Life Day along Lake Shore Drive Oct. 22 [Photo by EJS]
The League’s Face the Truth squad hit the streets of downtown Chicago Wednesday, October 19 for our third annual Life Day. Our group held signs of beautiful babies, born and unborn, and passed out leaflets on fetal development. No graphic abortion signs were used on this day.
We began with an “early bird” site at Madison Street and Wacker Drive, one of our most common Truth Day sites, from 7:30 to 9:00. The League provided coffee and donuts for the volunteers who greeted morning commuters with images of life.
Next we lined up along the heavily trafficked stretch of Lake Shore Drive between Jackson Boulevard and Buckingham Fountain, from 10:00 to 11:00. The day ended at Daley Plaza from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Volunteer Mike Busey passes out a “How You Began” flyer at Daley Plaza [Photo by EJS]
“How Can You Disagree With a Developing Baby?”
Response from the public was mostly postive, and hundreds of “How You Began” flyers were distributed. However, we still received some negative comments, including one passerby who told Joe Scheidler, “I couldn’t disagree with you more.”
“I don’t know how you can ‘disagree’ with a photo of a developing baby,” Scheidler later remarked.