Eric Scheidler explains the link between contraceptiion and abortion [Photo by John Jansen]
On Saturday, January 28, four hundred pro-lifers from across the state of Illinois gathered for SpeakOut Illinois, including a keynote address by Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics and six workshops on a wide range of pro-life topics. The Pro-Life Action League’s Executive Director, Ann Scheidler, spearheaded the 2006 conference at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace.
The League’s communications director, Eric Scheidler, presented a workshop on the Deception of Contraception, illustrating the direct connection between legalizing the sale of contraceptives and legalizing abortion. Eric discussed the impact of the contraceptive mentality even on those who do not use contraceptives themselves.
Joe Scheidler (right) presents the Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award to Fr. Frank Pavone [Photo by EJS]
Fr. Pavone Receives Award
Fr. Frank Pavone was the recipient of the Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award, conferred annually on an individual who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the cause of life. In his acceptance remarks, Fr. Pavone spoke of the “Atrophy of Compassion,” particularly as it related to the forced starvation of Terri Schiavo.
Following the dinner and award ceremony, the attendees joined in a memorial service for the unborn. Vanessa Gura, a student at Trinity College in Deerfield, IL, led the singing of “Go Light Your World.”
For CDs of the presentations at SpeakOut Illinois 2006, call LCE Media at 815-784-3885 or visit them online.