To: National Desk
Contact: Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, cell 312-965-1030
Chicago, March 23—”The public has been grossly misinformed about Terri Schiavo’s condition and prognosis,” said Joseph M. Scheidler, National Director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. “We’re taking to the streets to make sure Chicagoans learn the truth about Terri, the young woman in Florida who is being starved to death.”
Members of the Pro-Life Action League will distribute thousands of fliers in downtown Chicago Wednesday morning, March 23, exposing the myths and truths about Terri Schiavo’s condition. The massive leafleting action will begin at 7:30 at Madison St. and Wacker Dr., where thousands of commuters from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Centers head into the Loop.
“Many American families face situations similar to Mrs. Schiavo’s when a loved one is incapacitated,” said Scheidler. “It is important to understand the value of each and every human life, no matter what the circumstances may be. Terri Schiavo deserves the love and care her parents want to give her and she deserves our respect as a member of the human family.”
League staff and volunteers will leaflet at Madison and Wacker from 7:30 to 9:00, then proceed to various locations in downtown Chicago, including Daley Plaza, the Wrigley Building and the Thompson State of Illinois Building.
“We encourage all citizens with compassion, especially as we commemorate Christ’s Passion and Death, to share the truth about Terri Schiavo with their families and friends, to pray for her and to pray for America,” said Scheidler.
Scheidler is encouraging pro-life Americans to help spread the truth about Terri Schiavo, and has offered the flier being used in Chicago for anyone to copy and distribute to family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. The flier can be downloaded in several formats from the League’s website, www.prolifeaction.org.