September 13, 1988

Michael DukakisToday in League HistorySeptember 13, 1988—Following through on League Director Joe Scheidler’s promise that “everywhere he is, we will be,” the League shows up at a speech given by presidential candidate Michael Dukakis—one of many such pickets leading up to the November election. On one occasion, Joe is hustled away by security before the speech even begins. Joe tells the New York Times, “We’re trying to bring out the fact that Mike Dukakis is the abortion candidate with the abortion platform. If the American people don’t know he’s the pro-abortion candidate, we want to inform them, and the way to do it is to go to his appearances and protest.”

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