Contact: Eric Scheidler, 708-386-7429/773-251-8792
The Pro-Life Action League and volunteers from throughout Chicagoland will hold large graphic abortion signs along the streets running through the campuses of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Chicago tomorrow, April 7. The campus visits are part of a pro-life public education campaign called “Face the Truth on Campus” with dates running through the spring.
“After more than thirty years of legal abortion, many people remain ignorant about what abortion really is,” explained Pro-Life Action League Communications Director Eric Scheidler. “They’ve heard about ‘blobs of tissue’ and ‘potential life,’ but they’ve never really faced the truth that abortion kills unborn babies. That’s what ‘Face the Truth’ is all about.”
With polls showing that young people are more pro-life than their parents, Scheidler is looking forward to the campus “Face the Truth” campaign. “College students have a natural desire in the truth,” said Scheidler. “We’ll be on campus to show the truth about abortion and invite students to join us standing up for the humanity of unborn children.”
The campaign launched at Northwestern University on March 10, where a crowd of pro-abortion counter-protesters attempted to disrupt the pro-life display, one of whom was arrested by Evanston police for disorderly conduct. Many of the counter-protesters followed the pro-life group to their next stop at Loyola later the same day, and vowed to be present at all future “Face the Truth on Campus” dates.
The full itinerary for the April 7 “Face the Truth on Campus” day is as follows:
- 9:00-10:30 a.m. Illinois Institute of Technology, starting at State and 33rd Streets
- 12:00-1:30 p.m. University of Illinois at Chicago, starting at Halsted and Polk Streets
More information about Face the Truth and the Pro-Life Action League is available at our website, prolifeaction.org.