To: National Desk
Contact: Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, 312-965-1030 cell
Chicago, Feb. 9—When Barack Obama announces his presidential candidacy on February 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, members of the Pro-Life Action League and other pro-life organizations in Illinois will be present to expose Obama’s ardent support for abortion on demand, for any reason, up through the very day of birth.
“Barack Obama is on record calling abortion a ‘personal tragedy’ that he deeply regrets,” commented Pro-Life Action League National Director Joseph Scheidler. “Yet he was one of the staunchest supporters of abortion in the Illinois Senate.”
Scheidler continued, “Obama even voted against the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act, denying babies who survive an attempted abortion the right to receive medical treatment. Such extraordinary disregard for the lives of the most helpless members of our society disqualifies Obama from serving as our President.”
Members of the Pro-Life Action League will demonstrate at the Old State Capitol on Saturday, February 10, holding large graphic signs depicting abortion through the various stages of pregnancy—all forms of abortion that Barack Obama supports.
“Obama calls every abortion a regrettable tragedy, and it certainly is,” said Scheidler. “We’ll be there to show exactly why abortion is such a tragedy: because every abortion mercilessly kills an unborn human being. We hope that seeing exactly what abortion is may cause Barack Obama to rethink his support for it.”
The Pro-Life Action League is the nation’s largest direct action pro-life organization, founded in 1980 to save babies and their mothers from abortion. For more information on the League or Barack Obama’s support for abortion, visit www.prolifeaction.org.