Chicago. Get the full Tour itinerary here, and RSVP on the Facebook event page. [Continue reading ...]

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Make Plans Now to Take Part in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Posted by League Staff (May 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm)

NDRAC masthead 535This Monday, we’ll celebate Memorial Day, honoring the sacrifice of all the soldiers who have given up their lives for our country and the cause of freedom.

It says something good about the United States that we dedicate a day each year to remember these soldiers’ lives.

But tragically, there are other lost lives that America would rather forget all about — the 56 million unborn babies who have been killed over the past 41 years of legal abortion.

That’s why the Pro-Life Action League has teamed up with two of our closest allies, Priests for Life and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society — to call for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on September 13.

The Day of Remembrance comprises a series of simultaneous memorial services at more than 40 known gravesites of aborted children throughout the country.

Memorial services will also be held at other memorial sites dedicated to unborn babies, for those who live too far from the burial sites.

Last year prayer vigils were held at over 100 gravesites and memorial sites, and this year we’d like to see that number grow.

There are two ways you help with the Day of Remembrance: [Continue reading ...]

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League Shows the Victims of Abortion on Chicago’s North Side

Posted by John Jansen (May 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm)

ftt chicago 240x180A crack team of committed pro-life activists came to the North Side of Chicago May 21 to take part in a Pro-Life Action League sponsored “Face the Truth” Day.

Our first site was the high-traffic intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Ashland Avenue in the West DePaul neighborhood. The highlight came about halfway through the 90 minute stop when a woman who happened to be passing by asked if she could join us.  Needless to say, we were more than happy to oblige her, and she held a sign until our time was up.

We then moved on to a site we’d never done before: Addison Street and Elston Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood. We chose this site in large part because it allowed us to reach thousands of fans making their way from the Kennedy Expressway along Addison Street en route to Wrigley Field for the Cubs-Yankees day game. [Continue reading ...]

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Join Us May 21 for a “Face the Truth” Day on Chicago’s North Side

Posted by John Jansen (May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am)

Face the truth north side
Last month we visited the South Side of Chicago for our first “Face the Truth” Day of 2014, and now it’s time to hit the North Side!

For our first site, we’ll be holding signs showing the victims of abortion at the high-traffic intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Ashland Avenue, just a stone’s throw from DePaul University.

Our second site is one we’re doing for the first time ever: Addison Street and Elston Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood.  There’s a Cubs game that day, so our signs will be seen by thousands making their way along Addison after exiting the Kennedy Expressway en route to Wrigley Field.

The details are listed below and on the Facebook event page. Join us!

North Side of Chicago “Face the Truth Day”: Wednesday, May 21

9:30am – 11:00am: West DePaul
Fullerton Avenue and Ashland Avenue Map
11:30am – 1:00pm: Avondale
Addison Street and Elston Avenue Map

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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 (April 10, 2014 at 3:01 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 two thousand years after the Crucifixion, 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. [Continue reading ...]

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League Hits the Streets for Year’s First “Face the Truth” Day

Posted by John Jansen (April 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm)

Face the Truth day south side of ChicagoA team of 20 stalwart pro-life activists came to the South Side of Chicago April 2 to take part in the Pro-Life Action League’s first “Face the Truth” Day of 2014.

Our first site was the high-traffic intersection of Cermak Road and Ashland Avenue in the Pilsen neighborhood. The site proved to be a golden opportunity for distributing large quantities of brochures that explain why we show the photos of abortion victims in the public square, as motorists stopped at the intersection as well as pedestrians accepted our literature far more often than usual.

We then moved on to a site we’d never done before: 31st Street and Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square neighborhood. This site was chosen because of its close proximity to US Cellular Field, which allowed us to reach thousands of fans on their way to the White Sox day game. [Continue reading ...]

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League’s Eric Scheidler to Speak at Supreme Court Rally for HUGE Hobby Lobby Case 3/25

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm)
Rally and Prayer Vigil at the Supreme Court 3/25

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On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court will hear the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius cases which challenge the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate, and League executive director Eric Scheidler will be there for a rally and prayer vigil for religious freedom the League has organized!

The prayer vigil and rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. Get full details on the event at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom website.

You can help spread the word by sharing this graphic promoting the rally with all your friends on Facebook and other social media.

These cases could overturn Obama’s HHS Mandate and your prayers are desperately needed. Spread the word about the rally and join the Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate leading up to Tuesday’s protest today!

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Make Good Friday Pro-Life with a Way of the Cross at Your Local Abortion Facility

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm)

On a bleak Friday afternoon, our savior Jesus Christ was crucified at Golgotha, “the place of the skull.” Today, we have our own Golgotha: the abortion clinic, where two thousand years after the Crucifixion, His image is violently destroyed, again and again, by abortion.

That’s why, for the last six years, the Pro-Life Action League has marked Good Friday with a pro-life “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” at our local Planned Parenthood.

We’ve found this activity to be such a blessing, one of our favorite pro-life activities of the year, and last year, the event went nationwide with services taking place in 29 cities across the country.

This year, we’d like to see it grow even more, so 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!

Though the devotion of the Stations of the Cross has Catholic roots, the service we conduct is completely ecumenical. People of every denomination join us every year and there is no material in the book that would be offensive to non-Catholics to pray. Please feel free to join or host a Way of the Cross no matter what your denomination. [Continue reading ...]

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SpeakOut Illinois Draws Crowds Despite Snowstorm

Posted by Ann Scheidler (February 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm)

SpeakOut Illinois conferenceSpeakOut Illinois 2014 faced the challenge of Chicago’s continuing severe winter, but over 350 pro-lifers were undaunted by it, as they gathered at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare on Saturday morning. The streets had not been plowed, nor had the hotel parking lot, but it would take more than an all night snow storm to discourage these folks.

Peter Breen, executive director of the Thomas More Society, serving as master of ceremonies, welcomed all and introduced Fr. Malek Rihani, of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Palos Heights, to light the traditional SpeakOut candle and open the day with prayer.

Four workshop panels were held concurrently, then repeated, so attendees had the opportunity to attend two workshops. All presentations were recorded, so they could purchase the ones they were not able to attend in person. [Continue reading ...]

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League Highlights Religious Freedom at 2014 March for Life

Posted by Eric Scheidler (January 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm)
League banner at MFL 2014

Pro-Life Action League banner at the 2014 March for Life

The Pro-Life Action League was honored to participate in the 41st annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 22, the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings. The League was represented at the March by founders Ann and Joe Scheidler, staff members John Jansen, Matt Yonke and Peter Scheidler, and me.

Standing Ovation for Joe at Youth Rally

The afternoon before the March, it was my great privilege to serve as emcee for the official March for Life Youth Rally, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Speakers included pro-life greats like Fr Frank Pavone, Troy Newman, Lila Rose, Abby Johnson, Pat Mahoney, Ryan Bomberger and many more.

The highlight of the event for me was a standing ovation [Continue reading ...]

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