League Puts up Billboards on the Indiana Tollroad Decrying Obama Appearance

In response to the University of Notre Dame’s invitation of President Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address there May 17, the Pro-Life Action League has erected two large billboards located near the South Bend, Indiana, campus.

The billboards, which went up May 4 on the Indiana Toll Road, Interstate 80/90, read, “NOTRE DAME: Obama is pro abortion choice. How dare you honor him,” along with a picture of a baby in utero sucking its thumb.

“These billboards will be seen by hundreds of thousands of motorists, including most of the families coming to Notre Dame for the graduation exercises,” said Eric Scheidler, the League’s communications director. “They will help make the direct and irrefutable connection between Barack Obama and abortion.”

“As scandalous as the Obama invitation is, it presents us with a welcome opportunity to highlight Barack Obama’s pro-abortion record—something which was largely concealed by the Obama campaign and the media during last year’s campaign,” League National Director Joe Scheidler said. “Obama’s extreme pro-abortion agenda is out of step with the majority of Americans, and that news is finally getting out, thanks to this controversy.”

League Billboards Catch Traffic in Both Directions

One of the League’s billboards is located on Interstate 80/90 east, half a mile east of the Elkhart exit No. 92, about 15 miles east of the Notre Dame exit, and the other on Interstate 80/90 west near Rolling Prairie, about 25 miles west of the Notre Dame exit. The League has rented the two billboards for 30 days each, so they will be in place for two weeks leading up to the Notre Dame commencement, as well as two weeks afterward.

The League also thanks Michigan-based pro-life group Citizens for a Pro-Life Society who also contributed to the cost of the billboards.

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