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Facing unseasonably chilly weather for August, a group of committed pro-life activists from northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin joined us August 12 for the 11th annual “Face the Truth” Day in Rockford, Illinois.
As is the case with most days when we show pictures of abortion victims, the reactions from passersby varied considerably, ranging from sincere gratitude and praise to unhinged opposition and even violence.
Nearing the conclusion of the 90-minute stint at our first site at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Alpine Road, a woman pulled over her car, flagged me down, and said she wanted to thank us for being there.
She said that on one of the occasions when we had visited Rockford years ago, her best friend’s daughter—then a teenager—had seen our abortion victim signs. When she got pregnant a few years later, she said there was no way she could have an abortion, because having seen our signs years before, she knew how awful abortion was, and she made up her mind that she was not going to let that happen to her baby. [Continue reading ...]
Pro-life activists take part in the 2013 Face the Truth day in Rockford, Illinois [Photo by Sam Scheidler]
In early 2011, Northern Illinois Women’s Center, the notoriously creepy abortion center in Rockford, Illinois, closed its doors for good after the state found deplorable health conditions inside.
The local pro-life community was overjoyed at the victory God had granted them after many years of hard work, but even now, they’re not about to rest on their laurels.
In addition to praying and sidewalk counseling at other abortion facilities in northern Illinois, the pro-lifers in Illinois’ third largest city are continuing their longstanding tradition of a summer Face the Truth day, which the Pro-Life Action League will sponsor on Tuesday, August 12.
The Tour will visit three sites over the course of the day: [Continue reading ...]
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 ...]
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.
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 ...]
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.”
Abortionist 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.
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 ...]
Abortionist 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 ...]
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 ...]
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!
A 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 ...]