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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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Join the Pro-Life Action League’s “Face the Truth” Tour, July 8-16

Posted by Matt Yonke (July 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm)

On Friday, July 8, the Pro-Life Action League will kick off our 17th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

This powerful campaign brings the victims of abortion to the public square so people can come face to face with the brutal reality of abortion.

We’ll be visiting three sites a day from July 8-16, so join us on the streets if you can! Here’s the full Tour schedule:

Friday, July 8: Joliet Area

9:00-10:30 Joliet
W Jefferson Street and N Larkin Avenue Map
11:30-1:00 Shorewood
Route 59 and Black Road Map
3:00-4:30 Joliet
Route 59 and Caton Farm Road Map

Saturday, July 9: Western Suburbs

9:00-10:30 Villa Park
Roosevelt Road and Summit Avenue Map

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Is It Un-Christian to Show the Victims of Abortion?

Posted by John Jansen (June 30, 2016 at 9:00 am)

On our website is a page that addresses the most common objections we hear during our “Face the Truth” Tours, when we show pictures of abortion victims out on the streets—as we’re preparing to do at 24 sites in and around Chicago starting July 8.

But in this post I’d like to focus on another objection that I must admit I find it hard to get my head around. Namely, the charge that showing abortion victim photos in public is uncharitable — and yea, even un-Christian — especially because of the supposedly damaging effects it has on children.

Personally, I find it understandable that the average secular person might get angry upon seeing a display of pictures of abortion victims.

But I’m gobsmacked when Christians try to claim that showing the victims of abortion in an effort to awaken people’s consciences is actually contrary to our faith.

Showing the Victims of Abortion: Unpopular, But Necessary

As Christians, we know that on that first Good Friday, Our Lord Jesus Christ allowed Himself to be mercilessly scourged, crowned with thorns, and forced to stumble — battered, bloodied, and grotesquely ignominious — through the streets of Jerusalem before being nailed to the Cross. It’s surely safe to assume that there were children among the crowds that day — these were public streets, after all, and the city would have been teeming with families who had come there on pilgrimage for Passover. [Continue reading …]

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Chicago Area “Face the Truth” Tour Kicks Off July 8

Posted by John Jansen (June 16, 2016 at 9:00 am)

On Friday, July 8, the Pro-Life Action League will kick off our 17th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a large 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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What Does Blessed Miguel Pro Have in Common with Victims of Abortion?

Posted by John Jansen (November 23, 2015 at 9:00 am)

assassination of blessed miguel proWhenever we go out on the streets for a “Face the Truth” Tour, we can always count on someone happening by our display to tell us that by showing the pictures of abortion victims in the public square, we’re doing more harm than good.

This is a charge we’ve heard often enough that we address it as one of the most Common Objections we hear.

In our response to this oft-raised argument, we point out that throughout modern history, any number of successful social reform movements — from the movement to enact child labor laws to the civil rights movement — have used disturbing images that depict victims of maltreatment and violence, and that public support for the reforms these movements sought could not have been garnered without publicly showing these images.

Putting a Human Face on the Victims

The intent behind displaying graphic abortion pictures is the same, of course, for it puts a human face on the victims of what is, for far too many people, merely a theoretical concept or political issue. [Continue reading …]

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League Raises #PPSellsBabyParts Banner at Rockford Face the Truth Day

Posted by Sam Scheidler (August 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm)

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It is often hard to gauge the response to the Pro-Life Action League’s Face the Truth displays. Shouts from car windows are usually unintelligible, thumbs ups at 50 miles per hour can be mistaken for middle fingers, and car horns communicate anything from the heartiest support to the most resolute dissent (or occasionally nothing more than an unrelated traffic squabble).

Rockford, IL is perhaps one of the most enigmatic cities in this regard. I noticed more positive than negative reactions on our annual Face the Truth day in Rockford last Tuesday, but I spoke to several volunteers who reported the opposite, and still others who seemed to receive equal levels of each.

One interpretation of this incongruity is that each volunteer may actually be observing different reactions — the response of a driver at the very beginning of the display may vary greatly from that of the driver at the end, who has had more time to process the images and form a concrete position. [Continue reading …]

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16th Annual “Face the Truth” Tour 2015 Reaches Hearts and Minds

Posted by John Jansen (July 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm)
Face the Truth Tour in Joliet

Face the Truth Tour in Joliet, IL [Photo by Sam Scheidler]

As we’ve done annually since the year 2000, the Pro-Life Action League set out on July 10 for our annual “Face the Truth” Tour, bringing images of the victims of abortion to 24 major intersections across northeast Illinois to expose the horrific reality of abortion.

This year’s tour reached hundreds of thousands of pedestrians and motorists with the truth about abortion, and we distributed over 8,000 pieces of pro-life literature!

Many of the most impactful moments of any Face the Truth Tour come in the form of individual conversations with passersby, and this year’s was no exception.

On the first day of the Tour in Joliet, a man driving by parked his car and came over to talk to the nearest signholder, Luann Bloom, who happens to be one of our most seasoned volunteers. The man asked made it clear that seeing our signs had made him very upset, and it soon became clear that abortion had touched him personally. [Continue reading …]

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“Face the Truth” Tour Kicks Off July 10

Posted by John Jansen (July 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm)

ftt cover photo for fbThis Friday, July 10, the Pro-Life Action League kicks off our 16th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour covering a large 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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Is It Un-Christian to Show the Pictures of Abortion Victims?

Posted by John Jansen (June 30, 2015 at 8:30 am)

On our website is a page that addresses the most common objections we hear during our “Face the Truth” Tours, when we show pictures of abortion victims out on the streets—as we’re preparing to do at 24 sites in and around Chicago starting July 10.

But in this post I’d like to focus on another objection that I must admit I find it hard to get my head around. Namely, the charge that showing abortion victim photos in public is uncharitable — and yea, even un-Christian—especially because of the supposedly damaging effects it has on children.

Personally, I find it understandable that the average secular person might get angry upon seeing a display of pictures of abortion victims.

But I’m gobsmacked when Christians try to claim that showing the victims of abortion in an effort to awaken people’s consciences is actually contrary to our faith.

Showing the Victims of Abortion: Unpopular, But Necessary

As Christians, we know that on that first Good Friday, Our Lord Jesus Christ allowed Himself to be mercilessly scourged, crowned with thorns, and forced to stumble — battered, bloodied, and grotesquely ignominious — through the streets of Jerusalem before being nailed to the Cross. It’s surely safe to assume that there were children among the crowds that day — these were public streets, after all, and the city would have been teeming with families who had come there on pilgrimage for Passover. [Continue reading …]

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Abortionist Mandy Gittler’s Chicago Clinic CLOSED!

Posted by Matt Yonke (October 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm)
Eric Scheidler outside the now closed All Women's Health clinic

Eric Scheidler outside the now closed All Women’s Health abortion clinic

On Wednesday, the Pro-Life Action League took to the streets of Chicago for a “Face the Truth” Day outside three abortion clinics, bringing the reality of what abortion does to its victims into the public square.

When we reached our second site, All Women’s Health Clinic, we were shocked to find that it was closed!

Seeing “For Rent” on the door, my colleague John Jansen called the number on the sign and they confirmed that All Women’s was indeed no longer in business and the space was up for rent.

All Women’s was formerly owned and operated by abortionist Mandy Gittler, who killed young Tonya Reaves in a botched abortion in July of 2012 at Planned Parenthood in Chicago, where she also performs abortions. [Continue reading …]

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