June 30, 1992

Protesters outside the Scheidler family homeToday in League HistoryJune 30, 1992—A group of abortion advocates picket League Director Joe Scheidler’s home in Chicago, hanging plastic coat hangers in the trees, porch light and screen door. As they chant slogans like “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, born again bigots go away!” and “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!” Joe’s 16-year-old daughter Annie notices a sprinkler in place on the lawn, sneaks around to the side of the house and turns it on, dousing the protesters. Media reports falsely state there are thirty protesters at the Scheidler home—the actual number is five.

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