This article was submitted by Chicago activist Tim Abercrombie.
Pro-Life Activist Timothy Abercrombie
I began volunteering with the Pro-Life Action League on the day that Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. I made the trip in one of the volunteer’s minivans with five people. There were several more people who also made the trip.
We set up our signs which displayed the truth about abortion, and what abortion does to the developing child in the womb. We were in a position where the supporters of Barack Obama could hear our verbal protests. A group of people summoned the Illinois State Police, requesting that they force us to move from our location. The State Police officers said that they would not force us to move; therefore we were allowed to stay at our prime location to make our voices heard.
I believe that our Lord, Jesus Christ, led me to join in with the cause for life. I have been to several Truth Tour events since then, including making the trip to South Bend, Indiana.
We were present in South Bend to protest against the decision of the University of Notre Dame to honor President Obama with an honorary law degree, and invite him to deliver the commencement address.
We displayed our signs along the major roadway between the Indiana Toll Road exit and the entrance of Notre Dame. After a period of time, we put our signs away and joined with Fr. Frank Pavone and a select number of Notre Dame graduates at the Grotto. We were led by Fr. Pavone in peaceful prayer, that there be an end to abortion in the United States, and throughout the entire world.
I have been to other Truth Tours in the Chicago area, and I also have prayed at the Planned Parenthood office at LaSalle and Division Streets in Chicago, and at the Albany Clinic near Foster and Elston Avenues in Chicago.
My most recent, and perhaps the most fervent event which I have participated in, was attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which took place from January 20-24, 2010. I had a tremendous experience on this journey, and I plan to attend again next year, God willing.
Please keep the cause for Life in your prayers, and may God bless you and your families.