February 26, 2003

NOW v. Scheidler case documentsToday in League HistoryFebruary 26, 2003—The United States Supreme Court rules 8-1 in favor of League Director Joe Scheidler and other defendants in the NOW v. Scheidler case. Joe and the other peaceful pro-life defendants had been sued in 1986 by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and an abortion chain under RICO, the federal racketeering law designed to bring mobsters to justice. League staff get the news when a reporter calls for comment, and all six League phone lines remain lit all day with calls from reporters and jubilant pro-life supporters from around the world.

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