Chicago Area Pro-Life Tour Shows Brutality of All Abortion Methods

Contact: Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, cell 312-965-1030

Chicago, July 6—”In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the federal ban on partial birth abortion, we need to show our fellow citizens that all forms of abortion are brutal and should be outlawed,” said Joe Scheidler, National Director of the Pro-Life Action League, commenting on the League’s Face the Truth Tour, scheduled for July 7-14 throughout the Chicago area.

“When Americans see what abortion does to innocent unborn babies, public support for abortion dissolves,” Scheidler explained. “We saw that with the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Congress, the President and the Supreme Court made the right decision in banning this barbaric method of killing unborn babies, and now we’re working to build support for banning all methods of abortion, because all are equally inhuman. There is never a legitimate medical reason for killing an unborn baby in her mother’s womb.”

The League’s Face the Truth Tour will launch in Joliet, Illinois on Saturday, July 7 and run through Saturday, July 14. Along the way the Tour group will visit sites in Chicago, Rockford, Plainfield, Shorewood, Bridgeview, Deerfield, Northbrook, Glenview, Naperville, Woodridge, Aurora, Niles, Lincolnwood, and Evanston.

“Last year we reached hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans with our graphic abortion signs,” said Scheidler, “and babies were saved, despite unusual difficulties with some local police.” Scheidler was referring to a 2006 Tour site that was shut down by police in Mundelein, Illinois who enforced a local ordinance the pro-life group says is unconstitutional.

“We’re showing America the truth about abortion,” said Scheidler.” Americans are turning against abortion more and more. With the recent Supreme Court decision outlawing partial birth abortion, we believe the voice of the pro-life majority is being heard, and unborn babies will again be protected by the laws that safeguard the lives of all Americans.”

The Pro-Life Action League is the nation’s leading direct action pro-life organization, founded in 1980 to save babies and their mothers form abortion through non-violent activism. For more information on the League or Face the Truth, visit www.prolifeaction.org.

The complete 2007 Face the Truth Tour itinerary follows.

Face the Truth 2007 Chicago Area Tour

SATURDAY, JULY 7: JOLIET AREA

9:00-10:30 — Joliet
West Jefferson Street and North Larkin Avenue
11:30-1:00 — Shorewood
Brook Forest Road and Black Road
3:00-4:30 — Plainfield
Route 59 and Caton Farm Road

MONDAY, JULY 9: DOWNTOWN CHICAGO

[Note different start and end times this day.]

9:30-11:00 — Chicago: Buckingham Fountain
Lake Shore Drive and Jackson Boulevard
11:30-1:00 — Chicago: Art Institute
Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street
3:30-5:30 — Chicago: Union Station
Adams Street and Wacker Drive

TUESDAY, JULY 10: ROCKFORD

9:00-10:30 — Rockford: Swedish American Hospital
East State Street and 9th Street
11:30-1:00 — Rockford: East Side
East State Street and Alpine Road
3:00-4:30 — Rockford: East Side
East State Street and Perryville Road

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11: SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO

9:00-10:30 — Chicago: Garfield Ridge
43rd Street and Cicero Avenue
11:30-1:00 — Bridgeview
87th Street and Harlem Avenue
3:00-4:30 — Chicago: Ford City Mall
72nd Street and Cicero Avenue

THURSDAY, JULY 12: NORTH SUBURBS

9:00-10:30 — Deerfield
Waukegan Road and Lake Cook Road
11:30-1:00 — Northbrook
Dundee Road and Pfingsten Road
3:00-4:30 — Glenview
Willow Road and Patriot Boulevard

FRIDAY, JULY 13: WESTERN SUBURBS

9:00-10:30 — Woodridge
Route 53 and 75th Street
11:30-1:00 — Naperville
Washington Street and Ogden Avenue
3:00-4:30 — Aurora
Route 59 and New York Street

SATURDAY, JULY 14: NEAR NORTH SUBURBS

9:00-10:30 — Niles
Touhy Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue
11:30-1:00 — Evanston
Davis Street and Ridge Avenue
3:00-4:30 — Lincolnwood
McCormick Boulevard and Touhy Avenue
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