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15th Annual “Face the Truth” Tour Exposes Abortion, Spreads Help and Healing

Posted by Matt Yonke (July 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm)

Face the Truth Tour

On July 11, 2014, the Pro-Life Action League set out on our 15th annual “Face the Truth” Tour, bringing images of the victims of abortion to 24 major intersections across northeast Illinois to expose the brutal reality of this barbaric practice.

In addition to the full-time League staff, we were pleased to have four of National Director Joe Scheidler’s 22 grandchildren on this year’s Tour staff: Nate, Sam and Liza Scheidler and Aaron Miller were an indispensable part of the team.

This year’s tour reached hundreds of thousands of pedestrians and motorists with the truth about abortion, and we distributed over 12,000 pieces of pro-life literature to passersby! [Continue reading ...]

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

Posted by John Jansen (July 7, 2014 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 this Friday.

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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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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“Face the Truth” Day Exposes Chicago Abortionist Mandy Gittler

Posted by John Jansen (June 19, 2014 at 8:00 am)

bethAbortionist Mandy Gittler was responsible for the death of 24-year old Tonya Reaves at Planned Parenthood’s Near North Center in Chicago on July 20, 2012, and has performed over 15,000 abortions in her career.

On June 18, the Pro-Life Action League visited both of her Chicago abortion facilities to expose the truth about her deadly business.

Our first stop was at All Women’s Health, an abortion clinic operated by Gittler in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. Right from the get-go, by the time we started deploying sign holders, Chicago Police were already on site.

Chicago Police Misunderstand City’s “Bubble Zone” Ordinance

Pro-Life Action League staffer Matt Yonke positioned himself with a Malachi sign a few feet from the entrance to All Women’s, and within minutes, two officers approached and told him he was not allowed to stand within 50 feet of the entrance. [Continue reading ...]

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Join Us June 18 to Expose Abortionist Mandy Gittler

Posted by John Jansen (June 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm)

truth day june 18Abortionist Mandy Gittler was responsible for the death of 24-year old Tonya Reaves at Planned Parenthood’s Near North Center in Chicago on July 20, 2012.

And in the deposition [PDF] she gave as part of a civil suit filed against Planned Parenthood, et al., on behalf of Reaves’ sole heir, Gittler admitted that she has performed nearly 15,000 abortions since 1998.

In her deposition, she also explicitly stated that a Planned Parenthood nurse called 911 to get help for Tonya on the day she died.  But in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the City of Chicago, the Pro-Life Action League found that no 911 calls were made from Planned Parenthood’s Near North Center on the day Tonya Reaves died.

Not only are unborn babies not safe around Mandy Gittler, but neither are their mothers. [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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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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Join Us for Our First “Face the Truth” Day of 2014 on the South Side of Chicago

Posted by John Jansen (March 26, 2014 at 3:57 pm)

The winter of 2013-2014 was brutal. But spring is here and the streets are finally clear of snow, just in time for the Pro-Life Action League’s first “Face the Truth” Day of 2014.

For our first site, we’ll be holding signs showing the victims of abortion at one of our favorite sites on Chicago’s South Side: the high-traffic intersection of Cermak Road and Ashland Avenue in the Pilsen neighborhood, which we visited most recently in 2011.

Our second site is one we’re doing for the first time ever: 31st Street and Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square neighborhood.  This intersection is right off the Dan Ryan Expressway, where our signs will be seen by thousands making their way to the White Sox day game at US Cellular Field, just a few blocks away.

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

South Side of Chicago “Face the Truth Day”: Wednesday, April 2

9:30am – 11:00am: Pilsen
Cermak Road and Ashland Avenue Map
11:30am – 1:00pm: Armour Square
31st Street and Wentworth Avenue Map

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Tom Herring: Words Fail, but Pictures Show the Truth about Abortion

Posted by Eric Scheidler (February 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm)

Anti-Choice Project logoMy friend Tom Herring of the Anti-Choice Project (ACP) gave an outstanding interview yesterday to KIRO radio in Seattle about his group’s visit to Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington. ACP volunteers brought a display of abortion victim photos to the school after learning that school officials had ordered the remove of some posters put up by the campus pro-life group.

In his interview with host Jason Rantz, Tom articulately defended the public display of abortion victim photos:

There are certain evils, words simply fail us when we try to communicate the gravity of the evil. So for example, I think the Holocaust itself would be an example of something that, if we were to limit ourselves to words to describe it, we would be doing an injustice to what actually happened.

In the same way, we use these pictures to show the true reality, the nature of what abortion does to a baby.

I was particularly impressed with Tom’s response to an objection often raised about these pictures: the mere fact that they upset people doesn’t mean that what they depict is wrong. [Continue reading ...]

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